The first thing that caught my mind about the Insignia IS-HTIB102732 was the price! The Insignia IS-HTIB102732 is a 5 disc DVD/CD/MP3 Player with 7 speakers pumping up to 1000W into your room. It also includes the ability to insert an SD/MMC directly into the player to play WMAs, MP3s, and even display JPEG Photos. Lastly, for those of us who listen to the radio, included is an FM/AM Tuner! You will other Home Theatre Systems without the features for a higher price!
But, perhaps the quality or performance is low? Perhaps one should choose a better brand? NO! This device plays beautifully, with stunning sound. Watch a bond film come to LIFE! Real surround sound makes you feel like you are there, if it is a concert or movie. Not only, but you are in control of the sound including which speakers play, the volume and distance!
If you ever have a wonder or a question, Customer Support is just a phone call away! Only Certain DVD’s are encoded to have Back Surround, which I was unaware, but the friendly people at Insignia were courteous and helpful!
Overall I am very Impressed! As usual the system shipped region locked, but do no be dismayed! Use the following tip to make your system Region Free! Remember I hold no responsibility for you breaking your system, and these steps my void your warranty.
With no disk in player, use remote and press 16719.
“Region Code 1 Change Region Code” will appear on the screen.
Press 0 on remote.
“Region Code Change OK Region Code “all” will appear on the screen.
Press exit, Done!
Update: Though the sound is perfect, and the system still works (unlike my Insignia LCD TV) it does not play DVDs well and is prone to skipping even with a brand new DVD. I currently use my XBOX to play my DVDs, and the sound is still good. Please read below for the initial review.
Verdict: Do not buy the Insignia Brand.