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PostSubject: Anybody know about Roku for Netflix streaming?   Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:54 am

How it works?
Been using PS3 with my D Link wireless router, but the Boys needed it worse.
Checked into getting the Roku box but I can't find any clear info on how it hooks up or what it actually does.
Anybody using one?
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PostSubject: Re: Anybody know about Roku for Netflix streaming?   Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:32 am

Sorry, cage, we use a Wii. dunno
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PostSubject: Re: Anybody know about Roku for Netflix streaming?   Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:35 am

Nope, I either use my laptop or an X-Box to stream netflix.

But CNET gives it a good review.......
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PostSubject: Re: Anybody know about Roku for Netflix streaming?   Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:51 am

Cage, from what I have read, it's basically a mini computer between your router and TV. If you already have a computer, (obviously, you do), then I don't see a need for one. I watch Netflix using my computer hooked up by HDMI to my TV. The new LCD's usually have one or more hdmi connections and they always have the av jacks. We can switch the image from the computer to the TV by using the setup for two monitors on the computer. It's really easy to do.

Here is a page on the Roku.
http://support.roku.com/entries/20256941-how-do-i-set-up-my-roku-player
How do I set up my Roku player?
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PostSubject: Re: Anybody know about Roku for Netflix streaming?   Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:44 am

and if your computer does not have a video card with an HDMI interface, they are pretty cheap...........

I bought an old Dell from Excel. Installed Ubuntu as the OS and am now setting it up as a media server for the home. I think after everything is said and done I am going to have about $150.00 in it.
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