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Old 02-22-2011, 05:47 AM   #1
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Question Bluray players with Wifi

Is there a difference b/w a player with 'built - in WiFi or a player that is "WiFi ready"?
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:14 AM   #2
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Yes. A player that is "wifi ready" can connect to a wifi network, but it does not have a built in wifi chip. You have to buy an accessory from the manufacturer and those normally go for $79.99. A player that has built in wifi can connect right out of the box
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oh u mean with a USB wifi LAN adapter ?

do u have to buy a usb adapyer that matches the player's brand/make?

or any brand will do?
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Old 02-22-2011, 04:48 PM   #4
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My advice is unless you're buying a very high-end player that you want for other reasons that doesn't happen to have WiFi built in, is to buy a player that does have WiFi built in. Lowers your cost, nothing is sticking out of the player to break off, etc.

The Sony 570 (and I believe its replacement, the new 580) has WiFi built in and it's a pleasure to use. I wish all the manufacturers would do this.
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Old 02-24-2011, 02:10 PM   #5
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Built in WIFI is the best way to go. When I had my N460 I had to buy a wireless bridge and it was a hassel. With built in WIFI on my S570 everything works like a charm as it did on my PS3 when I had it.
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Old 02-24-2011, 08:19 PM   #6
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I'm in the same boat blu and I'd recommend getting one with the wi-fi built in too
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