How does Netflix decide what content to add to the service?Tim: Right now, they prioritize by looking at what's popular in the DVD queues of subscribers. Then, they try and get the digital rights for those DVDs. They're leveraging the data they have on what's popular to gauge their next moves.Can users request new movies/tv shows to be added?Tim: Right now, no. But it's a great idea. I'll pass it along.What have you been watching on your Netflix Player lately?Tim: I've been catching up on season 2 of Weeds. I'm really into it right now.Thanks for your time and the sharing your insight, Tim!
That sounds really cool and convient. The HD capapbilites and no HDD is good. I persoanlly don't mind the fan at all.
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Seems like a great little device from the reviews I've seen. The only gripes folks seem to have are:
- only a small percentage of Net Flix library is available for streaming, this I assume will solve itself over time. And perhaps Roku could add a few partnerships to add more content. I can see them striking a deal with Amazon [for their unboxed offerings] or Vongo [for their access to Starz! content].
- pause/unpause, fast forward/rewind and any jumping around during playback causes the movie to pause, freeze, stutter or have its video/audio fall out of sync for a minute or two. At least according to the reviews I read.
I'd really like to see a unit that had a good handful of local storage, so you could say locally keep 30 of your favorite movies for watching anytime (and not have to worry about a bad stream or network latency) after a download period from an UBER-fast server of course. Subsequently, you could obviously then remove and add new content whenever you wanted keeping at that storage limit.
Perhaps this would require an external add-on HDD or something from you? ...Just an idea anyway
Why is that the Roku is Linux based, yet netflix does not support a Linux based browser?
BMullins:Why is that the Roku is Linux based, yet netflix does not support a Linux based browser?
They're messin' with your head.
At least it works really well. That's all I care about.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
I'm sure they thought about it in the two years since this article was written.
Yeah, I had noticed that too. But decided to answer in as helpful way as possible.
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