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Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Bethesda, MD USA
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Yeah, I hear ya. I don't really use the Roku enough as it is. I'm not sold on their solution versus other means I have to stream media.
We already have several Tivo DVRs, an Apple TV 2, a Mac Mini, a Windows Media Center PC and a Sony Blu-Ray player that has an ethernet connection. So it's not like we're pressed for means to handle the media. And given the Kw all this can consume, yet another power supply ain't gonna tip the balance.
I picked up the Roku cheap via Woot a couple of months ago, mainly to see if it's Netflix player sucked less than the other options (it sucks equally). So I'm just looking for as 'hassle free' a solution as possible to get the XD connected.
I've seen some cheaper HDMI-component gizmos on Amazon, but the reviews are all over the scale. The main hassle most of the reviewers seem to have is their TV sets don't have the ability to handle different resolutions. Often stuck with one that's not compatible with a signal run through a converter. I don't have that problem with the Pioneer as it handles everything you can throw at a it.
So I figured it'd be worth tossing out the question here and see if anyone had actual hands-on experience with devices like this.
And thanks for staying close to the question, that's much appreciated!