Cheaper Blu-ray Disc players grasp for consumer attention

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Cheaper Blu-ray Disc players grasp for consumer attention.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2010/11/QItY8K.jpg[/newsimage]Consumers on a budget that still want a standalone Blu-ray player or other consumer electronics should be able to find appropriate deals this Christmas. There are a number of different choices with pricing starting at less than $80 towards $150 for entry-level models that also have a host of different features.


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Does anyone even use BD-Live???

Most people just want a DVD player that plays these new fangled “BLUE RAY” DVD’s thingies …

I know my parents struggle with managing more than one remote at a time, and be damned if there’s more than play, stop & pause buttons :stuck_out_tongue:


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[QUOTE=debro;2554467]Does anyone even use all the BD-Live???[/QUOTE]

Same thought here. As far as I can tell, those who stream movies and TV online will usually end up going for a dedicated streaming player (e.g. Roku) that does a far better job at it.

As far as the disc extras go, I wonder how many people actually watch the extras that come with a DVD or Blu-ray, never mind the BD-Live features on a Blu-ray disc. I’m sure most people would be happy if all the disc contained absolutely nothing extra but the movie. :slight_smile:


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[QUOTE=Seán;2554470]I’m sure most people would be happy if all the disc contained absolutely nothing extra but the movie. :)[/QUOTE]

Amen to that! I don’t give a darn about the extras and behind the scenes stuff. Hell, if I am that interested it can likely be found on YouTube. Most of the extra content on the disc is not in HD quality anyway. Just the movie is fine.


#5

Pretty soon the players will be cheaper than the movies!
Now if they could only include a “Trailer Skip” button to skip past the 45 minutes of Trailers on each and every disk!
BD Live, who cares.


#6

I want Internet connectivity on a Blu-ray player just so that it can support Netflix and other streaming services. BD-Live, don’t care so much.


#7

As luck would have it, I bought a new BD player today.
A Panasonic DMPBD65 for £139 which included 6 BD movies.
It has BD-Live, and VIERA CAST for streaming services.
Most important for me, Picture and sound quality is excellent, and the user interface is dead easy to use.

I suppose if I had waited a few weeks, I would have got it cheaper. :slight_smile:


#8

[QUOTE=debro;2554467]Does anyone even use BD-Live???

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Yeah, its kinda crappy, I would never use it…


#9

What is the best blu-ray player out there?


#10

Buy a Sony BDP-S570. I have the prior gen, the Sony connection, wired or wireless is great. Netflix, Amazon on Demand, Crackle, blip.tv and much more included.