Apple TV Vs. Roku Vs. PS3
The mission was to find a device to make my TV smart. Smart meaning that it can access the Netflix app and stream content from my PC. Both Roku and Apple TV are $99. The PS3 is $250. All three support the Netflix app. The Apple TV requires iTunes on my PC to be open and then it can stream using Home Sharing. Roku cannot stream from PC but has USB port and supports AVI, MP4, MKV files. PS3 can stream from my PC via Vuze, plays Blue-Ray movies and also plays video games. The PS3 won the battle and I'm much happier for it. If your environment is Apple-heavy, Apple TV has the cool remote and is the way to go, otherwise, Roku is the better device. One cool feature of Roku is the remote has a headphones jack for personal listening.