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    Quote Originally Posted by slowpolky View Post
    streaming gets payed for by your internet connection, the service is payed for by your netflix subscription, So playing on xbox is the same as your roku of love, you just dont have to pay extra
    Unless one doesn;t have an Xbox then one has to go out and get one. So what's your point? You obviously don;t have a clue about the Netflix service or the Roku.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sami View Post
    There is a difference between free and not having to pay extra for it. In reality all of us who subscribe to their service pay for the streaming capability, whether we use it or not.
    I don;t believe streaming to your computer has the same benefit as using the Roku or Xbox. Some newer Samsung BD players have the feature.

    So in the end for the best possible convenience and quality it's not absolutely free.

    Christ, when did people on an audio board become so obsessed with NOT spending $100 for a cool digital player that is very, very convenient and has the ability to stream some things in HD and the content is basically free.

    It is what it is.................and works extremely well. Use it or don;t use it, some of you need to be a little more informed before posting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heiney9 View Post
    So in the end for the best possible convenience and quality it's not absolutely free.
    Quote Originally Posted by heiney9 View Post
    Use it or don;t use it, some of you need to be a little more informed before posting.
    Did you intentionally quote my post? If so, you do need to read it again with little more thought as you missed the point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heiney9 View Post
    ... It is what it is.................and works extremely well. Use it or don;t use it, ...
    Exactly what I think. It seems like a tremendous idea to me, and I'm sure that within one or two years many of us will be streaming, instead of receiving DVD's in the mail ... unless, of course, it can't deliver DTS and Dobly Digital, or some other limiting factor, when compared to a physical DVD disc. I would be thinking about it already, except that I'm too cheap to upgrade my broadband connection!

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    so hein9 are you saying that your roku has an exclusive connection speed with superior resolution that my 360 doesnt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kex View Post
    unless, of course, it can't deliver DTS and Dobly Digital
    I believe right now the Netflix service is stereo only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowpolky View Post
    so hein9 are you saying that your roku has an exclusive connection speed with superior resolution that my 360 doesnt
    Allow me, H9, if I may: SP, I bielieve that the revered gentleman was suggesting that, if one does not currently possess an Xbox, then one could procure a Roku device for less than an Xbox. Does this make sense?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sami View Post
    I believe right now the Netflix service is stereo only.
    That would be a significant shortcoming for many, and certainly for me.

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    why pay for a stand alone netflix when its built in to a blue ray player you can buy for 150 dollars. If all other players only had stereo and the roku had 5 or 7 channel it would be worth splurging on , but its not. you can buy a used 360 for the same price

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowpolky View Post
    why pay for a stand alone netflix when its built in to a blue ray player you can buy for 150 dollars. If all other players only had stereo and the roku had 5 or 7 channel it would be worth splurging on , but its not. you can buy a used 360 for the same price
    That's certainly worth considering, SP, and it makes sense to me, but may I suggest that if your opinions were not written in such a seemingly aggressive and dismissive "tone", suggesting that we're all a bunch of morons that know nothing, then they might get a better audience. That's just a suggestion, mind you. You are welcome to proceed in whatever manner you deem the most appropriate.

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    yeah i always come off that way , wierd. But its passion not aggresion

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    Well said Kex

    Sami my post wasn't directed at you.

    I'm outta here. There has been some civil discussion, but really it's starting to go downhill for no reason whatsoever.
    A year ago if you joined Netflix and you got movies, now for almost the same cost you can stream, how can that be a bad thing.
    All the answers to anyone's questions are a Google search away.

    Slow, I'm not interested in $150 BD player, but I am interested in the Roku. I don't own an Xbox so I can't tell you what the capabilities are for streaming from Netflix.

    You inferred that why would some one be an idiot and get the Roku for $99 when one could use the Xbox and it doesn't cost anything. Well not everyone has an Xbox or wants an Xbox.

    Have fun guys, I'm outta here

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    while your gone be sure to check out some bluray/netflix players on ebay lol

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    Thanx for all your opinions.....

    I'm not a member of NetFlix now, but was considering joining up and the streaming made it interesting and made me want to consider dropping some of the premium channels that I subscribe too now.

    I have a 6 Mbs connection at home, so it appears that is good enough.

    In the Roku debate.....

    That is the device I was considering. For home and on the road. Some of the hotels I stay at have a pretty decent internet speed and could just stream to the TV in the room. (Yes, I know I could view them on my laptop too, but would prefer a 42" screen to my 17" screen).

    I have no desire for an Xbox. I also asked the question if folks had more than one box for streaming in the house. The reason for the question is I figured that anyone that had purchased 2 streaming devices, ie one for bedroom other for living room, would be that they found great value in the streaming.

    H9 your right, for $99 and a subscription I should just try it. Haven't really lost much if I don't like it.

    Thanx for all your input guys,
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    I tried it out using my PJ setup and the quality just wasn't for me, I gave it a week, and cancelled it. For what it is and for those using smaller screens (< 60 inch) it may be well worth it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherardp View Post
    I tried it out using my PJ setup and the quality just wasn't for me, I gave it a week, and cancelled it. For what it is and for those using smaller screens (< 60 inch) it may be well worth it.


    Sherardp, if you were just streaming via the internet without the Roku, Xbox, or other compatible intermediary device, then you weren't streaming the hd feed. There are two different Netflix streaming options and I think some of you are confusing them. The plain internet stream is not hd nor even sd-dvd quality. It is watchable though, imo. The hd service I haven't experienced, but it requires the Roku, Xbox360, or some other compatible devices listed on their site, and to be set up properly.

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    I was using my 360 and wasnt happy with the pq when viewing on my 126" screen.
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