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I need Blu-Ray Player w/ Wi-Fi(for NetFlix) advice...
21 May 2011 | US Navy Vet

Posted on 05/21/2011 7:21:42 AM PDT by US Navy Vet

What is a good one to buy and what are stinkers?


TOPICS: Technical; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: bluray
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Please advise me.
1 posted on 05/21/2011 7:21:45 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet
I've had this for a while now and it's worked beautifully.
2 posted on 05/21/2011 7:24:32 AM PDT by South40 (Ron Paul and his flaming antiwar spam monkeys can Kiss my Ass!!" -- Jim Robinson, 09/30/07)
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To: US Navy Vet

The PS3 works fine for Netflix and is a good game console as well. My only complaint is that the operating system software for online PS3 seems to update about once a week.


3 posted on 05/21/2011 7:26:03 AM PDT by Poser (Cogito ergo Spam - I think, therefore I ham)
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To: US Navy Vet
I have a Samsung BD-C5500C. I suggest you avoid this model - very slow menu response time and most DVDs require multiple attempts before the system can play them.
4 posted on 05/21/2011 7:29:03 AM PDT by DesertSapper (God, Family, Country . . . . . . . . . . and dead terrorists!!!)
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To: US Navy Vet

Have Sony unit that I got at Costco. Sony always makes great products.


5 posted on 05/21/2011 7:29:23 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (2008 was about words; 2012 will be about numbers)
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To: US Navy Vet

I bought a cheap Samsung refurb and found it better than the new one I bought. The thing is, it had someone else’s email address on it that couldn’t be simply deleted - I had to call up Pandora to do that.

I love Samsung. They make a good product.


6 posted on 05/21/2011 7:29:37 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Poser

I have Netflix with my Wii system and my iPhone and iPad,works great


7 posted on 05/21/2011 7:29:49 AM PDT by cmsgop ( I spent most of my childhood terrified that The Rhythm was going to get me.)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

ping


8 posted on 05/21/2011 7:30:27 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: US Navy Vet

I have this one. http://www.amazon.com/Sony-BDP-S570-Blu-ray-Disc-Player/dp/B0036WS4D4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1305987497&sr=8-1 It has worked well. But I rarely watch blu-ray. With most blu-ray you cannot stop the movie and then continue at the same point, but must start from the very beginning of the disk. This is most annoying. For that reason, I use DVDs (which my player upscales to 1080p).


9 posted on 05/21/2011 7:31:24 AM PDT by Blennos
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To: US Navy Vet
Got a VIZIO WiFi at Walmart for 129.00, a year ago.. VERY satisfied with it
10 posted on 05/21/2011 7:33:34 AM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: US Navy Vet

Forget Blu Ray.....get a Roku XDS. I love mine.
http://www.roku.com/roku-products


11 posted on 05/21/2011 7:34:18 AM PDT by cerberus
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To: Blennos
With most blu-ray you cannot stop the movie and then continue at the same point, but must start from the very beginning of the disk.
You cannot be serious. Really??
12 posted on 05/21/2011 7:34:32 AM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: US Navy Vet

I have a LG, not WiFi, and it handles BlueRay and NetFlex just fine.


13 posted on 05/21/2011 7:35:20 AM PDT by TSgt ("Some folks just need killin'" - Sling Blade (2006))
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To: US Navy Vet

I have XBOX 360 with netflix, My kids and wife love it.


14 posted on 05/21/2011 7:36:24 AM PDT by OL Hickory (Jesus and the American soldier-1 died for your soul/1 died for your freedom)
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To: cmsgop

We have Netflix through my sons’ Wii- I’m pleasantly shocked at how easily it all works together.


15 posted on 05/21/2011 7:38:11 AM PDT by sillsfan (Reagan and Sarah are right- WE win, they lose!)
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To: Poser

Sony bluray player. I have it. connects to TV via hdmi cable. fast hookup


16 posted on 05/21/2011 7:40:07 AM PDT by discipler (How's that 'hope and change' working for 'ya? - RL)
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To: US Navy Vet
I drink a special elixir from Scotland right before bed and the movies come to me on their own. No need for any devices.
17 posted on 05/21/2011 7:40:17 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: Clara Lou

Really, I was shocked that blu-ray would never remember where I was in a movie to resume watching later. It seems like such a simple thing to be able to do instead of starting over each time.


18 posted on 05/21/2011 7:40:39 AM PDT by AngieGal
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To: Clara Lou

I am serious. The BD-J disks which now comprise the great majority will simply not permit a “resume” function. It you stop the disk, you must start from the very beginning. You can pause it and then continue (but most players will automatically stop after 10 minutes or so), but you cannot stop. Makes it difficult to watch part of a film and then continue the next day without a lot of hassle. This is why I have abandoned blu-ray until this is fixed.

