Originally Posted by dryasanne
So, i own two Sony bluray players, the 790 and 5100,
--- are you saying I will get a much better viewing experince on my amazon instant video, vudu and netflix ??
Netflix and vudu are acceptable, but amazon is just bad on my blurayplayers.
I can't comment on the Sony interface, but the Roku interface is quite good and on the Roku 3 it's pretty quick too. That is one of the things I like about the Roku 3. I can get thru the interfaces and to the videos quicker than most other streamers I have used. As much as I like to stream MLB on my my XBox 360 for its Dual screen view, in the time it takes for the app to start and get into a game(other than the default one it shows when it starts), I can get in and out of at least 2 games on the Roku 3.
Netflix is similar to other interfaces, but personally I've seen a couple different versions that I like a little better than what is on Roku. The Vudu interface should be virtually identical I think, since I believe Vudu went to a pretty standardized look across platforms. The updated(to fit with the new Roku interface theme/look)Amazon interface is nice. I always hated the horizontal row look of the Rokus, but the new interface has me won over. Several of the top apps have updated their looks/style to fit with the new Roku interface(Amazon, and MLB come to mind).
Now if Roku and Google would get off their duff and get a YouTube channel on Roku and Directv would stop their stupidity(why is it every other streamer, INCLUDING APPLE TV is allowed to be authorized, yet Rokus are not???) and allow HBOGO to be authorized on the Roku, I'd be set.