- Mar 16, 2009
- Southeast Michigan
We regularly stream Netflix through our Xbox 360 and it works great. I do not, however, like the fact that to do so I have to have an Xbox Live Gold subscription which now costs around $45/year. I don't use the subscription for anything other than access to the Netflix application, so I'm starting to wonder if I should instead put the money towards a DVD/Blu-Ray player with Netflix built in to it. Does anyone know of any good deals or have a recommendation on what I should get? I also use the Xbox as Windows Media Center "extender". It connects to my Windows 7 PC which has a 2x TV-tuner card in it and serves as my DVR. I'd love a single device that lets me "extend" Media Center and stream Netflix, but I think the Xbox is the the only Windows Media Center "extender" device available these days. It really is the perfect device for my needs/use, except for the yearly subscription fee I have to pay just to have access to the Netflix application.