Netflix streaming, is 11.5 mbps enough?

also: what device is best for good quality pic and sound?

Thinking of buying a streaming device, maybe with a hard drive that could surf the net for videos?

That is the direction I am thinking of but maybe the technology is still too new, I do not know.

any info/suggestions appreciated


I am now thinking of an Oppo Digital Bdp-93 to use with my Uverse via Ethernet.

Every time I have checked my speed it has read 11.5 mbps which is was more stable than my cable was.

I will look into Apple TV too

thanks guys!
AppleTV has the best Netflix UI by far and the audio and video quality are top-notch. I have a Roku too and I prefer the AppleTV Netflix experience just fine. And yes, 11.5mbps is just fine.
I have 10mbps and stream via roku 2 hd. I get great hd and dd+ on some movies. Watched Black Hawk Down last night on my 120" set up and it looked nice, not BD quality but very good. Netflix says you only need 3to4 megs for hd quality.
I looked at both the Apple and Roku and neither allows you to hook it up to your stereo via RCA plugs, a big downer for me. I will keep looking and may buy an Oppo yet.
If you are looking at RCA then look at the breakout cable that comes with the ROKU. Do you have toslink inputs on your receiver? The AppleTV has toslink out. The other option is take RCA out from your HDMI enabled TV.