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