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Old 09-22-2018, 07:33 AM   #1
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Download Netflix at home watch on the road?

I hear that it's possible to download Netflix content via their app for viewing later but my question is-

Can I download Netflix content and then view it on my big screen "dumb" TV??

Also- can you shed any light as to file size for say an hour or two of content?
If I download a movie how much phone memory does it take?

Thanks for any insight you can share!
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Old 09-22-2018, 07:38 AM   #2
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I tried it the other day to see how it works. I downloaded a 1 hour TV show using my laptop and was able to view it on the laptop and also on a TV if I connected the laptop to the TV. Problem was I could not find where on the laptop hard drive Netflix stored the show.
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Old 09-22-2018, 03:54 PM   #3
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I tried it the other day to see how it works. I downloaded a 1 hour TV show using my laptop and was able to view it on the laptop and also on a TV if I connected the laptop to the TV. Problem was I could not find where on the laptop hard drive Netflix stored the show.
I usually find everything downloaded in the default Download directory.


This is a great idea especially considering that many modern laptops can have huge hard drives. I have 1 TB of hard drive in my Laptop and a USB hard drive that has 2 TB of storage available.

The year I retired the company I worked for only had 1 TB of storage on the main computer system that managed close to a billion in annual sales. Storage was handled by daily backups and archiving files to tape.

As for watching on a Dumb TV, you will need a laptop with RGB video output or an HDMI to Component Video converter. You can then hook your HDMI output from your laptop (if it has one) to the converter then plug the RCA plugs into the proper inputs on your Dumb TV.

Here's one that's not real expensive:

https://www.amazon.com/LinkS-Compone...onverter&psc=1
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Old 09-22-2018, 04:31 PM   #4
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You can also get a chrome cast if your TV has HDmi. It allows the computer to chrome cast to the TV from the laptop.
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Old 09-23-2018, 01:24 PM   #5
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Playing recorded videos

I bought a small ($25) video player. HDMI from it into RV system. Picture to TV, sound out of RV system.

Player reads SD cards. Just transfer videos to SD card(s) before your trip. 16 GB card will hold several full length movies. Unless you want an extensive library at all times in the RV; this works great.
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Old 09-23-2018, 01:39 PM   #6
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I hear that it's possible to download Netflix content via their app for viewing later but my question is-

Can I download Netflix content and then view it on my big screen "dumb" TV??

Also- can you shed any light as to file size for say an hour or two of content?
If I download a movie how much phone memory does it take?

Thanks for any insight you can share!

If you already pay for Netflix then you can purchase an Amazon Fire Stick for $29 and access all of the Netflix content on any TV with an HDMI port. The Fire Stick turns your TV into a Smart TV with all apps. And if you are already an Amazon subscriber, your Amazon included videos are also readily available. It was a lot cheaper to buy a Fire Stick instead of changing out my TT TV.

https://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Fire-T...rds=fire+stick
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Old 09-23-2018, 02:21 PM   #7
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I hear that it's possible to download Netflix content via their app for viewing later but my question is-


Yes you can. I downloaded to my ipad & an old Dell laptop.


Can I download Netflix content and then view it on my big screen "dumb" TV??


I have with my laptop connecting with an HDMI cable to the TV (not tow vehicle either ) & it works well. Just open the Netflix app on the laptop & look in the upper right corner the 3 lines besides the word NETFLIX click on them & look for my downloads.


Also- can you shed any light as to file size for say an hour or two of content?
If I download a movie how much phone memory does it take?


Sorry, but I have no idea. I downloaded about 18 hours & saw very little difference on a 120 GB SSD.


Thanks for any insight you can share!

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If you already pay for Netflix then you can purchase an Amazon Fire Stick for $29 and access all of the Netflix content on any TV with an HDMI port. The Fire Stick turns your TV into a Smart TV with all apps. And if you are already an Amazon subscriber, your Amazon included videos are also readily available. It was a lot cheaper to buy a Fire Stick instead of changing out my TT TV.

https://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Fire-T...rds=fire+stick

This is what we did, however, it only works if you have a connection while camping. Many times we do not so we do what the OP is asking about by downloading movies ahead of time from Netflix. However, we watch our downloaded Netflix movies offline on my iPad because you have to use the Netflix app to access them. If there's a way to watch them on laptop, that would be ideal and I'd love to know about it because as it is we prop up the iPad and squint from our recliners! At home I plug my laptop into my TV for other reasons and use an HDMI to HDMI cord as my laptop has an HDMI port as does my TV.
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Just tried it with a usb C to hdmi adapter with a charger port. It's a wired connection but works well. Also experimented with the quality of the download option. The download is much slower and 1 movie can use 1gig when using that option.
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This is what we did, however, it only works if you have a connection while camping.

We use our iPhone as a hotspot to feed the Fire Stick. Works great. A one hour HD program uses about 1 GB of data.
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