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: 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: This is a great little device. However, I would hold off purchasing until there is more content (i.e. the content that is available in the U.S.; most notably Instant Video). My sister-in-law in California turned me on to Roku and she showed me a lot of the content available there.
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: A good unit for USA customers. The channel selection is rather. Works well with Canadian addresses but you only have half of the selections when compared to American Netflix. No change of DNS settings as Canadian ISPS will automat ically take you to your own ISP service.
Summary: I already have netflix and had heard that I could get more recent movies with Roku. However, in the short time that I had Roku, I didn't seem to fund any extra benefit to it. I tried to download hotspot shield to it so that I could access U.S. Programming, but was unable to do so.