dealssamsung smart wi-fi ready blu-ray disc player…

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To me, wireless ready means it should be ready for wireless and you shouldn't have to buy any adapters. Should be labeled wireless capable.

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I wish I could justify a Blu-Ray, but I keep thinking "the price has to go down soon..." (though it hasn't...)

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@boydrew: For a blue ray player how low do you want the price to drop??

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So "Wi-Fi Ready" means ethernet tethered. Got it.

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$39.99 seems like a good price for a low-end bluray player. Maybe by Christmas.

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Looks like a good deal for an OK Blu-Ray player. In for one for the bedroom finally!

Wireless is great for mobile things. But a Blu-Ray player shouldn't be mobile. If you're able to; do yourself a favor, spend a few bucks on a run of Cat5 vs that WiFi adapter and save yourself the headache of spotty connections and limited bandwidth. If you live somewhere that you can't run cables then grab that wifi adapter.

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@lichme: A "WiFi-ready" blu-ray player is like advertising a loaf of bread as "BLT-ready".

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@eraten: I agree in theory. For sure that's what I would have done at my job where we had a contractor that ran cables through the suspended ceilings.

But here in the house, where I wouldn't get up in the attic and fish the cable down the walls, and I probably wouldn't get around to covering the run with protective molding, I think the dogs would wonder what it was and start chewing on it to find out.

EDIT -- On the other hand, it seems a new or refurbed adapter will cost more than the player itself:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B0021LA1BE

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@floridaorange: I hear you, I think $40 is what I am hoping for. I don't need internet capable, as I have a roku. I just can't justify tossing my dvd player.

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Samsung Wireless Adapter is $73.99 on Amazon.com. That's more than the cost of the Blu-ray player!! I'm sure you can use an off-brand that costs much less, but it reminds me of going to the movies: The ticket it only $8, but a drink and popcorn will cost you $20 more!

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Yep you have to buy an expensive adapter... Samsung isn't the greatest of interface either..I got one.....

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@lyonlt: Or grab a refurbished linksys router (like http://www.amazon.com/Cisco-Linksys-Refurbished-E1000-Wireless-N/dp/B003VYEYE0/ref=zg_bs_300189_15 ), and flash DD-WRT. Heck of a lot cheaper, and a whole lot more useful.

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Will it stream Amazon Prime streaming video? I have a TiVO that can stream everything else I want, but since I've got Prime it would be nice to see it on the TV, and I need a bluray player.

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@justabandnerd said:
"$39.99 seems like a good price for a low-end bluray player. Maybe by Christmas."

Cheap Bluray players are usually junk. They can take up to a full minute to start to play the disc and are totally devoid of features. A high-quality one will play the disc quickly, will support all of the special features on the disc, and will have support for Netflix and Hulu. I would recommend that you don't shop solely on price when buying a Bluray player. Rather, find a reliable model with the features you want, even if it is closer to $100 than $40.

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A neighbor bought one of these** "WiFi Ready" devices. $85 dollars for a proprietary USB wireless device later, it really was ready for wireless.

It is rare, but I have to say it - shame on Woot/Moofi for claiming something is WiFi Ready when it is far from it.

**Not specifically this model - it was a couple of years ago, but it was a Samsung and it would not recognize any wireless USB device except the $85 one.