Yesterday, I wrote a review about my “Insignia NS-WBRDVD Connected Blu-Ray Disc Player”  I had mentioned there were a few features, I had yet to check out.  Today, I checked out another feature of this Blu-Ray Disc Player. The USB port.

At first, I thought the USB port was just going used as a simple audio player option.  However, as I looked into it further, I was pleasantly surprised with all the functionality the USB port feature brings to the table.

Audio

If there are audio files present on the USB drive when plugged into the unit, you will see an Audio menu option.  I tried out MP3 files and WMA files.  Both formats played just great.  The menu allows you to create a playlist to listen to or play a song individually.  The audio file played very nicely through my home theatre system.

Image

If there are image files present on the USB drive when plugged into the unit, you will see a Pictures menu option.  I had JPG and PNG files on my drive.  You can create a slide show, by adding images to a play list.

Video

If there are video files present on the USB drive when plugged into the unit, you will see a Video menu option.  I had MPG and WMV files on my drive.  These are playable on the Windows Media Player.

Notes:

The focus of this post is about the USB feature for the Insignia NS-WBRDVD.  I am very happy to report that the Player performed very well.  I never expected to see so much functionality packed into the USB feature.  If you want to see more details on the supported file formats.  This information is located in the Specifications section of the manual.  Around page 23 of the manual that came with my unit.