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NetFlix movies My video is outdated and won't show controls and clear picture from NetFlix. Can this be updated over the web or do I need new hardware?

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Re: NetFlix movies

If your computer has these hardware specs:

Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or higher, or Windows Vista; Internet Explorer version 6 or higher; Windows Media Player version 11 or higher; an active broadband connection to the Internet; 1.0 GHz processor; 512 MB RAM; 3 GB free hard disk drive space.

you should be ok with the movies download and watch.

Other wise you will probablt need new hardware which is really tough to upgrade on a laptop.

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While streaming netflix from my laptop the picture turned green, how do I fix this?

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From the black screen:
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  4. A bar should appear along the bottom of the browser window. In the bottom left corner of the bar, click the red stop sign.
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Need more information to really help you. Are you playing movies in the DVD/CD player of the laptop? Are you playing movies by streaming from Netflix or Amazon or Hulu or Xfinity? Are you playing movies from an external hard drive or flashdrive plugged into an older USB 2.0 port?
Your wi-fi connection may be too slow to stream without freezing. Your cpu/processor may be too old and slow to handle HD video. Your video/graphics chip built-in to the laptop may be old and not capable of handling HD quality video.

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Why does my hp laptop screen go black when i try to watch netflix?

This may be due to the browser is missing some plug-in or your flash player is outdated. I suggest you download the latest updates for you current browser or download and install Google chrome as it is light weight and automatically detects any missing plug-ins. Once done try to run a video netflix this will hopefully resolve the issue.


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Can't watch netflix movies,vol too low,cnn items some better than netflix movie.

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Netflix is DVD rental service is it not,Pay as you go,
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ok " get a CD/ DVD cleaning disk , you pop that in and it will clean the lens inside, and they don't cost much, but do so much
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