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Yep, it's a real post... I've also turned off LoudTwitter, didn't realize it came back to life and was posting again.

I'm looking to buy a Blu-Ray player in the very near future. Like, probably this week. So if anyone has any input on players, I'd more than welcome it. This is the shortlist of what I've narrowed it down to:

Samsung BD-C5500
* 3.5 stars on Amazon
* Lowest local price: $168
> Notes: Good internet streaming, connects via cable

LG BD550
* 4 stars on Amazon
* #10 on "top ten blu-ray players" list
* Lowest local price: $164
> Notes: Internet capable

Sony BDP-S470
* 5 stars on Amazon
* #7 on "top ten blu-ray players" list
* Lowest local price: unknown, estimate around $200 (forgot to write it down)
> Notes: extensive internet streaming options; can stream from PC

LG BDP-370
* 4 stars on Amazon
* Lowest local price: $160
> Notes: lots of online options, connects via cable

Panasonic DMP-BD65
* 4 stars on Amazon
* #8 on "top ten blu-ray players" list
* Lowest local price: $180
> Notes: good internet options, no PC networking?

What's most important to me is a good balance of Value vs Features. Ideally I'd like one that can stream from my computer, as I have tons of video files saved on here that I wouldn't mind watching easily on my TV. WiFi is not required as the TV stand is situated right next to the router, so I only need a very short cable.

If anyone has any good feedback or links on these players, it'd be most welcome!
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  • 11:17 @Dream_Devourer There's also TLC, SciFi (whoops, SyFy), TechTV (whoops, G4), pretty much everything but Discovery... #
  • 11:19 It's that time again... ask me anything #
  • 11:30 Cat + iPad = :) #
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  • 11:34 @Sashay_Kitty I've actually done just about every possible natural and unnatural color except black at this point. :) #
  • 11:47 @themizarkshow I had a cat back home who kept trying to catch video game characters... he was sure they'd come out the side of the screen. #
  • 20:53 Q:What is your favorite food? A:Depends a bit on my mood, but the list would include sashimi, c... #
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  • 23:29 The Weather Channel is showing movies now? What happened to showing weather? What's up with every specialty channel ditching specialties? #

