I'm buying my GF's parents a streaming box for xmas. We were over at their house for thanks giving, and spent 2 hours watching fuzzy antena reception TV. I busted out my phone and showed them netflix, and Hulu Plus. It blew their minds, like a plane flying over a uncontacted Brazilian tribe. I pledged to hook them up with a box that they can plug into their TV to watch shows.
Anyway as temped as I am to whip up a quick, and dirty HTPC I know it would lead to endless tech support questions, so I want a simple box. I'm mainly concerned with easy UI, and ample content. The box must be able to play netflix, and Hulu Plus.
Right now I'm leaning towards the Roku. It is cheap, and has the largest selection, of content at the moment. The only apprehension I have is that I have never bought anything from Roku, or even seen one in person.
I have seen Boxee and liked it but I can't seem to find out if they support Hulu.
Has anyone tried out one or more of these boxes? Any advice is appreciated.