Originally Posted by cval2300
Im in the market for a blu ray, and i dont know anything about them and was helping you guys could help me out. I have narrowed it down between the samsung bd-p2500 and the bd-p1600, because of the netflix live stream. I really liked the option of wi-fi (with dongle)with the p1600 because my computer is in the other room, but within line of site. Then you guys started talking about hqv processing(which i have no idea what that is) and now Im having a hard time trying to figure out which one to buy. The extra 50 dollars for the p1600 is not a huge concern for me. Will the dongle work with the 2500 as well or will the 2500 always have to be plugged in via ethernet cable. One last concern for me is my internet speed is only 3100 kbs and was wondering how the netflix live stream will work with that. thanks in advance
I think most of your questions can be answered in the 2500/2550 thread, especially the internet connection speed with Netflix.
The 2500/2550 has a usb port and a LAN port in the back. I'm not sure if a wireless USB dongle can be used there or not. It's probably used for BD-Live content storage and FW updates from an already downloaded FW update file, not using it as a network connection. Again check the master thread for confirmation.
HQV is an involved discussion. Something I don't really know a lot about. There are 4 main things HQV processing does to improve the picture quality. Number 1 on the list is reduces noise of an image. IMHO, HQV processing is not really a must have. But if you can get it built-in the player or receiver then it's a bonus. On an average or entry level HT setup, without a trained eye, one can't really tell the difference with or without HQV processing . With a trained eye, and a dedicated system, maybe with a 200" screen
or so, then yes, HQV processing can make a difference.
It has been discussed on other BD player threads concerning the upscaling PQ of DVDs of BD players not being adequate. In this case, having HQV processing done with the Realta or Reon chip can help.
I better stop here before the videophiles begin to brand me... if they haven't started to do so already
. Hope you have enough to get started.