"Best Bang for the Buck or Bye Bye Comcast"4.0 starson by man4pnw
Pros: Low cost. Simple Plug and play. Great quality video and sound.
Cons: Would have liked component video. Looking forward to additional stream providers
Summary: I was paying comcast $120.00 a month for cable that I rarely watched. Looked at all the options from wifi blu-ray players, PSP3, X-Box 360, to upgrading laptop. Blu-ray with a wifi streamer looked attractive. When we consideredg the limited Blu-ray content. We are also resistance to another new technological investment that requires building a new video library.
Roku was the easiest and most cost effective solution. We bought one for each of our 3 TVs and get the local stations out of the air with a digital to analog converters.
I just hooked to XDS to my ceiling mounted HD DLP projector this week. The HD video quality is there. The picture is crisp and sound is 5.1 surround. For our purposes the Roku XDS does the job. Now with Netflix and Hulu Plus we watch what we want to watch when we want to watch it. All trends indicate that the future is streaming programing.
We would like to see the NFL enter the stream market like MLB and NHL.
Instead of paying Comcast, my local cable company, $120.00 a month, I'm paying Netflix and HuluPlus a total of $17.97 which is a significant savings with a kid about to start college.