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post #91 of 1008 Old 10-26-2009, 12:00 PM
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I have the wireless version- NS-WBRDVD. That's the one that Logitech couldn't find.

So far it does work fine with my Harmony 880, with a little tweaking to get the Harmony settings the way I want them. I don't have any of the reported problems with the IR sensor or the OEM remote that others have reported.

Does this I have the wireless version- NS-WBRDVD come HDMI cable included in the box?
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post #92 of 1008 Old 10-26-2009, 12:33 PM
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Does this I have the wireless version- NS-WBRDVD come HDMI cable included in the box?

No - it includes a cheap composite video cable and a red/white audio RCA cable.
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ONE MAJOR GRIPE-the IR sensor on this thing is embarrassingly bad. I have to point my remote directly at the player within 6-7 feet away to get it to respond at all. this isnt an issue with the remote control, it is an issue with the IR sensor as my harmony 550 has trouble with it. Harmony's are widely known as some of the most responsive universal remotes on the market. Additionally, I owned the NS-2BRDVD(the previous model) and the IR sensor worked flawlessly.

does anyone else have this unit? how's the IR sensor? Im going to exchange the player for another and hope it responds, because it is otherwise a very good player thus far

Yup, I also have to point the remote directly at it for it to work, too. I also have the 550 but haven't programed it in yet so my experience so far has been with the bundled remote.

Another problem I have: do any of you have problems with the disc drive making noises? My player emits this high-pitched sound as the disc is spinning.
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Do u have any pal discs? to try

yes, the NS-BRDVD3 plays PAL discs just fine.
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update: just picked up the wired unit:

-DTS is supported, checked several DTS dvd's with no issues
-optical digital and digital coaxial inputs on the unit
-netflix up and running with no problems. pq on par with xbox 360's netflix application

ONE MAJOR GRIPE-the IR sensor on this thing is embarrassingly bad. I have to point my remote directly at the player within 6-7 feet away to get it to respond at all. this isnt an issue with the remote control, it is an issue with the IR sensor as my harmony 550 has trouble with it. Harmony's are widely known as some of the most responsive universal remotes on the market. Additionally, I owned the NS-2BRDVD(the previous model) and the IR sensor worked flawlessly.

does anyone else have this unit? how's the IR sensor? Im going to exchange the player for another and hope it responds, because it is otherwise a very good player thus far

UPDATE: exchanged the player for the exact same player. No IR issues at all. Got it home, netflix update worked w/o a hitch, and was maneuvering around the menu with ease afterwards. The included remote is just as bad as the last one(I suspect they're all bad), but the response with my Harmony 550 is GREATLY IMPROVED from the unit I exchanged. If your player is having IR problems, don't hesitate to exchange it.

I normally don't do the extended warranty thing, but for $20 over 4 years using an off-brand I just might. Then again, I suspect that 2-4 years from ow, these things wont retail for much more than $40-50.

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Just picked up wired version at BB for $99. Bluray and Netflix for the price of a Roku is a pretty sweet deal IMO. Unit was truly plug and play. Detected my network right away, asked if I wanted to update FW. I did, and within a few minutes activated Netflix and was streaming a movie. Streaming PQ was very good. DVD upconversion looked pretty good too. I'm gonna try to find some discrete power codes, but I'm not holding my breath if this is truly a re-badged sammy.

HERE's the manual, if anyone is interested.
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UPDATE: exchanged the player for the exact same player. No IR issues at all. Got it home, netflix update worked w/o a hitch, and was maneuvering around the menu with ease afterwards. The included remote is just as bad as the last one(I suspect they're all bad), but the response with my Harmony 550 is GREATLY IMPROVED from the unit I exchanged. If your player is having IR problems, don't hesitate to exchange it.

I normally don't do the extended warranty thing, but for $20 over 4 years using an off-brand I just might. Then again, I suspect that 2-4 years from ow, these things wont retail for much more than $40-50.

did u get free hdmi in package?>
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did u get free hdmi in package?>

No HDMI included. Only cables included are composite.
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Get your HDMI cables from monoprice.com
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yes, the NS-BRDVD3 plays PAL discs just fine.

Has anyone tried any of the Samsung DVD-region-free hacks or anything like that? If I could get it to play my non-region-1 DVDs, I'll probably pick one up
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Anyone know if this plays avchd format?
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does wired version play video via usb
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does wired version play video via usb

I've heard no on everything but WMV (and that it was buggy on that), but dunno if that's the case with the most up-to-date firmware. Doesn't sound promising anyhow.
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does wired version play video via usb

I just tried a 1080p WMV file and it played just fine.

Same with MP3s.
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I just tried a 1080p WMV file and it played just fine.

Same with MP3s.

