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. Every other electronic device I own has a power button and can be turned off remotely when not in use, without even touching the device. This was the first issue I noticed. 2.
Summary: I purchased the XR Roku box from Amazon because I have a wireless N home WIFI system, which is secured and password protected. I had trouble getting the initial "handshake" with Netflix. It took me several hours over a couple of days to get the Netflix service to where it would run on the Roku box. When I try to watch Netflix, the Roku lets me go into Netflix and select my movie, but then does a re-boot. It goes through the whole sign-on procedure.
Summary: While this works great with Netflix and other video sources all I know is I bought it to watch MLB and they tell me check back in mid April for Major League Baseball access. WTF? You advertise MLB and then when I get the machine tell me to check back in mid April? This seems to be a scam to get people to buy the machine. I don't know if it will ever work for MLB. Baseball season started Sunday.
Very basic netflix box, not much bang for the buck
11 March 2010
Summary: I purchased this box to relieve the wear and tear on my PS3 from people in the house watching netflix all day. I opted for the wifi N box for future connectivity, and when it arrived things were great. It updated a new version of the firmware and restarted. Set up was quick and easy, and it connected to the network without a problem. When I went into netflix though, it only had access to my instant queue.
Summary: The Roku is a good unit, the services are being expanded. I am currently using it wireless with an N router, the connection speed is adequate most of the time. It does lose setup connection once in a while but all you have to do is go through the setup routine that is still stored in memory. The painful thing is having to go to the website with a computer and join the service (most are free), it would be nice if you could do that at the unit.