If you have the new Roku 2 (2720), Roku 1 or new LT (2700) you should check out M-GO (it will be coming for the Roku 3, 2XS, 2XD, HD (2500) and LT (2400) with the 5.2 firmware update, any day now; they said it'd start to roll out in October but I think that it's still in beta
). You currently get two free rentals (SD or HD, any price) for signing up.
The service is built into the system menu in 5.2: the main screen lists "My Channels", "Movies", "TV Shows", "News", "Search", "Channel Store" and "Settings", where "Movies" and "TV Shows" get you into the M-GO channel with no channel loading pause. The UI is pretty nicely laid out and fast and stream start was a fairly speedy 6 seconds. I watched Pacific Rim
yesterday in crisp 1080p with DD+ 5.1 sound. At least it seemed like 1080p; there's no indicator. EDIT: According to this
it was (outstanding) 720p for which they recommend a 3 Mbps connection. Unfortunately there don't seem to be any available closed captions yet
I really need to load some open source firmware with a bandwidth monitor into my new, cheap-o ASUS RT-N16 (my housemate/landlord moved and took his venerable old WRT54G I'd installed Tomato on with him; at least I have ). I'd really like to figure out what the bit rate of M-GO HD video is.