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.
My family and I are trying to decide whether or not to buy a Blu-Ray Player that allows you to access the Internet or to just buy something like a Roku 2100X XDS
Streaming Player. We really want something to watch a television show that we cannot get on DVD, and Amazon VOD is the only place that has the show. It would also be nice to surf the Internet as well but this isn't as big a deal as the show we want access to.
We have researched Blu-Ray Players extensively and we're just not sure what to do. What would be worth our money - a Blu-Ray Player or a box that allows you access Amazon VOD, Netflix, and things like that?