Summary: My mom has been a huge fan of my ability to stream Netflix videos via my Nintendo Wii since first experiencing it and has been hinting for some time that she was interested in setting up something similar for herself.
Summary: My son calls it junk because it will not work and I guess it is. We can only do a wireless connection which this is supposed to do. It finds the wireless connection ok but it does not connect to the local network. So we can't use it. That makes it junk.
Do not purchase this if you want warranty service!
R. Pike "hotrodpike", Amazon
27 September 2010
Summary: The item in questions wireless lost signal strength after only 8 months of use. I called roku for warranty service and after dealing with there customer service which is in India or Pakistan, they inform me that I cannot get warranty service from them since i purchased it from amazon.com and that I...
Summary: This looked like a good idea, so I tried it out, and the initial setup was fairly easy, but then there was a network problem that I could not figure out so I called for tech support only to find that you have to leave a voice message and they will call you back.
Don't order directly from ROKU or expect customer service.
Kris Nelson, Amazon
23 September 2010
Summary: I ordered the newer version of this the XDS last night 9/22/10. They immediately sent me a confirmation for the older HD-XR version. I called them in India and emailed them and told them it was wrong and emailed them several times. (Waiting over 24 hours on the email replies still.
Summary: I just got this as a gift for my birthday. And initially I did not notice any issues. But... 1. Who builds something without a power button? The only way to power down the device is to unplug the power cable, which can be a hassle if you have multiple devices connected in your entertainment center.
Summary: If you like movies more than you like TV series and news (and you can always get over the air TV for that...), Roku is for you. It is extremely easy to use: add "channels" from a list (some might require paid subscription), navigate to it, select the program you want and this is it!