I use a virtual machine and it works. Note that Netflix quality is sub-par for the most part however, but it is the same as if running on directly from a Host OS. If there was literally anything that was like Netflix that had remotely better quality I would switch but HULU-Plus is junk and not much else is reliable.
Also Note that:
- you will have to install some not flash junk on the VM
- Netflix has not really figured out how to do proper buffering
- Netflix has not really figured out how to have a video paused after having to load its 2seconds worth of buffer.
- Don't bother watching fast videos, such as actions, because the action scenes are generally all mushed / blurred
- Red doesn't work well with their preferred M$ encoding
- These problems are the same on both VM and Native/Host
- Using ReactOS is iffy and doesn't work well quite yet, so try XP or older. Just make sure you handle process racing conditions (98 and less had problems).
- Make sure the VM has good ram and memory allocated to it. If you want change the running priority of the VM process to real-time(ish , -10 or something), but you don't have to.