hotw00 wrote:I can finally respond to my Chumby-lovin' buddy that constantly brags about his internet radio alarm clock.
I have a Chumby and a Roku. I would not get rid of either. Not sure how you can compare the two.
I haven't turned on my stereo since Roku added Pandora.
Why not connect your Roku to your stereo? If you use the RCA jacks you can turn your TV off once you have the channel selected (assuming you are using HDMI to connect your Roku to your TV).
I don't have a Chumby. I'd love one. Someday, I imagine we'll have a lot more internet-connected devices in our homes than we do today. For now, Roku is my little specialty/internet gizmo and a buddy has a Chumby. We're just constantly bragging about them to each other. I think they're both fantastic devices and am jealous that you have both.
My hand-me-down speakers are really not worth the trouble. My TV has a better/comparable sound so I've been too lazy/unmotivated to connect it to the stereo receiver. Plus, the stereo has just become a panel of fun buttons for my toddlers to toggle. That's also part of the motivation to box it up (at least for now).
I'd add that any parent of young kids needs to really, really consider a Roku DVP. We're probably saving a million bucks on Barney, Wiggles, etc. video content via Netflix. And Pandora's kid-friendly stations and this RadioTime channel's content have been wonderful. All from one device!