I see frequent comments around the vine about watching video from Netflix or other sources. You don't have to watch a movie on your computer, you can watch it on your telly. I have run across scores of folks who didn't know that these devices existed.
I have the Sony and it works very well and there are scads of channels to watch free - my main goal was to be able to watch Dr. Who, Torchwood and various movies from Netflix. I have no experience with the Roku.
There are two main wireless devices for accomplishing this bit of magic.
First, there is the Roku. CNET's review of the Roku is here:
Second, there is the Sony Media Player. CNET's review of the Sony is here:
CNET is my go to place for reviews of computer stuff, software, virus protection and so on.
There are reviews of other devices on CNET. I have just chosen these two as they are the most popular.
So, if you are a cheap Scot like me and you don't want to have cable or dish, this is the way to go. You probably already have a DSL line into your home and that easily supports streaming from the internet to your telly. My grandson plays World of Warcraft on his lap top through our wireless connection while I watch a movie on my telly through the same wireless device (Netgear from Wallyworld). There is no interruption in the movie and the movie plays perfectly.
If you are thinking about checking out streaming off the internet for your movies, here are two good reviews of two really good devices.
And I published this article to My Favorite Movies, The Doctor Who Group and Vampires, Werewolves & Zombies because this is one really cool way to watch movies, Dr. Who and vampires, werewolves and zombies.