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Old 12-30-2009, 08:45 PM   #1
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Default Does wireless Netflix streaming work as good as an ethernet cable?

I was leaning toward wireless...but was told that the wireless technology isn't quite right yet. Anyone have experience with either way? I imagine with a cable, it would stream flawlessly...just like on a computer.

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Old 12-30-2009, 09:23 PM   #2
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I have one of these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-258-_-Product It works just fine with my LG BD370. I also stream Netflix on the PS3 using wi-fi.
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Old 01-01-2010, 01:07 PM   #3
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Streaming on my old LG BD390 worked perfect for (2) straight weeks then just stopped and nothing I did would fix it. I returned the device to BB and picked up a play station 3 and it has been rock solid for a couple of weeks now without any issues (Wireless). The wired connection with the LG BD390 was also bad and unstable. I think it is a weakness in the player I have seen several people have issues with the networking\streaming using the LG BD390. I did have the latest firmware for the player before returning it.
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Streaming on my old LG BD390 worked perfect for (2) straight weeks then just stopped and nothing I did would fix it. I returned the device to BB and picked up a play station 3 and it has been rock solid for a couple of weeks now without any issues (Wireless). The wired connection with the LG BD390 was also bad and unstable. I think it is a weakness in the player I have seen several people have issues with the networking\streaming using the LG BD390. I did have the latest firmware for the player before returning it.
If you're looking for WiFi capability in a BD player it's downright impossible to look over the PS3. In my opinion it is still the best WiFi capable Blu-ray player on the market.
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Old 01-02-2010, 11:18 AM   #5
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Like the other posters, I also use a PS3 to stream Netlfix using a wirefless connection. My wife loves the old TV shows on there, so we are streaming programs on the PS3 almost daily. It works flawlessly. The videos load fast, and the quality is great.
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Old 01-05-2010, 12:45 PM   #6
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Default Cheap Insignia player works great!

I picked up the wireless Insignia player for $119.00 just before Christmas... After some pain getting it configured for my FIOS wireless router it has been great - right at the holidays it seemed that there was heavy demand on the Netflix network and the picture quality was hit or miss - that seems to be straightened out now...
I was looking at the LG BD-390 but just could not justify the $259.00 price point... Would not typically trust the Insignia brand - but for $120.00 bucks with wireless how could I say no ....
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I have been using netflix since X-mas wired to 1 location and wireless to 2 others. The only time I have noticed an issue is when playing xbox360 online and simultaneously streaming wireless to another but even then netflix adjust the stream based on available bandwidth and so far I have been satisfied. When streaming wireless only without other shared bandwidth I have had no probs and the quality is better than I had expected.
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