In order to streamline movies from Netflix, to TV, you have to have a Wii, or PS2 or Xbox? Those are our only choices?
Because I'm not feeling that at all
My bluray player (LG BD390) is able to connect to netflix so I use that. If you don't want to use any of those gaming systems, you can use Roku, which I believe is around $59-99 depending on the quality of the movies you want to stream. I think some Samsung bluray players are able to connect to Netflix as well, but don't quote me on that .. someone else on this forum can probably verify that.
My brother uses a Roku HD-XR which he got from amazon for $99..pretty decent. Also streams Amazon on Demand and Pandora to name a few. I remember him showing me a few more but I can't remember right now
I would like to say yes it would still look good but in reality, the quality really depends on what you get from Netflix. If you just have the unlimited DVD streaming option, the quality of the movie, while still good, won't be the same as a Bluray version. I think they charge $2 more per month to get Bluray
Yeah the stream quality's more related to your internet reception and the device that is streaming than the device (tv) that is playing. I have HD samsung tv, use all three of your choices (wii, xbox, and laptop). Xbox and laptop have hdmi output, they show netflix a bit better than wii which does not, but none Is as good as watching straight in iPad or using DVD.
However it's super convenient! If I go out of town, I bring my wii.... Play games and stream movies right there in hotel!
I just read that you can use apples VGA adapter to hook up your iPad to your tv and watch netflix thru your iPad on your tv. Pretty cool stuff.