October 30, 2008
| by Rachel Cericola
That little box to the left looks strangely familiar. However, it’s not that $199 Insignia Blu-ray player that we reported on a little over a week ago. It’s the new $250 Insignia Blu-ray player that’s now selling at Best Buy.
The Profile 2.0 player provides 1080p playback in a slightly smaller, updated package. However, Engadget says that even though the new unit now has an Ethernet jack, it also no longer has a media card slot and the Energy Star seal of approval. Other than that, there’s not too many other changes. Maybe it’s not so fancy-schmancy after all.
Still, if you’re hell-bent on buying an inexpensive Blu-ray player this season, the price is certainly right. However, you could also hold out to see what Black Friday will bring—aside from the scary crowds.
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.