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Blu-Ray Player with Wifi, External HD, and MP4 support

Im looking for a blu-ray player that has all of the above

I have a 1 TB external, USB 2.0 HD formated in HFS+ (so my xbox 360 can ready it). I want to play my MP4 files from it to watch movies

Also i want to stream my netflix account using WiFi

anyone know a BR player that can do this?


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Sounds like

Some PS3 or bluray laptop to me.

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The nicer LG players do most of this

I'm not sure about the external hard drive being plugged directly into the player, but they will find Network attached storage devices and stream a whole slew of codecs from them.

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HFS+ may be a problem

AFAIK you won't find any support from the blu ray player manufacturers for recognizing external disks/drives using a mac format. You will usually require FAT32 with a smidgen of support for NTFS.

If accessing that file system is a requirement, I'd agree with Bob who suggested a laptop with built in BD player. You also gain a lot more flexibility and horsepower with such a device.

See if you any of the big box stores offer a name brand lappy with an Intel i3-330m chipset, Blu Ray drive and HDMI out port. I'm guessing the lower end you will see (if any) would be around $700-800 for such a laptop. More will likely have i5 or i7 chipsets (=$$$). Core 2 Duo would be my second choice- perhaps a closeout model with a blu ray drive under the hood. YMMV- just poke around a little in the weekly flyers.

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Perhaps Xbox 360 (x2) then

Well from the responses, a PS3 or an Xbox360 (another one) seems to be my best choices. Do PS3 have built in WiFi or is that an external adapter to buy?

I know both stream Netflix. I know for sure xbox 360 supports HFS+ (and for some reason, not NTFS... odd since its a microsoft license)
And i also know 360 supports MP4 file format... do PS3 support MP4 file type?

I would actually prefer PS3 because i dont like the idea of having to keep an Xbox Live Gold subscription just to stream Netflix to my TV

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