A $99, No-Frills Player from Netflix

Seeing is believing with the video-rental company's foray into hardware, in partnership with set-top box maker Roku

Editor's Rating:

The Good: Movies delivered to your set; excellent picture quality

The Bad: No high-definition choices; few new releases

The Bottom Line: An excellent low-cost video download service

As I watched the first few minutes of a TV program on the new $99 Netflix Player, I grew worried that the DVD rental service had gotten something horribly wrong with this foray into Internet video downloads.

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