I don’t know what your take on the Blu-Ray players is, but mine has always been…what’s the point? I mean DVDs work perfectly fine. They are definitely a step above VHS because of the whole no rewinding thing, and they take up less space in the entertainment cabinet, so I see no reason to change-over to Blu-Ray.
UNTIL…our DVD went kaput. Then there was a choice. Do I plunk down money for another DVD player, OR move with the times and get a Blu-Ray?? Decisions, Decisions. And with my birthday coming up in just a month, I knew that this new gadget would be attached to the celebration, so I decided it had better be one HECK of a gadget!!
Thus began my search. After a while I realized that for the most part, a Blu-Ray is a Blu-Ray is a Blu-Ray.
UNTIL…I found it. A Blu-Ray that was most definitely NOT just a Blu-Ray. This Blu-Ray had network access. Which means it connects to your home network, and lets you watch YouTube, Netflix Instant Watch, and even new releases via CinemaNow. Oh-ho-ho-ho!! Now that was a Blu-Ray worthy of my last year in my 30’s!!
With one flick of my remote-hovering thumb I have basically TV-on-demand – – especially with YouTube offering more and more network shows, and Netflix having plenty of reruns of stuff I’ve been meaning to catch up on.
This is the way TV was meant to be. What you want, when you want it. Sometimes, a techie just can’t resist the temptations and seducements of the “next big thing.”
I mean have you seen those refrigerators with the internet screen built right into the door?????