There are many discussions of this problem on-line. here is one: http://www.handcoding.com/archives/2009/04/03/oh-so-thats-why-some-blu-ray-discs-dont-resume/


19 posted on 05/21/2011 7:41:12 AM PDT by Blennos
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To: Clara Lou

That’s if you turn off the player, I think. You can certainly pause movie for as long as you want.


20 posted on 05/21/2011 7:41:44 AM PDT by moonhawk (The only problem I have with burying Bin Laden at sea is that he was already dead.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Well I can’t give an opinion on what console.

Because when the ‘stars’ came out against our country, our troops, and then, President, I stopped watching movies, supporting the ‘stars’ and making them rich/er....

Coincidentally, it was just as the ‘age of Obama’ started.


21 posted on 05/21/2011 7:45:00 AM PDT by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: US Navy Vet

I bit the bullet and bought a computer for both of our TV’s. Costs more but more functionality.


22 posted on 05/21/2011 7:49:33 AM PDT by PAR
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To: ElkGroveDan

LOL! I just upgraded from the Macallan Version 12.0 to the 15.0.


23 posted on 05/21/2011 7:50:24 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Note to Obama: The only time you actually are the smartest person in the room is when you are alone.)
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To: US Navy Vet

I bought the BestBuy brand Insignia on sale for about $100...it was already set up to run on the internet, took only a few minutes. We have Netflix, youTube....all the extras. I love it. Well worth it. The Blu-Ray works very nice in combination with my HDTV. It’s like you are really there. And I bought the cheapest one.


24 posted on 05/21/2011 7:51:16 AM PDT by tioga (2012 - the year Obama gets slapped down....coming soon.)
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To: US Navy Vet

I second the PS3.


25 posted on 05/21/2011 7:55:28 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: sillsfan

Doesn’t it have to do with the TV you have? I’m happy with my Samsung Blue Ray. Just go to Best Buy and get the full and latest dope on this.


26 posted on 05/21/2011 8:02:59 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: moonhawk
That’s if you turn off the player, I think. You can certainly pause movie for as long as you want.

I tried this. I left my player on overnight on pause so that I could resume the next day. The player (almost all are like this) turns itself off after a certain time period of no activity. This is to preserve the drive which keeps spinning while in pause. At any rate, I had to start from the very beginning the next day.

27 posted on 05/21/2011 8:07:22 AM PDT by Blennos
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To: US Navy Vet

Head to CNet, that’s where I do all my electronics research. I decided on a Samsung BD-C6500 recently by going through their stuff, the funny part is I did the research the hard way (just started with their lists) then when I went back I found the “front door” to their Blu-Ray recommendations and that was the one they recommended highest for the level I was looking for.

And, of course, the most important part is never, ever, under any circumstances, should you consider, for even a moment, buying cables from Best Buy, or Monster cables from anybody not Best Buy. I got the HDMI cables I needed from my local computer place, bought 3 (I needed to add a hub for my setup) there for less than 1 costs at Best Buy. I pointed that out to the clerk and the next day their lightup sign was advertising their cables, that made me happy.


28 posted on 05/21/2011 8:12:23 AM PDT by discostu (Come on Punky, get Funky)
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To: US Navy Vet

Pick up a $50 used computer on craigslist and use that. VGA output is fine because streaming videos are not high definition. If you use a computer you can also find lots of free movies and tv online. Freepmail me if you want some links.


29 posted on 05/21/2011 8:13:47 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islamophobia: The fear of offending Muslims because they are prone to violence.)
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To: cerberus

The problem with the Rokus is they’re limited. For $50 more you can get a BluRay that will do everything the Roku does and play BluRay and DVD.


30 posted on 05/21/2011 8:14:42 AM PDT by discostu (Come on Punky, get Funky)
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To: US Navy Vet
As has been already mentioned, Sony PS3.

Don't get hung up over the fact that these are gaming systems. I own two of them and I don't play games on them at all. They're just outstanding media systems all around. Easy to hook up, use and update. The hard drives are an added bonus.

31 posted on 05/21/2011 8:17:27 AM PDT by Gena Bukin
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To: discostu

True, but personally I am not interested in owning or renting DVD’s. I have over 200 movies waiting to be watched in my Netflix instant queue and am adding more all the time.


32 posted on 05/21/2011 8:19:04 AM PDT by cerberus
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To: cerberus
Ditto the ROKU where you will get Netflix and other sources for movies. I also got an Apple TV and it is interesting but still underdeveloped. Also get Amazon Prime.

I am done with DVDs but I may be over downloading movies too since I discovered Angry Birds on Google Chrome. I piped it to my big screen via my laptop HDMI connection and used my wireless mouse to run it. Also played some old school Atari lunar lander.

33 posted on 05/21/2011 8:19:35 AM PDT by FreedomNotSafety
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To: nikos1121

I would imagine all the new televisions work almost flawlessly with Netflix.

