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i got my first hdtv recently (samsung LN46C630), and now im curious about getting a blue ray player. i especially want one because of the dvd upscaling, cause i have home video dvd's that i'd like to play on it.

i looked around and saw that many have 3d feature which i dont care about. they also have wifi connection for netflix, but i dont think i need netflix, i rather watch dvd's and blue rays.

i dont want to spend much, under 200$ or under 150 if thats possible.

i guess i just need a basic one that can do good upscaling of dvd's and good blue-ray performance.

should i get a samsung one beause i already have a samsung tv? would it work better together?
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I would highly recommend the Sony BDP-S580 because its upscales like a champ. It would make all your dvds look like they were blu ray discs. I am loving this player a lot and its around $160. Some of the samsung players might have this feature, but Im not sure at all. All I know is that Sony's upscale quality is superb. Good luck.
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If your Samsung TV as the anynet feature then it will recognize any Samsung player without having to change input source.Last years are C series and this years are D series.I have a C6500 and has been great for short time I have had it about a month.If you get a D6500 or up it will have a slot load instead of a slide out tray.I have one on order and will be here next week.It was $175 at Amazon and still is.

You will pay about the same for a 2D as you would a 3D.A lot of people talk about the Panasonics being good as their a tad cheaper , for instance the DMPBDT210.They usually come with Avatar 3D which you could sell.

If you want to read up on them this is the place.

http://www.avsforum.com/
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PS3 can not be beat. On top of a Blu-ray player it does Netflix at 1080p / 5.1 - nothing else does this. Also Hulu Plus, and several movie rental services. They also have tons of casual games for download of the PS Store. Oh and it does 3D too. You can probably snag one used for $200.

Edit: Also I love it because I stream all my movies/music/photos to the PS3 via DLNA built into WMP 12.
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PS3 can not be beat. On top of a Blu-ray player it does Netflix at 1080p / 5.1 - nothing else does this. Also Hulu Plus, and several movie rental services. They also have tons of casual games for download of the PS Store. Oh and it does 3D too. You can probably snag one used for $200.

Edit: Also I love it because I stream all my movies/music/photos to the PS3 via DLNA built into WMP 12.
+1.

I had a PS3 already and wanted a blu-ray player for the bedroom also. I did extensive research and found that a second PS3 was simply the best option. You won't be disappointed with its feature-set, loading times, and support well into the future with firmware updates/etc constantly coming out.
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I 3rd the motion for a ps3, best thing you can get for what you need.
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PS3 is perfect unless you plan on bitstreaming HD audio streams to a receiver (DTS-HD-MA/Dolby TrueHD) IIRC, it does not bitstream those audio signals, only Linear PCM. If you're not an audiophile, it really means nothing.
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PS3 is perfect unless you plan on bitstreaming HD audio streams to a receiver (DTS-HD-MA/Dolby TrueHD) IIRC, it does not bitstream those audio signals, only Linear PCM. If you're not an audiophile, it really means nothing.
Oh yes it does. The PS3 Slim sure does bitstream DTS - HD/MA and Dolby True HD!
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I wouldnt pay $200 for a used ps3.I don't think he wants to pay twice as much for a ps3 compared to a regular blu ray player.By the way whats status of the psn network is it still down after a month,did any you guys get your info hacked?
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I wouldnt pay $200 for a used ps3.I don't think he wants to pay twice as much for a ps3 compared to a regular blu ray player.By the way whats status of the psn network is it still down after a month,did any you guys get your info hacked?
Blu-ray players don't also stream media from a pc.
PSN is back up.
My info is fine.
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