Pros Good if you dont have a wifi android or apple phone/tablet or wifi tv or BluRay player.
Cons This product serves no use if you have wifi at home and a smart phone.
Summary Why pay $ for something that just connects your tv to subscription services you have to pay for anyway. If it was a free movie database, it'd be worth it. This product just connects apps you have to sign up for that require monthy subscribtions to. Your android/iOS phone can get the same exact apps and stream it wifi to your tv or blueray player....If you dont have a wifi tv/bluray player...just plug your phone to your tv via hdmi. Product return
"Waste of money."on by leo loyva
Pros good for streaming only?
Cons WDTV does it all plus plays every video file format, for under $100 when on sale.
Summary Waste of money, WDTV does it all plus plays every video file format, for under $100 when on sale.
Pros small, easy installation, expanding library
Cons a little too gimmicky, most news stations are audio only. selection not great.
Summary I was not impressed with the video quality. Apple TV, xBox 360, even my Blu Ray player offered higher quality streaming. Like Hulu, Crackle offers a much wider selection online than through a streaming device. I bought Roku strictly for the MLS offering so I'll get what I paid for. But I am not as excited as CNET and am disappointed by the disconnect between what CNET is writing and what I am experiencing.
"Love this player!"on by tylerwv
Pros EZ setup, small, seldom drops connection, economical, love the new remote.
Cons My angry birds loads and starts but I go beyond that. Going to try reinstallation of it.
Summary I already had a roku hd in one room and purchased the roku2 xs for the tv room. Both are on same network and I was able to add a second roku and not have to reactivate same channels. I have noticed that my original roku is not performing quite as fast and is buffering some now. Im wondering if the newer more powerful roku2 is the reason. Im on a wireless network. I may have to purchase a second roku2 and put it on a wired connection if the buffering continues.
Pros Good support for various streaming services.
Cons Lack of support for older TVs and A/V systems.
Summary With a lot of TVs having native support for streaming services these days, one of the biggest reasons for buying a Roku is inexpensively adding streaming services to older TVs that lack them. Sadly, the only HD video connector is HDMI. The only digital 5.1 sound support is through the HDMI connector as well. This shuts out older systems that only have component video and separate optical sound.