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    Netflix WiFi or Wired?

    I just ordered a Sony TV with built in wireless. I have a WiFi router which works fine for my laptop. If I want to watch Netflix movies is a wifi network usually reliable or would I be better off running a wire from my router to the TV. Fishing the wire would be very difficult. I do not want to experience dropped connections or a lot of buffering which is why I think a wired connection might be better.

    Anyone here watch streaming Netflix on wifi and how well does it work?

    Thanks for the help.

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    Training for Bankai JPMiller's Avatar
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    My lowend wireless receiver built into my Wii works just fine from 2 rooms away through walls.
    The buffering process takes less than a minute and usuall only 20-30 seconds, and I've never had it stop during the movie unless I had network issues.
    Its really trial and error since everyones setup is different.
    In general if you have decent wireless, then you will have no problems streaming content.

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    IRONyMan RedFury's Avatar
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    My Wii works just as well wireless as my Xbox does wired. It's all dependent on your network stability. My modem/router is getting flaky, so I get the occasional "network bandwidth has changed" message as it rebuffers what I'm watching.

    At most, I've had this happen twice during anything I've ever watched.
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