Dan Connolly's tinkering lab notebook

There’s a Better Way to Build a Smart TV | The Official Roku Blog

This Roku Streaming Stick looks like a pretty good balance between the simplicity of integration and the upgradeability of componentization.
It makes me question my recent strategy of getting a really inexpensive TV (Haier L32D1120 32-Inch 720p LCD HDTV, Black on sale for $200) and streaming Blu-ray player (Panasonic DMP-BD75 Ultra-Fast Booting Blu-ray Disc Player $60). The Blu-ray player does Netflix pretty well, but the TV doesn't have the new MHL HDMI interface.