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Do Blu-ray players display the clock when not in use?

Tnyc 4,744 529 May 13, 2013 at 08:54 PM
Hi, we just got a new FiOS cable box in the living that does NOT display the clock. So we are looking to buy a Blu-ray player since we never got one. Do they all display the digital clock in the front when not in use? Also, I heard Panasonic makes some really good ones? LG as well? I need something that plays AVI and MKV files off a USB stick. Thanks in advance for any reply.

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My Panasonic, a few years old and not a high end one, goes completely dark when powered down.
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Both my old and new Panasonic are all dark when turned off. They don't display a clock when on either, just the movie timer.
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Hi, we just got a new FiOS cable box in the living that does NOT display the clock. So we are looking to buy a Blu-ray player since we never got one. Do they all display the digital clock in the front when not in use? Also, I heard Panasonic makes some really good ones? LG as well? I need something that plays AVI and MKV files off a USB stick. Thanks in advance for any reply.
Their HD DVR still has the clock. None of my blurays have a clock. 1 samsung and 2 sonys.
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My LG620 doesn't display a clock. Is there any reason for a device that doesn't record to maintain a clock source?
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Oh wow...so it seems like all the Bluray players do not display any clock like the old VCRs. I dont think my DVD player display the time either. May have to get a clock just for the living room then because I dont want to pay extra monthly fee for the FiOS DVR which we dont DVR anything.
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Oh wow...so it seems like all the Bluray players do not display any clock like the old VCRs. I dont think my DVD player display the time either. May have to get a clock just for the living room then because I dont want to pay extra monthly fee for the FiOS DVR which we dont DVR anything.
Guaranteed if you get the DVR it will become a device that you never knew you couldn't live without. Try it they usually have 30 or 60 days free and see how you like it. Pausing live TV is worth it alone. But being able to record your show and starting 20 minutes later to skip the commercials really pays for it. We also have the "whole house" option so we record shows on the main TV and then watch them in the bedroom from that box.
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Guaranteed if you get the DVR it will become a device that you never knew you couldn't live without. Try it they usually have 30 or 60 days free and see how you like it. Pausing live TV is worth it alone. But being able to record your show and starting 20 minutes later to skip the commercials really pays for it. We also have the "whole house" option so we record shows on the main TV and then watch them in the bedroom from that box.
Agreed. Being able to watch 3 30 min shows in 1 hour rocks.

The ability to remotely schedule a recording via smartphone while you are stuck at a family function also rocks.
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Why would it require a clock?
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Hi, we just got a new FiOS cable box in the living that does NOT display the clock. So we are looking to buy a Blu-ray player since we never got one. Do they all display the digital clock in the front when not in use? Also, I heard Panasonic makes some really good ones? LG as well? I need something that plays AVI and MKV files off a USB stick. Thanks in advance for any reply.
Use a AA clock or LED clock. The new DVD/BR players have no clock since they don't record shows like VCRs.Sony $70 S390, LG, Panasonic will play 70% of video files. WDTV Live(Non-BR) and Sony N200(Non-BR) will play close to 95% of video files.
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Use a AA clock or LED clock. The new DVD/BR players have no clock since they don't record shows like VCRs.Sony $70 S390, LG, Panasonic will play 70% of video files. WDTV Live(Non-BR) and Sony N200(Non-BR) will play close to 95% of video files.
What about one of the latest ROKU media players? They got rave reviews on Amazon. Maybe I'll get one of those instead of a Blu-ray player because it's more versatile than a Blu-ray player and use of the the LED clocks. I never knew how useful a clock on a VCR or the old FiOS set-top box is until i dont have them anymore!
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What about one of the latest ROKU media players? They got rave reviews on Amazon. Maybe I'll get one of those instead of a Blu-ray player because it's more versatile than a Blu-ray player and use of the the LED clocks. I never knew how useful a clock on a VCR or the old FiOS set-top box is until i dont have them anymore!
Roku is great at streaming internet channel,but bad at USB video files due to limit file support. A small aa battery clock is only $3.
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My Samsung Bluray or cable box doesn't display a time either.

I bought my Samsung Bluray because it said it could stream video files as well. Well, it doesn't stream a lot of my movies, like .mkvs.
Bought a WDTV Live Plus and love it. Have 3 WDTVs connected to the TVs.

I just went out and bought a cheap digital clock at Walmart and put it on my TV stand.
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My PS3 doesn't display a clock either laugh out loud
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