I’ve upgraded. Probably behind the times so I imagine it wouldn’t be considered geek any longer, but it’s a new addition for me so I am officially calling it geek!
Ten days ago I opened my most recent Netflix disc and the throw-away wrapping had an advertisement for Roku. I don’t know why it caught my eye – I suppose it was different than the usual ‘give Netflix to a friend’ type ads.
To get to the end of the story… I am now watching my Flickr photos streaming on my 42 inch tv screen. “Oh?” you say. “What’s so cool about that?” Well – the tv is almost 11 years old. I hadn’t even considered doing anything more than watch old videos and dvds on it since I canceled cable well over a year ago. I expected that I’d wait ’til the tv croaked and I was forced to buy a new flat screen beauty with all the geek-stuff built into it before I was able to stream video or pictures. But yay for Roku, which apparently has been around for a while. Through my wireless internet connection, I just watched season 2, episode 1 of Dr. Who through Netflix – I don’t have to stream to my 13 inch laptop any more!!! WOO-HOO!! And I set up access to my Flickr account. I can also access video-on-demand, video from Hulu (soon), radio stations, and more. Who needs cable?