Roku Netflix Box Getting HD Streaming

Roku in it’s own forum spilled some details about updates coming before year’s end.  They don’t want to be outdone by the Xbox 360 so they will be offering Netflix HD streaming.  I still hope they surprise us with Hulu streaming.  Details below:

– Roku will be delivering Netflix in HD by the end of the year
– Roku will be using Advanced Profile encodes which will deliver HD at substantially lower bit-rates than what Xbox is offering
– The number of titles is up to Netflix but the library will be the same as or larger than the Xbox library
– The UI will be updated to run in 720p and more covers will be visible on the screen at a time
– And the release will include another major new feature that you’ll have to wait a bit longer to learn about Wink

(via Hacking Netflix)

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