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The Roku Netflix player is a streaming device that connects your TV directly to Netflix through an internet connection.

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Pros

Don't need to pay per movie or episode

11 agree

Integrated wireless

9 agree

Easy to set up

8 agree

Can rate what you've watched right on your TV

8 agree

Can browse selection and read descriptions

7 agree

Inexpensive

7 agree

HDMI, Component, S-Video and Composite

6 agree

Supports older televisions (RCA connector)

5 agree

HD streaming support

4 agree

Small and lightweight -- good for travelers

4 agree

will support Amazon Video on Demand

3 agree

snappy performance

2 agree

Supports Pandora music streaming

1 agrees

Roku adding more channels over time

1 agrees

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Cons

Proprietary to Netflix

8 agree

Only 10,000 titles available

6 agree

You don't 'own' any movies or shows

5 agree

FF and REW requires re-buffering

4 agree

Mediocre video quality

3 agree

Must add videos to your Netflix instant queue to see them on the Roku

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The Roku Netflix player is a streaming device that connects your TV directly to Netflix through an internet connection. You connect your Netflix account, and it allows you to stream movies on your queue. It can pause and rewind and allows you to rate movies directly from the box. Any movie you've placed in your Instant Queue is immediately available for watching. The Roku can be connected to an older TV or a newer HDTV through RCA, S-video, component video, or HDMI.

Features
  • Remote control included
  • Connects to the Internet through ethernet or wireless
  • Requires an active Netflix membership
  • Dimensions: 5" x 5" x 2"
  • 10,000 titles currently available from Netflix.
Connection ports
  • Video: HDMI, Component video, S-video, Composite video
  • Audio: Digital Optical Audio, Analog Stereo Audio
  • Network: Wired Ethernet, WiFi (802.11 b/g)
Post Review
Shavenwarthog
07/09/2008 04:51

"Mediocre video quality" is relative. I use Netflix player under Windows Vista. On one title, "Rivers and Tides", the quality was excellent, vibrant colors and details. Another movie, "Sinbad in the Seven Seas" or something, it was unwatchable -- smeared and blurry.

The player scales your video quality based on network performance. But, it's tricky to say whether you should just try again later, or whether the original source video is too bad to be usable.

With the Windows Netflix player, I'd say the quality is variable but often quite good.

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