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Roku 2 XS

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Overall 8
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Value for money 8
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Features 8
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Build quality 8
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Roku 2 XS

AVForums
1 September 2013
  • Conclusion: Whilst Roku is a fairly new name to the UK streaming player market, it is well entrenched in the USA and is actually more popular than the Apple TV – to which it is undeniably very similar – and we can see why. The little black box comes with a Bluetooth remote that can be used as a motion controller – Wii Stylee – for a number of games, including the pre-installed Angry Birds ‘Channel’. By the way, what most would call an App, Roku terms a channel.
  • Pros: Incredibly simple to use, Loads of great channels, Good connectivity for something so small, Mobile app is brilliant, Possibilities are near limitless with channels such as Plex and Twonky Beam, Open(ish) platform
  • Cons: No 50Hz support for HD signals, DNS settings are locked, No Infra-Red on remote
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Overall 8
8.0

Roku 2 XS Review

Digitaltrends
11 April 2012
  • Conclusion: The Roku 2 XS is a fabulous media streamer — for casual users, at least. It’s extremely easy to set up and use, and it delivers most of the popular services, including Netflix, Pandora, and Facebook. It delivers HD video with surround sound, comes with a great remote control, and you can play at least a few casual games on it.
  • Pros: Brain-dead simple to set up, Broad range of apps and services, First Roku streamer to support games
  • Cons: No DLNA support, so you can't stream content you own over your network, Supports a very limited collection of audio and video file formats and codecs, Can't mount disc images
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Roku 2 XS Review

Chip Chick
7 March 2012
  • Excerpt: Lately there has been much less reliance on watching television via a cable or satellite provider; and why wouldn’t there be? There is an abundance of free and ...
  • Pros: Quick Setup, Easy to Use, 1080P Capable, Bluetooth Remote Has Perfect Communication, Amazon Instant Video, Free Shipping, 3rd Party Apps Offer Unlimited Expandability, Built-In USB, Ethernet, WiFi and Micro-SD, Price
  • Cons: Credit Card Required to Use, Can’t Stream Content from Local network, HDMI and Ethernet Cord Not Included, Apps Can’t Run in Background, Roku Banner Ad Runs Constantly on Home Screen, Boring Interface
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Overall 6
6.0

Roku 2 XS

PC Magazine
7 March 2012
  • Conclusion: The Roku 2 XS puts a ton of online content, including Angry Birds, at your fingertips and on your television affordably, but it doesn't seem as useful as it did years ago, before many Blu-ray players and HDTVs offered the same services and more.
  • Pros: Multiple streaming media services. Easy to set up and use. Angry Birds plays great.
  • Cons: HDTVs, game consoles, and Blu-ray players offer Netflix, eliminating the need for a separate, single-purpose set-top box. Few local media sharing features. Adding channels requires a credit card.
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8.8
Value for money 10
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Features 6
6.0
Performance 9
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Ergonomics 10
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Roku 2 XS Media Streamer

Sound & Vision Magazine
16 December 2011
  • Excerpt: Roku has released its newest generation of media streamers, including the top-of-the-line Roku 2 XS player. Perhaps you haven't given Roku much thought as a serious addition to your home theater. Its earlier models gave more attention to the quantity of media-streaming partners than to the quality of the pictures they were streaming. The Roku 2 XS may change your mind as it changed mine.
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EH Buyer’s Scorecard: Roku 2 XS Streaming Player

Electronic House
31 October 2011
  • Excerpt: A closer look at this streaming set-top box, from in-house and around the web.
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Expert Review

L.A. Audio File
6 October 2011
Overall 8
8.0

Roku 2 XS: Popular Web Streamer Adds Ability to Play Games

PC World
30 August 2011
  • Excerpt: The latest version of the popular Roku media streamer adds Bluetooth support and a microSD card slot, allowing you to use the Roku2 for downloadable...
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Overall 8
8.0

Roku 2 XS

What Hi-Fi?
25 May 2012
  • Conclusion: Want a family-friendly streamer with oodles of slightly gonzo content?
  • Pros: Easy to set up and use, motion-sensitive gaming remote, plenty of free content
  • Cons: Local file support could be more straightforward, not much mainstream content
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Overall 8
8.0

Roku 2 XS review

expertreviews.co.uk
26 April 2012
  • Summary: A lovably compact media streamer with a great interface, but its LAN streaming and file support is limited
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