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Old 02-23-08, 06:43 PM
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Streaming online video to my Plasma

Is there any device I can use to stream, say, Netflix streamed movies to my Panasonic Plasma? I have a Panny that I can install cards into, maybe there's some sort of wireless card I can plug into for web stuff? I've read people talking about PS3's being able to do something like this. I don't have one but with the Blu-Ray developments, I'm considering one. If I could use it to view Netflix as well, that would be pretty cool.

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Couldn't you stream via DVI cable from your PC to your TV?
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Yeah, the easiest would be simply plugging in your PC. AppleTV is designed precisely for this, too. But that and the PS3 both have some limitations.
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Well, I've always had problems running video from my laptop to my tv. I get my desktop to show up on the tv and the video player window will show up on my tv, but I just get a black box where the video should be playing.

Plus there are sound issues doing it that way as well. I guess I could run sound from my headphone port, but there's till the issue of video not transferring correctly.
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You will still potentially have video compatibility issues with a streaming device. So that's something to fix, not to let stop you. The 2 mentioned are probably your main choices at this time for wireless.

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