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Setting up Netflix issues

by cyclops0818 / November 15, 2010 8:58 PM PST

I am so confused with programs that go through the internet to the television. For example, I would like to get Netflix. Do I need a Wii to utilize it? Do I need a television with internet capabilities? Do I need to run it through my lap top or a special box? UGH, I think you get the idea.....

Any help would be much appreciated!

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You wrote well.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 16, 2010 1:03 AM PST

What you listed are the many solutions. I'm guessing that having so much choice is the problem and not that there is not a lot of choices.

Try this. What do you have now? See if that will give you Netflix.
Bob

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setting up netflix issues
by cyclops0818 / November 16, 2010 8:45 PM PST
In reply to: You wrote well.

I have DSL connected to a desktop computer in our home with a linksy's wireless connection for a lap top. The DSL connection is in a separate room (at the other end of the house) from the television I would connect the Netflix to. The television we have does not have internet capabilities however, is connected through Dish Satellite. If I got a streamer would it connect wireless through my linksy's? Or is there a better solution.....I really dont want a Wii or Play Station....UGH again....

Thank you so much....if I do my homework hopefully it will be done right!

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No PS3, or Wii.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 20, 2010 4:15 AM PST
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setting up Netflix issues
by cyclops0818 / November 21, 2010 9:34 PM PST
In reply to: No PS3, or Wii.

Thank you! I think this is probably the best way to go. My lap top is slow and I think the box will be a better choice. Now that you have given me the thread to compare these boxes and learn a bit more about them I feel I am on the road to Netflix! Your help has been invaluable to me. I love technology but at my age and the fact that new technology is growing so quickly it is imperative to have knowledgable advice/help and you have provided that.....as my kids say "YOU ROCK" Happy I just LOVE CNET

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