Again, thank all of you for the valuable input. I don't consider myself a TV junkie, but there are certain programs I do really enjoy. With HuluPlus and Netflix installed I've come to appreciate the Roku a little more. I guess my dissatisfaction really rests with many of the TV Networks. Personally I don't see a the difference between allowing something to stream through NetFlix or HuluPlus, or making me watch it online. Both have commercials, so what's the big freakin' deal? Sorry to vent here, but after a week of having the Roku I still shake my fist at it and mutter "I just want to see the most recent Doctor Who! Is that so much to ask?!?"
As of this point, we are keeping the cable box until I figure out how to maximize our content, and yes (sigh) set up a computer as a media server. Yes, I can figure it out but it still annoys me that I have to. I foresee a number of evenings that we are either firing up the computer to watch Fringe, or streaming off a media server to catch The Walking Dead.
You know, it's amazing, about 20 years ago I did my thesis on the future of the digital age, and the current standards have yet to live up to it, lol. It just annoys me to no end that Networks can't seem to get on board. Bah! The current mess of the digital age should make William Gibson weep.
Again, thank you all for listening to my growing pains. Who knows, maybe the Networks will finally get their heads out of their respective behinds and instead of fighting the technology, embrace it....
We can only hope!