Roku is Cool
We use Netflix but the only options for us are to get a DVD in the mail, schedule time to watch it, mail it back and wait three more days for the next film in our queue to come. There is no spontaneous want to see/can see about it. For that you can get the streaming service, but there you get to watch it on your computer.
This is where Roku comes in. For under $50 you can buy this device that access your your wireless feed and you can stream Netflix directly onto your TV for all to see. It doesn't do only Netflix, it is like its own cable system with several (around 100)channels like TED, Smithsonian, NBC News, Faux News, Huffington video and all sorts of streaming Internet channels. There are even free movie and broadcast channels. I've been catching up on all the eppisodes of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
It's a device like this that makes one question if they need cable TV at all.