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    What is the cheapest way to get Netflix on my TV? I have a HDTV btw.

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    ROKU box is $49.99 to $98 on Amazon. It doesn't get much cheaper or easier, unless you already have a computer with an HDMI out.

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    Keep in mind that only one of the newer Roku units offer a hard wire ethernet connection. Only the top of the line model ($99.00) has that option.

    The other 2 less expensive models will only work off with Wi-Fi. I have read that the Wi-Fi reception is not as good as their older models & requires a fairly strong signal.

    I'm guessing this was done to reduce manufacturing costs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by No Static At All View Post
    Keep in mind that only one of the newer Roku units offer a hard wire ethernet connection. Only the top of the line model ($99.00) has that option.

    The other 2 less expensive models will only work off with Wi-Fi. I have read that the Wi-Fi reception is not as good as their older models & requires a fairly strong signal.

    I'm guessing this was done to reduce manufacturing costs?
    Probably yes. The same reason they removed support for component (RGB) from ALL new models.

    Still, $98 for the top-of-the line ROKU is not bad at all, and I assume a strong wireless connection would be easy enough to ensure, as long as your router isn't on the other side of the McMansion.

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    Sony has a model on sale for $49.00 at Best Buy that has both ethernet & Wi-Fi. I tried one & it works well except the Netflix interface is not as good as the Roku. The titles are a bit small & hard to read on a 37" display.

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    Quote Originally Posted by No Static At All View Post
    Sony has a model on sale for $49.00 at Best Buy that has both ethernet & Wi-Fi. I tried one & it works well except the Netflix interface is not as good as the Roku. The titles are a bit small & hard to read on a 37" display.
    Small, on a 37" screen? Wow.

    Also, I'm on a Sony boycott due to their various anti - consumer shenanigans.

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