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Old 12-15-2012, 04:08 AM   #1
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Hi, I have not connected my player internet till today. I was just wondering before I do, do I have to worry about virus threats like on computers. I just want to connect to access my Vudu content. Would it let me switch between Vudu and watching movie through Blu-ray disc or will I need to disconnect from internet to do that?
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Hi, I have not connected my player internet till today. I was just wondering before I do, do I have to worry about virus threats like on computers. I just want to connect to access my Vudu content. Would it let me switch between Vudu and watching movie through Blu-ray disc or will I need to disconnect from internet to do that?
BD players aren't subject to virus's/malware like a computer. You can switch from playing physical media (Blu-ray) and running a internet App such as Vudu client while the player is connected to your internet.
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BD players aren't subject to virus's/malware like a computer. You can switch from playing physical media (Blu-ray) and running a internet App such as Vudu client while the player is connected to your internet.
I agree and I have my TV,AVR,satellite HD box,and BDP all hooked into a Ethernet hub and connected with one Ethernet cable to my router.
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Thanks for replies guys. I decided to buy Roku instead. With that I can stream Vudu as well as Amazon Instant.
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Thanks for replies guys. I decided to buy Roku instead. With that I can stream Vudu as well as Amazon Instant.
Fyi some BD players already support both. For instance recent Sony BD models, Oppo players with Roku stick, etc. But whatever works for you.

BTW until very recently Roku's didn't have Vudu, it got added about two months ago.
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I just bought Roku Hd from amazon and should be arriving soon. I was wondering how exactly do I link Roku to my Vudu account. On Vudu.com, they say to add the channel from my channel store. But how to access my own account from there? I already have an account on Vudu and have a lot of UV movies that I would like to stream over there. How do I get that on there?
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I just bought Roku Hd from amazon and should be arriving soon. I was wondering how exactly do I link Roku to my Vudu account. On Vudu.com, they say to add the channel from my channel store. But how to access my own account from there? I already have an account on Vudu and have a lot of UV movies that I would like to stream over there. How do I get that on there?
Just enter Vudu channel on the Roku screen, highlight Free HD Rental and then press Enter.

Using the onscreen keyboard, enter your e-mail address. When you are done, use the bottom arrow button to select Done and then press Enter.

Enter your VUDU password and then, using the arrow buttons on your remote, highlight Done and press Enter.

Your VUDU account is now successfully registered on your Blu-ray Player and a $5.99 rental credit has been added to your account.

Thats basically the steps on most versions.
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Just enter Vudu channel on the Roku screen, highlight Free HD Rental and then press Enter.

Using the onscreen keyboard, enter your e-mail address. When you are done, use the bottom arrow button to select Done and then press Enter.

Enter your VUDU password and then, using the arrow buttons on your remote, highlight Done and press Enter.

Your VUDU account is now successfully registered on your Blu-ray Player and a $5.99 rental credit has been added to your account.

Thats basically the steps on most versions.
Thank you. I'll try that once I get it and let you know. Thanks again.
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yeah,Fyi some BD players already support both. For instance recent Sony BD models, Oppo players with Roku stick, etc. thank you
When I turn on my BD player I only see 4 services: Netflix, Youtube, Cinemnow, Vudu. Nothing else. I have amazon prime and I am tired of watching prime instant videos on my laptop. It is not fun. So, Roku should be a good alternative.

BTW I have AT&T U-Verse. Will Roku HD (one that is 59.99) connect wirelessly to that? All our laptops in our house connect easily.
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yeah,i agree with you, I decided to buy Roku instead. With that I can stream Vudu as well as Amazon Instant.
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