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Dec 3, 2010, 10:12 AM
I would like to use Netflix to watch a few tv shows or movies on my Air, but in order to work, I need to download this plug-in. Does anyone know how this will impact battery life? Does the plug-in only run when needed or will it always be running in the background? Thanks for any advice. :confused:

Dec 3, 2010, 10:24 AM
The Silverlight plug-in runs only when you are opening a Silverlight site. Usually you are doing something discrete like opening ESPN3.com or a similar site that opens up a Silverlight viewer. Silverlight isn't as ubiquitous as Flash and thus won't be going on all the time. Microsoft itself seems to be de-emphasizing Silverlight in favor of HTML 5, so you're likely to see less of it over time.