Hi, new prospective buyer here.
I'm a bit confused by this thread, as it appears that at least one pretty popular "technology news blog" believes DLNA support is coming as well?http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/22/roku-xds-review/
Roku tells us it'll be adding additional support for DLNA streaming in the future, and with various DLNA-compatible devices like the Samsung Galaxy Tab, the Motorola Droid X, and LG Optimus Windows Phone 7 handset either out or on their way to market, it could present a solid alternative to Apple's AirPlay. We weren't able to test any DLNA features, though, since they're not currently available -- the potential is there, but Roku has to execute.
So, Roku folks... do we wait for this or move onto something else? I have a lot of home video, etc that I've archived and wanted to know if this device would support streaming this content?
Additionally, it was clear that Roku planned rendering new video formats in a December 2010 update:http://shop.roku.com/Roku-Streaming-Pla ... ns-W5.aspx
At the bottom, in fine print:
USB port for playing stored photos, music,
*** Available via free software update expected in Dec 2010. See specs for list of file formats supported.
Was this for the new firmware that just released today? I didn't see this reflected in the changelog. Seems like MKV isn't out of the question?
Thanks in advance for the clarification!