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Old 04-07-2017, 06:47 PM
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Default 13-y-o DVD player dying

We need to replace it. Advice needed. Here's what you need to know:
We are cheap.
We own DVDs and like 2 Blu rays that came with the DVDs in the package. We are not opposed to getting Blu rays but don't really care. More important that the player accept DVDs. Is this something all Blu-ray players do?
We are cheap.
I like cool stuff.
We once owned a DVD player that let us skip FBI warnings and ads. Is this still a thing?
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Old 04-07-2017, 07:30 PM
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i dont own a blu ray player bcuz i am cheap. i do have a ps3 that i use as my blu ray player. some blu ray players have wifi and apps like netflix, hulu etc..
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Wow.

Yes, all Blu-ray players play DVDs.

But wow.
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Blu-Ray players are cheap.

You should have a TV with an HDMI input. (Any Hi-Def TV should have them.)
If you don't, then you won't be able to see the BluRay discs.

You'll need an HDMI cable. They can be expensive at BestBuy, so try monoprice.com.
Be sure to get a long enough cable, either to your TV or to your A/V receiver, which I hope you have for the audio and to centralize your video inputs.
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Also, should be no reason to stockpile BluRays. They take up more space than the equivalent utility of having them to watch on a whim. Netflix Streaming (which might be available through the BluRay player) is probably cheaper in the long run and you get some original programming to boot.
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Blu-Ray players are cheap.

You should have a TV with an HDMI input. (Any Hi-Def TV should have them.)
If you don't, then you won't be able to see the BluRay discs.

You'll need an HDMI cable. They can be expensive at BestBuy, so try monoprice.com.
Be sure to get a long enough cable, either to your TV or to your A/V receiver, which I hope you have for the audio and to centralize your video inputs.
+1 for monoprice.
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+1 for monoprice.
Monoprice, Parts Express, and Amazon for all your wiring needs.
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We just have a bunch of DVDs we want the kids to be able to watch. The TV is fine. We use Chromecast for our streaming needs on that TV. I'm beginning to think that the cheapest payer would be just fine.
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Don't get the dirt-cheapest Blu-Ray player, at least not without reading reviews.

Some cheap players have long boot-up times and/or long times to recognize a disc and start playing. Blu-Ray players are essentially special-purpose PCs that run a bloated operating system with all sorts of media functionality, they're not like the DVD players of 10+ years ago that were built with simple dedicated electronics without the numerous software bells and whistles.

Or you could just buy a plain old DVD player. They're still being sold.
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