Help me pick a blu-ray player for my TV
February 14, 2010 5:43 PM Subscribe
Help me choose a blu-ray player for my TV... my head is spinning trying to compare features etc. I just want to watch movies! And if possible - also internet TV would be sweet.
posted by evilmomlady to Computers & Internet (19 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
We have 6-yr-old a 30" Sony TV "FD Trinatron Wega." The Sony DVD player we bought at the same time is dying and needs replacing.
We mostly watch regular DVDs (from our own library, the public library, and Netflix) and we think they're fine. Even though hi-def isn't high priority for us, I gather that buying a blu-ray player which will play both our regular DVDs as well as blu-ray DVDs (it will, right?) makes sense for "future-proofing."
Also - lately we have been watching old TV shows on Hulu and quite enjoy it. So that the family can all watch together, we've been connecting the laptop to the TV via the s-video cable to watch Hulu.
One child also watches streaming videos via Netflix on the PC (haven't succumbed to their demands to put silverlight on my laptop, but I suppose I will eventually).
Before I buy a blu-ray player, I was wondering - is there a player that could also be used to watch internet TV (Hulu) and / or streaming video (Netflix) on the big TV, rather than dragging the laptop over there and plugging it in via the s-video port? (Because that's now started to give us cable/connector issues.)
If there is such a thing - great. If not - I'll probably go with CNET's 'best buy" recommendation even though the blu-ray reviews are old.
As you may have gathered, ease of use trumps video quality for us.