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Old 03-05-2015, 07:30 PM   #1
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Samsung Bluray Player

Has anyone replaced that huge blueray player with something more compact, even if not blueray. Looking for a space saver.
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I have Sony Blueray that is approx 8X8. Very compact.
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Old 03-05-2015, 08:38 PM   #3
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Samsung Bluray Player

I use a Sony Playstation for a Blueray player.It works great as it stands up vertically (very thin profile) and with our 28ft international it fits between booth back and the wall hidden away.Ran the hdmi cable thru the wall access next to TV so nothing is visible.


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If all you need is a generic blu-ray player, with no optical audio output, it's fine.

But, if you want to be able to use it for Netflix, VUDU, or youtube.. fahgetaboutit
Constantly hangs, requiring a disconnect and restart
Very, very slow
Remote control is impossible to use in the dark
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The Sony sounds like a good option...are there any others?
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Old 03-06-2015, 08:57 AM   #6
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If all you need is a generic blu-ray player, with no optical audio output, it's fine.

But, if you want to be able to use it for Netflix, VUDU, or youtube.. fahgetaboutit
Constantly hangs, requiring a disconnect and restart
Very, very slow
Remote control is impossible to use in the dark
Interesting points Boondockdad.
Traveling as I do I have yet to find internet connection at RV park or in a serene camping spot capable of streaming movies or Youtube.All though I am sure there are a few somewhere.
My 32' led tv has built in WiFi and Bluetooth and is Netflx and YouTube friendly but alas without a lightning fast internet connection its worthless.

I have found the Airstream supplied surround sound and sub-woofer to be laughable so running the sound thru the tv and into a thin sound bar works for me.
I have never sat in the dark and tried the remote so that could be true.Lol

Playstation unit has never hung up but as stated I don't stream movies with it.
I use it as a player for live concert dvd's,Red Box rentals and the occasional gaming and it works great takes up very little space.
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We sometimes use a Samsung Galaxy Tab as a hotspot.
The 4G LTE via Verizon is unbelievably fast. Actually, it's faster than our home cable internet, no kidding.

The only problem was having to put it outside the trailer to get a data connection. The aluminum shell really kills the signal. Thought about installing a booster and exterior antenna... so many gadgets, so little disposable income
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Interesting points Boondockdad.
Traveling as I do I have yet to find internet connection at RV park or in a serene camping spot capable of streaming movies or Youtube.All though I am sure there are a few somewhere.
Given the limited bandwidth available at most campgrounds, I wouldn't stream video even if I had a good connection; it's unfair to other campers with whom we have to share that bandwidth. Since a high-def movie can run to a couple of gigabytes all by itself, streaming one eats bandwidth in a hurry.

I download movies at home from Amazon Prime, and take them with me on a flash drive that I can plug into a USB port on the back of my television; or I take my laptop with me and hook it up to the TV through an HDMI cable to play the movie on the larger TV screen after downloading it. Of course, downloading at home won't work for full-timers who don't have a stick-and-brick home. But even in that case, it's still better to download a movie and watch it offline than to stream one and watch it online. Then a slow Internet connection isn't as big of an issue.
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"I download movies at home from Amazon Prime, and take them with me on a flash drive that I can plug into a USB port on the back of my television"

exactly how do you do this and what flash drive do you use cause i would sure like to watch on the bigger tv screen than on the kindle. i thought the movies had preventers to such downloading. your info would be great to know as i am also a prime member. thanks
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"I download movies at home from Amazon Prime, and take them with me on a flash drive that I can plug into a USB port on the back of my television"

exactly how do you do this and what flash drive do you use cause i would sure like to watch on the bigger tv screen than on the kindle. i thought the movies had preventers to such downloading. your info would be great to know as i am also a prime member. thanks
Any flash drive will work, as long as it has enough capacity; the one I'm using at the moment is a Sandisk Cruzer Glide 128GB.

It helps to have a television that have software that will support playing movies in AVI format; not all of them do. Otherwise you'll need to play the video on a computer and use an HDMI cable to connect to your television.

As for preventers, I refer you to the Amazon Instant Video Terms of Service:
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Thanks for all the options on watching movies, but since I have the tv, it's all wired, I just want to replace that huge Samsung blueray. Will look at the play station and Sony, but I'm still searching for a smaller gizmo that I can plug into the existing wiring system
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