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Old 01-24-2011, 10:58 AM   #31
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If you can wait, that price will come down.

Another alternative is a DVD player that allows you to get to Netflix and this will also, normally at leat, allow you to plug a USB drive into it to watch local content.
We've had a Roku box downstairs for a little over a year now and love it. HIGHLY recommended!

But our old $29. DVD player in the bedroom just went boom (well more of a *pop* really) and I was wondering if anybody can recommend a good DVD player with Roku and wireless networking built in? I haven't found any yet that have very good reviews. I don't need HD as that old TV just has the standard video and s-video inputs.
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Old 01-24-2011, 12:03 PM   #32
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Definitely a great addition to the home theatre center, redundant if you have wii/ps3/xbox and any other device that supports netflix.
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Old 01-24-2011, 12:15 PM   #33
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Definitely a great addition to the home theatre center, redundant if you have wii/ps3/xbox and any other device that supports netflix.
wii suffers due to lack of High def.

But yeah, we have a blueray, wii, and AppleTV2 that all can do Netflix
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Old 01-24-2011, 03:40 PM   #34
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I have one of the original Roku boxes and it is great. I all you want to view is Netflix that you may want to get a Blue-Ray player that has an Internet connection for Netlfix and other stuff. I recently have ordered a Boxee Box which has more capabilities than the Roku. They don't have Netflix yet but it is coming and they do have Vudu and all the other things including the ability of playing /viewing all the stuff on your computer including mp3/video/etc...

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Old 01-24-2011, 04:20 PM   #35
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Man, I've got to google a lot of stuff now. I hope it's in English.



If I rip a blurry at full res and 5.1 it normally is about 12.5GB, which is overkill. For normal playback on the other TVs in the house, I'm good at much less, which is better than DVD quality and about 2GB on the average. For traveling, I can take the little box and a cheap 1TB HD and have a shit load of movies on the road on a big TV, like at my Mom's to keep the kids happy. Of course, thenHDMI connector on the DROIDX gives me yet another option. :geek. It does DLNA also, but not as well.
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Old 01-24-2011, 04:27 PM   #36
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If you're already a Netflix subscriber the Roku is an easy decision. The prices have come down and now the top-end model is $99; there are two others that are less expensive. The price of cable TV is such that one month's service would more than pay for the Roku.

We enjoy both the Netflix streaming vids as well as the Amazon service. A pleasant surprise was the extensive internet radio offerings which make the Sirius/XM completely irrelevant. We also enjoy the radio and video podcasts of current events (news) as well as special interest stuff (such as the Dakar rallies).

There's a TON of stuff if you're from India! More coming all the time in a wide variety of offerings, some worthwhile, many not, but it's cool to see it evolving from its nascent stage.

Oh yeah...there's an app to link wirelessly to your local hard drive for music and photos that is great. It hasn't been able to work with streaming video yet, but they're working on it and it's only a matter of time I suspect.
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Old 01-24-2011, 04:32 PM   #37
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If I rip a blurry at full res and 5.1 it normally is about 12.5GB, which is overkill. For normal playback on the other TVs in the house, I'm good at much less, which is better than DVD quality and about 2GB on the average. For traveling, I can take the little box and a cheap 1TB HD and have a shit load of movies on the road on a big TV, like at my Mom's to keep the kids happy. Of course, thenHDMI connector on the DROIDX gives me yet another option. :geek. It does DLNA also, but not as well.
Sigh.

I didn't understand this either.

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Old 01-24-2011, 05:31 PM   #38
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Two Roku boxes in my house. Worth its weight in gold if you have kids. No more commercials. Every kid show is now only 20 minutes.
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Old 01-24-2011, 08:48 PM   #39
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Interesting and relevant newspaper article in today's paper.

"Did you read this before buying the AppleTV 2? The one you bought this afternoon?" she asked.

"Uh, no. I didn't read the paper. I was in a hurry to get to the Apple store."

Lobby screwed with this post 01-24-2011 at 09:20 PM
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Old 01-24-2011, 09:10 PM   #40
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Interesting and relevant newspaper article in today's paper.

"Did you read this before buying the AppleTV 2? The one you bought this afternoon?" she asked.

"Uh, no. I didn't read the paper. I was in a hurry to get to the Apple store."

My computer doesn't like your linky...
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Old 01-24-2011, 09:20 PM   #41
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Hmmm.

I just re-linked the article. Check if it works...
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Old 01-24-2011, 10:11 PM   #42
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Odd...IE8 doesn't like that link, either.
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Old 01-24-2011, 10:32 PM   #43
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I swear it works for me.

If you want to do it manually, google "San Antonio Express News" newspaper, and search for "savvy." It's the lead word in the title of the article.
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Old 01-25-2011, 01:06 AM   #44
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Must be cached, not working on my Mac with Firefox either. It's PHP, not activeX shoudln't be a big deal.
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Old 01-25-2011, 05:08 AM   #45
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I swear it works for me.
Works for me on my mac and the PC
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