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bramwell

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#312257 1-Apr-2024 09:45
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Hi all

 

We're looking at buying the above blu ray player.  Only thing is the internet connection must be via ethernet.

 

Does this mean we have to have an ethernet cable traipsing across the house to our modem, or is there another way to do this?

 

Any advice would be appreciated.  Many thanks in advance.


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cb1

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  #3212805 1-Apr-2024 11:41
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This is true but in reality the online capability is for Netflix, YouTube, AccuWeather and checking/updating the firmware (which can be done with a USB stick.
So you may already have the capability to view these services by other means.




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bramwell

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  #3212807 1-Apr-2024 11:48
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Thanks for your reply.  We can watch online via an HDMI cable to my laptop, but would prefer to access these straight through the Blu Ray.  Our TV doesn't have wifi.


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  #3212812 1-Apr-2024 12:01
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I guess I didn't think about the DLNA capability too.

Might be a better option to get a Chromecast/Firetv/Android TV type device instead - especially if you don't need the actual disc playing capability.




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bramwell

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  #3212813 1-Apr-2024 12:04
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Thanks again - we want to use the disc player as well.

 

Just now someone suggested (on another forum) that we could use a powerline adapter.  If you have experience with these, how did it go?


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  #3212819 1-Apr-2024 12:27
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I don't have any experience with them but from what I understand it should do the trick for you.




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  #3212820 1-Apr-2024 12:27
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There are Panasonic BD Players that have wifi. Of course they are more expensive but may provide a solution to your connectivity issue as well as having more features/capabilities.

 

DP-UB820

 

DP-UB450GN/K

 

However not sure if you are trying to take advantage of the Easter sales as I see Harvey Norman have the subject player for $125.





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  #3212821 1-Apr-2024 12:29
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bramwell:

 

Thanks again - we want to use the disc player as well.

 

Just now someone suggested (on another forum) that we could use a powerline adapter.  If you have experience with these, how did it go?

 

 

I've got a set of TP Link ones.  Rock solid. https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NETTPL9020/TP-Link-TL-PA9020P-KIT-AV2000-Powerline-Kit-with-A





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bramwell

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  #3212822 1-Apr-2024 12:36
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Thanks so much!  I googled but didn't find any online ... don't know how I missed that.  


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  #3212829 1-Apr-2024 12:59
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Thanks OldEyes.

 

I'm a bit confused now as looked at reviews of the higher spec Panasonic blu ray player, the DPUB450GNK - although it says on the marketing blurb that it has built in wifi, some reviewers as posting that it doesn't have wifi.  So we still may be looking at the Powerline link.

 

 

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  #3212881 1-Apr-2024 14:58
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My info was from the Panasonic NZ website, so maybe if the reviews were international, models may vary. But the DP-UB450GN-K is over twice the price of the BD84.

 

I can’t actually remember the last time I watched a BR disc.





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  #3212890 1-Apr-2024 15:40
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Thanks Dingbat

 

You're right, not many people use discs nowadays.  We've got some home burnt discs of previous events etc. that we (might) like to watch from time to time and some favourite old CDs so it works for us.  We've gone with the BD84 and a powerline adapter.


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  #3212907 1-Apr-2024 16:56
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I have had a powerline link to my TV corner and it is solid as. I think I have restarted it twice in 4 years. It hasn't locked for 3 years I don't think.


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