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post #1 of 5 Old 12-21-2011, 07:41 PM - Thread Starter
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Hello,

I am thinking if it would be better to buy for my parents a "Smart" TV, or just a regular LCD/LED TV + Roku (or similar device).

It will be used mostly for Netflix and other online video, not for facebook or anything of that sort. I am particularly looking for a device with good Netflix integration that can also show subtitles (can smart TVs do that?)

My parents are not tech savvy so simplicity is also important.

Thanks
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I would go with the Roku, it has far more choices as far as channels go. I watch movies on Crackle and Midnight movies as well as Netflix itself.
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Go with Roku. I was amazed at the number of choices available on my brother-in-law's Roku box.
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I had a smart TV and found that the ROKU worked better and offered more choices in programming.
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Another option could be to get Blue Ray player with smart TV functions, but that could be not as good as Roku either.
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I had a smart TV and found that the ROKU worked better and offered more choices in programming.

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