Summary: I have older CRT TV, so I had to get this model of Roku as this is the latest that has RCA type connectors (and wired LAN - my second requirement). It works great, no issues so far with the device. I can only watch videos in SD, of course. I suppose, if I started an HD channel, it would look the same as SD on my TV.
Summary: This is a must have if you still like to record shows from the Roku to your DVD burner. We also have the Roku 3 which is faster, but we need this to copy shows to DVD for those very long road trips. I like that this one does come with an extra remote. It is helpful for Angry Birds and if something happens to the first remote.