OK, looking to stream netflix from my HTPC to my TV and was wondering what the best way to do this. Is WMC really a pain as others have mentioned? Is IE better/worse/no different than Chrome? My Sony Blu-ray player has it built in, would I be better off that way?
Quality wise, your bd player will be best as it will support more hd videos. Netflix offers very little in hd when using pc. If using pc, the mdia center plug in is just as good as using the browser, with the benefit of a 10' interface.
Use the BR player. The PC was left behind years ago by Netflix; they did not complete abandon it, but it's not a good experience compared to other devices.
I think all the browsers give pretty similar experience. IE will let you watch the live Starz channel though. I did not enjoy MC plugin myself. All it does is open the browser for the movie. The benefit is the 10' interface.