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Posted: 11/20/2011 1:37:47 PM EDT
I still use all standard analog gear.

Walked through Best Buy and looked at some of the new stuff.

ALL of the Blu-Ray players have built in WiFi.

Is this so they can transmit the video to the TV wirelessly?

Link Posted: 11/20/2011 1:39:12 PM EDT
The wifi is for their signal to get on the net for things like netflix, google tv, hulu, etc...
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 1:40:07 PM EDT
There are some implementations of wireless HDMI, but they are very expensive. The WiFi DVD players are so you can stream netflix and the like.
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 2:08:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Scorp_DX:
The wifi is for their signal to get on the net for things like netflix, google tv, hulu, etc...

This,

Plus some can actually get Firmware updates too..

My Yamaha Home Receiver even has Network connectivity.
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 2:36:16 PM EDT
Originally Posted By smullen:

Originally Posted By Scorp_DX:
The wifi is for their signal to get on the net for things like netflix, google tv, hulu, etc...

This,

Plus some can actually get Firmware updates too..

My Yamaha Home Receiver even has Network connectivity.


Wireless HDMI is not ready for prime time yet, the network connectivity in these units has nothing to do with it.

Allows for streaming media (like mentioned above), firmware updates AND some units have Apps that allow control of the device (TV, receiver, bluray) via smartphone or tablet (I thingies, Android phones and devices).

I can control my samsung bluray and directv receivers with my android phone and rooted Nook Color.



Link Posted: 11/20/2011 2:38:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Atomic_Ferret:
Originally Posted By smullen:

Originally Posted By Scorp_DX:
The wifi is for their signal to get on the net for things like netflix, google tv, hulu, etc...

This,

Plus some can actually get Firmware updates too..

My Yamaha Home Receiver even has Network connectivity.


Wireless HDMI is not ready for prime time yet, the network connectivity in these units has nothing to do with it.

Allows for streaming media (like mentioned above), firmware updates AND some units have Apps that allow control of the device (TV, receiver, bluray) via smartphone or tablet (I thingies, Android phones and devices).

I can control my samsung bluray and directv receivers with my android phone and rooted Nook Color.



I did not say anything about HDMI...

Link Posted: 11/20/2011 2:56:54 PM EDT
Originally Posted By smullen:

Originally Posted By Atomic_Ferret:
Originally Posted By smullen:

Originally Posted By Scorp_DX:
The wifi is for their signal to get on the net for things like netflix, google tv, hulu, etc...

This,

Plus some can actually get Firmware updates too..

My Yamaha Home Receiver even has Network connectivity.


Wireless HDMI is not ready for prime time yet, the network connectivity in these units has nothing to do with it.

Allows for streaming media (like mentioned above), firmware updates AND some units have Apps that allow control of the device (TV, receiver, bluray) via smartphone or tablet (I thingies, Android phones and devices).

I can control my samsung bluray and directv receivers with my android phone and rooted Nook Color.



I did not say anything about HDMI...




No... You didn't
Somebody else mentioned it though.
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 3:11:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Atomic_Ferret:
Originally Posted By smullen:

Originally Posted By Atomic_Ferret:
Originally Posted By smullen:

Originally Posted By Scorp_DX:
The wifi is for their signal to get on the net for things like netflix, google tv, hulu, etc...

This,

Plus some can actually get Firmware updates too..

My Yamaha Home Receiver even has Network connectivity.


Wireless HDMI is not ready for prime time yet, the network connectivity in these units has nothing to do with it.

Allows for streaming media (like mentioned above), firmware updates AND some units have Apps that allow control of the device (TV, receiver, bluray) via smartphone or tablet (I thingies, Android phones and devices).

I can control my samsung bluray and directv receivers with my android phone and rooted Nook Color.



I did not say anything about HDMI...




No... You didn't
Somebody else mentioned it though.
lol I quoted the wrong person...

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