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Old 08-29-2008, 10:45 AM
 
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Yeah, graphics cards can put the kabash on Netflix. It also requires IE and won't run on Firefox.
Actually there is a way to run Netflix on Firefox. You can see instructions at
[URL="http://techsteak.com/article.asp?ID=25"]TechSteak: Netflix "Watch Now" on Firefox[/URL]
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Old 08-29-2008, 10:52 AM
 
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I'll pass, whenever I want to see a movie I just buy it used on Amazon or something. I'm not that big of a movie person anyway so it would not be worth it to me.

Good for those who do watch a lot of movies though and it should do well in sales.
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Netflix announced a new partnership with Starz Play that adds 2,500 titles to the list of movies available to watch. Plenty of newer titles there... I was thrilled when I checked out the list! The article below has details.

CrunchGear » Archive » Netflix to stream movies from Starz
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Old 10-03-2008, 08:52 AM
 
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I have watched some movies on my computer from Netflix.
I dont think the box is worth it until they get a larger selection.
Alot of people who dont have netflix assume this box will let you view ALL..
Of Netflix's selections.
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Old 10-27-2009, 03:24 PM
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Roku just announced two new models of their player, just in time for the holidays:

Roku introduces two new set-tops, teases additional content channels coming next month | Crave - CNET
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Old 02-01-2010, 01:55 PM
 
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Is this equivalent to the Roku box for Netflix? I was looking for a cheaper alternative to Roku.

NETGEAR Digital Entertainer Live EVA2000 - Digital multimedia receiver
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Old 02-01-2010, 02:02 PM
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Is this equivalent to the Roku box for Netflix? I was looking for a cheaper alternative to Roku.

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In this space, it's all about the content providers. It looks like this device streams content off of networked PCs, mounted USB devices, YouTube and the VuNow PPV service, which I've never heard of. Roku is working deals with dozens of content providers, the biggest of which are Amazon and Netflix, while this device appears to have fewer to choose from.

I'd be wary of this device's claims to stream Hulu. The folks at Hulu really do not want TV-connected devices using their service and they have shown that they will change their site or take legal action against the manufacturer or developer to prevent that from happening.
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Old 02-01-2010, 03:11 PM
 
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In this space, it's all about the content providers. It looks like this device streams content off of networked PCs, mounted USB devices, YouTube and the VuNow PPV service, which I've never heard of. Roku is working deals with dozens of content providers, the biggest of which are Amazon and Netflix, while this device appears to have fewer to choose from.

I'd be wary of this device's claims to stream Hulu. The folks at Hulu really do not want TV-connected devices using their service and they have shown that they will change their site or take legal action against the manufacturer or developer to prevent that from happening.
So is it not compatable to use with Netflix? I'm really only interested in using the box to watch Netflix content.
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Old 02-01-2010, 04:01 PM
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So is it not compatable to use with Netflix? I'm really only interested in using the box to watch Netflix content.
I didn't see Netflix mentioned on the Netgear web site page for this device. Deals with content providers change all the time, so it's possible that info is out of date. OTOH, I don't see any Netgear devices listed on the Netflix hardware page, so I strongly suspect this device you found is not usable for Instant Viewing.
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Old 02-01-2010, 04:48 PM
 
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Yeah, graphics cards can put the kabash on Netflix. It also requires IE and won't run on Firefox.
Not true, I have a PC connected to my TV and watch Netflix all the time on Firefox. I don't recall having to do anything special for it either.. just install the player when it prompts.

Edit: Foiled by ignoring post dates again! I'm sure the problem has been solved for Firefox since the post I've responded to was posted in 2008!

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The only real problem I have with PC viewing on the TV is the netflix website is not made to view at 800x600 resolution (I've not yet spent the cash on an HD TV). My solution to this is view as a sortable list so that I don't have to side-scroll constantly.

But ya, PC on a TV saves a lot since I don't have to pay for cable any more, and don't have to spend $100 on this Roku box. I haven't weighed this against the increase in power consumption of a PC vs cable box, though...

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I'd be wary of this device's claims to stream Hulu. The folks at Hulu really do not want TV-connected devices using their service and they have shown that they will change their site or take legal action against the manufacturer or developer to prevent that from happening.
Wonder why they care...

Anyway, I have my "TV-connected device" running Hulu every day.. it's my PC with an S-Video out on the video card.
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