Pros content aplenty
Cons poor connectivity via hdmi, too many reintializing issues and Roku's forum is proof of that. A green screen issue has existed and never been resolved by Roku. Many buyers can get their hdmi cables to work problem free with two or more devices .... but not
Summary When you purchase any product you expect to enjoy it with ease of use and performance to match. Better customer support and functionality from product.
Pros price/size content
Cons Loses network connection, the only way I can reconnect is to shut down router and roku
Summary Interface ok but the dropped network is all over the roku forums and doesn't seem to have a real fix. The plug and play interface really makes it difficult to troubleshoot.
Cons There simply is nothing I can criticize on this product.
Summary Dropped our cable tv service for the cheaper Netflix via Roku, which is a fabulous device. Be sure to have a newer router to ensure faster streaming.
"A Streaming Dream"on by myspark1
Pros 1080P resolution; 5.1 audio; HDMI out for routing to receiver, so you can finally listen to NetFlix, Amazon, Epix, etc. in real surround - and apply your receiver's surround processing modes; separates the chores - you're no longer asking your TV and its
Cons No backlighting whatsoever on remote is a huge oversight, no matter what the cost is, given this device's intended use; if we have NetFlix and Amazon and HuluPlus and 1080P and 5.1 at a good bitrate, where the heck is wonderful VUDU quality VOD? - this is
Summary I am struggling with being part of the death of physical media, but with our cable package and its VOD, DVD/Bluray collection and now the Roku streaming in fantastic video and audio presentation, I just don't know if I need to support the manifestly greedy and stupid "Qwikster" decision. I mean, just how much more content do I need before I become permanently fused to my sectional? The remote needs backlighting - I am hoping to find a way to do this through my Harmony - and the exclusion of the very, very high-quality VUDU service is curious and off-putting; but other than that, this is my best hardware purchase since the OPPO. I'll never go back. If you're reading this and have the very modest means and equipment to purchase and use this, don't hesitate any longer.
Pros wireless works much better than expected
Cons remote has to see the box to work
Summary i've tried other units, but Roku is the easiest one to use. i have one on each television in the house