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Do I need a new Blu-ray player?

I have a Panasonic Blu-ray player. It is probably 5-6 years old. Lately I notice the picture quality on some older standard DVDs (Six feet under season 1 for example) don't look good. They either look grainy/pixelated/not crisp. The other problem that I have is that Blu-rays take foreeeeeeever to load. The new season of Mad Men must take 5 minutes at least. It does look great once it gets started. I am not an overly tech savvy person. I don't know if I need to update firmware (or how to do it for that matter). I would rather have something that either doesn't require it or does it automatically. I do have a brand new Samsung smart hd tv. I am using HDMI cables. Is there a way/is it worth updating or trying to "fix" It seems that players are so inexpensive that perhaps I should just purchase a new one. Would this solve the problem? Do todays units update themselves like I believe that my tv does? I see that some come with wi-fi included. Some are smart. I don't know what the advantage to those features are. I don't care about 3D. Is HDMI still the standard? Would it be advantageous to stick with Samsung? Thank you in advance
posted by kbbbo on Dec 3, 2013 - 16 answers

Basic DVD/Blu-ray player?

Looking for a basic DVD + Blu-Ray player with HDMI. Doesn't need any kind of network streaming (TV and other devices handle that already). Ideally under $100. Am okay with buying used off craigslist or something if the model is known to be pretty reliable. Suggestions?
posted by curious nu on Jan 1, 2013 - 6 answers

No picture from HDMI Blu-Ray player to DVI-D with HDCP monitor?

There's no picture when I connect a Blu-Ray player with HDMI out to a computer monitor with DVI-D with HDCP monitor? I'm assuming I need to change the settings of the Blu-Ray player. I've been able to successfully connect other HDMI devices to this monitor. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by Bushmiller on Aug 4, 2012 - 7 answers

Does a monitor have to have an HDMI input in order to display commercial Blu-Ray films?

Are HDMI cables a requirement for watching commercial Blu-Ray movies? If I put a Blu-Ray drive in my computer, will I be able to watch Blu-Ray movies on a monitor that is hooked up via some non-HDMI cable? (DVI, VGA, whatever) [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Jan 27, 2011 - 13 answers

Blu-Ray Makes My Mac Mini Turn Green With Envy

How can I get my Mac Mini and my new Blu-Ray player to play nice while they both share my big screen HDTV? [more inside]
posted by willmize on Dec 18, 2009 - 5 answers

Perfect HDTV picture: Buy now or wait?

I haven't owned a tv since 2004. Since then, I've been downloading my shows, at first at compressed HD quality, and then more recently 720p and 1080i/p. I don't want to watch broadcast TV that looks like YouTube, I want a beautiful picture. Should I wait until 2010 to get an HDTV and service? [more inside]
posted by stewiethegreat on Dec 28, 2007 - 19 answers

HD DRM + PCs. Sort out yet?

I want a computer that can play Blu-ray and HD-DVD at full resolution out an HDMI port. And can play World of Warcraft. Can this be done yet? (Bonus points for an ultra-quiet solution.)
posted by krisjohn on Oct 9, 2007 - 6 answers

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