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    Question Connecting to Netflix / Internet - the best way

    Looking to link into netflix / internet from my computer to my AVR / TV. What's the best format for a clean uninterrupted streaming HD movie connection? I heard that wi-fi connections can have delays, and that using an Ethernet cable would be the best bet. I have to run through the walls about 40 feet. I am using Verizon's Fiber Opic router from my office. If cable - what's a good cable to purchase?

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    Wired would be the way to go, cable Cat 5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by disneyjoe7 View Post
    Wired would be the way to go, cable Cat 5.
    +1, I ran Cat5 from my router to my BluRay, no problems streaming movies.
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    make sure you buy a pre terminated cable . Cat 5 is not easy to build yourself. I suggest you measure your run out and leave it a little long on each side . Also pick up a 5 port Gigbit switch from netgear. With that one run you can have 4 ports( one being the wire from the router). Most gear needs a ethernet connection.

    I suggest you by a cat5e cable . Also make sure when you run it you do not kink it in any way. You will ruin the cable if you do so be very careful.
    I strongly suggest you get a Installer to come out and run you one and terminate it for you. You can have a good Installer do some network clean up and wireless stiffing to see how good your network is covering your home. I do networks every day as my job has over the years evolved into IP control. I do all big systems now and I setup very large Networks. But as long as you ca run the wire without any sharpe turns and keep it clean with soft bends , you can do this yourself.

    I forgot to mention Wired is the only way to go with Netflix unless you have a solid Wireless N network. Verizons routers suck ass and are only G currently. I use them and turn off wireless and use multible Apple Airport extremes around the house n Bridge mode using them as WAP's. This type of network you can stream with very well with no slow downs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mantis View Post
    make sure you buy a pre terminated cable . Cat 5 is not easy to build yourself.

    I forgot to mention Wired is the only way to go with Netflix unless you have a solid Wireless N network. Verizons routers suck ass and are only G currently. I use them and turn off wireless and use multible Apple Airport extremes around the house n Bridge mode using them as WAP's. This type of network you can stream with very well with no slow downs.
    ++ That.

    Also there are power line network kits out there (figure about $100-150).

    ** as a point of clarification wireless G has more than enough bandwidth to handle Netflix or even a DVD rip (but no blu-ray).
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