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Netbook for streaming media

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Initial post: Sep 19, 2012, 6:02:18 PM PDT
I'm looking for a netbook that would be used pretty much exclusively to stream Netflix/Hulu/etc and send that to my tv. Would your basic $200 model cut it?

Posted on Sep 24, 2012, 7:21:10 AM PDT
JackJack says:
I am looking for the same thing! Try a Zotac Zbox?

Posted on Sep 26, 2012, 10:44:24 PM PDT
john doe says:
Any netbook with a vga connector will do. But that's half of it, you need something above 800 mhz procceser to get good video.

Posted on Sep 27, 2012, 12:25:27 AM PDT
J says:
I think it has more to do with a good connection..

Posted on Sep 27, 2012, 12:55:19 AM PDT
JackJack says:
Using a VGA connector to the tv can yield less than impressive results. Firstly, you won't get HD and output can tend to be a bit dull. I would make sure that the netbook has HDMI output and decent onboard graphics, like the Nvidia ION. Going the route of the Zotac box with XBMC loaded on could be quite cool. Given it would require a bit more effort but falls in the same price range if not cheaper than a netbook.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012, 11:47:11 AM PST
R. Duncan says:
just buy a roku they start at $50. also you can stream netflix and hulu through your xbox or ps3. we just use our xbox. any laptop with an hdmi port can connect to a tv with hdmi ports. but you also need the adaptor for sound. the ones with the red,yellow and white plugs on one end. otherwise you will be using your laptop speakers to listen.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 10, 2013, 5:33:32 PM PDT
Trish of ME says:
Respect R Jackson, but this fussy old lady uses RCA/VGA connection from an old single core XP desktop to a new TV, and I have no argument with the quality of the picture. It can vary by source, but I have watched programs that I would say were stunning.. HD "enough" for some? I would hope so. But if readers of this thread aren't demanding an incredibly good HD every time, I can vouch for the method. We gave up DISH years ago. BTW, I bought my cable from, which company I was extremely pleased with. Site will show you don't have to know your vga from your rca...Their tech was very helpful too.

In reply to an earlier post on May 10, 2013, 7:41:54 AM PDT
Paul says:
If interested, this netbook would fit your needs very well.
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