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Searching for content using ROKU vs Samsung BD-P1600?

by dejola / November 14, 2010 2:53 AM PST

I have a Roku device that I use to access Netflix content. My friend on the other hand has a Samsung BD-P1600 Blu-Ray layer that he uses for the same purpose. But I am able using ROKU to search for Netflix content without using a computer. He cannot seem to do that.

Is the search feature (represented by a magnifying glass on the ROKU Netflix interface) not available to those who access Netflix via the Samsung BD-P1600 blu-ray player? Can this capability be added via some sort of upgrade?

Thanks.

John

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 14, 2010 3:24 AM PST

Such devices are under the control by the makers and of course Netflix. This is why some try these and then go back to some PC or other devices.
Bob

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Searching for content using ROKU vs Samsung BD-P1600?
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / November 17, 2010 6:08 AM PST

dejola,

The short answer is that it's up to Netflix to provide that software capability for the players. For the 2010 models, a similar feature has already begun to roll out. I don't believe it will be available for the BD-P1600, but I have no way of knowing definitively since the App owner (Netflix) essentially controls the App itself.

--HDTech

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