Conclusion: Note that you can buy an HDTV or, better yet, a growing number of cheap (i.e. sub-$200) Blu-ray players with built-in Web connectivity, including Netflix and other similar content apps. As such, the Roku HD-XR’s real added value would be the ability to wirelessly access your own music and video files (without first having to upload them to a limited separate service).
Pros: Access to online HD content, Built-in WiFi, Simple RF remote control, 13 Channels with more to come
Cons: No access to local drives or content, No YouTube, Can't browse or shop on Netflix channel, Need laptop to link to most channels
Excerpt: If you’re looking for an easy way to stream movies and shows to your television, take a closer look at what Roku has to offer. The company has been in the game a while now and with its most recent offering, the HD-XR, it brings not just 802.11n but a whole new channel store experience.