Let’s face it, Netflix is simple, fast, cheap, and available. But it all comes down to how good is your internet? If your connection to the web comes and goes, then a local media server will be a better choice. Of course, that means loading it with content. Handbrake is a good DVD/Blu-Ray ripper that will convert your disks to files that your server can handle. Install a free organizer like Plex, add some inexpensive Rokus, and you have a home entertainment system.