Perhaps someone can guide me through with TV streaming maze.
We now have an internet connection that will just about support Netflix etc at about 7Mbs and increasingly our movie disc subscription to Cinema Paradiso (previously Lovefilm) seems to have more gaps in the catalogue. We watch probably only 1-2 hours TV a month but do play Blu-ray Discs and record movies. So I am trying to get Netflix etc up and running.
We have an old model Sony Bravia so-called Smart TV but it does not have a Netflix app and their support page indicates it cannot access it. No wish to change it, not least as it is 26inch and nobody seems to make small TVs now and looking at new TVs just made my head spin with the jargon!
We have Freesat but no TV aerial. We have a Humax Freesat tuner/HDD thing which is really old but works fine. It does not have network connectivity.
Also a Sony DVD/BluRay player that has WiFi and in theory a Netflix app but it seems incredibly fickle. It often doesn’t connect to the network or just drops out. It is maybe 3 years old. Maybe one time in 10 it all works and plays Netflix perfectly OK.
Other devices ie laptop connect to Netflix fine, and so far I have connected the HDMI port from the laptop to the TV to get pictures but this is pretty clumsy.
Wired network connection to the TV or Blu Ray player is not really an option.
So it seems to me that my best option is replacing the Humax with a more up to date connected model that has Netflix as an option, or a newer Blu Ray player.
Does that sound logical? With our relatively low usage I am not trying to throw vast amounts of money at it. I think Humax do an HDD/tuner that has Netflix included. Any other options/brands or suggestions appreciated. It would be nice to have a bit of future prooofing in any solution!