Tech Tuesday – A Blu-ray Player that’s Worth Every PennyPosted by MeckMom on Feb 15, 2011 in Popular Posts: Tech Tips, Recent Posts | 4 comments
I’m a big fan of technology. Most women have a weakness for shoes, craft supplies, or jewelry…mine is gadgetry. You guys know I love finding tricks that my life easier. Well, a great gadget offers me the same benefits. It saves me time and helps me keep my crazy, unpredictable life on track. The best gadgets do all those things and go one step further – they help me and my family have more fun. After all, what good is a neat and organized life if it doesn’t have room for relaxation and recreation?
Since I know I can’t be the only girl who prefers a gift card to the Apple Store over a gift card to a craft store, I thought I’d dedicate one blog day a week to my tech passion. I can’t promise they’ll all be cheap recommendations but I can promise that they’ll all be worth it.
I thought we’d kick things off today with a new addition to the Eckersley family technology stash. My husband bought this blu-ray player back in December and I have to admit – I’m a big fan. We bought it because we’re big fans of internet TV and wanted a way to watch our favorite shows on the big screen rather than our computer monitors. My husband did tons of research to make sure he got the perfect machine and this is the model he picked.
It’s called the Sony BDP-S570 and it’s pretty fabulous. Not only does it offer gorgeous blu-ray/DVD picture quality (it even does 3D if you have it connected to the right TV) but it’s also loaded with tons of other cool features. Here are just a few of my favorites…
- Hulu Plus (so I never miss an episode of Modern Family or the Biggest Loser)
- Netfilx (so my son can watch enjoy every Backyardigans ever made any time of day)
- Pandora (so I can listen to my favorite stations while I clean)
- Amazon (so I can skip the RedBox line and rent movies from home)
- A front panel USB port (so I can plug in my camera, a flash drive, or a big external hard drive full of home movies)
As a cool bonus, Sony also offers a free iPhone app so I can use my phone to control the player rather than dig through the cushions to find the real remote. Isn’t that fabulous?
We bought ours at Best Buy when it was on sale for $165. I’m not sure if you can still find it at the price in the store, but I found it here this morning for only $157. I know that seems like a lot but trust me, if you can completely cut your cable bills like we did, it pays for itself pretty quickly.
If you’re interested in a little more info, check out this review from cnet. It gives you a great overview of the features. Enjoy, tech-lovers. More tech tips to come next week.