Summary: Great item but newer versions would probably be better. Also, Roku needs to loose the fabric with Roku on it (purple fabric ribbon) because the letters fall off and it looks bad. Nice that it came with the HDMI cable. Great product for us cord-cutters!
Nice, only thing missing YouTube and playing from memory stick
23 January 2014
Summary: Roku needs to get their crap straight with YouTube and come up with an agreement that allows them to have a YouTube channel on the Roku. They also should try supporting mkv or avi files from USB drives, that'll make the product so much more useful.
Summary: Its a neat little gadget that streams dozens of channels including netflix, hulu, vudu, TED, cnet, facebook, etc. At $49 with a free HDMI cable this is a good deal. It saves my PS3 from all the streaming duties.
Summary: Arrived in near perfect condition. I've never had a problem with refurbished items and they are usually worth the savings. Roku does not have a long warranty (90 days) on there new items anyways. The description led you to believe it came with a gaming remote for Angry Birds etc. The description has since been changed (probably due to complaints). It was not worth the hassle of sending back. As far as the Roku itself, we love it.
Summary: I've had the Roku 2 XD for a few days now. Set up was very easy. You'll need to set up an account with Roku online in order to activate the unit. From there you can also set up your channels if you wish. We have an Amazon Prime account and so could set up the Amazon Instant Video channel. We also subscribe to HBO. I dropped a star because I cannot set up the HBO Go channel.
Summary: I got this primarily to stream Amazon Prime to a TV that doesn't have a compatible BR player and I feel no need to upgrade that player. As a bonus I now have access to PBS Kids and Disney Channel for my little ones, though Disney Channel makes you watch a commercial between features, which if you are doing a playlist of short cartoons it seems to go amongst about 3 ads, so very annoying for adults but kids don't care. Very easy to set up.
Summary: The remote isn't the greatest, but here's a secret--Download an app for your smart phone, like Rokumoto for Windows Phone 7, and it greatly expands the functionality of your Roku Player. The only thing about this, and it is a huge negative- is that Youtube is not available. Once Youtube is available, I will gladly give it 5 stars.