I’m horribly unqualified to do a tech review, but I have to tell you I love this thing.
I bought this for myself for Father’s Day after a week or two of deliberation and I have to tell you I am not disappointed. I thought I’d say what I think and answer any questions if anyone out there is considering buying one of these things.
First, the price is right. $99 is cheap to have access to the Netflix Watch Instantly library. This thing is like having a video store (albeit a kind of freaky one) at your finger tips. Compare the price to buying DVDs and I think it’s a huge value. All one has to do is see a couple seasons of Weeds or 30 Rock and the thing pays for itself. Plus, there are a lot of classic films in the NWI library that I would consider buying on DVD. If you’re the kind of person that only likes to see new releases than maybe this Netflix Player isn’t for you. BTW, a surprising number of recent releases like The Orphanage, Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, and La Vie in Rose are available NWI. I think people who really love film can find plenty to watch.
My biggest concern was video quality, but it turns out that’s not much of an issue. Obviously, the faster your internet connection the better your quality will be. If you’re a true resolution snob, maybe this isn’t for you, but otherwise I’d think you’d be pretty happy.