How did you create the WMV file? I'm trying to convert an AVI to a WMV and I've tried 3 different conversion programs and still no joy. Keeps telling me the file format isn't supported.
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Anyone know if this plays avchd format?

Yes, it does.
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Just picked one up, plugged in to my Slinglink Homeplug device, player instantly did the update and was watching Netflix in a matter of minutes. The Netflix interface is very nice, much nicer than my my Samsung BDP-1590. The Netflix interface is a cross between the Xbox 360's and other Bluray players. I hope Samsung updates their Netflix interface to look like the Insignia's. The Samsung is on my main television and the Insiginia in the bedroom. Nice player for the price.
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I just read this over in the Bluray Forums - "these Insignia units are samsung bd-1500 clones. We just put out one for display, really nice GUI,very fast and responsive. I cant say much about the PQ since its hooked up to a 22" insignia lcd (but its 1080p) "

I'd take that post with a grain of salt. If the remote codes are any indication, this is not a samsung. Still a nice player for $100. I'm very pleased so far.
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Wow - for $99 this is excellent player, I brought this player today just plugged in - updated the firmware and watching Netflix within 10 min. The remote on mine is very responsive, and I tried the Chris Botti in Boston Blu Ray, shows TrueHD 7.1 on my Onkyo 807, sound is good and so is the picture. Cannot find any faults so far, Menus are clear and nice GUI - simple and effective. If it keeps working as it is now it sure is a keeper. I was going for LG BD390 but I think this one fits my bill.
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Wow - for $99 this is excellent player, I brought this player today just plugged in - updated the firmware and watching Netflix within 10 min. The remote on mine is very responsive, and I tried the Chris Botti in Boston Blu Ray, shows TrueHD 7.1 on my Onkyo 807, sound is good and so is the picture. Cannot find any faults so far, Menus are clear and nice GUI - simple and effective. If it keeps working as it is now it sure is a keeper. I was going for LG BD390 but I think this one fits my bill.

does usb drive play video files?
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How did you create the WMV file? I'm trying to convert an AVI to a WMV and I've tried 3 different conversion programs and still no joy. Keeps telling me the file format isn't supported.

I just used the wmv files on Microsoft's page.
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I was looking for a second blu-ray player yesterday, preferably a cheap one for my living room. For $99 this was a no-brainer for me. I bought the original Insignia player last November, and have had no problems with it. It plays everything I throw at it without a hitch. So I felt confident in buying this one, plus being able to stream Netflix is a nice extra feature, being a Netflix subscriber.

I wasn't expecting to see a price like this until (black friday). Besides, I figured if I have any problems with this unit "Best Buy" has never given me any problems on returns, so I have nothing to lose. So far no complaints.
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I was looking for a second blu-ray player yesterday, preferably a cheap one for my living room. For $99 this was a no-brainer for me. I bought the original Insignia player last November, and have had no problems with it. It plays everything I throw at it without a hitch. So I felt confident in buying this one, plus being able to stream Netflix is a nice extra feature, being a Netflix subscriber.

I wasn't expecting to see a price like this until (black friday). Besides, I figured if I have any problems with this unit "Best Buy" has never given me any problems on returns, so I have nothing to lose. So far no complaints.

only if it can do, pal/ntsc and could be made region free for dvds at least would be fabulous. Did some one try samsung 1500 hacks
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does usb drive play video files?

sure to give it a try, If you have any sample files I can use, pass it on.
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sure to give it a try, If you have any sample files I can use, pass it on.

check, media streamer forum, it has one thread all full of all sorta samples
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does usb drive play video files?

Like I already posted, it plays WMV and MP3s just fine. Also plays XVID encoded AVIs.
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Interesting, as the manual claims it only plays wmvs. Maybe features were added in a firmware update?

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Can't comment on the LG, but the FAQs from the Insignia site say that you cannot remove the region lock - see here: http://community.insigniaproducts.co...rs&thread.id=8

Other Insignia DVD players have been remote-hackable, which isn't to say that this one is. The company, however, wouldn't post that info on its website regardless. BD-Zone-free is much more unlikely, of course.
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check, media streamer forum, it has one thread all full of all sorta samples

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sure to give it a try, If you have any sample files I can use, pass it on.

It plays ".mp4" but does not play ".M2TS" file
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Does anyone know if this unit will work with my Netgear wifi receiver unit which has a USB connection cable? Or does it need a wired Ethernet connection? If it does not have to be a wired connection, is there a USB to Ethernet adapter available if that is the required connection?

I saw the unit tonight at BB and it surprised me that the USB port is on the front. That means that if I can connect with the USB wifi unit, it will be hanging from the front of the unit which isn't the best fashion statement (maybe I could tape it to the leg of the cabinet - that would look real cool!).
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It plays ".mp4" but does not play ".M2TS" file

dang! how abt avchd and mkv
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