Summary: The concept of the Roku is outstanding. Just not happy with the performance - a little sealed plastic box holding heat-generating electronics and when it gets hot, which is when you use it, it makes the screen go blank.
Summary: UPDATE June 6, 2014--I struggled through until last night and finally gave up. This box, for no reason at all, just decides to reset right in the middle of a video, whether it's streaming from Amazon Prime, Netflix or from a USB drive. The reset takes up to five minutes.
Summary: You may have heard this device has lots of content free, it does, it's just all junk. Anything worth watching your going to have to pay for. I purchased this to be able to play content off my server in one of the rooms without having to add bulky equipment and tuck this right behind the tv.
Summary: After four years of upgrading Roku players, and upgrading modems, I am sick of dealing with the network connectivity issues. Reboots of Roku and modem no longer work. I love the platform and don't know what I am going to do but I am just sick of spending 20 minutes rebooting stuff only to have...
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Amazon Customer, Amazon
6 August 2011
Summary: I'm getting ready to cut the cord. I have two X-Boxes, an LG Smart TV & a Dell Zino HTPC. Coupled with over-the-air the Rokus are to be used for the bedrooms. I've never owned a Roku, but my father purchased the XDS and I set it up for him.
Troublesome, inconsistent, and prone to locking up.
The Shovel, Amazon
3 January 2016
Summary: Troublesome, inconsistent, finally impossible to use. Netflix and Roku pointed the blame at each other, and neither could help me reset it to work properly after about 1.5 years of use. The remote control eats batteries for breakfast! It goes through them at a furious rate.