"Best streaming device I've tried"5.0 starson by Beyondcom
Pros: Streams more smoothly than any device I've tried.
Works well on my slow Centurylink 1.5 MBPS DSL.
Nice, easy to use interface.
Roku Newscaster with NPR and many others.
Has more channels than other streaming devices.
Cons: Minor installation glitch, see summary below (didn't allow enough room to explain the solution here).
Summary: One minor con from above:
When installing both XS boxes I had to turn off the DSL modem, turn it back on, and then plug in the Roku in that order for it to find the internet. They would occasionally lose connection (maybe once every 2 weeks) and the process would have to be repeated. A firmware update solved the problem so just go to settings and get new updates. Glitch solved. BTW, I purchased an LT model recently directly from Roku and it did not exhibit this installation glitch since it already had newer firmware installed.
I've tried various streaming devices and also Windows Media Center on a VERY fast PC with high end dual video cards. None of them worked even CLOSE to as well as the Roku. DSL here is limited to 1.5 MBPS and all the other devices had stalling problems. Many of them crashed after stalling. Only the Roku passed, and with flying colors. I have 2 ethernet wired XS Rokus and 1 LT connected wirelessly. They all work flawlessly.