maybe i should just get a vcr
August 24, 2011 2:17 PM Subscribe
i recently sold my wii and need to replace it with something i can watch netflix (and stuff) with. recommendations? technology overload.
posted by crankyrogalsky to technology (33 answers total)
problem: there are just too many options for my next media console. which way to go? i haven't watched netflix in ages (and am not watching it on my laptop when i have a 40" tv) - and will likely want access to hulu, etc, in the future.
here are my options:
2. apple tv
5. blu-ray player with network capabilities
things to keep in mind
a) all cost about the same amount
b) i have a $70 (or so) credit to gamestop (drastically reducing cost of the unit)
c) i really like video games
d) but i really don't need to be playing any more than i already do
e) i have a perfectly fine dvd player
f) if gamestop sold roku or appletv, i'd get one of them hands down
g) i can use the credit for games i shouldn't be playing
h) got rid of the wii because of the really crappy joystick - made netflix even a nightmare
i) i don't really think i care about blu-ray, but it's still an option
recs? i'm leaning toward roku/apple tv, but that credit sort of nags at me ... and don't know which i would get. probably apple tv because i've become apple's bitch (begrudgingly).