Fed Ex dropped off my Roku Digital Video Player today. With it I can stream Netflix movies and TV shows to my TV instead of watching them on my 15" laptop screen. Netflix currently has over 12,000 titles out of its catalog of over 40,000 titles available for streaming. In 10 minutes I found a dozen indie flicks that I didn't know existed and that look like something I'd enjoy. There's no telling how many films I'll find as I browse the complete list. I took it for a test drive and watched the first episode of Showtime's new series, Nurse Jackie. Even on my 7-year old conventional TV the picture and sound were great and there were no problems streaming through my router. Plus for my $8.99 a month I continue to get DVDs in the mail for films that can't be streamed.
I can already order pretty much everything I need online and have it dropped at my door except for most of my food. If a grocery were to step up and offer online shopping with next-day delivery I might never have to leave the house except to mow the lawn and walk Champ and face it, I could pay someone to do that.