Summary: it worked great...until it stopped working! I purchased this box Oct.3rd and it stopped working Dec. 11th. I cannot return it, as it's out of the 30 day window. I have purchased a new one and bought the protection plan.
Summary: even after reading the specs on all the units, this one didn't have direct connectivity available... only wireless. The unit I was replacing had that direct connect choice, which is nice when you want it.,..
Summary: The Roku 2 XD works fine on all channels EXCEPT for Netflix. Many users (me included) have a problem with Netflix episodes not advancing automatically. This problem started with Netflix's new update in June of last year (2012), and it hasn't been fixed in the nine months since.
Summary: I'm a nerdy IT guy, so cord-cutting is right up my alley. The Roku 2 boxes work great to stream content and handle 1080p streams without hiccups. My biggest complaint is the interface! It's just awful. Why waste all that screen space with just one little row of channels?
Summary: I love ROKU. I own three of them. Two LT's and the 2XD. I have very little trouble with the LT model. I have what I feel is too much trouble with the XD model. It locks up frequently and I have to unplug it to get it going again. It also reboots itself.
Summary: it will not connect to some of the D-Link routers. Initially, it found my network and all the neighbors too. But after downloading and installing the firmware upgrade which you MUST do, the box would work erratically wrt seeing the available networks.
Summary: Please be advised none of the new Roku2 devices support both 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless. Although the original Roku devices support 2.4GHz AND 5GHz to provide the option to use 5GHz to help alleviate 2.4GHz interference with other wireless devices in the house, none of the Roku2 boxes provide this...
Summary: Depending on what you want to use this box for, its either a deal maker, or a deal breaker Netflix: This box is great for netflix. Its easy to setup and install to your TV for users of all tech abilities. All you do is input the HDMI cord to your TV or receiver.
Summary: Well overall the Roku was easy to set up. It has very limited sites that you can visit or sign up for for free. most are along the lines of youtube and such, I was hoping with buying the canadian version there would be some streaming news channels etc but almost all are pay or subscribe to them in...
Summary: Roku was easy to install and works as promised. I downloaded iPad app also which makes the control very easy. The less than perfect score is from the fact that there is not enough good content here in Canada, news especially.