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.
5 Comments on “Memorex brings budget Blu-ray player to market”
Any guess as to who is manufacturing it? Funai?
It looks kind of like the Funai player, but has analog outputs so I’m not sure.
Still waiting for Lite-On’s BD player.
Interesting… Memorex and Lite-On do have a close relationship, so I wouldn’t be surprised if this was based on Lite-On hardware.
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.
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.