"About a year ago, I began a quest to find -- or build -- a
sub-$500 IP-STB (Internet protocol set-top box) capable of
delivering virtually unlimited A/V content to my entertainment
center without monthly cable TV fees, service charges (other than
an inexpensive Netflix membership), or pay-per-view fees.
"Early in my journey, I heard that Roku was readying a $99
device (pictured at right) that would offer the joys of unlimited
Netflix video downloads. I quickly procured a unit and published
one of its first reviews.
"The "Netflix Roku Box" (later renamed "Digital Video Player")
is great at what it does, has been upgraded with a 720p HD mode via
an automatic firmware update, and continues to be a favorite
enabler of family entertainment."