I received a Roku LT from my parents for Christmas, but I'm not entirely sure it offers anything new for me. I am a graduate student who has internet but no cable, since prices for bundles are outrageous here with no competition in the area.
Myself and my roommate are gamers, so we have a Wii and an Xbox with a Gold subscription. We pay for Netflix already and stream that through the Wii. We do not pay for Hulu Plus or Amazon prime. But with the new Xbox features, we already have a way to stream Hulu Plus should we select it, and they have some free content. We don't intend to get any more subscription services at this time (Amazon, HBO) so based on the limited channel info available on the website, the only thing Roku offers us is the "free channels."
Are we talking decent stuff to watch on these? I'm looking at these lists and I'm seeing rotating channels full of movie trailers or one or two programs a day looping endlessly. I try to find more info about what the free stuff actually has and Roku keeps waving Netflix and Hulu in my face as the primary features so I'm just looking for an honest opinion by people who have the device as to if any of them are worth keeping the box for.
I think Roku is a great idea and I'll probably get one for my parents at some point, since they are becoming more and more interested in Netflix every time I bring my Wii home for a break and they don't have a use for a game system. But for an already gadget-heavy student, does it offer anything new?
Thanks in advance!