Wednesday, January 14, 2009

More Goodness in one little Box!

A while ago I blogged about the Roku device that allowed you to Stream Netflix (Caution, pointless advertisement; Netflix lets you rent, watch and return DVDs from home - Try free for 2 weeks) to your TV. I personally have loved the little thing. Only a few glitches and most of the time, when my Internet connection behaving, I can't tell the different between the Roku Picture and Comcast Cable.

But Wait, It Gets Better! And how you ask?

1. HD - Roku has upgraded the boxes for 720p to support Hi-Definition TVs. Most won't care about this, and yes, it is not true HD (no 1080p yet) but this is great for those of us with a HD TV.

2. Amazon Video-On-Demand - Roku will start streaming content for Amazon in the next few weeks according to there web site and emails they have sent out. Amazon has much newer movies for download and it is VOD (Video-On-Demand, or pay for each view.) I personally have not tried the service but I do know several who have used their Xbox to stream the content to a TV and said it works really well. I will hold my comments on the service until I try it, but more options are always a good thing.


princessbride said... have been posting quite a bit so far this month. I'm not used to that. ;-)
The Roku device sounds pretty cool. I read about it a while back and thought it was a pretty handy little device to have.

wortwood said...

I love the Roku, so much that I just ordered a second.

lemony said...

Hey, Mikey!