[The] Roku Netflix Set Top Box is Just Shy of Totally Amazing… The score below is balanced between the ease of use and quality of the hardware, and the dearth of content available. If every piece of media in the Netflix catalog were streamable, this would be a 10 for sure.
They do mention a few other drawbacks (not the least of which is that it is not terribly attractive). However, it’s a good price point for existing Netflix users. I’ve noticed that Netflix is adding quite a bit to their “Watch Now” section, though I rarely use it as you cannot directly watch anything on a Mac. I’m not ready to get rid of DVD’s just yet, but I do think we just got one step closer to the goal of real IPTV. As far as the Roku goes, it looks like it’s getting positive reviews across the board.