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Cheapest way to stream Netflix on TV?

 
 
Reply Thu 19 Dec, 2013 09:12 pm
I "loaned" my Mom the kids Wii so she can watch Netflix on her TV. Now the kids want their Wii back but that means I need a replacement device to watch Netflix on... I know a lot of Blue-Ray players have that, but what is the least expensive alternative?
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LoidaSummer
 
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Reply Fri 20 Dec, 2013 01:36 am
@McGentrix,
Purchase a cable that enables you to connect from server unit to television. I just don't know what it's called.
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rosborne979
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Reply Fri 20 Dec, 2013 06:09 am
@McGentrix,
Get a Chromecast. $35 I think. Works great.
McGentrix
 
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Reply Fri 20 Dec, 2013 08:40 am
Yeah, the chromecast is looking to be the way to go at this point.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 20 Dec, 2013 08:55 am
@rosborne979,
rosborne979 wrote:

Get a Chromecast. $35 I think. Works great.

This was going to be my answer.
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Fri 20 Dec, 2013 11:17 am
@McGentrix,
If your home environment is Mac based, or if you have a lot of iPhones or iPads, then Apple TV is the way to go (only because you get Screen Sharing and Mirroring), but it costs a bit more than ChromeCast. Apple TV boxes are around $100. Roku's also work, but again, if you're in a Mac environment, then the Mac products are the best addition.
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McGentrix
 
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Reply Fri 20 Dec, 2013 12:57 pm
Thanks for all of your answers everyone. I think for the price and what she has in the house the Chromecast will be the answer.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 20 Dec, 2013 01:59 pm
@McGentrix,
Remember it's only going to work if her TV is new enough to have a USB port on it.
rosborne979
 
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Reply Fri 20 Dec, 2013 02:58 pm
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan wrote:
Remember it's only going to work if her TV is new enough to have a USB port on it.

Good Point. Her TV will need an HDMI port at the very least. The ChromeCast chip can get its power connection either from USB or from a wall adapter (which they include with it).
farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 20 Dec, 2013 11:48 pm
@rosborne979,
we love our Roku and we are always tappin new stuff from Netflix and others. There were a few old Peter OToole movies we all missed that Netflix hhad on their availability list.
The only thing is that really unique movies aren't on Netflix download . A lot of the Canadian movies about Native AMericans nd Inuit stories must still be ordered as CDs.

If I get a good youtube Ill watch it on the big screen. I have a bunch Im saving for Christmas when we get company.

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