"Very, very poor manufacturing quality."1.0 starson by driver_12
Pros: A great variety of streaming material is available through Roku.
Cons: (These comments refer to a predecessor model, and not to the LT. I do not remember the model number of the Roku I owned. I can't look it up because I threw the damn thing away.)
Mechanically, my Roku was junk.
The LT has fewer features than my Roku did.
Summary: My Roku failed just long enough after purchase so as to be out of warranty. (Warranty is 90 days.) I replaced it with a NeoTV NTV200 by Netgear, which is also inexpensive as these things go. The NTV 200 seems to be working OK. The variety of streaming material is sufficient on the NTV 200.Regarding the "fewer features" comment I made above: The LT does not have an ethernet jack, nor does it have an S/PDIF output. My older Roku had both these items.
It is also possible to turn off the NTV 200. My Roku did not have an on/off switch. It was always on.
I would not recommend a Roku for reasons of workmanship.
To someone who has not owned a streaming media player before, I recommend the player with the most personally suitable streaming material. (The various manufacturers have different deals with different content providers.)
Once burned, twice shy. I will not buy a Roku again.
Updated on Mar 27, 2012