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blu ray player suggestions

submitted on January 16, 2012 by deathbynosleep in "Products / Gadgets"
I'm looking for a built in wifi blu ray player. Need to have a usb port...and be able to support hulu and netflix(which I think all wifi ones do). Any suggestions or experiences in one of these? Trying to keep price around 100 bucks.

I really do not need the blu ray part, but I figure I may as well upgrade from my 15 DVD player that i've had for 8 years. I'm really getting it to replace the p.o.s. roku that I just sent back.
           

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    clover
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    Posted by clover on January 16, 2012 [reply] 0 0
    I've decided to get this. I don't need a Blu ray player but I want Hulu Plus.
    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Vizi.....ct+Reviews
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    • deathbynosleep
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      Posted by deathbynosleep on January 16, 2012 [reply] 0 0
      If my wife would let me get a new TV I would. I have 0 blu ray discs and do not plan on buying any. But I use hulu on a daily basis...and play movies I have on USBs.
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    HouTex
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    Posted by HouTex on January 16, 2012 [reply] 0 0
    Did you take a look at the ones posted on Buxr? These 2 are $75.
    Toshiba - http://www.buxr.com/deal/toshi.....yer_102756
    Samsung - http://www.buxr.com/deal/samsu.....yer_102071

    We have a Sony, they are usually about $99-$149 (I'll have to look for one to post)
    It has been wonderful, wifi streaming works well although we had to increase the speed of our Internet service.

    Here's a nice guide to the best ones - http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45.....xSy3W9SR4I
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    deathbynosleep
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    Posted by deathbynosleep on January 16, 2012 [reply] 0 0
    I've also noticed that some are only wifi ready instead of built in wifi...does that mean I need a wireless usb adapter too?
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    • HouTex
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      Posted by HouTex on January 16, 2012 [reply] 0 0
      Yes, if you buy a player that is "wifi-ready" you will have to buy the wireless adapter too.
      So it's best to pick one of the models with built-in wifi. They have all dropped in price a lot.

      You also might want to consider extended warranty, I saw that 3 years from SquareTrade will only add $14.95. http://www.squaretrade.com/pages/
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    clover
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    Posted by clover on January 16, 2012 [reply] 0 0
    Have you checked in to Roku? Hulu Plus will be available soon on wii if you have a wii.

    http://www.roku.com/roku-products
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    • deathbynosleep
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      Posted by deathbynosleep on January 17, 2012 [reply] 0 0
      I had a roku, but after 6 months of tech support, I had sent it back for a refund. I had the option of returning it, or politely smashing it against the wall. Worked great when I could get it to work. Froze a lot, and would restart in the middle of programs once in a while too.
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    • clover
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      Posted by clover on January 17, 2012 [reply] 0 0
      Thank you for that! I was looking in to getting one!
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    Posted by orangearrows on January 17, 2012 [reply] 0 0
    Google TV BR player by Sony ( Wifi)

    http://www.amazon.com/Sony-NSZ.....B004D4917W

    These were going for $150-$160 during thanksgiving

    If you can wait a little longer - they are coming with a new version soon ( released during CES 2012). When that comes out the first unit is going to drop in price .

    This is the next gen one http://www.engadget.com/2012/0.....streaming/

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