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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 2013-08-12, 08:41 AM Thread Starter
 
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wifi Netflix to my TV

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We just moved and I can no longer hardwire my router to my TV for netflix. TV is a sony..wifi capable but not wifi ready. LG bluray has wifi but no netflix....
2 options ..would be a USB wifi adaptor( dongle) or say a device like Roku
The sony has plenty of built in choices and we would prefer to avoid more boxes with wires. Is their a USB wifi adaptor that anyone could recommend for strength and quality

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 2013-08-12, 12:14 PM
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A Powerline Ethernet connection will solve the problem. Adapters are available from most computer retailers. A USB adapter may not provide the speed and relibility required. I've used a USB adapter but it required a 5GHz connection under ideal conditions.
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 2013-08-12, 01:14 PM
 
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Personally I'd wait for Google Chromecast to come to Canada. Currently only available in USA at cost of $35 it will soon be coming to Canada. If you needed ASAP you could ship to a US-based address and have them ship it to Canada for you.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 2013-08-12, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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thanks ExDilbert...I wasn't even aware of that option...is there some hardware suggestions again on quality,ease of use and reliability...i was looking at this one
HP500AV

I read about Chromecast, good and bad( not many options yet) and unfortunately not in CA yet. Have you heard of time for canada's unveiling MrGrinch? Since it looks like a USB type device what sets it apart from the other issues that USB adaptors would have( speed reliability etc)

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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 2013-08-12, 03:28 PM
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Can't speak to the quality of individual units. SmallNetBuilder is a good site for info. Faster is generally better but I would also read the entire review. I would also google for reviews. A 500Mbps model would be the best bet. Some models are slower and might not work as well. Note that they are usually sold in pairs. At least two are required.
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 2013-08-12, 03:35 PM
 
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A wireless player like the AppleTV or WDTV Live both have native Netflix apps.

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No idea when Chromecast will be available here but found one in the US last week. They are a little tricky to find but are around if you look hard enough.

Yes, they don't have lots of apps yet... but all you said you wanted was Netflix which this has and at $35 this is the least expensive solution. But if you want the versatility of other apps / services then this is not the option for you (for now).
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 2013-08-13, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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I'll check out SmallNetBuilder..thanks!
I have thought about AppleTV or Roku too..and yes IF Google can get that Chromecast into my hands soon I think that would work best for little I need

thanks again everyone
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This just popped up in my news feed, looks like it might be the perfect device for your situation.

http://thedigitallifestyle.com/w/ind...adapter-review
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 2013-08-16, 04:28 AM
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xbox 360 and many other games consoles all so let you do netflix now and check apple apps they may have something for that now as well
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My leaning would be a coax based Ethernet adapter over power line adapters. They use frequencies unused by either cable or satellite and since it is a shielded cable in a controlled environment, it will be much faster and more reliable than a power line which is unshielded, and has many sources of noise plugged into it throughout the home.

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