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Initial post: Sep 15, 2010 2:30:13 PM PDT
I am interested in watching Netflix movies streamed from on-line to my HDTV but do not have a game console.

I could use my computer, but don't wish to do that. So, can anyone advise me as to what is the best "Netflix ready device" out there. The Netflix page states that "Netflix ready device" can be used but does not explain what one is.

Posted on Sep 15, 2010 2:31:14 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 15, 2010 2:32:07 PM PDT
Carrie says:
Roku is one of them

Edit: but I just hook up my laptop to my tv & stream netflix from my laptop (HDMI to HDMI)

Posted on Sep 15, 2010 2:31:21 PM PDT
Mister says:
BLu-ray player? DVR?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 15, 2010 2:31:54 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 15, 2010 2:32:31 PM PDT
Roku SD Player - OOS

Roku HD Player - $69.99

Roku HD-XR Player - $99.99

Any one of these will work great, and will connect to your home internet connection with ethernet cable or WiFi.

Great products, and very easy to use!

( ^_^)

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 15, 2010 2:37:53 PM PDT
Both of these units work well.

Western Digital WD TV Live Network-ready HD Media Player WDBAAN0000NBK-NESN

Roku SD Player

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 15, 2010 2:40:28 PM PDT
That Western Digital player does not appear to support Netflix.

( u_u)

Posted on Sep 15, 2010 2:41:09 PM PDT
tonyS says:
What about the Wii console?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 15, 2010 2:42:40 PM PDT
That is great to know. Thanks. We use it every night in the master bedroom, and Netflix doesen't even know the difference, sooo.....I guess I will keep using it until Netflix finds out that it is not supported.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 15, 2010 2:42:40 PM PDT
He said he doesn't have any video game consoles.

The Roku players are all significantly cheaper than a Nintendo Wii.

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In reply to an earlier post on Sep 15, 2010 2:45:28 PM PDT
The product description does not say it supports Netflix, and several reviews for the product say it does not support Netflix.

Did you hack yours, or was there an update since then?

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Posted on Sep 15, 2010 2:45:59 PM PDT
Greg M. says:
Not the Western Digital Live, but the new Western Digital Live Plus has Netflix.
If price is the issue, the Rokus are the way to go. I've had one since it came out and it's been great.

Posted on Sep 15, 2010 2:46:47 PM PDT
tonyS says:
Okay, for anyone other then The Real Obnoxious Wrong Forum, since I HAVE a Wii, does anyone other than The Real Obnoxious Wrong Forum have experience watching movies on the Wii?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 15, 2010 2:46:48 PM PDT
Bought it, plugged it in, did a set-up, and used it that night, and most nights since then.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 15, 2010 2:48:28 PM PDT
I just watch them on the PS3 in the kids media room.....We have 2 Wii's, but have never thought about doing that. Sorry tony....can you google it?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 15, 2010 2:49:21 PM PDT
tonyS says:
Yeah, google can be my best friend, but I like real-life answers. Thanks!

Posted on Sep 15, 2010 2:51:23 PM PDT
A. Becker says:
Little more expensive but the LG BD570 is pretty sweet blu ray and netflix and a host of other options...

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 15, 2010 2:52:08 PM PDT
Actually I think you are wrong.

If you have Netflix you must have a Western Digital WD TV Live PLUS HD Media Player.

Go check and see.

( ^_^)

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 15, 2010 2:53:13 PM PDT
OK, I will watch Netflix, and you can go watch whatever, OK?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 15, 2010 2:53:28 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 15, 2010 2:55:32 PM PDT
Why not just get a free Wii Netflix disk and free Netflix trial and test it for yourself instead of being nasty?

http://www.netflix.com/NRD/Wii

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Posted on Sep 15, 2010 2:54:04 PM PDT
L. Runkle says:
tonyS, yes the Wii can do netflix. you have to go into your netflix account online and request a wii disk that they will mail you. then you use that in your wii to connect to their site and watch movies.

I only have the Wii fro netflix so cannot compare it to other devices. I do use component cables on the Wii vs the RGB that came with it though. I find it works just fine for my needs.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 15, 2010 2:54:50 PM PDT
Sorry you were wrong!

No need to get angry about it!

Next time just double-check to make sure.

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Posted on Sep 15, 2010 2:56:23 PM PDT
Nutman says:
I use a PS3 in the bedroom with wireless internet. For the living room I use an Insignia bluray player. To get internet to the Insignia bluray player I use 2 Netgear XAV101 that plug into electical outlets. I have no problems streaming with either of these players.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 15, 2010 2:57:53 PM PDT
I am still going to watch Netflix on the WD, since I own the remote, and you don't. Until you own one, you really should not comment.

Your name suits you.....Wrong.

Posted on Sep 15, 2010 2:58:03 PM PDT
I personally love my ROKU box.

Roku N1100 HD Media Player (Old Model)

It is easy to use and easy to set-up. You can search on screen for movies and browse your queue.

It operates of your home Wi-Fi network and it has a lot of other "apps" it can run like Pandora (for free digital music stations). I use my Roku every day and have considered canceling my cable subscription as a result.

I tried the Blue-Ray player but it was a lot more expensive and I wasn't ready to buy a Blue Ray player yet. Also, there is a cheaper version of the Blue-Ray with Netflix streaming but it doesn't run on Wi-Fi you had to buy a seperate adapter.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 15, 2010 3:00:45 PM PDT
tonyS says:
Thank you!!
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