Summary: This little rascal does everything we expected it to do, and does it very simply. We use it almost exclusively for streaming video from Netflix. It's kind of amazing. Of course we don't have a new t.v. with the streaming built-in, hence the Roku. I like the tiny little remote control, which has ever function you need. So yeah, after three years, it's still great!
Summary: I was very unsure to buy it at first, but in the end I did. I have read other reviews that are misleading. This is very easy to set up, you just connect it to a power outlet and the tv which is done through HDMI or AV, The picture quality was great for 720p Some of the great things that it does is that the have a control application that can be downloaded through google play, or the apple market. Which is great because you will never lose the control.
Summary: I've been using the roku for over a year now and it's still the best. I refuse to pay for cable and this device solves that problem by allowing me to stream netflix, hulu and others easily. I've never had any problems with it and if it ever stops working I will buy a new one in a heartbeat.
Summary: I've had my Roku for about a year now and I love it. I have it attached wirelessly to my network in my bedroom. As my house is old and without much attic space in which to run wires, I appreciate the wireless. Of all of my wireless devices, including my laptop, I believe the Roku works the best on my wireless network. After it was attached, it has worked nearly seamlessly. The wiring in my house is old and blocks much of the wireless signal in my bedroom.
Summary: I am returning this item. I have a small home which I have equipped with Wi-Fi via a D-Link Router. I have an iPhone and a laptop. Each of these items can locate and run off the Wii in the house, even outside on my patio or in the garage. I purchased a Roku because it was supposed to be equipped with wireless and be relatively easy to set up. I had no trouble hooking it up to the TV. The Roku detected my network and supposedly downloaded the software.
Do not buy this item from Roku direct, but from Amazon only
Frank M., Amazon
10 March 2012
Summary: This player's streaming ability is acceptable, however, my player never worked properly right from the very start. I had to reboot the player practically each time I used it; it was always connected, and should not require a constant reboot. After over four months of trying to have Roku resolve my problem and exchanging nine emails in the process the problem remained.
Summary: ****APRIL 2013 UPDATE TO ORIGINAL MARCH 2012 REVIEW: A year later and going strong. Have about 200 channels loaded up including Amazon Prime which I have really enjoyed a lot as a Prime Member and plan to keep Prime another year. I still love this thing. No problems with it so far. It is now connected to a new HD 720 TV in the bedroom.
Summary: I purchased this because I wanted to cut my cable off. I was doubtful that there would be a lot to watch, but that was OK as I don't watch much TV anyway. Was I ever wrong. I signed up for Netflix, Hulu Plus, and of course I make use of Amazon Prime Instant Video also. It is so nice to watch what I want, when I want to watch it, and not have to suffer through commercials aimed at a consumer with the IQ of a head of lettuce.
Summary: Hooking up the Roku player was pretty simple. It found my router...and several of the neighborhood routers as well. It connected easily, and updated itself. The video stream was of excellent quality. HD videos were no problem even though we had two devices running Netflix, a computer downloading service packs and updates, one surfing the web, and a couple of phones running YouTube videos.