BigMal: I have a Fire TV, Roku 3, Chromecast and a ATV3.
Fire TV - best value for money, fast and responsive to the remote, versatile (can install other apps like XBMC), DNS cannot be configured for wireless, only wired, Netflix interface is a bit ugly
Roku 3 - Best looking Netflix interface, good remote with headphone option on the remote, DNS can't be changed on the device
Apple TV3 - Netflix interface is a bit ugly, easily configurable DNS on the device
Chromecast - DNS can't be changed on device, controlled via phone, tablet or computer, cheap
The Roku is the staple in our living room, it got the WAF with it's large clear icons and nice Netflix interface.
However I've been tinkering with the Fire TV and aside form Netflix not looking as nice as the Roku 3 the Fire TV is a great device. I have it configured with Netflix, SPMC, NFL Gamepass, SOPCast - it's versatility is awesome and at $99 I think it is by far best value for money.
Big Mal, I'm considering what will be good for streaming Netflix, factoring in that I like to change Netflix regions.
1. I saw a Canadian review of the Fire TV that said the Netflix app only works for the US version of Netflix. i.e. Cannot watch non-US versions of Netflix. Has this been your experience?
2. Would pointing your router level DNS to a smart DNS service like UnoTelly or UnblockUS allow the Fire TV to work wirelessly?
Thanks for comparing the big 4 set top streamers.