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    General Discussion Streaming Frustrations

    I went though 3 blu-ray players in as many years trying to use them for streaming. After about a year, everything was so outdated that they wouldn't stream anymore. (Still played discs just fine.) Finally caved and bought a Roku. More than got my money's worth out of it.
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    What's Your Favorite Password App?

    I use the free version of LastPass. I've been happy with it so never tried any of the others. I like that if I'm on someone else's computer I can just pull up the app on my phone to get the password I've forgotten.
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    General Discussion Streaming Frustrations

    HBO MAX surround sound oddity HI, just wanted to post my experience and see if others are having the same issue. Got one of the new Chromecast with GoogleTV for Christmas. Of course the first thing I did with it was watch WW84. Sound defaulted to 5.1 and sounded great. However, every other...
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    Deactivated my Facebook

    I spent years of my adult life without a TV and didn't miss it. Now I have a blu-ray collection, all the major streaming services and still paying for 200 cable channels I never watch. :oops: Deactivated my Facebook months ago as an easy way to get rid of all my "friends" who were really just...
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    looking for RELIABLE inexpensive blu-ray player

    Thanks everyone for the advice. Yes the problem is with the streaming apps, not disc playback. It's a big deal to me because my agreement with my roommate gives her access to my streaming accounts, Netflix, Hulu, HBO etc. Right now she seems to be happy with Chromecast, but I may pick up a...
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    What is your favorite commentary?

    Don't know if it's still available, but Terry Gilliam's commentary on the old criterion laserdisk of Monty Python and the holy Grail made my heart sing. He starts out with a really negative attitude toward the film and really picks it apart. But slowly the silliness of the film wins him over...
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    looking for RELIABLE inexpensive blu-ray player

    Hi all. I'm at the end of my rope here. I've been through so many blu-ray players in the past few years and my current one has just started acting up. Sony BDP-S3700 less than 6 months old which replaced a BDP-S1700 which lasted less than a year. In the 2 years before that I went through a...