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Best bluray player under $100?
#331481 12/14/10 04:10 PM
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getting my parents a bluray player for Christmas. Doesn't need any wifi featuers as they have a new sony LED LCD for netflix, etc. and I don't think they'd ever use the bluray live content on some discs.

Found a lg bd550 on amazon which is $85 bucks after a 10% coupon I have but it only has 3 stars from Cnet.

Any suggestions?


-David
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terzaghi #331484 12/14/10 04:18 PM
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Try Insignia (Best Buy's house brand). Fast startup times, great blu ray picture quality. Decent (not the best, certainly, but very good) DVD upscaling (the Sony will likely do a better job at upscaling than any blu ray player in that price range ...).

Try checking out the NS-BRDVD3. It is a Blu Ray 2.0 player, with ethernet, Netflix, Pandora and CinemaNow (I know you said you didn't need these things, in which case, they will go unused).

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Capn_Pickard #331486 12/14/10 04:27 PM
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David, maybe think about looking around for a refurbished model. As a starter, I do know Tigerdirect.com sells refurbished Blu-ray players. That said, I'm pretty sure most online retailers do.


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Ya_basta #331487 12/14/10 04:31 PM
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Here are some at the Sony store . It looks like they have some nice models at a good discount, too.


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Ya_basta #331488 12/14/10 04:34 PM
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I've had problems with my Panasonic DMP-BD65, so you might want to stay away from them.

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CatBrat #331491 12/14/10 04:51 PM
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I have the Panasonic DMP-BD60 and my sister has the 65. Neither of us has had any problems with these players.


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My sister has that LG and it works just fine, no better or worse than my Samsung BDP1600


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jakewash #331507 12/14/10 06:10 PM
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Thanks for the input. I'll probably either go with the
LG for $85 bucks or an insignia model that is $99 and has built in WiFi so they could access 2.0 features if desired.


-David
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terzaghi #331510 12/14/10 06:15 PM
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I have never used BD live and found keeping it off allows the discs to load faster.


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jakewash #331514 12/14/10 06:22 PM
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The problem with a BD player that doesn't have network access is that doing firmware updates is a lot more work. BD player need to be able to receive updates for compatibility with newer discs.


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