Thanks everyone. I do love the feedback. As metnioned in my first post, I seek Roku tips and channel suggestions that are at least somewhat deaf-friendly.
Another option for deaf users is to take a look at foreign movies with subtitles. Korea has been putting out some stellar thrillers; movies such as The Chaser, No Mercy, and The Man From Nowhere - all available on Netflix - are as good as any American made movies I have seen recently. Perhaps a Roku Deaf User Group could establish a review site that identifies foreign movies that others might enjoy.
Foreign titles seem to be key in many cases because their subtitles are usually good quality as they are designed for the English speaking hearing population after all. I really enjoyed the Swedish series (of three movies) which includes The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
and dozens of other foreign titles at Netflix. For my needs, movie reviews are not quite the sharing I'm looking for in a Deaf Users Group (for now anyway) but certainly if one evolved, issues specific to others in the deaf community might include this.
Thank you for the information regarding the Korean titles on Netflix. Actually tangential to your suggestion I've recently tried the Roku channel for Drama Fever (dramafever.com). It isn't deaf specific of course, but there are plenty of English subtitled shows including nonfiction to enjoy.
If you order the excellent Roku application, Instant Watch Browser for Netflix, from TheEndless, one of the genres is for movies and tv shows on Netflix that do have closed captions available.
Oh, this is good information directly related to real time Roku use. I'll have to check it out.
Phlixie.com is part of the reason that I subscribe to Netflix. Instantwatcher.com is handy as well!
I think the 'lost again' subtitle problem at Netflix will resolve soon. Being the internet, things tend not to be a stable as analog TV anyway. I think these problems will continue to wax and wane. (alas)
Foreign titles are a good idea so I'll add CrunchyRoll to the list. If you can get into anime then you are set as they offer anime almost exclusively with subtitles.
Crackle has subtitled anime as well but doesn't seem to support captions in any english language content.
Anime certainly seems popular. Thanks for your suggestions! Deaf lurkers that love Anime will probably find varied Anime content on these Roku channels to expand their resources.
I'm a retired scientist and I used to hear, but never really watched TV or went to movies in my working years. So now that I am deaf, retired and I have time for this entertainment and for toying with technology, I'm quite pleased that there are increasing selections in science documentaries, science fiction, modern digital animation and food/cooking channels that I can find while using my Roku 2. Thanks again, all.