Excerpt: I must confess that I observed the recent shuttering of my local Blockbuster with a great deal of interest. It was worse than rubbernecking on the Garden State Parkway after a really horrendous accident because I actually pillaged through the remains. The "Going Out of Business" sign went up long before Blockbuster declared bankruptcy, but you sorta knew what was coming.
Pros: High-end media streamer for under $100, 1080p HD video playback capability, Netflix, Amazon VOD, Hulu Plus and many other great apps, Excellent streaming quality using the dual-band wireless-N antenna, Remote does everything it needs to and nothing more, Easy to use
Excerpt: Roku emerged in 2008 as one of the first set-top boxes to enable streaming internet content on a TV. Originally dominating the Netflix streaming market, the Roku is now up against some fierce competition like the Logitech Revue with Google TV and Apple TV creeping into the picture.
Pros: Easy set-up, offers a range of services, good quality online streaming, affordable
Cons: Local video playback was a little lacking, DLNA