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Any difference between them?

by Adacherry / November 6, 2012 4:22 PM PST

I just want to get a wifi blu ray player which has Android system, but recently I find a mini pc in the market now which can also have the same function. I guess whether there is any difference between them and will the wifi blu ray player be taken place by the Android TV box?

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Yes. Primarily, the mini PC will do more
by Pepe7 / November 6, 2012 11:49 PM PST

If you can be more specific about which exact makes/models you are looking at/buying, we can help further. The wifi enabled BD player will generally be less capable, but have some apps under the hood.


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Thanks,but i have a little doubt
by Adacherry / November 14, 2012 10:36 AM PST

First, just like most people, when I decide to choose one of them, I take the price into consideration. It seems that the wifi blu ray player is much expensive than a normal mini pc. But the wifi blu ray player looks big and maybe it have a larger capacity and can install more software such as games, movies...but in fact, I really don't know the actual difference
I just plan to get one before Christmas and I decide to buy it for my parents, any good suggestion?

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by Pepe7 / November 14, 2012 12:45 PM PST

Blu Ray players will always be limited to what you can do with them. They are primarily designed to watch Blu Ray discs & DVDs, along with additional audio options. The 'app' add-ons came later, and are still limited. Don't think of it like a computer with a large empty hard drive you can fill on demand.

If you get more specific with what you mean by 'mini PC' (e.g. make/model) we can go from there and find you something you need.

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