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randallm1999 03-29-2011 09:33 AM

I am technologically challenged, so take it easy on me. I am looking for a single device (if there is one), that will allow me to stream netfix etc..., but also has the capability to access network television shows directly from their websites like i can from my computer. Is there a device that could do both of these things and also function as a DVR. I cut off my cable and am using over the air digital waves. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Dr. &y 03-30-2011 08:38 AM

Doubt you're going to get an answer here, unfortunately. I'm reading threads in this forum to get a sense of what's out there along these lines. Right now, I use a PS3 for Netflix and stream other stuff (also off PS3) with PlayOn. If you're not a techie, playon may be too much to deal with for you--it requires running a server that the PS3 can see. I use an old laptop. It took some configuration and caused some frustration. Playon also isn't free.

Anyway, I'm also looking for a better way than the laptop+PS3. Hope there are replies.

Brajesh 03-30-2011 09:49 AM

The only way the OP can get everything listed is via a HTPC. Consider something like the Acer Aspire Revo 3610. Here is a useful site on setting it up. You can install XBMC, Boxee, SecondRun.tv for Windows Media Center, etc.

Actually, looking to sell my 3-week old 3610 as my family didn't care for it and prefers the Boxee Box. PM me if interested. Kids wanted to access Disney/Nick websites for Flash games and such, so I was hoping to set-up a single box that could do it all, but a computer isn't as easy to use as Boxee Box. I did use the nice wireless Lenovo remote/keyboard, but kids preferred our laptop for games + web stuff, and Boxee remote for Netflix + local content on Boxee Box.


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