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    What's the easiest way to get Netflix on TV?

    What's a cheap and easy way to get Netflix on my TV at home? I have a subscription and watch a ton of shows on my computer but I'd like to be able to watch on my TV in the living room.
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    I use and highly recommend a ROKU box for connecting to a TV. You will love it. They have wifi as well as wired LAN connections for your network. One off cost and you will never look back.

    Roku Streaming Player for $49.99 from Amazon


    I also have my HTPC movies streaming to my TV using the ROKU box and Playon software channel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClevelandRox View Post
    What's a cheap and easy way to get Netflix on my TV at home? I have a subscription and watch a ton of shows on my computer but I'd like to be able to watch on my TV in the living room.
    You may already have a way of getting Netflix on your TV

    Gaming systems such as a Nintendo Wii, XBOX 360, or PS3 are capable of connecting to WiFi and streaming Netflix wirelessly to your TV. The Wii can do it after downloading the Netflix app (for free) from the Wii store.

    Other Devices that can be used to get Netflix to your TV

    Apple TV - $99.99 Great for Netflix, but others streaming devices like the Roku that Cutthecable mentioned have much more free TV and movie options. I'd recommend the Apple TV if you already have a Mac, iPhone, or iPad which you can use to stream media wirelessly to or from.

    Internet Streaming Blu-ray players - $50 - $150 Highly recommended if you still haven't upgraded to Blu-ray yet. Most Blu-ray players now offer streaming capability, wifi for wireless connection, and a Netflix app already installed within the player itself.

    HDTV w/ streaming capability - If you're going to be in the market anytime soon for buying an HDTV, most of them now can connect to the internet through wi-fi or connecting to your home network with a lan cable. I bought a Vizio last year and it already had the Netflix app installed. I'm connected to my wireless router with it, and am able to get full HD movies without any slowing or pixelation during movie play.

    Important things to consider with getting Netflix to your TV


    • You need an internet connected modem
    • You need (and probably already have) a network router to share your internet connection among other computers and devices in your house. More importantly, your network router should have wi-fi capability if you don't want to run a lan cable from one end of your house to the other to connect your TV. All of the devices like the Roku, Apple TV, and newer HDTV's come with wi-fi, so if you already have a wi-fi router, all you'll need to do is setup the connection one time.
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    I have just purchased a Roku and once I hooked it up with ethernet I was still receiving audio from DTVDVR. Could any of you let me know what I did wrong. I would really appreciate as I am about to return the Roku. thanks
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    It has to be the way you hooked it up. How is it and the DVR connected
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    Are you using the composite cable (yellow for video and red/white for audio) or the HDMI? It sounds like you may be using the composite and have the audio from the DVR cross wired with the video from the Roku. Make sure that all three wires (red, white, yellow) from each device go to the correct input on the TV and/or audio amplifier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ladibug View Post
    I have just purchased a Roku and once I hooked it up with ethernet I was still receiving audio from DTVDVR. Could any of you let me know what I did wrong. I would really appreciate as I am about to return the Roku. thanks
    ditto for previous comments. What cables did you use to connect it. Also when you start the ROKU and goto the "settings" it gives you some selections on the audio output.

    Don;t give up as it will work. We are here to help each other.
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    The Roku box is the cheapest for Netflix subscribers. You can purchase one online at Netflix. You also can subscribe to a variety of other channels for a fee. One that is free is Crackle, they have full lenght movies to view for FREE. I have 2 and they work great wireless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustJustin49 View Post
    The Roku box is the cheapest for Netflix subscribers. You can purchase one online at Netflix. You also can subscribe to a variety of other channels for a fee. One that is free is Crackle, they have full lenght movies to view for FREE. I have 2 and they work great wireless.
    Sorry if this sounds weird, but you are able to get Crackle on Roku? Is it a specific app that comes with Roku?
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