"Well conceived and well designed product."5.0 starson by blueOrbit
Pros: Easy to setup. Easy to use. Lots of connection options.
Cons: Not much in the way of diagnostics for techno-geeks.
Summary: I bought this to pair up with my Netflix account. Setup was a breeze and overall operation is simple enough that anybody could figure it out. I was impressed by the number of connection options they managed to fit into that little box including HDMI and WiFi. I've used it on a 40" LCD and an older 32" CRT and the picture quality on both is on par with a standard DVD player... our streams are delivered via Comcast. Some limitations, which are a function of Netflix and not Roku, are fast-forwarding, rewinding and chapter skipping... none of which work quite the way I would like. I've queued up over 100 movies on my Netflix account and they all appear on the Roku box so I'm not sure what the queue limitation is. I have not hooked this up to my surround-sound receiver so I can't comment on that.
The only problem I've had is that one time I had trouble getting a stream to start. For some reason the buffering progress bar would stop progressing and then the unit would go back to the movie title screen. This may not be a problem with the Roku box and could be a Comcast or Netflix issue, but either way, this is where it would be nice to have a techo-geek menu selection where I could do some diagnostics and troubleshooting. That's my only complaint.