The odd thing with "fan boys" of any product is how blindly they will follow and and adhere to some widget that will never care back.
Oh, snap, you got me again! It COULDN'T POSSIBLY be that I'm satisfied with a product I got (after researching the alternatives, and choosing the best option after careful consideration). I must be a blind Person of Good Streaming Taste. Probably engaging in some kind of unnatural relationship with a product that can't love me back. WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? Yet another hotrodder goes on about how the product can't work without some buzzword compliance, I disagree, and for some reason it really twists your shorts. Get over it.
As a consumer I just cant understand why anyone would want to buy a product that does so much less then other products out there in it's same class for the same price range.
Because, like many people, I don't have a bunch of crummy ripped movies on a hard disk, don't particularly want a box aimed at playing lousy ripped movies off a hard disk, and do want a product that's really simple for the rest of the family to play movies off a couple of internet streaming sites. The market roku has been aiming for has always been people looking for a simple solution to stream stuff on the internet. If that's not what you want, you're simply not the target market--but it's fairly obnoxious to argue that people who did purchase the device for exactly that reason are somehow deluded or misguided. Yes, the roku lacks compliance with a particular buzzword, but I haven't seen anything in the price range that does what roku does anywhere near as well. That's the answer. If you don't understand it, well...can't help.
I look forward to you next vacuous yet entertaining retort.