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Old 01-21-2010, 02:07 PM #1
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Has anyone purchased the product listed on Netflix that allows you to stream Netflix movies? If so, do you like it?

It is $79.00.

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If you already have a netflix account, you can stream movies to your computer, or your blu ray or PS3 machine, even Xbox will view it.

The samsung blu ray will allow NetFlix or Blockbuster. it will say so on the box.

I stream movies to my PS3 and blu ray and computer all the time. its wonderful when traveling to have a movie on hand.
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Kid's stream movies for free from Netflixs using X-Box??PS??? or computer. Choices more limited but I do too.
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I tried streaming the movies on the television from my laptop, but the movie would disappear after the computer went into sleep mode. I even changed the computer setting to not go into sleep mode for at least 3 hours and it still went off after a while.

Of all the things mentioned, I only have a computer which is why I was thinking about buying the little box.

Sometimes I watch the movies from my desktop, but I don't like to sit with my legs in a wheelchair chair for so long and prefer to watch them on my television.



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If your laptop isnt plugged in, it will automatically go to sleep as a protection for its power supply. Keep it plugged in, and reset it so that the hard drive, and monitor only sleep after 3 hours.

Remember that not all of netflix movies can be viewed with the instant viewing. There are alot of movie that can be instant view, but also many that are not. The new movies that come out, mostly are disk only. Wander over to net flix and take a peek at which movie are "instant view" if you go to the top of the page, they have your Que. within that section is your instant que. inside there is a link that will lead you to instant view choices available.

If you could solve your PC going to sleep problem, would you still invest in the box? Would you rather invest in a BluRay box that allows Bluray movies, and instant streaming? Most boxes allow pandora, and youtube as well. You MUST see it on the box to know it is Netflix compatable. The new models are out, which means the old models are on sale! make sure the box it WiFi ready, not just capable. "ready" means it can already grab the signal from the computer with wireless" Capable means you will need to either drag a LAN cord or buy an extra adapter to make it see the wireless signal. That can be another $50 to $100 depending on which machine you want it for.
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GMI, to answer your question, yes, I have the ROKU player and I love it. Like you, I'd just as soon watch it on my TV and keep my laptop busy doing other stuff (chronic multitasker).

The other thing is that I can see & hear it from anywhere in the room. I do not own any of the game toys that stream, so it was worth the $80 and I do not regret it one bit.
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GMI, to answer your question, yes, I have the ROKU player and I love it. Like you, I'd just as soon watch it on my TV and keep my laptop busy doing other stuff (chronic multitasker).

The other thing is that I can see & hear it from anywhere in the room. I do not own any of the game toys that stream, so it was worth the $80 and I do not regret it one bit.
Thanks for the info. Does the movie cover all of the screen or is it very narrow with a lot of black on the top or bottom? When I hook up my laptop the movie is very skinny and I prefer the whole screen being used.

I am hesitant to buy the Blue-Ray because Netflix is going to have all of their movies streaming within the next two years and I see the $$$ spent on BR as money down the tube.

The laptop can be used on its own to watch the movies, but it simply doesn't work when putting the movie on the TV even though the movie will run for a while and then shut down. The computer was plugged in the wall, so it is just fluky I guess.

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Thanks for the info. Does the movie cover all of the screen or is it very narrow with a lot of black on the top or bottom? When I hook up my laptop the movie is very skinny and I prefer the whole screen being used.

I am hesitant to buy the Blue-Ray because Netflix is going to have all of their movies streaming within the next two years and I see the $$$ spent on BR as money down the tube.
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I haven't seen anything from Netflix that is letterboxed.

I have no intention of purchasing a Bluray either, to me, it's just another notch of hype that I don't need (a way to sell a new generation of equipment and sell another round of the same titles). I spoke with Chris at Netflix a couple weeks ago and he told me what you said, they are working toward 100% streaming with a goal of one or two years to completely eliminate the postal part.

I like the ROKU and it's more than adequate for my needs. It's very small, too!
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Computer nimrod here, doesnt understand any of this. Oh well, sometimes ignorance is bliss.
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