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y360
2008-05-25, 06:31
Roku just released a $100 box that streams unlimited movies from Netflix for $9.00 monthly

I have a feeling many users will encounter bandwidth problems, although such a service might prove more popular than pure music services going forward.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nf/20080523/bs_nf/59956;_ylt=AoN1WYWsHZzQp5FlNRCoOKAjtBAF

y360
2008-05-25, 06:39
Perhaps Logitech should think about a simple $50 black box that has a video output for menu browsing on a TV monitor, plus internet connection to SqueezeNetwork for music streaming.
No fancy remote, no VFD display, no PC-based server.

funkstar
2008-05-25, 07:29
Perhaps Logitech should think about a simple $50 black box that has a video output for menu browsing on a TV monitor, plus internet connection to SqueezeNetwork for music streaming.
No fancy remote, no VFD display, no PC-based server.

Well other than the video output part, the Reciever does all that and it costs a lot more than $50.

But then it isn't locked into one streaming service and isn't subsidised by that service like the Netflix/Roku box.