December 23, 2009
| by Stephen Hopkins
It’s two days before Christmas. You haven’t purchased your tech-savvy loved one a present yet. You’re a horrible person, seriously.
It’s too late for overnight shipping, and there’s no way you’re getting anywhere near the mall. Heading to a big box store might just be crazy enough to work.
If you’re a braver person than I am, head over to Best Buy and grab the Insignia NS-WBRDVD Blu-ray Player for a low $119.99.
This is a Profile 2.0 (BD-Live) player with 802.11g Wi-Fi connectivity and Netflix Watch Instantly streaming. While reports are so-so on its DVD scaling capabilities, its Blu-ray picture quality is excellent over HDMI and Netflix playback is solid.
You can get both Netflix and Blu-ray playback for less than the price of the Netflix-enabled Roku HD-XR.
Stephen Hopkins is chief technology editor for EH Publishing. He writes product reviews, features, and focuses heavily on 3D TV, iPhone and iPad apps, and digital content.