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Blu-Ray w/ Internet Connectivity ?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by PEC-Memphis, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. PEC-Memphis

    PEC-Memphis Scottish Member

    Oct 19, 2006
    Doh ?
    I don't have cable TV, but recently started using Netflix (internet) through a Wii. This is an older TV (36" CRT type), but Netflix seems to work pretty well.

    Now I'd like to use it with the better TV (Philips 46" LCD). Rather than getting another game console, I understand there are Blu-Ray players with internet connectivity for Netflix, Hulu+, etc.

    I've read about some players (Sony) which only allow viewing from the playlist set up from a computer.

    Anybody have a Blu-Ray player they are happy with using internet video service?

    Any suggestions for other devices to for Netflix?
  2. gemeinschaft

    gemeinschaft AKA Fluffy316

    Feb 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    I say get a PS3.

    Not only can you stream Netflix to a Playstation 3, it is also a Blue-Ray player. I use it for Blu-Ray, DVD, Netflix and Games. The PS3 has really paid for itself in my case.

  3. Nicky D

    Nicky D CLM

    Apr 25, 2004
    Souderton, Pa.
    Another vote for the PS3. I have one that is used primarily the blu-ray feature, rarely game on it. From many articles that I have read, they say the PS3 is the best player out there for the money. It is well supported and gets frequent updates, this is not always true of the stand alone players.
  4. gemeinschaft

    gemeinschaft AKA Fluffy316

    Feb 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    I forgot to add, picking up a PS3 remote control is well worth it. It is set up just like a remote for Blu-Ray/DVD player and makes it easy for my Technology Challenged Girlfriend to use it.

    You can use the game controller to navigate Blu-Ray and Netflix, but it is not as user friendly as the remote.
  5. JimBianchi

    JimBianchi Da Da CLM

    Feb 15, 2006
    Las Vegas
    I have a Sony BluRay player with Wifi, my Wii and it are hooked up to an old Sony 36" CRT that works beautifully. I'll up grade when it dies. It's a great TV with exceptional sound.

    The Netflix setup is the same on the BR as the Wii.

    I don't use either. Too much free content on the Internets, plus my 23" Dell monitor is true 1080p with HDMI.
  6. dagwag77


    Jan 17, 2010
    Boston, MA
    I've got a Samsung BluRay wifi home theater system and its awesome, wifi and wired, hulu+, netflix, vimeo work great. This set up also came with speakers, etc... but they have ones without the whole kit

    The ps3 is also not a bad idea