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#31 roadwarrior

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 17:34

The Sony BDP-S370 that I have supports pretty much everything on your list except Wifi (although it can be added via USB). The next model up (can't remember the exact model number) does have Wifi though. The S370 runs about $150 but I got mine on sale for $98 a while back.

edit: the wifi model is the BDP-S390


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Posted 19 March 2012 - 17:42

htcz I did a quick google search and it looks like the LG BD670 does support BD-Live via usb

here's a quote from a review: the Blu-ray player lacks persistent memory for BD Live applications, so you'll have to live with a thumbdrive sticking out the front if you use BD Live

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 17:50

The Sony BDP-S370 that I have supports pretty much everything on your list except Wifi (although it can be added via USB). The next model up (can't remember the exact model number) does have Wifi though. The S370 runs about $150 but I got mine on sale for $98 a while back.

edit: the wifi model is the BDP-S390

Looks OK.......But can't find it much like the Panasonic.

On Sony's store April 2012.......

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 17:59

htcz I did a quick google search and it looks like the LG BD670 does support BD-Live via usb

here's a quote from a review: the Blu-ray player lacks persistent memory for BD Live applications, so you'll have to live with a thumbdrive sticking out the front if you use BD Live

I hope it tested that out and was not a "oh I suppose" moment :(

Thanks for that information :)

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 12:06

On another note, any recommended 2D Blu-Ray movie? More to show off picture than sound (no good sound system is connected to the TV)

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 15:35

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Star Wars Saga
Inception
Toy Story 3

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 21:02

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Star Wars Saga
Inception
Toy Story 3

Thanks but 3 out of 4 of those (Avatar, Star Wars Saga and Toy Story 3) are really 3D orientated.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 21:34

Thanks but 3 out of 4 of those (Avatar, Star Wars Saga and Toy Story 3) are really 3D orientated.

What...How is Star Wars 3D orientated....you can't even buy it in 3D. They've only just released episode 1 in 3D in the cinema to milk the cash cow....nothing 3D orientated about it....
The other 2 fair enough they were filmed with 3D in mind, but they still look amazing in 2D

OK then:
LOTR
Fast and Furious
Harry Potter

its kinda hard because most big budget movies these days are in 3D and most big budget movies are the ones which will "showoff" HD/Blu-Ray as you asked.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 11:40

What...How is Star Wars 3D orientated....you can't even buy it in 3D. They've only just released episode 1 in 3D in the cinema to milk the cash cow....nothing 3D orientated about it....
The other 2 fair enough they were filmed with 3D in mind, but they still look amazing in 2D

OK then:
LOTR
Fast and Furious
Harry Potter

its kinda hard because most big budget movies these days are in 3D and most big budget movies are the ones which will "showoff" HD/Blu-Ray as you asked.

Understood. :)

Thanks everyone for all the help. Ordering the LG BD670 with Saving Private Ryan and I have no idea what other non 3D movie lol....

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 21:00

Finally received the LG BD670. Great and easy set up.....

However, I am returning it.

Reason? My WiFi is not picked up by it when 2 Androids and the TV (which also has WiFI) do. Unacceptable and one of the reasons I wanted a player with this is because of the WiFI.

#41 OP htcz

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 21:02

So back to the drawing board!

Amazon doesnt carry any of the other three contenders:

Panasonic DMP-BDT210
Philips BDP5200/12
Sony BDP-S390

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 21:20

Panasonic DMP-BDT210 at € 229,00 (way too much)
Philips BDP5200/12 at 139,99 € (higher but Ill be willing to spend it) This being said, I think this player is being phased out as again at this time it is not avaliable.
Sony BDP-S390: Cannot find this online to buy.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 21:24

Another option would be the Panasonic DMP-BDT110 or DMP-BDT210 again has everything you need, I have an older Panasonic and it's upscaling is very good...only issue with Panasonic is their Veira Cast (internet smart TV bit) is nowhere near as full featured as LG or Samsung's Version...so depends if upscaling or smart tv is more important....prices seems about the same though.


I got the DMP-BD210. Works great. Reason I got it was because it the reviews were just as good as the PS3 blueray. Loads movies fast as well. Really sucks you cannot do AVI playback tho but MKV works great. Has everything the OP wanted, but not so sure about the 3rd party/community support tho.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 21:26

Panasonic DMP-BDT210 at € 229,00 (way too much)
Philips BDP5200/12 at 139,99 € (higher but Ill be willing to spend it) This being said, I think this player is being phased out as again at this time it is not avaliable.
Sony BDP-S390: Cannot find this online to buy.


May be way to much, but the BDt210 works great. I dont mind spending a little extra on something as long as it lasts a while. Had mine for over a year and never had a problem with it. Would rather spend more than having to buy another in a year.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 21:33

May be way to much, but the BDt210 works great. I dont mind spending a little extra on something as long as it lasts a while. Had mine for over a year and never had a problem with it. Would rather spend more than having to buy another in a year.

The LG cost me 120 which wasnt bad at all. The Philips is at 140 which all things considered isnt bad either. But 229 is WAY over the top....More so when Im not going to use it almost never (only to stream from my PC to that TV which I hardly use) It is a present but obviously not a expensive one.

While you comment that it works great, how is wireless range on the DMP-BDT210?