gamma1148 wrote:I'm going shopping today for a better device that does what I want it to do. Say hi to the dodo for me.
I wish you the best and hope you find a device that will match your needs. Not everyone needs a Roku. Then again, I don't need an AppleTV either. DLNA can be pretty useful, yes - but just because an INTERNET STREAMING DEVICE doesn't offer it doesn't mean it's "unreasonable" or "doesn't make sense".
As someone[some poeple] has[have] already mentioned, Plex can easily get around this and it can even support a broad list of media formats. Only thing is you need a PC to run the server
[or get a NAS that can run the package natively]. If you don't see yourself making full use of what the Roku has to offer or that it can not offer what you need then you have already made a wise decision to do some research to know if the said product will actually work for you. If and when I find the perfect device to do what I want[roku or not], I'll make sure to tell my friends all about it. Until then, to each his own.
Everyone is a genius.
But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree,
it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.