recommend blu-ray player?

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rafer
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recommend blu-ray player?

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My PS is getting long in the tooth and it's about time for me to upgrade it but since I don't game much these days might as well just get a decent blu-ray player. Looking for recommendations for a blu-ray player with an Ethernet port that does a great job handling UMS.
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Can't help you with this. Things are moving away from physical media now to on-demand these days.

If your Playstation still works then just keep on using that. If its an early PS3 then it will most likely fail and get a YLOD so maybe a PS4 would be better then you can at least still play games on it even if it is every now and again.

If you want a stand alone player then you will have to look for reviews on other websites
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I guess basically my question is, how well will a standalone Sony or LG DVD blu-ray player work as a client? Clearly I've been spoiled by the PS, since for instance the Roku DLNA app is pretty bad. Obviously, the PS is pretty much a fairly powerful computer, but if I could find something new for $150 that works about as well as that, I'd jump on it, guess it wouldn't have to be a DVD player.
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There will be better options than the PS but can't recommend anything.

If you just want a media player then maybe something that will run Kodi and keep the PS for DVDs and Blurays. I've heard you can run it on cheap android box or even a RaspberryPI if you can get one.
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I use LG Smart TV's these days.
Prior to that I used LG Bluray players which worked good with UMS.
But.... If you do not want the DVD/Bluray function, I think there would be better options like an Android box as suggested by mik_s.
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mik_s wrote: Thu Jan 19, 2023 3:44 pm There will be better options than the PS but can't recommend anything.

If you just want a media player then maybe something that will run Kodi and keep the PS for DVDs and Blurays. I've heard you can run it on cheap android box or even a RaspberryPI if you can get one.
gak! this is why I ask stupid questions, it never even dawned on me to use a Raspberry PI as a *client*, thank you.
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