Network Blu-ray Players Expected to Overtake Game Consoles in CE Network Client Growth

In-Stat 2009 Digital Home Vision GraphicWe've known for a while now game consoles have had the lead as the most commonly connected network entertainment device in people's homes – due in large part to popularity of online gaming. But now analysts like In-Stat are starting to take notice of the current crop of Network Blu-ray Players from Samsung and LG, [...]

LG’s Network Blu-ray Player to Get CinemaNow and YouTube Support

LG BD300 Network Blu-ray PlayerLooks like the guys at LG aren't threatened by the likes of Samsung's BD-P2500. LG is announcing that in the next few weeks owners of their BD300 Network Blu-ray Player will gain access to CinemaNow – including its HD library – and YouTube content directly from their player. These new enhancements are in addition to [...]

Question: Which Netflix Streamer Solution Are You Considering As a Non-Xbox 360/TiVo Owner?

Samsung BD-P2500 Netflix HDTV GraphicI'm curious what non-Xbox 360/TiVo owners are most likely considering buying for streaming Netflix video to their HDTVs. On one hand you have the $99 Netflix Player by Roku and on the other you have the sub-$350 Blu-ray players from Samsung (BD-P2500) and LG (BD300) – all of which offer HDMI out, upgradeable firmware for [...]