Thursday, January 14, 2010

Netflix and Roku

I just unpacked and installed the Roku box... signed up for an $8.99 Netflix subscription and "BAM!!!"  I started watching movies.  All I can say is WOW... why didn't I do this sooner?  The selection is large, the quality is amazing, and service is fantastic.  I tried viewing a movie, a TV show in HD, and an internet channel called iFanboy.  Each one started almost instantaneously and the quality was great.

Breaking News... Netflix just announced that it will start streaming movies through the Wii starting in the spring of 2010.  Luckily we have both an xbox and a Wii, so I will not need to purchase another box for my other TV's.

There is one drawback... you still have to queue up movies from your computer.  It would be great if you can browse the selection and just choose it from your TV without having to first select it on the computer.  Still, overall I would give it two thumbs up... way up!!!