Nobody told me it could be like this…

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. 

LG bluray 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?????


10 Responses

  1. I love how you like gadgets as I do. 🙂 When our tv or dvd player goes kaput, getting something that connect to our home network is at the top of my list. 🙂

  2. I am not a techie. Remember – me and my one computer house?? Right. Well, I never wanted a Blu-Ray, either. I mean, not only would I have to buy a new player, but then I’d have to start getting movies on Blu-Ray, too.

    But then you had to go and tell me that there was one that’ll play You Tube. And Netflix on-demands.

    Crap. You may make a techie out of me yet ;D

  3. Karen – – shall we start a girl band called the Gadget Gals???

    FM — it is WAY cool. i’m just sayin’.

  4. My friend has a nice policy, when he buys movies, he always tries to get the blu-ray version with the bonus normal DVD included. (not all movies come like this.) He doesn’t have a blu-ray player yet but he knows this is an inevitability… someday.

    Myself, I’m holding off on blu-ray until it is replaced by all digital downloads.

  5. Hubby and I are drooling over your new techie gear!
    Someday, someday…

  6. This is news to me! Thanks for doing all the research, though. This one goes on my wish list!

  7. Wow! That sounds awesome and I have to admit, a little scary. I already spend too much time in front of the TV as it is. The last thing I need is more of a reason to be there.

    I have to know, is the picture quality better than with a DVD?

    Inquiring minds want to know!

  8. Gary – – you might be waiting a while…I’m just sayin’ 😉

    SAT – – someday may be closer than you think if you have been good this year!! Santa knows all…

    Laura – – I’m guessing Santa knows where you live, too!

    Mom1 – – I have to admit, I thought the picture quality might be overhyped, but I have to say that even regular DVD’s look quite a BIT better on this baby!!

  9. All of this info simply made me dizzy and I tuned you out after 38 words!!!

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