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Which BluRay player is better?

Discussion in 'Blu-Ray Hardware' started by Mark Holtz, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. shedberg

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    Does anyone have a recommendation for a player that does netflix streaming? I have heard both good and bad about the samsungs.
     
  2. spartanstew

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    LG BD370 or LG BD390 are both good units. The 390 adds 1GB built in memory and WiFi.
     
  3. shedberg

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    Thanks SpartanStew, you haven't given me bad advice yet!
     
  4. spartanstew

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    You can get the LG370 right now from 6th ave for $150

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  5. sigma1914

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    Is it as good as the Roku and stream HD? Also, is it pretty fast loading as compared to the BD35?
     
  6. spartanstew

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    I don't know anything about the Roku.

    It's much faster than the BD35. It's even faster than the Oppo (but don't tell logandraven that or he'll go off on another tangent).
     
  7. sigma1914

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    :lol: I have enjoyed reading your comments with him. He sure loves his Oppo. :lol:

    Thanks for the info. I'd been wanting a Roku, but for $50 more I might as well get the LG & give my dad the BD35. It's been a pretty good unit.
     
  8. spartanstew

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    Yep, I've got a BD35 and have really enjoyed it. I'm thinking about moving away from it too, though. I never thought I'd say it, but streaming Netflix has a certain appeal.
     
  9. sigma1914

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    I'm currently trying to find some info on the PQ of Netflix's HD streaming on the LG. If you know of any info, I'd be very appreciative.
     
  10. redfiver

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    Currently, Netflix streams HD at 780p, nothing higher. Can't speak for how the LG unit displays the stream.
     
  11. Rich

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    I just bought a Roku. Will detail my findings on another thread. I'll try to remember to PM you.

    I do know that NetFlix only streams 720p and there is no change to that on the horizon.

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  12. Rich

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    I've bought two of the OPPOs over the last couple years and had problems with them. As for the upscaling, maybe they've fixed it, but my Sony BD player puts out a hell of an upscaled picture using the standard DVDs and I have no plans to waste any more money or time on the OPPOs.

    Rich
     
  13. logandraven

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    Psst - Newsflash Sparty but one editor that tested the 370 also tested the Oppo. The 370 was slightly faster with the unit one while playing a particular disc, and the Oppo was slightly faster with the unit off playing the same disc. (cough) of course he also gave the Oppo a higher review over all but we already knew that right. No tangents, but I thought in the off chance that the facts were actually still important you might want to know rather than get digs in at me at the expense of the truth : )
     
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  15. quickfire

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    Im waiting on the BDP-CX960 Sony Mega Blu-Ray changer....to drop to $500.00.
    Its already $624.00 at Amazon,and contiues to drop.
     
  16. AZsatTech

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    Ive been told the Sharp is the one to go with for the money. I have also seen a lot of Sony units in customers homes.
     
  17. Rich

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    I've tried a bunch of them and, as I did with VCRs, settled on the Sonys. Easy to use, upscales beautifully and is a pleasure to use. And for $179 at Costco, hard to beat for the price.

    Rich
     
  18. hvyres

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    i just got the samaung 1590 ...great machine
     
  19. The Merg

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    Just FYI, but the PS3 is going to be adding Netflix capability in the near future via a disc and then sometime next year via a software update.

    - Merg
     
  20. hdtvfan0001

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    As will the Wii....

    But at the lower dedicated player prices....I wonder if the PS3 has all that much life in it left, except for the gamers, of course...
     

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