Roku Netflix box update

Netflix box by RokuThe box arrived this weekend. Setup was trivially easy; it found our wireless network and we were watching movies within ten minutes. Quality is fine, as far as I can tell, with the included RCA cables. I have an HDMI cable on order from Monoprice which I guess will make it better. No skipping or delays in playback. The fast-forward and reverse is a little funky but usable. The value is outstanding, I think; really outsized value. I watched Blade Runner and Herzog’s My Best Fiend on Saturday night, movies I wouldn’t have watched (again) if not for the little box.

I wasn’t expecting to have to manage my queue from my computer; I can’t add movies from my couch. But it’s an acceptable design tradeoff to me. At the moment there are ‘only’ 10,000 movies available and nothing recent. But the catalog is only going to improve; after all, they didn’t name it “DVD-flix,” right?