Hardware companies kist don;t get softweare design so navigating them can sometimes be clunky and awkward. The Roku is somewhat better in this regard but its still not the best in class experience (that goes to the Apple TV, which in in my opinion has the best Netflix interface around). If you feel like you would enjoy renting blu-rays occasionally (this is how we keep up with all our favorite HBO and Showtime shows on Netflix) then I'get an inexpensive Blu-ray player so you get both streaming and discs. If you have no interest in renting discs then the Roku is probably fine.