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    Netflix Streaming Device

    What do you guys use as your device? I have an Original Xbox 360 (NO WIFI) that I am debating about getting rid of or not because I currently only use it for Netflix anyway and seldom play games.

    I am looking at getting a new device before the summer is up.

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    Under $150 but really prefer under $100.

    Should I splurge and get a blu-ray combo with netfllix streaming or just stick with a Roku type thing?


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    Re: Netflix Streaming Device

    I use my ps3 but I play games on it often. They have built in bluerays as well. But I'm not sure how much they go for anymore and if it's worth for you since you don't game much



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    Re: Netflix Streaming Device

    I would go the ROKU route. I am looking to get one in the next year to have something to stream stuff to on the bedroom TV.



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    Re: Netflix Streaming Device

    I have a roku and an appletv. the appletv is way faster but as of right now the roku has more app availability. It is rumored that appletv will get an app store which would be great, but who knows how long that will take. My recommendation is Roku. Netlfix, Amazon, HBOGO(where available), huluplus, etc



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    Re: Netflix Streaming Device

    My TV (Sony Bravia) has a built-in Netflix app. Before getting that TV, I used my Xbox. Prior to that I hooked my laptop up via HDMI.

    If I was looking for something to do Netflix streaming, I would probably just purchase a ~$100 Blu-Ray player with Netflix capabilities.



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    Re: Netflix Streaming Device

    Word of advice about the roku, you dont need the top end one unless you really care about playing angry birds on your tv. Otherwise stick with the next couple down, heck they have recertified refurbs for cheaper as well.



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    Re: Netflix Streaming Device

    I have a Roku box. It is probably my most used possession.
    I wish it had Youtube, and a few other things, but overall I really like it.

    Actually, I lied. I use my cell phone more! But you get the point.


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    Re: Netflix Streaming Device

    I have so many ways i could play netflix on my living room tv... xbox360, ps3, tivo, the tv itself... its usually either the xbox or the tivo though.



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    Re: Netflix Streaming Device

    Another Roku supporter/user here.



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    Re: Netflix Streaming Device

    Another happy Roku user here too. Go for it.


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    Re: Netflix Streaming Device

    I have Netflix on both the XBOX360 and my BluRay player. The app on my XBOX360 is by far and away better than the app on my BluRay.


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    Re: Netflix Streaming Device

    I use a laptop with an HDMI connection. It is also available on my VIZIO tv through my blu-ray/dvd player.



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    Re: Netflix Streaming Device

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    I have so many ways i could play netflix on my living room tv... xbox360, ps3, tivo, the tv itself... its usually either the xbox or the tivo though.
    Yea me too!

    I have the PS3, Samsung Galaxy phone, Samsung tablet, Samsung LED TV, Personal Laptop, Work Laptop and Work Phone all connected to WiFi in my room.

    Yes, way overboard.

    Love the PS3 Netflix app though.



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    Re: Netflix Streaming Device

    360 no wifi



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    Re: Netflix Streaming Device

    I never Wi-Fi stream anything. I've got my PS3 and Roku XS wired to my network via ethernet cable. Always a much more reliable, steady streaming experience.

    I've got a Linksys WRT610N that has the dual-band multimedia wi-fi capability and it's always been weak, even just across the room.


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