questionsare wifi-enabled blu-ray players worth it?

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I have a Wii for gaming and don't watch Blu-ray videos very often. The wife uses Wii Fit and I almost never use the Wii.

Consequently, for me a cheap Blu-ray player makes a lot more sense than a PS3.
I have a Magnavox BR with WiFi which replaced an older Panasonic BR player that didn't. Since the TV isn't near any of my network wiring, I connected it to my net using a pair of wireless routers set up as a wireless bridge. Upgrading to the Mag allowed me to get rid of that extra hardware. So, for me it's very much worth it.

If you watch a lot of video, use Netflix (I don't), etc. get the PS3. That's when the extra cost is quite justified. For me, not so much.

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@wnyx585am: I've been pretty happy with the media capabilities of the ps3. But I guess in the areas it's lacking (Hulu,amazon, iTunes,ect.), I just connect my laptop to the tv, so maybe I don't notice the shortcomings. Never mind the added bonus of blowing stuff up or beating in a zombie's head. :D

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@scubarob56: The question was about Blue Ray players, and so was my answer.

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@kmeltzer: your what has wifi? i am trying to get a wifi blu ray player that can get hulu,vudu,etc

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Mine has Wifi, does Netflix, Hulu and Pandora and I'm very happy with it. I'm not sure why I'd get any media device without wifi these day.

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@okham: A PS3 is not necessarily the answer for streaming video or music, although your point is well taken. The PS3 and Xbox are both limited in what they offer for streaming. A Roku or even many Blu-Ray players offer more streaming options for both audio and video. If you only want to stream Netflix or a few other major services, PS3 is fine and a preferred choice in my opinion.

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Short answer, yes. And if you can, pick up a refurb ps3; it's worth the extra dinero.

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Scam, no. Not everyone wants separate devices, so a BR player that can stream is a nice feature. Likewise, not everyone has convenient cabling options, or wants to bother with external devices, so paying extra for wi-fi built-in is a nice feature too.

If you need such features, pay for them in the higher models. If not, then no worries.