A Blu-ray player that can make friends with my iMac
October 18, 2012 6:19 PM Subscribe
Help me find a (cheap!) Blu-ray player. I have an iMac, and want to stream video from my computer to the player to the TV...
posted by zardoz to Computers & Internet (9 answers total)
So I have some questions about Bluray players, and as I've never really owned one, I'm a bit in the dark about functionality. I'll use it to, of course, watch Bluray disks that I rent from the video store, but I'm more curious about the connectivity to my computer. I have a 720p HDTV, so I don't need to worry about 1080p.
I have a Intel iMac, which has built in Wifi. I would like a Bluray player that can connect via Wifi and either a) transfer videos to an internal hard drive on the player or b) stream video I control from my iMac. Or both. I also have an ethernet cable that I can connect to the player, and with that I could transfer files to the player--if it has a hard drive--or perhaps stream via the ethernet...though I don't know if that would be feasible either.
So as you can see, I'm trying to use my iMac as a base to a full-on media player. I know there are Roku and Apple TV and the like; I'm looking at them as well, but I like having the Bluray player function...playing actual, physcial disks.
A DVR function would be another nice perk, but I'm sure that will be a whole other price range, so I can do without that.