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Old 10-24-2015, 01:40 PM
 
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Apart from a Blu ray DVD player? We don't watch movies on DVDs. We just need to be able to watch YouTube or Netflix on TV without having to buy one. Is it possible?

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Old 10-24-2015, 02:42 PM
 
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Of course. Just get a smart TV or a roku stick, or chromcast, Amazon derivative, Apple TV, etc.
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Old 10-24-2015, 03:17 PM
 
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oh really? Great! thanks!
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Old 10-24-2015, 04:01 PM
 
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oh really? Great! thanks!
Roku 3 is supposed to be the best, but look at each to see what services they support.
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Old 10-24-2015, 04:45 PM
 
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I just connect my laptop to my TV its an old laptop and only had s video so I use an s video cable and a audio cable to the rca inputs on the TV. I can either duplicate my laptop screen on the TV or extend it essentially making it a bigger screen. That way I can watch youtube or whatever and still surf the web on my laptop at the same time.
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Old 10-24-2015, 06:16 PM
 
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I just connect my laptop to my TV its an old laptop and only had s video so I use an s video cable and a audio cable to the rca inputs on the TV.
HDMI is common on new laptops and PC's, you can just plug it right into the TV and use it for the monitor.
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Old 10-24-2015, 08:44 PM
 
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Apart from a Blu ray DVD player? We don't watch movies on DVDs. We just need to be able to watch YouTube or Netflix on TV without having to buy one. Is it possible?

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A Blu-ray player will not play You-Tube or Netflix on your television. The "Streaming Media Player" incorporated into it is what will show you You-Tube and/or Netflix. If you don't need the Blu-ray player or you want an expanded list of streaming services far beyond the measly ones blu-ray manufactures add in just because they get a cut from and subscriptions, just pick another streaming media player like lycos said, or hook up the old computer/laptop like eddie said.
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Old 10-26-2015, 09:39 AM
 
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Roku 3 is supposed to be the best, but look at each to see what services they support.
They just came out with a new one. The 4 has arrived.
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Old 10-26-2015, 01:45 PM
 
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There's also a new Apple TV out. I just ordered one. Not sure why I need it, but it was only $199.
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Old 10-27-2015, 12:03 AM
 
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There's also a new Apple TV out. I just ordered one. Not sure why I need it, but it was only $199.
That was mentioned, but it's not really a good option for people without Apple devices because the stream selection is quite small compared to the competition (60+ vs 2500+), but if OP has an iDevice they want to mirror then the Apple TV would jump yo the top of the list.
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