Minneapolis – Best
Buy said Tuesday that it is now supporting Netflix video streaming on a
pair of recently introduced Blu-ray Disc players under its private-label
The Insignia Advanced Blu-ray player (NS-WBRDVD) and the Insignia
Connected Blu-ray player (NS-BRDVD3) are available now in Best Buy stores and
from BestBuy.com for special “on sale” prices of $249 and $179, respectively.
Best Buy said both players are Internet-ready, will support
BD-Live functionality and will now support Netflix video streaming for Netflix
In some cases players may require a firmware update to access the
new streaming service.
The Insignia Advanced model uses a built-in Wi-Fi receiver to
connect to the Internet while the Insignia Connected player uses an Ethernet
connection for a wired connection or a wireless connection using an optional
Both players are Energy Star-certified and support advanced
surround-sound codecs including Dolby TrueHD (both players) and DTS-HD Master
Audio (NS-WBRDVD only). Both players will also play back DVDs and can up-convert
those standard-definition images to HD formats including 1080p.
Netflix members on an unlimited plan will be able to access thousands
of titles streamed from Netflix.
Members can manage their Netflix instant queue on the Insignia
Blu-ray Disc player, including browsing titles by genre from personalized
lists, adding movies to their instant queue, or pushing “play” to
start instantly watching a movie or TV episode, Best Buy said.
“Best Buy customers appreciate dependable performance at
reasonable prices,” stated Nigel Waites, Best Buy exclusive brands chief
technical officer. “The ability to instantly watch movies streaming from
Netflix via the Insignia line of Blu-ray Disc players will appeal to Best Buy
shoppers who seek unsurpassed convenience, selection and value in a Blu-ray Disc