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Netflix and Dish Network

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Clumsyhawk, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. Clumsyhawk

    Clumsyhawk New Member

    Mar 16, 2010
    Can i use my Dish Network receiver or DVR for watching streaming video from Netflix?:confused:
  2. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

    Jan 23, 2008
  3. TulsaOK

    TulsaOK New Member

    Feb 23, 2004
    :welcome_s ClumsyHawk.
  4. SaltiDawg

    SaltiDawg Active Member

    Aug 30, 2004
  5. DishTV

    DishTV Cool Member

    Nov 12, 2007
    LG has three others in their 500 series; 550, 570, 590.

    The 590 has a 250 Gb hard drive, neat features for about $380.:icon_da:
  6. SaltiDawg

    SaltiDawg Active Member

    Aug 30, 2004
    You can get either an Xbox 360 or a PS3 for considerably less money and in the case of the PS3 have a quality BD player. If games mean anyghting to anyone in the family, there is that additional feature. :)

    Both the Xbox 360 and the PS3 also function as a media extender allowing the streaming of music, photos, and video from an PC.
  7. lparsons21

    lparsons21 Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Mar 4, 2006
    Herrin, IL
    Sony's 460 BD player is very good for Netflix also, I think a newer 470 is either out now or coming very soon which will broaden that.

    It does Netflix HD streams also and Netflix is very good about testing your broadband and equipment and doing some tailoring to your situation so it comes in very smooth.
  8. BattleZone

    BattleZone Hall Of Fame

    Nov 13, 2007
    NetFlix is a direct competitor of Dish's PPV, so there is not a lot of motivation for them to add a NetFlix client, even if they could.
  9. finniganps

    finniganps Hall Of Fame

    Jan 23, 2004
    A lot of Blu-Ray players stream, however make sure it comes with a wireless adapter if you don't have an ethernet cable near your TV.
  10. phrelin

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
    Fortunately, one of Dish's best kept secrets is Dish Online:


    The site is kind of a link collection. In addition to what you can download on your ViP DVR, you can watch movies on your computer as the link takes you to Roxio CinemaNow; listen to music as a link takes you to Pandora Music; International entertainment includes B4U Music (Bollywood type fare) and Dandana TV (Middle Eastern American entertainment); Sports has links to NBA League Pass Broadband; News links to some of the usual suspects plus BBC World.

    You get the idea. I thought the web site would someday be the browser interface for Dish Online, but it sure hasn't gone anywhere yet.

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