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Roku's Netflix Player: a hands-on review

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 75.172.43.189] on July 30, 2008 10:29 PM
So if this is linux based, open source (or at least mostly open source), what are the chances that you could register any linux computer to act as a roku box for the purposes of using the watch now feature (which those of us running linux have basically been screwed out of).

If there is USB support, seems like it wouldn't take much to expand the buffer storage from 64MB to 4GB (for example). Basically buffer a whole movie so we don't have to deal the stop and start (although you may have to go out to dinner or something while it's buffering your movie if Netflix doesn't improve the streaming speed).

That said the Roku box looks really cool. I may have to buy one for downstairs, one for upstairs, and one to tinker with.

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