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samh
Jan 18, 2011, 06:35 PM
I'm a mostly-poor grad student. I've got a 5-ish year old 27" Samsung CRT which supports only 480i (best available connection is Component Video). We don't have cable, but watch OTA digital with a series2 TiVo. We also have Netflix. It would be nice to get Netflix Stremaing and some other web & media content in our meager entertainment system.

Since a new HDTV + TiVo is out of the question right now... is there any way to get the Apple TV converted to watch on my current television? I guess the other option is a Roku box but from what I've seen, I like the Apple interface better.



waw74
Jan 18, 2011, 06:53 PM
a cheap-ish blu-ray player?
http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=netflix+dvd+player&hl=en&biw=1440&bih=780&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=13343222375235012394&ei=3jQ2Tcv2BcG78gaDqrmkCQ&sa=X&oi=product_catalog_result&ct=result&resnum=7&ved=0CHUQ8wIwBg#

only found that with a quick look, not neccessarly an endorsement of this particular product, do your homework before you buy.

GFLPraxis
Jan 18, 2011, 07:38 PM
In a similar boat, I actually use my PS3 to stream MPEG-4 content to my SDTV.

Works for Netflix, too, and you can probably pick up a prior-generation PS3 on the cheap.

And even upgrade the hard drive (standard 2.5" laptop drive) manually if you wanted to store everything locally.

Isn't there a Netflix app for Wii now?

samh
Jan 18, 2011, 08:12 PM
In a similar boat, I actually use my PS3 to stream MPEG-4 content to my SDTV.

Works for Netflix, too, and you can probably pick up a prior-generation PS3 on the cheap.

And even upgrade the hard drive (standard 2.5" laptop drive) manually if you wanted to store everything locally.

Isn't there a Netflix app for Wii now?

No PS3, no Wii. I'm in school and on top of that work more than full-time hours for not all that much pay. We're considering the BD route. For some reason that just seems strange to me without an HDTV but I suppose it's not all that much different. It also seems a shame to replace a perfectly fine DVD player.