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post #1 of 3 Old 07-09-2013, 09:42 AM - Thread Starter
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Hi everyone. I am new with all the streaming and networking options available . I have a Samsung BD-D5700 blueray attached to my Samsung tv and networked with my home computer. I do not use internet streaming since I have a wireless internet and is very expensive. (The blueray does have a Netflix app if i want to stream a movie but only once in a while.) For the best picture quality steaming from my computer ( or an ext usb hardrive) is a separate mediaplayer better than the internal streamer on the bluray? I cannot see for the price of a blueray player (with its extra hardware, drives, etc.) comparing to a separate mediaplayer in terms of performance or quality . Since I dont really want internet streaming maybe what I only need is an ext usb hardrive connected to a mediaplayer or the blueray, but I am not sure. Any suggestions or tips? Thank you.
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If your computer has an HDMI, DVI or DisplayPort output, you might consider connecting it directly to your TV or receiver instead of going over the network through a Blu-ray player or media streamer. (Adapters from DVI or DisplayPort to HDMI are readily available.)

DLNA streaming support tends to be fragile. Too often a video or audio format which plays OK on a computer can't be played through a Blu-ray player. Also, connect your systems together using ethernet cable if you can. Wireless networking is prone to problems, especially dropouts. Wired connections are much more reliable.


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