sony blu ray player, under $100, and it will stream no problems, and the media player is good, and the menus easy to use (also, all your net channels are there, iview etc)
oh, it will also play blu rays
yeah I went the Sony Wifi enabled blueray player ~2 weeks back from JB Hifi.. though I'm a little ticked off that I have to select 'Video' before choosing a machine on the network to play videos from, instead of just browsing the network. (( *edit - to be clear here.. unless I choose this path, the player allows me to search through folders yet finds no playable files :/ )
I do like that it's DLNA enabled, though it drops out. My kids don't like that much.
Still no firmware update available to fix the bugs which is surprising given it's 'a Sony'.
Oh... and for some reason the volume function doesn't work (*edit - on the Sony remote). I'm guessing it's only there if I was silly enough to buy a Sony TV as well.
Still, all content plays perfectly off USB external HDDs and USB sticks.. though I expected more from a machine with the Sony label on it.
I wouldn't recommend this over a semi decent HTPC for anyone who's OCD about the quality of their equipment, but most consumers would tolerate it. Personally I'm thinking it's a cheapie mass produced POS that Sony picked up from another market and paid a pittance for and told their tech support people to tell callers to 'RTM' knowing they'll get away with it.
still - great blueray player.. I just wish I could change the volume with the Sony remote instead of the TV one.
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