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spyguy10709
Jun 7, 2013, 01:22 PM
It's my sony blu ray player. It supports DLNA, and USB flash drives/hard drives. It will play ANYTHING I throw at it, from AVI to WMV to MP4 to M4v... anything. We all need to get them. And newegg has them on sale for 59 bucks. They do wifi and ethernet, and the quality is fantastic.

The BDP-S390 and BDP-s590... amazing players.



Shrink
Jun 7, 2013, 01:26 PM
It's my sony blu ray player. It supports DLNA, and USB flash drives/hard drives. It will play ANYTHING I throw at it, from AVI to WMV to MP4 to M4v... anything. We all need to get them. And newegg has them on sale for 59 bucks. They do wifi and ethernet, and the quality is fantastic.

The BDP-S390 and BDP-s590... amazing players.

I'm sure it's a great blu-ray player...but perhaps we ALL don't need to get them.:D

spyguy10709
Jun 7, 2013, 01:31 PM
I'm sure it's a great blu-ray player...but perhaps we ALL don't need to get them.:D

I'm pretty sure we do. They're fantastic. Like your life will change for the better if you get one.

AppleMark
Jun 7, 2013, 01:35 PM
I have a good Pioneer LX Blu ray, but it will not replace an ATV for me.

designs216
Jun 7, 2013, 01:44 PM
I like my Sammy BRP for this reason as well. Aside from not having the Apple interface, my main beef is that it doesn't have Amazon instant video which the Sony does.

Shrink
Jun 7, 2013, 01:52 PM
I'm pretty sure we do. They're fantastic. Like your life will change for the better if you get one.

Well, since you put it that way...I'll take 5!

pogoyoyo
Jun 7, 2013, 02:25 PM
why does the apple tv have to support any of those formats when VLC supports and it and i can just airplay mirror to my TV using the apple tv?

spyguy10709
Jun 7, 2013, 03:15 PM
why does the apple tv have to support any of those formats when VLC supports and it and i can just airplay mirror to my TV using the apple tv?

Lol right, airplay mirroring is like 15FPS. If you like watching content like that, then go ahead with your current setup.

Mrbobb
Jun 7, 2013, 06:37 PM
I got a DLNA capable BR player before I got my ATV. They have complementary uses. But glad u finally discovered the BR.

linds15
Jun 7, 2013, 07:42 PM
for me atv = airplay for nba gametime, nfl gamepass. those two uses are enough for me to buy an ATV

SandboxGeneral
Jun 7, 2013, 07:44 PM
It's my sony blu ray player. It supports DLNA, and USB flash drives/hard drives. It will play ANYTHING I throw at it, from AVI to WMV to MP4 to M4v... anything. We all need to get them. And newegg has them on sale for 59 bucks. They do wifi and ethernet, and the quality is fantastic.

The BDP-S390 and BDP-s590... amazing players.

Can I stream my iTunes library to it without doing any modifications to anything?

spyguy10709
Jun 7, 2013, 10:07 PM
Can I stream my iTunes library to it without doing any modifications to anything?

haha, apple using industry standards? Nope.


Nah, you have to use a plugin. But once you do it works really well.

towg
Jun 8, 2013, 04:05 AM
I had a Sony BD185 and just upgraded to a Panasonic PWT which has a hard driver recorder too. I assumed at triple the price is would make a decent media server but playback is stuttery like the processor isnt too fast.

Its not a patch on the 99 Apple Tv.

chambord
Jun 8, 2013, 06:44 AM
This is such a horrible solution.

ritmomundo
Jun 8, 2013, 01:10 PM
This is such a horrible solution.

Why? You afraid to step outside the Apple universe?

Che Castro
Jun 8, 2013, 06:02 PM
This seems like so 2008

I'm trying to get away from disc

A wd media player live is a better alternative

darster
Jun 8, 2013, 11:51 PM
I will stick with my OPPO. It will bury any cheap $59 player.

Evoken
Jun 8, 2013, 11:58 PM
I do very much the same with my PS3.

On my Mac I have an app called Playback which lets me access all the movies, photos and music I have and play them on the PS3 and with doubleTwist on both my S3 and Nexus 7 I can play any movie I have on those devices as well. I also have Netflix in all of them. Have felt no need to get an Apple TV.

JordanNZ
Jun 9, 2013, 02:35 AM
Great.

