Pros Internet streamer Netflix, Amazon, Crackle etc.
Cons Why pay $399.00 for a device when you can buy the Roku HD for only $50 that has the same features???
Summary Don't waste your money! Has the same outputs that the Roku HD has except for the(Outdated) S-Video and the Optical audio and the Ethernet jacks, and i really don't think that 3 extra jacks on the Roku HD XR are worth the extra $200.00 !
Pros Great idea and presentation. Works for a little while but is very undependable.
Cons You have to wait forever and reconnect just about every time you want to watch something. You're much better off getting a tv, game console, or DVD player with the internet capabilities built in.
Summary I bought it because of Netflix and was fairly satisfied for a month or so. I also bought a Sony Bravia tv for a different part of the house with the internet capabilities and immediately realized that Roku was in big trouble as far as wireless connectivity. The wired connection may be great.....15 years ago. We're in the bluetooth/wireless world now.
Pros easy to set up
great netflix access
works great with my Logitech Harmony remote
Cons a little slow to access some things
Summary This did exactly what I wanted it to - gave me access to Netflix. And, as a bonus, I just figured out how to set up Squeezebox server on my computer, and by adding that "channel" on the Roku I can now access my itunes library! Not knowing that they were about to come out with new versions, I bought mine used for $60 but I still think I got a great value. Roku has alot more options than the new bottom-end Blu-ray player I got for our other TV.
"Poor quality image"on by cnviewer
Cons not hdmi not even rgb
better to get an hdmi compat dvdplayer or playstation...or xbox...
Summary don't waste your money...I sent it back immediately
"Good Value"on by den24601
Pros Easy setup for even a caveman. Good picture quality, and optical outputs works well for surround sources. Includes -S-video output, although most recent models drop that.
Cons remote is clunkly, and bare bones. Recent models dropped the S-Video
Summary Good value, with excellent picture and sound quality.