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Pre Christmas gift :-} New wireless BluRay player

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Pre Christmas gift :-} New wireless BluRay player

Have a new wireless BluRay  player that connects to my 2wire, but is SLOW....

 

Can I conect it to my DVR via ethernet or ????? since they sit right next to one another....

 

 

Thanks in advance !

 

John

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Re: Pre Christmas gift :-} New wireless BluRay player

Congrats on your gift. Smiley Happy

 

You mean the UV Wireless is slow?

 

You should be able to plug it into the Ethernet port on the DVR.  I gather that will be for firmware upgrades, or streaming with Netflix and the like?

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Re: Pre Christmas gift :-} New wireless BluRay player

Thanks for the response.... yes, want it for netflix, etc....

 

Will try connecting the dvr to bluray via ethernet....

 

but happened to be on with phone support just now and they said it doesn't work Smiley Happy

 

I have the 18Mg service, but the wireless says it only gets like 345 throughput....

and netflix, etc... says it requires 1.5M at least....

 

the shine is wearing off my christmas gift already - boo hoo...Man Sad

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I would try connecting it to the web anyway.  Come back here and ask for suggestions.  Just because cs said it won't work doesn't mean it won't.  IMHO

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Agree, give it a whirl and let us know how it goes!

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Re: Pre Christmas gift :-} New wireless BluRay player


RCSMG wrote:

I would try connecting it to the web anyway.  Come back here and ask for suggestions.  Just because cs said it won't work doesn't mean it won't.  IMHO


I agree, at&t's CSR's will say anything, definately when it's not supported by at&t

 

@JBT-I would say try it, it should workSmiley Wink

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I'm sure others here are doing it, but I couldn't find the posts where I read it.

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My Blu-Ray player doesn't have wireless and I have it hooked up to the ethernet port on the back of the STB and it works just fine.

” Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports … all others are games.”- Ernest Hemingway
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ACE - Master

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I have a Seagate Freeagent Theater+ media player connected via the Ethernet port on the DVR.  It does work well for streaming media from my PC to the media player.  Some third party apps (Tversity and PlayOn) seem to buffer a lot and I wonder if a direct wired connection to the RG would be better?

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Wow.

 

A huge big thank you to outfanindallas and dhascall. It never even occured to me to connect my Blue Ray player to the Ethernet port on my Set Top Box. Prior to doing so, I had a wireless connection that was so-so. Netflix would buffer periodically and streaming content from my computer was an exercise in frustration.

 

Not only does the wired connection work, it works far better than the wireless connection. Thanks a bunch for the tip!

 

 

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ACE - Master

Re: Pre Christmas gift :-} New wireless BluRay player

 


marcindublin wrote:

Wow.

 

A huge big thank you to outfanindallas and dhascall. It never even occured to me to connect my Blue Ray player to the Ethernet port on my Set Top Box. Prior to doing so, I had a wireless connection that was so-so. Netflix would buffer periodically and streaming content from my computer was an exercise in frustration.

 

Not only does the wired connection work, it works far better than the wireless connection. Thanks a bunch for the tip!

 

 


Cool - any time!

 

*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.
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Re: Pre Christmas gift :-} New wireless BluRay player

Glad you got it taken care of. 

” Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports … all others are games.”- Ernest Hemingway
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As did the original poster Smiley Happy

 

Thanks for correcting the helpless desk !!!

 

works fine

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I believe that I am getting another Seagate FAT+ media player for Christmas.  This one will be connected to a TV near the RG and I will see how differently a direct connection to the RG works compared to one to the Ethernet port on a STB.

 

BTW - the Seagate FAT+ is still carried by Newegg and the price fluctuates between $39 and $49.  I bought my first for $83 (on Clearance) at Best Buy.

*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.
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Real Users = Real Advice Smiley Happy

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