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#1 OFFLINE   islesfan

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 12:20 PM

I'm looking for a Blu Ray player that has Netflix streaming capability and has built in WiFi. I know I could get another game adapter for one of the "WiFi capable" ones with an ethernet port, but I would prefer built in WiFi.

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#2 OFFLINE   LarryFlowers

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 12:33 PM

I'm looking for a Blu Ray player that has Netflix streaming capability and has built in WiFi. I know I could get another game adapter for one of the "WiFi capable" ones with an ethernet port, but I would prefer built in WiFi.

Any suggestions?


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Posted 20 May 2010 - 12:40 PM

PS3

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 01:54 PM

Best Buy has their Insignia brand which would meet your requirements. If you watch their sales sometimes you can get a great price on it.

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 02:12 PM

Best Buy has their Insignia brand which would meet your requirements. If you watch their sales sometimes you can get a great price on it.


Bought one of them between Thanksgiving and Christmas, only gave $118 for it. Thing works GREAT with the 32" Insignia LCD TV in my master bedroom.

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 02:58 PM

I have had great luck with the PS3

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 06:44 PM

PS3


I had thought of that, but I don't want to pay $400 for a blu ray player.

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Posted 21 May 2010 - 09:43 AM

I had thought of that, but I don't want to pay $400 for a blu ray player.

PS3's are $299 now. Also - they will do 3D soon. They will also stream just about anything. The gaming is a bonus. The blu ray and audio are rated very well with PS3's.

They will be very well supported as well...........

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Posted 21 May 2010 - 12:18 PM

My PS3 is one of the best pieces of tech equipment I have ever owned. Does EVERYTHING, and basically future proof (well as much as something can be these days). It gets regular software updates. I dropped in a 500GB HD for it so its my media box. Oh and that hard drive swap took literally 5 minutes, very easy to do.
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Posted 24 May 2010 - 09:31 AM

Does Netflix stream in HD?

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 09:40 AM

Does Netflix stream in HD?

Yes, but the number of titles available are limited......

You can go to netflix.com and browse available titles to see what they have without registering. When you look at the description of a title it will tell you whether they have it for streaming, DVD, or Blu-Ray.

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 10:02 AM

PS3's are $299 now. Also - they will do 3D soon. They will also stream just about anything. The gaming is a bonus. The blu ray and audio are rated very well with PS3's.

They will be very well supported as well...........


Thanks, actually I meant to type $300, not $400, but I found a Sony Blu Ray (Sony BDP-S570) that has everything I want at $248, so that's the one I'll go for. I get the PS3 argument, and I am sympathetic, but I also know that I'll have to add in the expense for NHL 2010 to that as I won't be able to resist. As it is, I have a high end PC that I use for gaming, and I don't want to expand into another line of software purchases.

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 10:10 AM

Thanks, actually I meant to type $300, not $400, but I found a Sony Blu Ray (Sony BDP-S570) that has everything I want at $248, so that's the one I'll go for. I get the PS3 argument, and I am sympathetic, but I also know that I'll have to add in the expense for NHL 2010 to that as I won't be able to resist. As it is, I have a high end PC that I use for gaming, and I don't want to expand into another line of software purchases.

I'm also starting to read that PS3's are beginning to show signs of drive problems, based on being taxed by the addition of new capabilities over time.

Honestly....I prefer a game machine as a game machine and Blu Ray player as Blu Ray player.
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Posted 24 May 2010 - 10:22 AM

Does Netflix stream in HD?


At the moment it only streams in 720p. That should change in the near future to add 1080i. I have a Roku and for $79 (and up) you get the wireless connection or can use Ethernet and the PQ is pretty good. And they are about to release the ability to set up your streaming queue from the Roku itself. At the present time, you have to do that from your computer. Nice little gizmo.

I bought a Sony BD player that could receive the NetFlix stream and quickly took it back, the Roku does a much better job. That's just my opinion and is purely subjective.

And you can't beat the price and simplicity of the Roku. Little box, big results.

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 11:56 AM

At the moment it only streams in 720p. That should change in the near future to add 1080i. I have a Roku and for $79 (and up) you get the wireless connection or can use Ethernet and the PQ is pretty good. And they are about to release the ability to set up your streaming queue from the Roku itself. At the present time, you have to do that from your computer. Nice little gizmo.

I bought a Sony BD player that could receive the NetFlix stream and quickly took it back, the Roku does a much better job. That's just my opinion and is purely subjective.

And you can't beat the price and simplicity of the Roku. Little box, big results.

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Honestly, I'm running short of inputs. I have both component inputs used and the one DVI is what I'll be using with the Blu Ray player. In fact, I'll have to take out the DVD player (for a component connection) to connect one of the DVRs which now uses the DVI connection. In other words, I can't fit another box that only does one thing. The WiFi Blu Ray player will replace DVD, add NetFlix, and introduce Blu Ray to my system.

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 01:45 PM

Honestly, I'm running short of inputs. I have both component inputs used and the one DVI is what I'll be using with the Blu Ray player. In fact, I'll have to take out the DVD player (for a component connection) to connect one of the DVRs which now uses the DVI connection. In other words, I can't fit another box that only does one thing. The WiFi Blu Ray player will replace DVD, add NetFlix, and introduce Blu Ray to my system.


OK, I think the Roku needs HDMI, at least that's all I've ever used and if you're short of HDMI connections than the BD player is what you want.

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 03:30 PM

Try LG. The new 5xx series has Netflix, CinemaNow, VUDU, Pandora, and YouTube. Only the lowest model (550) doesn't have WiFi. The highest one adds a hard drive.
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Posted 24 June 2010 - 05:47 AM

Try LG. The new 5xx series has Netflix, CinemaNow, VUDU, Pandora, and YouTube. Only the lowest model (550) doesn't have WiFi. The highest one adds a hard drive.

I only know one person who has that particular unit, but he swears it works extremely well, and he's glad he got the hard drive model to store content.
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Posted 06 July 2010 - 04:32 PM

OK, I think the Roku needs HDMI, at least that's all I've ever used and if you're short of HDMI connections than the BD player is what you want.

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I considered the top of the line Roku ($129 b/4 $20 discount online) which has HDMI as does the middle of the three models and the low end one does not. But I decided to go with the Sony S570 (Best Buy $218) because, with NetFlix, I can receive BluRay to play on the 42" :)

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 09:27 PM

But I decided to go with the Sony S570 (Best Buy $218) because, with NetFlix, I can receive BluRay to play on the 42" :)


Right now you can get the Samsung BD-C6900 for $220 and it's a much better player than the S570 (it's a top pick from HomeTheater Magazine). Plus it's 3D capable for the future.

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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