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Roku-4200r.34116784
9.3 out of 10

Roku 4200R

Great Deal: $99.99

Reviews and Problems with Roku 4200R

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Overall 6
6.0

Better than streaming Netflix through Wii.

Tooblecane, Bestbuy
2 weeks ago
  • Summary: Relative happy with product. Great if you like Netflix or just a couple streaming channels and want 1 remote.
  • Pros: Lots of channels
  • Cons: Lots of Pay channels
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

LennyTheComputerGuy, Walmart
3 August 2014
  • Summary: I read online that I could get Fox News Channel with the Roku so I bought it but it does NOT get Fox News Channel, only video clips that I can already get online through FNC's website or Facebook feed. One good thing is that "SOME" of the content from HuluPlus can now be watched on my TV while I'm using my computer for computer stuff. Only some though. There is still a LOT of Hulu and HuluPlus content that can only be watched over the web on a computer's browser.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

LennyTheComputerGuy, Walmart
3 August 2014
  • Summary: I read online that I could get Fox News Channel with the Roku so I bought it but it does NOT get Fox News Channel, only video clips that I can already get online through FNC's website or Facebook feed. One good thing is that "SOME" of the content from HuluPlus can now be watched on my TV while I'm using my computer for computer stuff. Only some though. There is still a LOT of Hulu and HuluPlus content that can only be watched over the web on a computer's browser.
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Overall 5
5.0

Great when it works

dman6250, CNET
14 July 2014
  • Summary: I purchased this device for $100.00 plus tax about six months ago and I recently tried to watch a movie and it was stuck on the roku screen. I did a live chat with support and after several resets, unplugging and plugging and over an hour later I'm told "sorry I can't help you and your device is out of warranty." When I asked how long the warranty is I was told 90 days, 90 days...what company only warranties new products for only 90 days?
  • Pros: Best streaming device in my opinion
  • Cons: 90 day warranty
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Overall 5
5.0

Disappointing video quality.

bmilkman, CNET
23 February 2014
  • Summary: I bought my TV, a Panasonic TC-P60ST60, largely on the strength of CNET's review, and I couldn't be more pleased. Picture quality is everything it's cracked up to be, which makes Roku 3's disappointing performance in this area all the more painful. I think you would be doing your readers (some of them, at least) a service by having your TV reviewers comment of the video performance of streaming boxes.
  • Pros: Lots of available channels. Nice interface.
  • Cons: Video quality poor on many channels. Most channels are of no interest.
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Overall 6
6.0

Roku to the rescue

Etreuf, B&H Photo
27 January 2014
  • Excerpt: The Roku came to the rescue when we decided to get rid off cable tv. The services provided within the roku made it easy to transition. I liked the in remote headset plugin to be able to watch TV without disturbing others. The searchablity that the device has with in apps makes it easier to find shows. But yes I gave it a three star because it is not an apple tv which you can send your laptop/ipad/iphone image to the system and view it on your tv.
  • Pros: Fast Setup, Improved Audio/Video, Simple Controls
  • Cons: Share Laptop Screen
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 6
6.0
Overall quality 6
6.0

Very average in every aspect

givemefreetv,, TigerDirect.com
19 January 2014
  • Summary: Yes it streams as lots of other devices do. Forget about using it to stream your own content as it really struggles regardless of the format. To me, it makes this device a one trick pony. Wish I had tried the WD TV product.
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Overall 6
6.0

Less Than Expected

Rhea, B&H Photo
15 October 2013
  • Excerpt: Having the Apple TV in one location, I wanted the Roku in another. I didn't like the Roku nearly as much since it failed to offer certain entertainment options like YouTube that I enjoy. Operation was not as smooth as the AppleTV either. I returned the Roku 3 and plan to get a TiVo instead. It's pricier, but exactly what we need.
  • Pros: Attractive Design, Fast Setup
  • Cons: Does Not Improve Audio/Video
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

daleebread, Walmart
23 September 2013
  • Summary: The ROKU concept is a good one. The device does what it's supposed to do. The ROKU device itself is great. The user interface is very easy to use and looks beautiful on my TV screen. However, you need to know/understand that it is no way a replacement for cable/satellite TV. This is purely a streaming device that allows you to download and play internet-based programming on your television--IF you have existing subscriptions to the providers of the programming.
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Overall 6
5.6
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 6
6.0
Overall quality 4
4.0

just opened box

christine,, TigerDirect.com
16 September 2013
  • Summary: had it sitting on a table for over 30 days waiting to be installed in another location, and was checking it before i packed it for travel. Noticed it had been opened, all wrapping had been poorly re-wapped, and who knows if the ear plugs were used. It's too late to return, apparently. It just grosses me out, and too bad for me, should've known better, but just a heads up to check out your merchandise as soon as it arrives.
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