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Old 07-04-2011, 01:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone here have Netflix? It sounds like a great idea, but if I understand correctly, it downloads to the computer and I can't watch it on my tv unless I have a game system like X-box or Wii. Is there a cable that can directly hook a computer to an HDTV?
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Old 07-04-2011, 01:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My tv is internet ready I just had to buy the adaptor that goes with it. Was $80. It then connects to my wireless router only because my internet hookup is nowhere near my tv.

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Old 07-04-2011, 01:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Check out this link:

Netflix - Unlimited TV Shows & Movies Online

There are a lot of ways to connect to the tv now. If you don't have a game console, you can buy a Roku player to connect to the tv.

You don't download anything on Netflix, it's all streaming, so make sure your internet speed is fast enough to stream.
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My mom uses a Roku. if you have an internet ready BluRay player or an internet ready TV that works too.
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You'll probably only need an HDMI cable, plus a converter to hook the HDMI cable to your computer (you should have an HDMI port on your TV). You can use a VGA cable, but I hear the quality is not as good.

In my case, I was hooking up a Mac laptop. I had a hard time finding the right converter and when I did, it didn't deliver the audio through the HDMI cable. I had to buy audio cables as well. Sooo, depending on the type of computer you're trying to hook up will tell you what you need to buy.

When it was all done, I spent $20 on the converter, HDMI cable and audio cables. I, then, purchased a mini keyboard for $35 to remotely control the laptop. As fate would have it, the silly laptop is now inoperable and in the computer repair shop for a few weeks.

Ugh! I managed to type all of this in with hubby in the background griping at me about being on a marriage board. Geez...how am I supposed to think?
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A lot of newer TV's and Blu Ray players come internet ready and can stream NetFlix. However, not all movies are available that way. A lot of the newer releases are disc only.
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yes we have netflix...i watch tv shows and movies, and i get 2 at a time in the mail...

dont believe the commericals about prices, the prices are 4.99 for streaming tv shows and movies, but you will not get any disks in the mail..

for 9.99 you can stream & get 1 dvd in the mail

for 14.99 you can stream, and get 2 in the mail

for 27.99 they will send you 3 every day...

you have i think 90 days to send the disk back before they bill you for it... but if you have it for couple for weeks, dosent matter.

i use my green dot card, so they can only take the money i put on for them, when i put it on...

if you dont pay...so, they will wait for you to pay, i love netflix, the "hook" is, they have so much movies, anime, tv series, american and brittish, and a nice selection of martial arts and others that you spend a few weeks getting your list together, and adding to it that before you know it, you have abut 5 years of movies...

yes my list is long..about 300+....crap, i will never watch them all..!!!
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oh also, you can watch netflix through your psp3 or xbox or wii, and i watch mine on a net book with everything hooked up through wi-fi....
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11.99 streaming + 1 BluRay
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Old 07-28-2011, 08:40 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I'd say the best value (I don't mean cheapest but a combination of price and ease of use) as far as getting netflix on your tv would be either a roku set top box or an apple TV. Either one should run you about $99.

The apple TV gives you quite a bit of access to other things as well. I don't have a lot of experience with the roku box.
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We got my grandparents a Roku last year and they LOVE it. We now have Hulu Plus on the Roku too.
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