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Roku 2 XS

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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
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Build quality 8
8.0

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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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
  • Excerpt: The Roku 2 XS lets you stream media from the internet direct to your TV, turning your last-generation LCD or CRT TV into a next-gen Smart TV. You connect it to your TV using either the HDMI or composite outputs, with HDMI being essential if you want to view your media in 720p or 1080p. The Roku 2 XS has built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi as well as a 100Mbit Ethernet port, which means you don’t have to trail even more wires around your TV stand.
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