So now you can spend $100 on a little box (see www.roku.com) that uses the internet to stream movies to your TV. It has HDMI, component, and S-video outputs, and it has stereo RCA and optical audio outputs. The content is provided by netflix and Amazon. Amazon content is rented, while Netflix content is on a subscription basis. The drawbacks: 1) content is rented or subscribed to rather than purchased 2) max video resolution is 720p 3) video quality depends on internet connection speed 4) while an optical output is provided, no mention is made of whether this will contain more than just stereo. My personal opinion is that this will not significantly replace physical discs (DVD or blu-ray) until there is an option to buy content as well as rent or subscribe. Also, they need to improve the video quality and provide an option to download content and store it locally. And so far, you only get the films themselves, with no special features. Of course, if this format does eventually take over, I expect that this community will burn their downloaded content to discs so that we can still use our great cover art.