Do you want Netflix streaming movies on your TV? Sure you do. And short of buying an Internet-connected television—quite an expensive proposition, especially if you just bought a high-definition (HD) 42-inch television—then you can have your Internet and eat it too (well, not really, but you get the gist). Yes, an Internet-connected Blu-ray player will let you watch Netflix streaming movies right on your high-def television.
What’s more, these devices typically let you watch YouTube, as well, and also view your home videos and photos on your television.
Now that’s entertainment.
- LG BD590 250GB HD Network Blu-ray Disc Player
This Blu-Ray player, from LG, gives you the best of a variety of worlds—a 250-gigabyte hard drive (to store lots of movies), Netflix streaming, and the chance to tap into a variety of entertainment services with NetCast.
- Panasonic DMP-BD65 Blu-Ray Disc Player
Though this model doesn’t include the storage space of the LG model, it’s more affordable, and still quite versatile. Along with Netflix, you can watch plenty of entertainment via Panasonic’s Viera Cast service, which makes it possible to connect with Amazon Video on Demand, YouTube, Picasa, Bloomberg, and other sources.
- Sony BDP-S570 3D Blu-ray Disc Player
Have an iPhone or iPod touch? Then think about this disc player. Along with letting you stream Netflix and other services, you can download an app that serves as a remote control for the device.