Got some video advice for the (frugal) video luddite?
We've been living without a television in the house for maybe a year--got rid of our TV, DVD and holdover VHS player when we moved. We've not been entirely without video however, as we have a Netflix subscription which we watch on our laptops and tablet.
Last week we picked up a nice gently-used HDTV for a steal. I'd like to add a single device that will enable us to stream video (preferably the Netflix we already subscribe to) as well as play our legacy DVDs. I'd also like to spend as little money as necessary to make this happen.
As near as I've been able to figure out, my options are something like a Roku/Apple TV (which doesn't play DVDs), something like a Blu-Ray player (which is expensive, but allows me to join the 21st century), or something like a game console (which does what I want, but that's not its real job). Anybody care to way in with opinions on any of these? Or other options I may have missed?