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#331983 - 12/19/10 04:43 PM Blu-Ray in the $150 to $175 Range
Tim Offline

Registered: 02/01/05
Posts: 5
Anyone have a recommendation on a Blu-Ray player around the $150 to $175 price range. Am looking for my 1st Blu-Ray player to try on my CRT. The models on C-Net, recommended, the Lg BD-570 for around $145 and the Samsung BD-6500 for $169 from Amazon. Any thought on these players or do you have any other recommendations? Looking for a player that would play better than my Pioneer Elite DV-45A and be able to play Blu-Ray discs on my 53" Pioneer Elite CRT Pro-530 HD
Play Station 3 is out of my budget right now, as well as Oppo.

Thank You,

#331985 - 12/19/10 05:02 PM Re: Blu-Ray in the $150 to $175 Range [Re: Tim]
terzaghi Offline

Registered: 04/04/07
Posts: 4872
Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
After a little research i just bought a Sony BDP-S57-0 for $138 on amazon. It is a gift for my parents and seemed like a good player. Haven't got it yet.

Walmart just had a special on the 160 GB PS3 for $299 and that price included a $100 gift card. I'm not sure if the deal is still running but if you buy any groceries from walmart then its basically like getting the PS3 for $199.

How does the player need to hook into your CRT TV (or receiver?)

#331988 - 12/19/10 05:44 PM Re: Blu-Ray in the $150 to $175 Range [Re: terzaghi]
Tim Offline

Registered: 02/01/05
Posts: 5
The player needs to hook up to the TV.


#331995 - 12/19/10 07:46 PM Re: Blu-Ray in the $150 to $175 Range [Re: Tim]
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I think what David meant was, "what type of connections/cabling does your TV accept?"
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#332020 - 12/19/10 11:35 PM Re: Blu-Ray in the $150 to $175 Range [Re: MarkSJohnson]
Tim Offline

Registered: 02/01/05
Posts: 5
Component video into TV. Coaxial audio from Dvd player to receiver.

#332072 - 12/20/10 05:03 PM Re: Blu-Ray in the $150 to $175 Range [Re: Tim]
sonicfox Offline

Registered: 05/01/02
Posts: 914
Loc: Davenport, Iowa, USA
I happen to like my Insignia NS-WBRDVD2. Insignia is the in house brand for Best Buy. I bought it because of the added Netflix feature which works great. As a Blu-ray player, I think it's fine too though I haven't really compared it with other players. But, I've had it over a year and have been satisfied with it's performance and not had any problems with it. Plus, you can often get it under $ now, it's only $90. I'd definitely consider it a good option for players under $200.
Marantz SR6003
Samsung LN52B550
Oppo DV-980H
Insignia NS-WBRDVD


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