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  • 22:09 @Rokuchan Just remember, any levels you get on the Pokewalker won't include abilities or evolutions... #
  • 22:26 @ShadowStaarr Facebook likes telling me I should be friends with the trampy ex-roommate who stole half my dvd collection... #
  • 22:53 @combatc122 Facebook can't even FIND my sister. She's there somewhere, though. Where, I don't know. #
  • 23:00 Bedtime. Sort of. Going to climb into the warm blankets and work on con stuff. #
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  • 05:58 Dammit. I wish I'd remembered sooner that I agreed to go in to work early today. I would have gone to bed earlier... #yawn #
  • 22:13 FINALLY. Better late than never, I finally get this update posted. #RedZone #Webcomic #
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  • 09:58 Okay, time to warm up the hands, and then it's an inking party! #
  • 11:08 - Adding to the collection of 'props I play with while drawing fight scenes...' #
  • 12:30 Q:How did you first discover anime/manga? A:There used to be this "Japanimation Video of the Mo... #
  • 14:38 @S4124h Apparently, this is all a lesson in why tidiness is not a good thing? #
  • 14:54 Clearly, my lower back has determined I am the enemy and war must be waged... #
  • 16:10 @Sashay_Kitty I keep icing and stretching it and taking Advil... Monday I have another appointment to unkink it. #
  • 16:12 Aaaand my scanner is trying to crap out on me again. I think some profits from #AnimeDetour may go to a new one... #
  • 23:11 Okay, one background to do and then this page that's been blocking me forever will be done and can go up tomorrow afternoon. #bedtime #
  • 23:34 Is it really "Local on the 8s" if it's 11:33, Weather Channel? Is it? #
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  • 21:50 @combatc122 Congrats on the job front! #
  • 22:34 I've been distracted lately. >.< Tomorrow, INKING! And scanning, toning, all that. #
  • 22:34 And in other news, greater accuracy/quality in fight scenes with Madison has been achieved... pictures tomorrow, too (since my phone died). #
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  • 08:47 @combatc122 I'd probably ask you something from time to time. #
  • 11:00 All the Angel Wing charms now have lanyards attached, with their packaging due to arrive early next week... #AnimeDetour in 15 days. #
  • 11:21 My back is still killing me. >.< #
  • 14:27 @themizarkshow Glad to hear that. #
  • 14:27 Off to get my back straightened out so that, hopefully, I can get something done this afternoon instead of lying around in pain. >.< #
  • 18:13 While I'm out on my walk, I invite you to ask me anything: #
  • 19:02 - Look! Baby leaves! No more winter! #
  • 20:03 Oh wow. Uniball Signo white pen is sexy. Very smooth and VERY white. #
  • 20:06 @MossFox With you on mice, for sure. Dragons/lizards, too. Maybe foxes, as well. #
  • 20:18 Q:what has been your favorite convention you'... A:At the risk of getting people involved in o... #
  • 20:18 Q:What is your quest? A:To seek the Holy Grail. #
  • 20:21 Q:What is your favorite (web)comic/manga? A:I spend a lot of time creating and don't read many ... #
  • 20:50 Q:What was your favorite cartoon as a child? A:Going way, way back, it was probably Teddy Ruxpi... #
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  • 16:24 Forgot how hot this salsa/guac actually is... holy crap my mouth is on fire! #
  • 20:30 I'm bored, so ask me anything #
  • 22:00 ...dammit. I tried to answer my Formspring, and the question vanished. #
  • 22:05 well, that's three vanished questions, feel free to ask more but I'll wait to answer them until I see the others show up. #
  • 22:37 Q:What's your of the perfect date? A:Totally not the question I was expecting... The perfect da... #
  • 22:42 Q:What would you say you're best at drawing? A:Stylized plants. Okay, that's probably not my be... #
  • 22:42 Q:Is a cheeseburger the same as a hamburger w... A:Yes. But "hamburger with cheese" isn't as g... #
  • 23:16 Thank God I have a chiro appointment tomorrow, my back is absolutely killing me. #
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  • 06:56 @jellybeansniper I might be able to pull something off... #
  • 07:50 @jellybeansniper No inconvenience, I`m just not always sure about my scripting abilities, but I can probably come up with something. #
  • 07:51 Weird... mobile twitter site won`t let me go back more than one page. That`s a new glitch. #
  • 12:03 Lunchtime! Time to eat some of the delicious leftovers from last night... yummy. #
  • 21:04 - Awesomesauce. New merch for #AnimeDetour! #
  • 21:18 @Kohikki They're the 1" size from the order forms, comparable in size to my metal phone charms. #
  • 22:49 Just added those two charms I pulled from the bag to my own phone to test durability... they fit the lanyards very well! #
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  • 00:07 @S4124h well, that's different. I'm talking about people who are "lactose intolerant" or "celiac" or "allergic to x" but not really. #
  • 00:07 @S4124h Those things are all valid; I'm speaking of people who refuse to believe the tests telling them they're fine. #
  • 00:14 @S4124h The diseases do exist, but there is a trend of people, at least around here, to "self-diagnose" and then self-treat themselves for.. #
  • 00:15 @S4124h ..various digestive issues, just so they can get pity points for being "sick" or something. I get to help them find special food... #
  • 00:16 @S4124h work, my roommate gets to send out the letters saying, "You tested negative," and they carry on with playing at being "sick." #
  • 00:16 That would have been a job for twitlonger, I think. :D #
  • 00:19 @S4124h Honestly, I should get checked out for that, with a history of it in my family. ^^ But I won't make anything up in the meantime. ^^ #
  • 00:20 Comic update sometime tomorrow! When? Sometime! #
  • 09:00 @S4124h True; I occasionally feel sick from eating shrimp, but not all the time, so I figure I'm not actually allergic and keep eating them. #
  • 09:00 @S4124h And I don't think LI is genetic either, but I'd rather not have it either way. I'll keep my environmental allergies, no food ones. #
  • 09:01 @Trunks378 Sadness! At least there's some good stuff with lactose removed. #
  • 09:01 Is it time to get to work? I think it might be... #
  • 14:34 @RealityAmuck I "watch" if it's interesting and I'm paying attention. I "look at" if it's in the background and I'm glancing over. #
  • 19:22 @ShadowStaarr Awesome. I love it when people do completely randomass costumes like that one! #
  • 21:59 @ShadowStaarr Dollar Tree. Or at the cons I go to, usually there's a dealer nearby selling them. #
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  • 00:08 These things are amazing: Shame the best vid I found is an ad that doesn't capture nearly as well as @Discovery did on tv #
  • 08:43 - I think this barely qualifies as a 'trail.' I think that's why I like it. #
  • 11:15 @Kohikki We're looking at mid-70s here today... then dropping back down again. Woot? #
  • 11:29 Hm. Make lunch here, then run my small errands and get to work for the day? Or get lunch while running errands? Decisions... #
  • 11:36 Errands win. If I get up and start moving, it'll motivate me to actually get shit done. Otherwise, I stare at the screens all day. #
  • 13:53 Waiting for an oil change... I should remember to do these more often, but I hate the waiting around. #
  • 17:46 ...Why would you package socks in a resealable bag? I don't get it. #
  • 17:46 @Kohikki *offers hugs* #
  • 18:41 @themizarkshow Ohhh... NOW I get it. #
  • 22:27 @S4124h Lots of people have "boutique" or "trendy" diseases. Generally self-diagnosed, and intended to gain pity... #
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  • 07:26 Holy crap my back hurts! I need to get a chiro appointment, can`t take this... D: #
  • 23:40 @Sashay_Kitty Ooh, looks awesome! Congrats! :D #
  • 23:43 @RealityAmuck Great new direction you're going there! #
  • 23:47 Wait, a fem-named account starts following me, and it's not all porn spam? Must be April Fools... #
  • 23:48 (No offense to the new follower, if you are a real person, but I do learn from patterns in history after all.) #
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  • 00:34 @MossFox I'm out of Apple's warranty by six months, though... the claim is under Target's extended warranty plan. #
  • 10:10 Finally... only ONE step left on this coat I've been making, and that is to launder it a couple of times to complete the distressing effect. #
  • 11:50 Hungry... should have had breakfast this morning. So which burger place do I want to hit today? #
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  • 07:53 Ugh. So tired. Can I request a napping shift today? #
  • 11:39 I am not having a good day. And it just keeps getting worse and worse. Even if I felt like drawing right now the pain won`t let me. :( #
  • 11:40 Stupid not-working wrist and stupid series of tasks that blew it out and won`t give it time to heal... #
  • 16:34 Okay, warranty claim process on my iPod is started... within two weeks I should have it fixed or replaced. Yay extended warranty! #
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  • 17:23 @MossFox Any destroyed, damaged, or imperfect print does not count as part of the series, so it`s still 1 of 1 :) #
  • 23:27 Thanks for ruining my night, Apple. *grumble* #
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  • 08:31 Yawn. Sleepy looking day out there... that`s not going to help me wake up. #

