Memorex brings budget Blu-ray player to market

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!

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Memorex MVBD-2510

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.

About Steven Kippel

Steven Kippel has worked as a systems designer for a leading high-end audio/video custom integrator in Southern California since 2003. He is responsible for researching new technologies and integrating them into existing systems and new construction projects. He has designed several high-profile systems for discriminating clients on the cutting-edge of technology. When he is not hard at work, Steven is spending time with his wife, playing with his band or promoting concerts and bands in the Inland Empire. His favorite bands include The Cure, U2, Eisley, Living Sacrifice and DragonForce.

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5 Comments on “Memorex brings budget Blu-ray player to market”

  1. What ever happened to Lite-On’s set-top Blu-ray players? They showed some off like 2 years ago and were never seen again.

  2. I haven’t heard anything from Lite-On regarding standalone Blu-ray players… Hopefully they’ll release something soon.

    Lite-On seems to be a ‘budget’ brand when it comes to standalone players/recorders. Perhaps they were waiting for prices to come down on Blu-ray components before releasing something.

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