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Old 11-08-2013, 01:50 PM   #16
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Well I'm at a real loss, because some say YES and some say NO. If I need Microsoft windows I will never have it because I do NOT use them for anything!!

Habitual can you answer these questions for me:

You say you have a Roku box, I don't even know what that is. Is it a stand alone box/product that is not connected to a computer or what?

What other equipment other than this box is needed? Is a computer needed?

Maybe if you explain your set up (simple terms) it will make sense to me.
Check this article out. It will clarify things a bit more. Quick answer is that you don't need a PC, but can use one if you choose to. Also you can play Netflix on your tv with any of the devices listed at the link below.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._Watch_Devices

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Old 11-08-2013, 06:33 PM   #17
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There is some confusing to your question. This has nothing to do with linux, correct?
As I understand it, you don't want to add in a computer to your TV. Is that correct? You simply want to add in some device to access netflix, is that correct?

Many, many, many devices offer this ability.
You don't need a smart blu-ray unless you want it. Some usable blu ray's for netflix are as low as $68 or less on sale. I think a simple web enabled or smart Sony is about that price.

Netflix support web page offers many devices that could be used. They range from Google's chrome to mini usb pc's to Roku boxes to other multimedia boxes and media streamers.

Some hard drives like NAS and media streamers offer support for netflix.

Some TV's offer support for netflix, yours may already.

Almost all of these devices won't display hulu free.
See hulu's support web pages for devices that can be used on your TV. Most require hulu plus.

There are so many devices that even netflix can't keep their list current it seems.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.htm...cId=1001199181

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Old 11-09-2013, 01:55 PM   #18
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Helo Jefro. Nice to have someone ask. I run LINUX only! I want nothing to do with MS, VERY bad vibes there!

I want to use the computer (mine) to download movies to my Hard drive (2 TB), store them with an index program of some sort so I know what I have at a glance.

Then I want to be able to sellect and load what "I want" to a Flash Drive, witch I can plug into "some device type box at TV" and play/watch at my own convience. I don't want to stream the material directly to the TV!


SO, My dont's include the following:

No streaming.
No MS involvement.
Absolutely no giving anyone/company my credit card Number, Netflix wanted this! If there is a bill to pay, then bill me!

What I need:
A set TV type box that has a USB port for incoming movie material/data. With a connection from that box to the TV via HDMI cable.
Is this asking to much?
 
Old 11-09-2013, 02:24 PM   #19
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Then I want to be able to sellect and load what "I want" to a Flash Drive, witch I can plug into "some device type box at TV" and play/watch at my own convience.

A set TV type box that has a USB port for incoming movie material/data. With a connection from that box to the TV via HDMI cable.
Is this asking to much?
Get a game console. Playstation 3 or Xbox 360.

They both have have USB ports. You can put the movie on the flash drive, stick the flash drive into the game console, and then have the game console play it on the TV. You can use an HDMI cable to connect the game console to the TV.

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Old 11-10-2013, 10:21 AM   #20
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There is some information at the Samsung site below on playing video directly on your TV. Depends on the model of your TV. The best source of information would be the user manual for the Samsung. Almost all newer TVs will allow showing pictures, slide shows and music but not movies directly. If you don't have the manual you can easily view it online or download it. Get the model number from the back of the TV and go online and search 'Samusung Model ****** Manual. You should be able to determine whether the specific model you have is capable of playing movies directly. Otherwise, the various methods described above should work.

http://www.samsung.com/us/support/fa...PN64F5300AFXZA
 
Old 11-10-2013, 03:47 PM   #21
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SO, My dont's include the following:

No streaming.
No MS involvement.
Absolutely no giving anyone/company my credit card Number, Netflix wanted this! If there is a bill to pay, then bill me!

What I need:
A set TV type box that has a USB port for incoming movie material/data. With a connection from that box to the TV via HDMI cable.
Is this asking to much?
In that case, the fundamental topic of the whole thread has changed.

I would agree with dugan that your best bet is to just get a used game system (preferably a PS3, as it has better codec support for local playback) and put videos on removable media.
 
Old 11-10-2013, 03:56 PM   #22
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Get a game console. Playstation 3 or Xbox 360.

They both have have USB ports. You can put the movie on the flash drive, stick the flash drive into the game console, and then have the game console play it on the TV. You can use an HDMI cable to connect the game console to the TV.
Would a "game console" have more features than a dedicated Blue Ray type receiver? What are the cons?

In short does the game player accept CD's and DVD's like a Blue Ray player?
Are you telling me there is no difference between a dedicated Blue Ray player and a "Game Console"?
 
Old 11-10-2013, 07:20 PM   #23
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Would a "game console" have more features than a dedicated Blue Ray type receiver? What are the cons?

In short does the game player accept CD's and DVD's like a Blue Ray player?
Are you telling me there is no difference between a dedicated Blue Ray player and a "Game Console"?
Well, your requirements in this thread keep changing, but no, of course I'm not telling you that at all.

YES both of the the game consoles mentioned (and there's no reason to put game consoles in quotes) can play CDs and DVDs. They can also play movies from USB sticks.

A dedicated Blu-Ray player will almost certainly not have USB slots or be able to play movies from a USB stick. A dedicated Blu-Ray player should therefore be taken off the consideration list, according to your latest set of requirements.

Cons for game consoles as compared to dedicated Blu-Ray players (not "receivers")? None for a PS3. An Xbox 360 doesn't fullfill your "no MS involvement" requirement, obviously, and it also doesn't play Blu-Rays.

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Old 11-11-2013, 10:47 AM   #24
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I said up front that I did not know anything about the subject, so that is why my wants changed as I gained a little knowledge.
 
Old 11-12-2013, 02:59 PM   #25
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Dugan. Is this a good deal on the playstation 3? I decided to do what you told me to do in the first place. Playstation seems the best way to go.

People there are talking/asking about if this is a "Slimline" PS3 but no one answered. I know nothing about these units. Does this a slimline (if there even is one) make a difference?

http://www.walmart.com/ip/PS3-500GB-...g+%26+Delivery

I looked for the PS4 but it wasn't out yet.

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Old 11-12-2013, 03:15 PM   #26
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Unfortunately, I can't tell you if that's a good deal on a PS3.

It shouldn't matter, as far as I know, whether that's a slimline PS3 or not. All PS3s have USB ports and the same support for playing movies from USB sticks.
 
Old 11-12-2013, 05:28 PM   #27
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Unfortunately, I can't tell you if that's a good deal on a PS3.

It shouldn't matter, as far as I know, whether that's a slimline PS3 or not. All PS3s have USB ports and the same support for playing movies from USB sticks.

Thank you Dugan, I believe I understand. See my new post.
 
  


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