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  • 01:04 Update coming tomorrow morning *knock on wood*... distracted myself a bit looking at prop gun options again. Think I finally picked one out. #
  • 09:18 @themizarkshow Hope she isn't as bad as the last one I worked with. Showed up late or not at all, and went up to male guests' rooms a lot... #
  • 09:29 @themizarkshow You'll end up doing her job for her while she's off with the guests, she won't care about you. ;) #
  • 09:33 @themizarkshow We shockingly had one who did actually do her job and do it well... not so much the trampy one, though. #
  • 10:49 @RealityAmuck I've really only gotten sick once in something like six steady years of cons. If you're smart about it, you're pretty safe. #
  • 10:57 What a blast from the past... just found one of the best cosplay pictures I've ever been in: Loved that group! #
  • 11:01 @RealityAmuck Not familiar with that... but I'm an obsessive hand-washer anyway, and carry antibac stuff in my kit. And Emergen-C/Airborne. #
  • 11:02 @RealityAmuck I tend to avoid touching people (money's filthy, though), and will use one hand for food and another for cash when eating. #
  • 11:13 @Sashay_Kitty I'll repost to twitpic. ^^ #
  • 11:14 - One of my favorite cosplay photos... photo by Kevin Lillard. #
  • 11:14 @combatc122 That was the second of two wins in a row in the contest for me... and sadly near the end of my time competing. #
  • 11:15 Update time is go! Only one new page this week, but it moves the story ahead... #RedZone #Webcomic #
  • 11:34 I'm curious how long this might take me, being something I've done so many times already... starting at 11:30am, how fast can I make a coat? #
  • 12:29 ...And at 12:30pm is when the war against spacial orientation is declared potentially lost... sigh. #
  • 12:31 I take it back. I think I found a way to make everything fit after all. Yay! #
  • 12:52 Time for my last moment of anxiety before putting some very sharp scissors into some very expensive material... >.< #
  • 13:30 @themizarkshow I know I can, but there's that moment before cutting when you think, "...Holy shit this is a $60 piece of fabric." #
  • 13:42 And all pieces are now cut... start assembly, or break for lunch? I'm thinking the former... #
  • 13:50 @RealityAmuck It wasn't ever actually an anime, just did a fine job of emulating the heart of it (as opposed to just the surface features) #
  • 14:50 @nbcsandiego Interesting question... and no. A night out at the movies costs enough already. #
  • 16:32 sewing machine just fell apart. And I'm not sure how these parts go back together. TO GOOGLE! #
  • 16:46 Success! I fixed it! Not that Google was much help, I just figured out what pieces went where and what tool to use. #
  • 21:50 @mkinyon Luckily, only two pieces actually fell off, or I would have been more worried. :) #
  • 21:56 I'm not quite done with the coat... but almost. All that's left is to hem the bottom and cuffs, distress them, and wash the whole thing. #
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  • 11:47 I'm so damn ADD today... it's going to take a miracle to get this update done. >.< Doesn't help that I lack pencils for next update either. #
  • 11:48 And my pen just ran out of ink agian. #
  • 12:06 I think I'll go for a walk, come back, have lunch, and then try tackling the rest of this inking. Head's just not in it right now. #
  • 12:06 Yes. Walk. Great idea. It's 27 degrees out there. >.< I'm an idiot, I'm still going. #
  • 12:17 @Sashay_Kitty Had the same sequence of thoughts myself when I saw that video... #
  • 13:00 Far too cold out there... Shower, lunch, inking... maybe a trip to Joanns so I can get that bug out of my head too. (Stop distracting me!) #
  • 21:25 - Epaulets! #
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