Memorex brings budget Blu-ray player to market
We’re hopeful for this holiday season. There should be plenty of Blu-ray Disc players close to $200, or below. Along with older Blu-ray player models being discounted, new lower priced models are also being introduced into the market.
The latest entry into the budget arena is the Memorex MVBD-2510. At $269 list, it is now the low-price-leader (as far as MSRP is concerned). But it doesn’t look like a slouch either. It decodes Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD High Resolution and streams DTS-HD Master Audio to compatible receivers.
Something you wouldn’t expect at this price point, it also includes 5.1 analog outputs!
It is BonusView ready, making it BD1.1 profile. It lacks BD-Live support. While many decry manufacturers leaving this support out, there simply isn’t a lot of title available with online features. But if you want to be future-proof just in case, try the new Panasonic players.
We could see $150 Blu-ray players popping up on Black Friday – without a format war.