If you are an avid Netflix (by now you should be) user then I’m sure you are well aware of the fact that there are many different types of DVD players that can stream Netflix videos. This is especially true if you have a big screen TV, especially for the big screen that you have. In the living room, in the office, even in the bedrooms there are all kinds of players that can stream movies from Netflix. So where do you stand when it comes to picking out the best player for you? To help you with this question we will go over what exactly a Netflix player is and what options you have available.
The basic player is simply a device or piece of software that connects to your home computer via the internet and then plays Netflix movies or TV shows from the comfort of your home. As you may know by now, most computers do not come standard with the capability to play high definition video either on the home computer or on any other media player. Some people are also finding that their internet connection is not fast enough to play these files. Either way, these players are available on the market and do allow you the ability to watch netflix videos while on the move. You do need to have a strong internet connection though or else you’ll experience delays when watching the movie or showing the video on your TV. These players are usually not very expensive and are a great buy for anyone who wants to take the ease out of streaming.
Now, if you are someone who has a good internet connection but no video player then you may want to consider getting a USB flash drive to carry around and plug in your player. There are a number of players that can plug into your USB flash drive such as the Logitech Video Player HD, Microsoft Video Player, the Yamaha Movie Player and the Logitech Portable Media Player. As long as your computer is capable of reading and processing a USB drive then you should be fine.
However, you will want to be sure that your device has enough space to download the latest version of the software from the manufacturer. Many devices will only be able to handle the current software due to changes made with the operating system. Plus, there are also some that are said to not support the latest player because of certain problems with the processor. So, before purchasing any kind of DVD/VCD player, make sure that you read up on what the current operating systems are and also check with the manufacturers support to see if your particular device can handle it.
Now, on to the entertainment aspect of this topic. If you have a home theater system and are looking to put in one of these players, then there are a number of products that you can choose from such as optical disc players that will burn CDs or DVDs and also have digital video recorders for those long movie nights at home. The optical discs will burn for about two hours while the recorders will hold onto the entire picture. They do have an option of hooking up to your television so you can watch the movies on your TV while you are at work.
There are a number of devices that you can purchase to actually use your Netflix application on your PC. First, there are the actual players that you plug into a USB port. The problem with these is that they will only play Netflix movies and episodes. Plus, some are rather bulky and may not be the best choice if you plan to travel with your device. You will also want to make sure that they are compatible with any operating system that you may use.
You can also opt for a device that is known as a Netflix mini player. These are smaller than the regular players and are similar to the iPod touch in functionality. You can still download movies and shows but they are just smaller in file size. You will also find some of these mini players to be a bit on the expensive side and not as popular as some of the other devices.
Another option that you may want to consider is investing in a device that will allow you to stream the movies that you have purchased from Netflix on your own television. These devices are known as Netflix bittunes. You will be able to sit down in the living room with your television and stream all of your favorite movies right to your television. This can be a good option for those who are still using a standard definition or high definition picture in their home. In addition, you will be able to save a lot of money over purchasing your movies at the store. Many stores charge for each DVD that you wish to rent and they don’t offer any other options.