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May 20, 2008

Roku, Netflix Partner Up For The First Netflix Set-Top Box But Where's The HD Support

5-20-08-netflix-player(2).jpgNetflix have a falling out with LG Electronics over their new set-top box? Looks like it because Netflix fans will no longer have to wait for their discs to arrive in the mail thanks to Roku, the producer of the first Netflix set-top box. Right now only part of the Netflix library is available but this is a big move by the company into the world of on-demand video. The $99.99 box has no hard disk drive, can stream video via a wireless signal and hooks up to most types of ports including HDMI, composite, component, S-Video, ethernet, and includes a Toslink audio jack. One update Netflix may have to think about in the near future for the new set-top is HD support; as of now it's not there. And subscribers who stream video via the internet will still have to pay the $8.95 monthly fee. Other than that though, reviews have started popping up everywhere, including Wired, PCMag, and CNET, and all are mostly positive.

Via Engadget HD

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Posted by Justin Davey at May 20, 2008 4:40 AM

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