Sunday, November 16, 2008

Day 12 of rocking the Roku

So, I'm on day 12 of living without cable, and instead relying on net video and Netflix via the Roku set top box.

Here's my impressions so far:

1- the video quality is really, really good.
2- the ease of use is fantastic
3- the selection of movies and TV shows Netflix has available is.... well.. lacking.

Don't get me wrong, the box is great, and the move away from cable is fully worth it, but there are movies and shows I can't believe they don't have available. I'd give an example, but instead will say this:

Pick your 5 favorite movies.... now assume at least 3 of them aren't there.


Tanya said...

In no particular order...

- Love Actually
- Rudy
- It's a Wonderful Life
- Good Fellas
- The Princess Bride

Mike said...

Yup... .it goes something like this:

- Love Actually (not available)
- Rudy (not available)
- It's a Wonderful Life (not available)
- Good Fellas (nope)
- The Princess Bride (not available)

Netflix could kill the cable companies, but with an 0 for 5.... really isn't there yet.