Router is all you need in addition to what you have.
by WildClay - 4/12/11 10:53 AM
In Reply to: streaming movies Netflix by jp608
If you have a TV and Blu-ray player that supports Netflix, then all you need is an internet connection on your Blu-Ray player. Since you don't have a router, my might look at the Dual-Band 802-11n routers, but as noted, wireless is not the optimum connection but I can say it works pretty well with my Panasonic Blu-Ray player, Comcast Internet, and a LinkSys wireless router.
As noted by others, if possible, go wired to your blu-ray player if you can. I am not familiar with that Sony model, but Blu-ray players come two ways "WiFi Ready" and "WiFi Included", if your set is just WiFi ready you will also need a USB Wireless fob for the Blu-Ray player and a wireless router. If your unit has WiFi included, then you just need the wireless router. Again, if you go wireless you want as fast a wireless router you can get and that pumps the price up.
Also note that if you attempt the approach mentioned here about putting the internet router by the TV and have your PC run wireless, just make sure there are not filters on the cable leading to the TV, mine is that way and until you remove the filter from the cable, internet will not work. The filters for mine are in the basement.
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