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Blu-Ray Player with USB Playback?

Postposted on Fri Mar 19, 2010 1:30 pm

I am looking for a good Blu-Ray player that will allow me to playback video files from a USB port.

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Re: Blu-Ray Player with USB Playback?

Postposted on Fri Mar 19, 2010 1:36 pm

Or maybe a player than will let me stream video content from my compter to play it.

Either way, I would be very happy.
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Re: Blu-Ray Player with USB Playback?

Postposted on Fri Mar 19, 2010 1:41 pm

PS3 will do all of those things.

This onewill do it too, but at $299, you might as well get a PS3 even if you don't use it for games. I know several people that just use it as a media centre

I'm by no means a PS fanboy, but for blu ray functionallity, it stands pretty tall above the rest
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Re: Blu-Ray Player with USB Playback?

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Re: Blu-Ray Player with USB Playback?

Postposted on Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:46 pm

I already have a PS3 in the house, I am looking for something for my Home Theater.

The PS3 is no where near the Home Theater by the way.
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Re: Blu-Ray Player with USB Playback?

Postposted on Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:52 pm

So... then you have a device that will do all the things you were asking about?
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Re: Blu-Ray Player with USB Playback?

Postposted on Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:55 pm

roont wrote:So... then you have a device that will do all the things you were asking about?


Yes, but its no where near the Home Theater and the boy of the house uses it constantly for his games, I want something that I can use exclusively with my home theater.
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Re: Blu-Ray Player with USB Playback?

Postposted on Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:23 pm

Are you not allowed to have two can openers in your house or two hard drives in your computer, too? If you're not going to get what you want for under $300 anyway, you might as well add a PS3 since it not only does what functions you want, but it does them exceptionally well.
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Re: Blu-Ray Player with USB Playback?

Postposted on Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:28 pm

And you can play games with the boy over the LAN. (^_^)
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Re: Blu-Ray Player with USB Playback?

Postposted on Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:38 pm

You guys are making a pretty damned convincing argument for the PS3.

Are there are remote control options other than the game controller?
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Re: Blu-Ray Player with USB Playback?

Postposted on Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:41 pm

Theres a number of little networked boxes that will play all sorts of video over your network. All for around 100 bucks. Like the Western Digital WD TV Live for $120. Gizmodo had a great article about a number of these things http://gizmodo.com/5397986/hd-media-pla ... tv-killers
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Re: Blu-Ray Player with USB Playback?

Postposted on Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:41 pm

Scorpiuscat wrote:You guys are making a pretty damned convincing argument for the PS3.

Are there are remote control options other than the game controller?

Absolutely. You can get one of the Logitech Harmony remotes and there is a specific adapter for the PS3 that will allow you to turn the unit on and off remotely. Far superior to the official Sony Remote.
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Re: Blu-Ray Player with USB Playback?

Postposted on Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:21 pm

derFunkenstein wrote:Are you not allowed to have two can openers in your house or two hard drives in your computer, too? If you're not going to get what you want for under $300 anyway, you might as well add a PS3 since it not only does what functions you want, but it does them exceptionally well.


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Re: Blu-Ray Player with USB Playback?

Postposted on Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:22 pm

Scorpiuscat wrote:I am looking for a good Blu-Ray player that will allow me to playback video files from a USB port.

There's a couple out there sub-$200; depending on your timeframe for purchase, Best Buy has an halfway-decent Insignia-branded unit that plays MKVs and AVIs, has Wi-Fi, etc for $180 normally, but goes a lot lower from time to time.
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Re: Blu-Ray Player with USB Playback?

Postposted on Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:47 am

So... then you have a device that will do all the things you were asking about?


Can the PS3 play movies straight from a USB? Last I heard it does not!
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Re: Blu-Ray Player with USB Playback?

Postposted on Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:01 am

Looks like this LG player will do it.

It also has a Network connection, but only to access on-line streaming stuff (Netflix, Vudu, YouTube, Pandora, and CinemaNow). It will not access files on your local network. Which is a shame really, it would be the only missing thing on it to be perfect for my needs.
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