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post #1 of 5 Old 02-06-2012, 07:01 AM - Thread Starter
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I bought t the Pioneer BD52FD at BB for $315 open box. It does not have WIFI, and I cant practically run CAT5 to it without having a cord going through the middle of my house. Is it ok if I connect to the internet via hardline intermittently for updates instead of keeping it connected 24/7? I just want to be sure I get firmware updates. I dont care about streaming media at this point and plus have a PS3.

Also, if anyone has a second please look at my post under the HELP me choose a bd player.
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You don't even need internet for updates. Those can usually be done by disc. You won't get BD-live content, but most of that is worthless anyway. So it's really not important at all.
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Another alternative if you have wireless in your house is to buy an wireless access point that you can place near your player and use that for a wireless connection. Wireless from your router to the access point and then a short Cat5 cable from the AP to your player.

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http://www.asus.com/Networks/Wireless_Routers/WL330gE/

One of these can be had for $15 after rebate, if patient.


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You blew $315 on a blu player?, is this 2008 again?
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