And from the look of things, it's not all that bad. On paper anyway.
It's so hard to tell when it comes to entry level home theater-in-a-box solutions from relatively untested brands. Obviously, Insignia isn't top of the line, but the new Insignia 5.1 Home Theater System actually looks pretty decent on paper.
For a reported $399, you'll get 5.1 surround sound at 110 watts per channel and a 120 watt powered subwoofer. The system includes a receiver with a trio of HDMI 1.4 inputs and a single HDMI output.
According to Best Buy, the company worked with both employees and customers to create a better listening experience. "Consumers have told us they want the latest in home theater audio technology that is easy to install, simple to control and affordable," says Best Buy VP Fernando Silva.
"Our Insignia Home Theater System," he continues, "is a complete home audio solution offering rich surround sound that will transform any family room into a theater-like experience."