Maybe I should start a new thread, not sure . . .
I need to buy a new tv and blu-ray player, but I have two basic questions about streaming capabilities and their upgradability.
1. It seems that, since streaming is basically software based . . .
if your blu-ray player didn't have the streaming or channel capability for a desired service xyz,
that you could just navigate to it using an onboard browser or the like.
So then, you'd not really be limited to the built-in streaming & channel capabilities.
For example, suppose it didn't have Netflix or Pandora ( I know they all have these, but just as an example ) - could you custom add - or navigate to - things like this ?
In general then, can you somehow add on xyz streaming capability, or would that only be by a complete firmware upgrade, assuming that firmware upgrade included the desired streaming capability.
Or are you just stuck with whatever the box comes with.
2. In the same regard, does it make any sense to pay extra for a tv with a set of streaming capabilities, vs a blu-ray player with a set of streaming capabilities, just in that respect alone ? What would be the difference there.