Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: San Juan Capistrano, CA
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I guess there isn't an official owner's thread for the BD70 so I'll post here.
I just got this unit yesterday and set it up for the mom. (She refuses to dump her 150+ VHS cassettes). I tested it with a VHS cassette, DVD, and Blu-ray disc all using HDMI to the TV and Optical out to the receiver. Seems to work really nice.
If your VHS cassette is old and/or crappy quality, the "crap" is amplified by the unit's attempted upscale to 1080. You can get into the settings and force it to keep downscaled to 480i and minimize the noise, but then you have to switch it back to HD settings when you want to watch DVD or Blu-ray. (Blahhh) So I'll just leave it for now and see if she can tolerate it. It looks pretty decent with VHS tapes that haven't (yet) deteriorated.
There is something that's bugging me, however. The clock on this thing can't be set without internet connectivity, and it's only got a LAN jack. This is in the family room, too far away for me to run a cable from our wireless router.
I was considering buying one of those Wireless Ethernet adaptors (i.e. Linksys WGA600N, etc.) but they all seem to be marketed for gaming consoles. Wondering if these things will work with an internet-enabled Blu-ray player as well.
I know I can just go and buy a little atomic clock if I wanted, but I would like her to have the BD-live and the internet video streaming on there. (I'm a tech nerd, however still kinda new to the Blu-ray player scene, so I'm curious to see how this stuff works.)
Does anyone know any reliable wireless ethernet adaptors (LAN only, no USB) that works with connected Blu-ray players, or will the Linksys WGA600N work? Budget isn't really an issue (within reason, haha. Let's keep it under $100).