High Def Forum - Your High Definition Community & High Definition Resource

Go Back   High Def Forum - Your High Definition Community & High Definition Resource > High Definition Hardware > Blu-Ray Players
Rules HDTV Forum Gallery LINK TO US! RSS - High Def Forum AddThis Feed Button AddThis Social Bookmark Button Groups

Blu-Ray Players Blu-Ray Players RSS - Blu-Ray Players

What Blu-Ray player for my dad?

Reply
AddThis Social Bookmark Button
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-27-2009, 05:31 PM   #1
High Definition is the definition of life.
 

Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 86
Default What Blu-Ray player for my dad?

Hey guys, im trying to figure out what type of blu-ray player i should recomend to my dad. He has a 73" Mits DLP. Unfortunatly at this point he's not really to sharp with technology.

He doesnt have an internet connection so that creates a problem from the start.... dont some Blu-ray disks give people without internet connections issues?

Personly i have a PS3 and know that it seems like everytime i put a new blu-ray in i have to update something.. or this or that. But i also know that the update on the PS3 is prety much idiot proof.. very easy. Are the other stand alone players as easy to update if you have an internet connection???

Pretty much i cant decide if i should recomend him a ps3 or a standalone player. At only $100 more, i love my ps3 and it has alot of neat features, but the game controler does take some getting used to to navigate movies and whatnot.

What do you guys think i should recomend him?
92hatchattack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2009, 06:04 PM   #2
High Definition is the definition of life.
 
Chris Gerhard's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 10,923
Default

The Panasonic DMP-BD35 or Sony BDP-S350/BDP-BX1 would a great choice subject to the audio system he will use possibly changing the choice. You will need to download firmware updates to either a USB drive or CD-R and update firmware for him but it is easy and painless. If he needs analog audio for a surround system, the Panasonic DMP-BD55 or Sony BDP-S550 would be a good choice. Getting away from Panasonic or Sony at this time creates more challenges, the firmware updates aren't as timely or well designed from other manufacturers.

Chris
Chris Gerhard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2009, 09:10 PM   #3
High Definition is the definition of life.
 

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: NYC
Age: 38
Posts: 821
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris Gerhard View Post
The Panasonic DMP-BD35 or Sony BDP-S350/BDP-BX1 would a great choice subject to the audio system he will use possibly changing the choice. You will need to download firmware updates to either a USB drive or CD-R and update firmware for him but it is easy and painless. If he needs analog audio for a surround system, the Panasonic DMP-BD55 or Sony BDP-S550 would be a good choice. Getting away from Panasonic or Sony at this time creates more challenges, the firmware updates aren't as timely or well designed from other manufacturers.

Chris
I agree with you i would go with the panasonic dmp-bd35($299 at Bestbuy)if u can find on.Or go with the sony s550($329 at bestbuy)the both Bd players have all the hd audio,and the s550 has analog out and for $30 more i think its the best one.
sopranocaponyc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2009, 04:49 PM   #4
High Definition is the definition of life.
 

Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 86
Default

Audio will be an Onkyo s6100 7.1 ... setup with full hdmi. If he gets an internet connection are the firmware updates just as easy as the ps3?

If i give him his options, and he likes some of the other features on the PS3, can you guys think of any reason i should try to shy him away from it? Are these other players "better" than the PS3?
92hatchattack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2009, 06:04 PM   #5
Boob Whisperer....
 
mytime's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Jackson, Missouri
Posts: 9,742
Default

I got my dad the BD-35 for Christmas. Plugged an ethernet cable into it and checked for an update. Easy as hell.
__________________
PFC5 you will be missed.
mytime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2009, 07:01 PM   #6
My LCD is High Def.
 
seminole791's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 22
Default

I see that the Panny BD-35 is a very strong player and highly recommended by many. However, I do have the Sony BDP-S350 and I am completely satisified with it.

I think you would be safe with either the Panny or the Sony. If you have any allegiance to either brand, that's the way I would go.
__________________
Sony KDL-40V3000 40" LCD HDTV 1080p
Starchoice DSR-505 HD Receiver
Sony BDP-S350 Blu-ray Player
seminole791 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2009, 07:44 PM   #7
High Definition is the definition of life.
 

Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 99
Default

Go for the Panasonic DMP-BD35,
my friend just got it for his uncle.
They love it.
Benzodiazepine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2009, 08:33 PM   #8
Former Super Moderator - RIP
 
PFC5's Avatar
 

Join Date: May 2005
Location: Mass
Posts: 38,295
Default

I think the big reason is if he has a universal remote, and does not want to buy a separate Blue Tooth remote to control the PS3, then that would not be the best solution possibly. There are alternatives like the IR Blue-wave USB adapter, but then you would need a learning remote to use that to only have one remote, and then you still could not turn it on or off with it.

Hope this helps!
__________________
Denon AVR-887
Klipsch RP-5 Pwred Towers (mains) (525 watts peak each 12"Subs)
All Klipsch RC-25(ctr),(2)SS1(surr),(2)SS1(rearSurr)
Toshiba (2)HD-A20,PS3,BD35
For SACD/DVD-A Samsung HD-841
Panny 50pz80u plasma
SETTINGS
RCA HD50LPW162 50"DLP w/HD2+
SA 3250HD
47" LCD+Yamaha5790+HD-A1(bedroom)
Harmony 680 + (2) 670s (amazing remote/support)
Game room with Onkyo receiver & B&W Speakers
The_Cable_Game
Take the high ground and be happier
PSN: PFC5
PFC5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2009, 08:48 PM   #9
How can anyone watch standard def?
 
pfac51's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 26
Default get the

Sony BDP-S350
pfac51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2009, 10:24 AM   #10
The Legend Lives
 
hdtvjunkie's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Where ever I come to
Age: 45
Posts: 14,472
Default

Panasonic BD-35.
__________________
Mitsubishi WD-Y57 TV Ex got in divorce
Directtv H-20 Receiver she got this too

Toshiba HD-A3 HD-DVD Player
Panasonic BD-35 Bluray Player
Onkyo TX-SR806 7.1 AVR 130W X 7
Kenwood Surround Speakers
Klipsch Senergy 12in Powered Subwoofer
Sony DVP-NS575P Progressive Scan DVD Player She got this too
Bitch got everything but my soul
hdtvjunkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Go Back   High Def Forum - Your High Definition Community & High Definition Resource > High Definition Hardware > Blu-Ray Players
AddThis Social Bookmark Button
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads to What Blu-Ray player for my dad?
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wal-Mart Lowers Blu-ray Player to $128 Bravestime High Definition Media 39 07-21-2009 12:02 AM
normal blu ray vs. ps3 blu ray bucketkicka Blu-Ray Players 46 02-02-2009 07:47 PM
How can we expect Blu-ray to succeed? jjufon High Definition Media 177 01-16-2009 05:14 PM
First Blu-ray Player That Crushes the PS3; Pioneer Sneaks Out $2200 Elite BDP-09FD Bravestime Blu-Ray Players 35 08-24-2008 04:20 PM
Blu ray player - electricity consumption iDarren High Definition Media 70 06-17-2008 02:30 PM
Netflix CEO: Will Charge 'premium' For Blu-ray Discs hatt High Definition Media 93 04-24-2008 11:44 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:53 AM.



Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2004 - 2008, High Def Forum