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Roku 2 XS

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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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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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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 7
7.0

Roku 2 XS

Wired
15 August 2011
  • Excerpt: From its humble beginnings as the Netflix box to its current status as one of the pre-eminent media streamers, Roku has come a long way in just two years. And while the new Roku 2 XS doesn’t really move things forward much, it does just enough to retain that title. If you’re keeping track, the XS usurps the XDS as the new king of the new series, with the XD and HD following in its path.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

PC Advisor
27 January 2013
  • Excerpt: Roku's 2 XS is a set-top box for streaming online content to your TV, and it does a pretty good job of it. The Roku 2 XS looks just like the LT model but comes in a glossy black design rather than purple and black. It's small enough to hold your hand.
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Overall 8
8.0

Roku 2 XS

What Hi-Fi?
6 April 2012
  • Summary: 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 7
7.0

Roku 2 XS review

Pocket Lint
16 March 2012
  • Excerpt: TV is changing, and it's happening quickly. As recently as 10 years ago, the idea of TV being delivered over the internet was a pipe dream. Now, we can watch near-broadcast quality video, streamed to us over the internet with a wait of just a few seconds.
  • Pros: Neflix is brilliant on the Roku, some great content available, Crackle has some free movies, compact box
  • Cons: No-premium movie rental service, not designed to stream video from your home network, XBox and WD TV are both better value on a features basis
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