Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Interview With Roku VP Consumer Products - Roku Netflix Player

If you're interested in the Roku Netflix Player and what makes it tick, check out this excellent interview with Tim Twerdahl - Roku VP of Consumer Products.  In the interview he goes into some good details of the Roku Netflix Player.

Tidbits from the interview:

  • Runs Linux (not an off-the-shelf version)
  • Uses NXP core processor
  • Uses flash memory - no hard drive
  • Roku might seek out other content providers (besides Netflix) for their Roku Box


I wonder how this type of service will survive when the ISP's turn on bill-by-the-byte for internet access?

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For further details on the Rokuy Netflix Player, check out ZNF's Unboxing and Setup


found via HackingNetflix