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post #1 of 3 Old 11-28-2009, 08:29 PM - Thread Starter
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I bought Samsung UN46B7100 LED HDTV with DLNA wireless.
Then I found out that to make Internet@TV Yahoo widgets work on it through DLNA wireless
I have to buy that Samsung WIS09ABGN Wireless LAN USB Adapter $70-80$
[my PCs are all far away on different floor].

1) Do you think any Wireless LAN USB adapter would do it
or it has to support DLNA and Streaming ?

I have started looking into Blu-Ray player, some of them are wireless,
like LG BD390 which has fairly high ratings.
My friend has it and is pretty happy with it,
but many users say that Panasonic Blu-Ray players 60/80 are better,
because they:
a) upstream DVD signal to 1080p - way better;
b) have Viera Cast Google widgets (Picasa, Bloomberg news, Amazon Video On Demand)
c) just look better and higher quality than LG
d) are somewhat cheaper - can buy for $125 (and get $30 credit on Amazon VOD)
Catch ? Veira Cast is not wireless

2) Is there any chance if I connect both Pana Blu-Ray player
and LAN Wireless adapter to the same TV it can make Veira Cast work wirelessly ?

I would like to use both Samsung/Yahoo and Panasonic/Google internet widgets.

Have Verizon DSL with 802.11G wireless router (Westell 327W)
Have a Yamaha home theater with 5.1 channels (3 yrs old)

3) Also have a number of SACD and DVD-Audio disks, hope that Blu-Ray player might play them, but don't have high hope it's supported.
How are LG vs. Panasonic on that one ?

Please advise.

Thank you,
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If you are into networking there are a number of ways you might make this work, many routers can be made to work as a wireless repeater, and you simply run a CAT5 cable from the router to the TV and Blu ray player. Search fro Dd-wrt. Again no guarantees, I have not done it, but I've heard it works.
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post #3 of 3 Old 11-30-2009, 08:17 AM
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Yeah, look online for a wireless ethernet bridge, wireless gaming adapter, wireless converter, etc. They're all the same thing: wifi<->ethernet adapter.

Some of these adapters have an ethernet switch so you can connect multiple devices. As zack said, look for a router than can operate in bridge mode.... you can get some 802.11g models rather cheaply now. You can save some money by getting a generic networking item rather than some specialized adapter.
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