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Hello, You're correct in that DirecTv and your 2007 LG do not support Netflix. In order to receive Netflix on the set you need additional equipment. The most cost effective method to do this is with a Roku 1 box- since it is the ONLY streaming device that will support your legacy CRT TV.
The Roku 1 has analog connections that will be compatible with your LG 30" CRT TV and will allow streaming of Netflix onto the set. The Roku 1 can be purchased at the link below:
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You can't hook your laptop up to this older TV, so that won't work. The Roku is the only available device to get this older CRT (tube) TV to connect to Netflix.
The set lacks a 15 pin HD jack for connection to a laptop. The HDMI may work but you will need to set your resolution on the laptop to it's 720P setting and also pay for a subscription to Netflix and view on the laptop to get the signal sent to the TV. A Roku 1 costs $50 and connects to the TV directly allowing it to display Netflix without having to have the laptop tethered to the TV.
So if you're set on using the laptop (which will not give you a remote for play/pause/ and selection of movies- meaning the laptop would need to be in your lap at all times for these functions), then an HDMI cable and an audio cable from the laptop would be needed in lieu of the Roku I linked to above. Either way will work, so it's up to you.
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