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My parents have a 37" LG 720p LCD and I'm looking to setup them up with basic blu ray player. Wifi would be nice, but those ones are like around $150 which is a little out of budget, I feel like I might as well get them a ps3 instead if I'm going to spend that much. Anyways, any player will do, no need for any of the extra bells and whistles. I have a $25 credit to Newegg so right now I'm looking at these rectified ones. Particularly the Philips since it's cheaper, though I notice it has less playback capability, all they will be using it for will be playing blu ray movies so will it be ok? Thanks in advance everyone!
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i cant for the life of me remember the brand of BD player we have... but its a second tier brand. it was only $90 when we purchased it. have had zero issues with it and have had it for over a year... i know this probably doesnt help much.


Magnavox!

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Magnavox-M...layer/15080510

this one ^^
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I have a practically new recertified Sony s360 that I would let go for 85$ shipped. I basically pulled it out to test it and watched 2 movies on it. I have remote, power cable, av cable and instructions.
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I would encourage you to go with a reputable brand because it's more likely they'll provide updates which are essential. I know Sony has a few cheaper models. My sister bough a Sylvania about 2 years ago and I know she has trouble playing new blu-rays.
    
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Refurbished ok? You can pick up a decent one for 75-90 and make a ddwrt bridge. I did that for my parents. Bought a cheap sony for $99 at bestbuy, and flashed an old wrt54g. They couldn't be happier(netflix).
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samsung BD- C5500 best player for the money, loads as fast as a PS3.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...148R-_-Product
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I'd go with a Sony, I mean they invented Blu ray, right?
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by HrlmWrld View Post
I'd go with a Sony, I mean they invented Blu ray, right?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blu-ray_Disc_Association

Partially.
    
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Refurbished ok? You can pick up a decent one for 75-90 and make a ddwrt bridge. I did that for my parents. Bought a cheap sony for $99 at bestbuy, and flashed an old wrt54g. They couldn't be happier(netflix).
Yes, I may do this. So I would just need to find one that's wifi ready or would that not matter since I won't be buying their pricey adapter?

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Originally Posted by spice003 View Post
samsung BD- C5500 best player for the money, loads as fast as a PS3.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...148R-_-Product
Nice, but a little pricey still. I'm going to try to keep this under $85. This $25 is actually a credit I have to use soon so I'm still leaning toward the Philips for $45 bucks out of the pocket if you guys think it is any good.
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I wouldn't go with an open box because of the only 90 day warranty, but other than that it looks fine.
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