I've been searching for a simple Blu-Ray player. I've notice a lot of Blu-ray players are in the $60+ range, but also come with Wi-Fi/LAN capabilities, able play music, Netflix, all that stuff. I don't really want any of that. I just want to watch a Blu-ray movie and that's it for a reasonable price.
Some things that would be ideal for me,
USB (So I can connect to my laptop) (External Blu-Ray player)
I don't need it to write blu-rays, only read to watch movies (Hopefully drop the price)
If a USB one for a lower price is not an option, a standard one the connects to a TV through HDMI will be fine.
I was hoping for the $20-30 range if those even exist.
I was thinking a USB one would be cheaper, but the only ones I could find were ones that also wrote to Blu-Rays. Which I'm guessing made them significantly more expensive. (I also don't know much about Blu-ray players and if they can even be decoded through USB)
In a nutshell, I just want to watch Blu-Ray movies for $20-30.
So I've been searching a little more and giving this a little more thought.
If I decide to bite the bullet and buy a $70+ Blu-ray player with all the bells and whistles, how easy is it to stream a Blu-ray movie over a network?
I was thinking this would actually be a convenient solution for me. I would be able to connect the Blu-ray player to a TV and also be able to access it elsewhere in the house through the network.
So, to make what I want a little more clear,
-Blu-Ray player (Preferably less than $120 after looking at many prices) -Blu-Ray player able to be hard wired and have Wifi capabilities -Capable of streaming over a network to a PC running Windows 10 -Software for PC (Free?)(If needed)
To add a little more detail, both the PC and the Blu-Ray player will be wired into the same router, as I'm assuming streaming a Blu-ray over wifi could be pretty rough.
If someone already has a set-up similar to mine, I would be grateful to know what you have/are using to do this already. I didn't want to get jumpy and buy a Blu-ray player and find some software just to find out nothing is compatible and I wasted my money!