Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 22nd Oct 2010 22:53 UTC
Multimedia, AV My husband stopped trusting me with his PS3 after I burned three Netflix PS3 software disks (a known problem), so he asked me to get my Netflix kick with another device (that was before the disk-less PS3 solution). So I bought the $99 Roku XD|S, the highest Roku model, a Linux-based video streaming TV device.
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RE: Three Words...
by Eugenia on Sat 23rd Oct 2010 00:31 UTC in reply to "Three Words..."
Eugenia
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Erm, no. There is no support for serious online services in Media Center apart from Netflix -- you can only view your own local videos (is there Youtube, Vimeo, Hulu, Amazon support?). TV is only accessible if you buy a TV tuner. Setting aside this, having to move off your couch to turn ON a PC that is possibly in another room, is not a living room experience. Personally, I hate streaming off of PCs for that exact reason. My PCs are in my office, and my living room is on the other side of the house. And if I was to have the PC on the living room, then it wouldn't be my main PC, which would mean that I would have to spend a LOT more than Roku's $99 to get a full PC just for media. In my opinion, Windows Media Center and all other streaming-off-of-the-PC solutions are lacking in terms of user experience. Same goes for Apple's new AppleTV, where they removed the HDD.

I don't appreciate comments without substance btw. You just wrote these "three words", and you left us in our devices. I spent quite some time writing this article, so some basic respect for this would have been nice, in the form of actually expressing your thoughts and opinions in a more verbose manner, where it could stimulate real discussion. Just because "this is the internet" does not give you a free pass.

Edited 2010-10-23 00:50 UTC

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