But can you rent a movie on it? :D

chambord
Jun 9, 2013, 07:30 AM
Hey guys i have a great solution! I download torrentzzz and then I burn them to CDROMs. Sometimes it takes 8 CDROMS for 1 movie but that's ok. Then I have a service in town trnasfer the CDROMS to VHS, and then I watch them on my VHS. It's pretty sweet. All 8 CDROMS fit on 1 VHS. And VHS is universal.

towg
Jun 9, 2013, 07:45 AM
Hey guys i have a great solution! I download torrentzzz and then I burn them to CDROMs. Sometimes it takes 8 CDROMS for 1 movie but that's ok. Then I have a service in town trnasfer the CDROMS to VHS, and then I watch them on my VHS. It's pretty sweet. All 8 CDROMS fit on 1 VHS. And VHS is universal.

I love a forward thinker :D

Irishman
Jun 9, 2013, 08:09 AM
Lol right, airplay mirroring is like 15FPS. If you like watching content like that, then go ahead with your current setup.

You're having unusual problems if you're Airplay Mirroring from your Mac is producing 15 fps! Call Apple's support # and ask them. Put the issue to the knowledge base on their website. The only issue I have with Airplay mirroring is the lag.

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haha, apple using industry standards? Nope.


Nah, you have to use a plugin. But once you do it works really well.

Where can we find this plugin?

spyguy10709
Jun 9, 2013, 02:01 PM
Hey guys i have a great solution! I download torrentzzz and then I burn them to CDROMs. Sometimes it takes 8 CDROMS for 1 movie but that's ok. Then I have a service in town trnasfer the CDROMS to VHS, and then I watch them on my VHS. It's pretty sweet. All 8 CDROMS fit on 1 VHS. And VHS is universal.
Lol funny, I don't need to burn them... it just shows up and I click play.

I don't undertand why some people are so immature :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

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You're having unusual problems if you're Airplay Mirroring from your Mac is producing 15 fps! Call Apple's support # and ask them. Put the issue to the knowledge base on their website. The only issue I have with Airplay mirroring is the lag.

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Where can we find this plugin?

Airplay mirroring is pegged at 20FPS as a VSync, and when playing 30FPS video, the net is 15FPS.

There are tons of iTunes UPNP plugins that work, very well.

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This is such a horrible solution.

Why? Look up how DLNA works, it's like iTunes homesharing, but it's open so anything can use it - iTunes, Vuze, lots of other software. Wirelessly.

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This seems like so 2008

I'm trying to get away from disc

A wd media player live is a better alternative

It's the exact same thing for less money. It doesn't use discs. It uses wifi.

pogoyoyo
Jun 10, 2013, 08:49 AM
Lol funny, I don't need to burn them... it just shows up and I click play.

I don't undertand why some people are so immature :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

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Airplay mirroring is pegged at 20FPS as a VSync, and when playing 30FPS video, the net is 15FPS.

There are tons of iTunes UPNP plugins that work, very well.

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Why? Look up how DLNA works, it's like iTunes homesharing, but it's open so anything can use it - iTunes, Vuze, lots of other software. Wirelessly.

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It's the exact same thing for less money. It doesn't use discs. It uses wifi.

I am able to watch any movie without problems over airplay mirroring, including 1080p 3d movies... so i'm not sure what you're experiencing is normal. All i'm running is a mbp, time capsule, apple tv, 3d led tv. The delay is very minimal, mili-seconds, and with VLC you can delay the audio to sync up.

DianeK
Jun 10, 2013, 09:26 AM
I am able to watch any movie without problems over airplay mirroring, including 1080p 3d movies... so i'm not sure what you're experiencing is normal. All i'm running is a mbp, time capsule, apple tv, 3d led tv. The delay is very minimal, mili-seconds, and with VLC you can delay the audio to sync up.
Newbie here: what is VLC?:o

takeshi74
Jun 10, 2013, 09:29 AM
You can easily answer with Google but link for the lazy:
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html‎

pogoyoyo
Jun 10, 2013, 09:41 AM
You can easily answer with Google but link for the lazy:
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html‎

yeah, it's just a video player, replacement for quicktime. Known to play almost every video format known to man lol

DianeK
Jun 10, 2013, 09:51 AM
yeah, it's just a video player, replacement for quicktime. Known to play almost every video format known to man lol

Thank you.