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Bluray players Wireless network capabilities?

Penyan76
12-05-2012, 10:14 AM
I'm going to purchase a new bluray player. I have an extensive collection of movies on my computer's that are hooked up on a wireless router. What bluray specs should I be looking for to have the bluray player showing up as a device on the network so I can send the file(s) to the bluray player?

I'm new at this. Thanks

Trudint
12-05-2012, 11:37 AM
I'd look for a blu-ray player that has built in wireless and DLNA compatibility like this Samsung (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Samsung+-+Smart+Wi-Fi+Built-In+Blu-ray+Player/6653282.p?id=1218780246081&skuId=6653282).

Penyan76
12-05-2012, 01:49 PM
Thanks. I checked it out. Thanks for DLNA compliant tip.

Trudint
12-05-2012, 02:45 PM
no problem!

Rick-F
12-06-2012, 10:25 AM
Penyan76,

Samsung BD players a sleek, esthetically pleasing and loaded with the latest great features . . . with that said (and I own one)-- what they do NOT have is great reliability or longevity. Do a good bit of research before you buy any specific model.

I have a great Samsung TV, a Samsung refrigerator, phone, washer, dryer-- but I would not buy (another) Samsung Blu Ray player.

Penyan76
12-06-2012, 03:55 PM
Rick, I've had recent bad luck with Samsung and Toshiba also. What blu-ray players would also serve as a media player. I want to be able to send from my mac computers to the player (hard wired) or maybe later wireless. My current netgear wireless router does not support 802.11n.

Trudint
12-06-2012, 07:23 PM
Here's a nice Sony (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Sony+-+3D+Wi-Fi+Built-In+Blu-ray+Player/4790311.p?id=1218531614411&skuId=4790311#tab=specifications)that'll work perfect for you. It has wireless, 10/100 NIC, DLNA, dual USB ports for external hard drives and 3D . Its also only $99 right now.

Rick-F
12-07-2012, 01:54 PM
Rick, I've had recent bad luck with Samsung and Toshiba also. What blu-ray players would also serve as a media player. I want to be able to send from my mac computers to the player (hard wired) or maybe later wireless. My current netgear wireless router does not support 802.11n.

I'm looking at Sony (BDP-S390) and Panasonic myself (I do not need 3D) . . . my Samsung recently "froze", but I do not use the BD player for streaming and don't watch many discs-- but I do a LOT of streaming from my NAS and from the internet; I use a Logitech Revue and a G-Box (Mightnight) for the streaming- both work well, very well. All my streaming is wireless; there are at least a dozen wireless devices in the condo.

A couple of years ago I bought a <$30 refurib Netgear wireless router and DOUBLED my wireless speed . . . You need to get a new router-- it can make more difference than you may realize.

jkkyler
12-07-2012, 02:27 PM
I'm looking at Sony (BDP-S390) and Panasonic myself (I do not need 3D) . . . my Samsung recently "froze", but I do not use the BD player for streaming and don't watch many discs-- but I do a LOT of streaming from my NAS and from the internet; I use a Logitech Revue and a G-Box (Mightnight) for the streaming- both work well, very well. All my streaming is wireless; there are at least a dozen wireless devices in the condo.

A couple of years ago I bought a <$30 refurib Netgear wireless router and DOUBLED my wireless speed . . . You need to get a new router-- it can make more difference than you may realize.

That happened to me recently - when I had to replace my router + modem my speeds increased dramatically