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Streaming to a Blu-Ray player

by jfruhlinger / December 28, 2009 11:27 PM PST

Hello all-

I'm thinking of getting a Blu-Ray player for my living room, and one of the models I was looking at in Best Buy said that it supported "PC streaming," which I assume means that it would stream video and audio from a computer on the same network. I was wondering if any Blu-Ray players that work in this way support Macs. I have the latest version of Snow Leopard on my computer, which is a white plastic MacBook. Thanks in advance for any tips!

Josh

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More details
by rnauth1418 / December 29, 2009 4:34 AM PST

What model is it that you are referring to?

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I'm looking for suggestions!
by jfruhlinger / December 29, 2009 11:32 AM PST
In reply to: More details

Actually, I was looking for recommendations on models that are compatible with Macs. I'm open as to the brand/platform; I'm interested in something that can stream from a Mac and supports Netflix instant watch.

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As far as I have seen
by rnauth1418 / December 29, 2009 11:11 PM PST

As far as I know there aren't any blue ray player that allow for streaming from a personal computer. If you have seen some that are compatible with a p.c. please let me know. I will buy it in a heartbeat...

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DLNA and iTunes
by Zeuxidamas / January 3, 2010 10:37 AM PST

If the player supports streaming by looking for the DLNA protocol, I am not sure that OS X supports this directly, although I believe that there are apps that enable a DLNA-based link so that a Mac can be seen as a Media Server.

Regardless, you will not be able top stream protected iTunes content to the device. DRM-free audio might be able to stream if the device supports it.
- Vr/Zeuxidamas..>>

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sony bdp 570
by coles33 / January 31, 2011 1:26 PM PST
In reply to: uuuhhhuuummmm......

beware of the sony bdp players if you are getting them to stream Playon. It appears that sony is cutting off dlna feed at 1 hour and 7 minutes

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