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Roku HD-XR
7.0 out of 10

Roku HD-XR

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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent replacent for cable/dish TV

Nelson H. Ferrari "nhf", Amazon
13 August 2010
  • 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!
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Overall 8
8.0

Roku player

C. Hill, Amazon
23 July 2010
  • Summary: The Roku player is a pretty decent streaming device. It is the second on that I tried, the first one did not do what it promised and it was more expensive. This one works good and streams movies from netflixs, and I use my pandora radio on it!
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice device...but

D. Stockle, Amazon
16 July 2010
  • Summary: I purchased the Roku HD-XR for the Netflix function, wireless and to access the movies I have on my NAS box on my home network. Setup was easy and painless. I was browsing Netflix in 10 minutes. Browsing my NAS was something else entirely.
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Overall 8
8.0

Never thought I would use a Roku so much

rossman, Amazon
9 July 2010
  • Summary: I originally bought this product to stream Netflix and didn't think I would use it for very much else. They say setup takes about 10 minutes and they actually weren't lying or exaggerating. Once I got it going, it streamed Netflix flawlessly.
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Overall 8
8.0

Recommended, despite some setup and MLB.tv glitches

Evan D., Amazon
31 May 2010
  • Summary: This year I decided to try out MLB.tv after being an Extra Innings subscriber for the past six or seven years. My local cable system never offered the HD Extra Innings game, and the picture quality for the team I watched most often was worse than regular SD channels so I finally decided it wasn't...
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Overall 8
8.0

To Roku or not to Roku?

William B. Stull, Amazon
13 May 2010
  • Summary: I read the reviews before purchasing this product. I decided to purchase it from Amazon because of their fabulous return policy and because of the terrible things I'd heard about returning Rokus to Roku directly. I received this product and setup was not as easy as they claim it to be.
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Overall 8
8.0

No On/Off Switch?

Dieter Domanovic, Amazon
2 April 2010
  • Summary: I recently installed 2 Roku devices in my home and vacation locations. My first setup did not go quite as smoothly as described by most reviewers here. First, make sure you have your computer with you while doing the setup. It asks you to enter an ID number but you need to do so quickly.
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Overall 8
8.0

Roku HD-XR

Steve Kavros, Amazon
26 March 2010
  • Summary: I purchased the XR since the unit would be used upstairs and my router is downstairs. My DSL is not the fastest yet the product streams the movies flawlessly. My only complaint is that the content availability from Netflix is not as good as I would prefer.
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Overall 8
8.0

First device didn't work; second device did

famousdavis, Amazon
13 March 2010
  • Summary: QUICK SUMMARY: Beware of bad hardware! After struggling fruitlessly to get my first Roku HD-XR to work, I gave up and got a replacement unit from Amazon. The second device worked.
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Overall 8
8.0

The Roku works well, but may be peaking!

J. Kennedy, Amazon
13 February 2010
  • Summary: The Roku HD shines if you have wireless N and an hdmi input to your TV. You end up with a 720p picture and that beats watching Netflix from your MacBook with rca cables and degraded video quality compared to hdmi. Who want to lose their computer while it is being used as a second rate video server?
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