Having said that, it also works perfectly with our 10 year old Toshiba. We also have a 1 year old Samsung flatscreen that works perfectly as well.


34 posted on 05/21/2011 8:21:31 AM PDT by sillsfan (Reagan and Sarah are right- WE win, they lose!)
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Pinging..


35 posted on 05/21/2011 8:22:32 AM PDT by Las Vegas Dave (Getting freepers to all agree, is like herding cats!)
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To: cerberus

I already own a bunch, got almost 500 physical in my Netflix queue (which is the max else I’d have more) plus whatever fell to instant. Roku’s are nice if you’re going to be net only, but if you have any physical media they’re outshined by net enabled bluray.


36 posted on 05/21/2011 8:29:23 AM PDT by discostu (Come on Punky, get Funky)
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To: ElkGroveDan

LOL. Oops, I scared my dog.

But after I explained it to him, he said, “ROR.” (That’s LOL in Dogspeak.)


37 posted on 05/21/2011 8:30:29 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Bump


38 posted on 05/21/2011 8:32:09 AM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: US Navy Vet

Unless you specifically want to be able to play Blu-Ray discs, you might check on flat-screen TV’s with built-in WiFi. My Panasonic plasma has built-in Wi-Fi AND built-in Netflix, which it accesses through my internet connection.


39 posted on 05/21/2011 8:32:39 AM PDT by Wonder Warthog
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To: cmsgop

“I have Netflix with my Wii system and my iPhone and iPad,works great”

So do I, but Wii won’t play DVD and is only 720P. I use it to send Netflix to my DVD recorder.


40 posted on 05/21/2011 8:33:12 AM PDT by Poser (Cogito ergo Spam - I think, therefore I ham)
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To: AngieGal
"Really, I was shocked that blu-ray would never remember where I was in a movie to resume watching later. It seems like such a simple thing to be able to do instead of starting over each time."

I think this MUST have to do with some specific players. I play BRD's from my home-built "home theater PC", and it does "pause and play" just fine.

41 posted on 05/21/2011 8:35:27 AM PDT by Wonder Warthog
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To: US Navy Vet

Playstation 3. Latest firmware also allows for 3D Blu-Ray.


42 posted on 05/21/2011 8:38:17 AM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: US Navy Vet

I have a Samsung BD-6500.

Highs: Good overall performance, good Netflix picture

Lows: Does not support Hulu Plus, which I thought it did; Loud sound at power on, which I finally found the control to turn off, but cannot be turned down.

Overall I am happy with it, I just wish had a better TV to connect it to. (32in Panasonic 720p).


43 posted on 05/21/2011 8:39:12 AM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: US Navy Vet

Have an old $100 Emachine with a Pentium 4, 2 gig ram and a 512 MB vid card hooked with my wifi and connected to my 47 inch LCD with a HDMI cable. Works great.


44 posted on 05/21/2011 8:43:02 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Robe

I bought two of those. I like them.


45 posted on 05/21/2011 8:55:26 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: US Navy Vet

Get a PS3.

With it, you’ll have a Blu-Ray Player, Wireless net access, Netflix, a great gaming console. It’s a one stop shop for all media in the house. It’s also a fully functional computer. The Wii and Xboxes are for kids.


46 posted on 05/21/2011 9:09:46 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: US Navy Vet

I have a ROKU in the living room and a PS3 in our media room. I actually prefer the cheaper ROKU.


47 posted on 05/21/2011 9:10:41 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: US Navy Vet

That’s a PS3, and it does Hulu as well.

Oh yeah, it apparently plays games too.


48 posted on 05/21/2011 9:17:57 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: Wonder Warthog

No, it is not the player. It is the disk format. The newer format, called BD-J (Blu-Ray Java), does not allow resume, on any player. Some of the older blu-ray disks were created before BD-J. The great majority of all BD disks are BD-J. You must have gotten lucky and used an older BD disk.

Here is one site which explains this. http://www.sony-asia.com/support/faq/432547


Why can’t BD-J resume play?

Resume play won’t work because BD-J application in the disc disables the resume function. The Java software controls playback plus all the interactive content (like what Windows OS does on the computer). When you hit stop, or turn off the player, the Java application on the disc reboots in the next playback. This results in resuming playback from the beginning of the disc. Therefore you should use pause instead of stop for Blu-ray disc that supports BD-J application.


49 posted on 05/21/2011 9:37:36 AM PDT by Blennos
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To: US Navy Vet

I like the PS3. You get blu ray/dvd player, wifi link, usb ports, hdmi and other connects. Plus, you can play games with it. Amazingly easy to set up/use. Wirelessly connect to computers/printers on the network, do slideshows, etc.


50 posted on 05/21/2011 9:40:16 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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