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Old 2012-04-15, 12:15 PM   #1
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Default 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
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Old 2012-04-15, 03:29 PM   #2
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depends on the video files


if they match the codec(s) on the blu ray player, then it's possible

in general, they're pretty terrible
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Old 2012-04-15, 04:56 PM   #3
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I was more thinking about the ability to play streamed media from internet. Do bluray players get the same range of providers than the popular boxes?
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Old 2012-04-16, 12:04 PM   #4
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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.
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