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Do I need a wifi blue ray player if I have a wifi HDTV?

by jtrme / March 9, 2010 6:43 AM PST

Or would that be redundant? Would a non-wifi enabled blue ray player work just as well?

I just purchased a Panasonic TC-P50G25 and am trying to round up the components I'll need to take full advantage of the television's capablities. The model is so new that there's not much information about it yet on the internet, and the Panasonic website is fairly useless.

Also - will I really need to spend $200 on a Panasonic 'network' camera just to use Skype?

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Wifi on your TV will do nothing for your Blu-ray's
by minimalist / March 9, 2010 8:41 AM PST

network requirements. All devices need their own connection. Wired connections are desirable for HD streaming but wifi N will do in a pinch. Given that more and more devices are network enabled in our living rooms its probably prudent to run a cable over there and use a hub to connect all your devices for future-proofing.

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I haven't seen the G25 yet, but...
by Pepe7 / March 9, 2010 11:03 AM PST

Normally the standard web cams use a USB connection. If the G25 has a USB port perhaps a normal (read, much less expensive) web cam may work instead of the inflated Panny model you cite. I will have to get back to you on that one though since the G25 is so new...

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