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Dear AVSers,

Up until today, I was planning on piecing together a XBMC slim HTCP to hook to my AVR. Now, I am seeing that some of the more solid Sony and Panasonic Blu-Ray players can already do what I need. Any input from the following needs I am trying to fill?

1 - Playback full 1080p lossless MKV files. I want to rip my small Blu-Ray/DVD collection to a 2-4TB USB hard drive in full lossless format including HD audio. I know that these files will be 25-35 gig for Blu-Ray and 3-5 gig DVD each in size. I am fine with that.

2 - Has a SOLID Netflix interface including queue/recently watched/search. My current Sony players Netflix interface SUCKS.

3 - Semi solid/solid Pandora interface

Thanks in advance!

TV: Panasonic Plasma 60" TC-P60ST30
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Blu-Ray: Sony BDP-S590
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All blu-rays players made after February 1, 2012 have Cinavia protection, which means that rips of newer blu-rays that include the Cinavia watermark will not play. For this reason I don't recommend a blu-ray players for streaming ripped movies, unless you find an older model with Cinavia that can play your files properly.

IMO, all of the Netflix solutions on the PC are subpar. I recommend using an HTPC for your rips and then something like a Roku for Netflix and Pandora.
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IMO, all of the Netflix solutions on the PC are subpar. I recommend using an HTPC for your rips and then something like a Roku for Netflix and Pandora.

This.

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