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#4758220 - 05/15/18 08:26 PM Smart DVD players that support downloaded apps?
RyanY Offline


Registered: 01/25/18
Posts: 120
Loc: South Carolina (SC)
My 10 y.o. Samsung blu ray does not support several newer apps, including the Spectrum app I need for streaming video. However, it could download and use many other apps. The newer smart dvd's only appear to support pre-loaded apps or a limited range of apps.

Does anyone know of a smart dvd that supports spectrum app? I realize I could buy a roku for my 12 y.o. tv or a newert smart tv, but I would like to a) avoid additional remotes, etc and b) avoid buying a new tv.
Thx
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#4758380 - 05/16/18 03:35 AM Re: Smart DVD players that support downloaded apps? [Re: RyanY]
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Registered: 02/09/15
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Can you upgrade FW on that DVD player...?
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#4758415 - 05/16/18 05:42 AM Re: Smart DVD players that support downloaded apps? [Re: RyanY]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
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Loc: Upstate NY
Get a Roku for streaming and use the DVD player for DVDs.

Smart TV are likely to have the same issue as DVD player.


Edited by Donald (05/16/18 05:44 AM)
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#4758474 - 05/16/18 07:17 AM Re: Smart DVD players that support downloaded apps? [Re: RyanY]
123Saab Offline


Registered: 10/27/10
Posts: 1753
Loc: PA
DvD's are going the way of the music CD, a dying format.

Oppo just recently announced they will no longer make Disc players.

So it's a rapidly shrinking market. Get a Roku, and a Logitech programmable remote to run all your stuff.
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#4760556 - 05/18/18 05:10 AM Re: Smart DVD players that support downloaded apps? [Re: RyanY]
Toros Offline


Registered: 04/22/05
Posts: 277
Loc: Chadds Ford
I get that the format is not what it used to be but I still like watching certain movies on DVD...mostly Blu-ray. I've had cause to buy 4 Blu-ray players in the last 2 years...for both homes we have.
I bought two recently on eVay...both refurbs. They are compact these days. Got an LG which is great, a Samsung "curved" model and I bought a refurb Panasonic about 2 years ago. The only new one I bought was a Sony...a complete POS and the reason I just bought the Samsung. All are the hardwired app connection not wireless.

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