Summary: Glad someone told me about this. I am really enjoying it. Simple to install and lots of entertainment. I have nothing to compare to since this is the first time that I have used one. I can even operate it and I am technically challenged.
Summary: I researched the Roku initially as a basic home theater solution for my parents. At the time I had a dedicated PC that I used for Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, etc. at my house. While my parents are technical, I knew they did not want to spend the time or money building a HTPC for their house. I suggested that they get a Roku and they loved it.
Summary: I have been unplugged for 2 years now, but I was using my laptop to view programs. Even though I had downloaded a wifi remote to comtrol my laptop, I still found it inconvenient to constantly switch from window to window to watch my favorite shows. With roku everything is at your fingertips and in one location. It took me less than 10 minutes to set it up, and I was able to easily link to my netflix, hulu, and amazon prime accounts.
Summary: Very Little to any Issue I think all my Problems were my Errors . The Unit Works flawless Was Packaged well also . So much I bought 2nd unit . For My daughter to take with her To school after the Holiday from Otter Creek also . Unless you need Youtube app there no need get new 2013 Rokus at all !!! Roku 2 xd & Roku 2 xs are Great cost saver Give my Daughter Roku 2 xs I review that later . I had my Roku 2 xd about 3 weeks no Issues .