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Need help on blue ray stuff..

Discussion in 'Technology' started by jefferson, May 18, 2010.

  1. May 18, 2010 at 10:50 AM
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    jefferson

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    OKAY guys I know nothing about Blue Ray players.. Girlfriend wants one for her bday, so.. i gotta get a good one. BUT i dont want to spend a grand either..

    I'm hoping to spend around $100. Anyone know of what i should do, what i should look up.. or even brands.. anything would help. I find some on Google shopping that fit my description.. but i don't wanna buy crap

    anyway, any help would be rad.

    thanks
     
  2. May 18, 2010 at 10:55 AM
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    Lost_Humanity

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  3. May 18, 2010 at 10:57 AM
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    Samsung makes a good product as well. Stick to the name brands!
     
  4. May 18, 2010 at 10:58 AM
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    That looks like a pretty descent one.;) Well I hope you know that a blu-ray player can only be appreciated with a HD TV. If you dont have an HD TV, it will be like watching a regular plane Jane DVD. But I mean Blu-ray is the way to go since thats what the future holds.
     
  5. May 18, 2010 at 10:59 AM
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    buy her a PS3....lol
     
  6. May 18, 2010 at 10:59 AM
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    ecost.com has some killer deals on standard BlueRay players.

    Anybody know where to get a good buy on a Wifi blueray player?
     
  7. May 18, 2010 at 11:03 AM
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    I hope your tv has the connection for the HDMI input or else your girlfriend won't be getting the best use of the Bluray player. I would recommend checking out Crutchfield for more information on building a home entertainment system.
     
  8. May 18, 2010 at 11:03 AM
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    oh yes i have the HDTV already. thats done and done. Just gonna get the blueray now. Good find on that one..

    I hear there are blue rays that have some sort of connection for Net Flix.. has anyone heard of this?
     
  9. May 18, 2010 at 11:06 AM
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    If you really want the best quality to your TV, make sure you get one with an HDMI output. (And that your HDTV accepts HDMI).

    Also -- keep in mind other peripherals like audio. If you're good with your TV speakers, or a single output, that one's good. But if you're running surround, make sure you get something that supports your audio.
     
  10. May 18, 2010 at 11:08 AM
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    yes, you need the wifi blueray. Or a laptop that has the hdmi and blueray dvd player or a PS3
     
  11. May 18, 2010 at 11:11 AM
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    Gotcha. that sounds like a lot of $
     
  12. May 18, 2010 at 11:17 AM
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    If you want to up your spending a bit, I'd say just get a PS3. It's arguably one of the best players out there. It can be updated with the latest blu-ray features(3D is coming soon if your into that) and you can play some decent games as well. New ones are $300.
     
  13. May 18, 2010 at 11:20 AM
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    I recently just purchased one for myself. For $100 you're only going to get last years or even the year before's models. The older models were plagued my slow load times. The players that came out this year have gotten a lot better and are faster. The new ones also have many more apps available than before for streaming content if you're into that kind of thing. I'd stick with Panasonic, Sony, Samsung or LG. The lower end model from each are as follows:

    Sony BDP-S370
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    Panasonic DMP-BD65 (BD45 foregoes Vieracast streaming apps)
    LG BD550
     
  14. May 18, 2010 at 11:22 AM
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    No, you can get one that just has an Ethernet port for a wired connection.
     
  15. May 18, 2010 at 11:28 AM
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    A good blu-Ray player will probably cost more than 100. Even though a ps3 is above the set price range, I still say save up and get a ps3. The Bluetooth remotes they come with are fantastic! They coonect to the Internet via Ethernet or wifi. You can also stream movies and music to them from other devices. You can rip all your CD's to the hard drive. You can also use flash drives or discs to move movies, pictures and music to the hard drive. They have a web browser that is compatible with USB keyboards and mice. They also play games. Sony sells them cheaper than whAT they are actually worth (they make their money on games). In actuality it's a better deal to get a ps3.

    Sorry for the fanboy speech
     
  16. May 18, 2010 at 11:29 AM
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  17. May 18, 2010 at 11:35 AM
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    never thought of a ps3 for all this.. interesting!
     
  18. May 18, 2010 at 11:42 AM
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    PS3 is ultimately the best choice if you can afford it.
     
  19. May 18, 2010 at 11:47 AM
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    Look for one that streams Netflix or other places so that when your local video store closes you have options. The Insignia store brand at Best Buy has current models very close to $100 that have decent reviews at pcmag.com and other places.
     
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