Network Blu-Ray Players and Netflix

In my previous posting I was considering the LG dual format player which can play both HD-DVD and Blu-ray formats. I am now swaying toward one of the new network-able Blu-ray players which allow users to stream movies directly from Netflix. I am a huge fan of Netflix and am glad to see that they are creating strategic partnerships with Samsung and LG.

Samsung offers two Blu-ray player models which support Netflix streaming, the BD-P2500 and the BD-P2550. LG offers the BD300. The Samsung models appear to also provide the ability to stream music from Pandora.

Ever since The Death of HD-DVD I’ve been waiting to replace or supplement my HD-DVD player with a Blu-ray player. One of the above models may make it under the Christmas tree this year.

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