Netflix Streaming on PS3

november 5, 2009

I just got an email from Netflix letting me know that my Instant Streaming Blu-ray disc will be arriving this Friday:

Your free instant streaming disc for PS3 should arrive by Friday, Nov 06, 2009.

While I'll be interested in playing with it to see how well it works on my PS3, I think I will stick with using my Roku player for watching streaming movies from Netflix -- unless there is something extraordinarily different about the PS3 version.

The simple truth is that the Roku sips less than 10W of power when playing a movie.  My PS3 gulps 170W when idling!  That's quite a difference.