I'm about to take the deep plunge and give up DISH TV. I watch very little of the content that I can't get through Roku or OTA. My few hesitations are typical:
*I will miss live Cable News on TV - no answer to that really
*I haven't found a reliable delivery of MSNBC content to TV through Roku
*I'm still searching for the "perfect" solution (if there is one) to a media player/streamer for content I can't get through Roku (like Hulu, etc.). I have a wii and PlayOn server, but I hate the quality through the wii and the wii interface
*I'm in process of deciding on the best solution or "box" for playback of recorded (through Windows Media Center which will function as my DVR) - Popcorn Hour? Western Digital HD TV Live? I'm looking for something that will support almost any media formats and has both wired an wireless potential, plus an easy USB storage device playback (probably local to the unit) that won't have local wifi streaming issues.
*I'm also going to finally dump my Sony Trinitron and get an HDTV (the savings of no satellite justifies it) and I want to get my infrastructure decided on prior to buying.
So, wise tech / media gurus - do I wait a while to see what happens in this market - or do I just do it. And if I just do it, would something like Western Digital TV Live fill the bill or do you think I need Popcorn Hour C series. I don't want to do a lot of technical wrangling, but I'm willing to walk a portable hard drive from one room to the other.
I'd love to stick with Roku only, but I don't think it's the everything box yet - although it's what made me see the possibility of dumping satellite to begin with.
Thanks for any thoughts and comments.
Terk HDTVa antenna (3 TVs)
Roku 3, 2-Roku 2, Roku XDS
Acer Aspire R3700
Windows 7 PC / Hauppauge tuner / WMC