"Makes streaming and content management so easy"4.5 starson by wlsmith
Pros: Loading the queue at my computer on Amazon and Netflix is easy. Finding that content and navigating through it on Roku is slick and intuitive. The XDS model takes advantage of the higher "n standard" wifi, so shows very seldom pause for buffering.
Cons: I must periodically re-enter the activation code for Netflix. Don't know if this is a Netflix or a Roku issue. Because I occasionally want content not available through Roku, I still have a computer attached to my TV. Hulu for Roku might change that.
Summary: When I wax eloquent on the wonders of Roku, I no doubt sound like an early adopter of microwaves back in the 70s. A few years from now, people will say, "What was the big deal about that?" For now, however, Roku takes my TV watching enjoyment to a whole new level. No more flipping endlessly through 200 channels to find nothing to watch or to realize the one thing I wanted to see was on an hour ago. I haven't subscribed to cable for years now. Roku IS my cable.