Just picked up the new Insignia NS-BRDVD4 from Best Buy and so far it seems to be a pretty decent value player for the money ($99 @ Best Buy). I also have the Insignia NS-BRDVD3 which has been working flawlessly for the past six months.
I know most are probably wondering how they compare so I'll give a quick review. I did a search and didn't see any mention of the new Insignia NS-BRDVD4 so forgive me in advance if it has already been discussed.
First the most noticeable difference is size. NS-BRDVD4 on top and the NS-BRDVD3 is on the bottom. NS-BRDVD4 is narrower, not as tall and not as deep.
(I apologize for the image quality, all I had handy was my iPhone.)
You can view the Insignia NS-BRDVD4 manual here
Gone are the silver feet that gave the NS-BRDVD3 a look of a piece of A/V equipment, for lack of a better term right now.
Also gone is the front panel LED information. Nothing but an LED that is red when in standby and blue when turned on. The logo doesn't light up and the panel doesn't scroll or display any information. Maybe a plus for some who don't want the distraction in their Home Theater.
The NS-BRDVD4 is very quiet compared to the NS-BRDVD3, almost silent. The NS-BRDVD4 starts up much faster than the NS-BRDVD3 and aquires a network connection every time without fail, something my NS-BRDVD3 had trouble with sometimes.
Setup was a breeze and the menus have been slightly improved over the NS-BRDVD3 but are very similar. My unit came with Netflix, Pandora and CinemaNow ready to go and only needed to be activated.
As soon as I connected to the internet I was informed on the screen that a firmware update was available and the update over my network went flawless requiring only a couple of clicks from me. After the update, everything still seems to work just as it did before.
I've tried a couple of Blu-rays and all loaded very quick and played without any problem at all. One thing I noticed was that my picture seemed a little crisper and the sound seemed a little richer. I thought maybe it was a placebo effect until my wife mentioned the same thing when she walked into the room and knew nothing of the new NS-BRDVD4.
I tried streaming some Netflix movies and they worked as good as I had hoped. No stuttering of loss of connection. Picture and sound were both very good. I haven't tried Pandora or CinemaNow yet but I may try the CinemaNow soon as there is a $5 coupon in the box to try a movie.
That's it for now, hope I answered any questions you may have had but feel free to ask if I didn't.