Can a networked Blu-Ray player replace streaming device need?
I am looking into a blu-ray player now that I got my receiver. I never paid attention to them before but I'm learning that they come with lots of features including the ability to play streamed media including netflix and the like. I wonder if some blu-ray players could eliminate the need for a streaming player such as WDTV and Roku
I have been using a networked -ethernet- LG390 bluray along with a Netgear 550 streaming player to play media off my server. Don't have much use for streaming internet services on a TV but both have some.
Both will play many (but not all) video formats. The LG is less good on audio formats. Neither is very good with subtitles.
My advice is to try it and see if it does the job for you, then spend more money only if required.