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. My parents are not gamers, however, and it made no sense to buy them a Wii just to stream video, even taking into account occasional visits by my 6 year-old nephew.
Summary: Neither Roku nor Amazon tell you in their product descriptions that there is a limitation on how far away these Roku devices can be from your wireless network router and still work. Apparently the Roku HD product must be within 40 feet from your router in order to be able to receive a wireless signal, which they don't tell you anywhere.
Summary: I bought the Roku XR over the weekend, and it came on Tuesday. Setup was simple and smooth. I started watching movies and old TV shows with my NetFlix subscription, and was really enjoying it, until it started re-booting now and then. On the second day it stopped working and I realized the wall-wart style power supply had gone bad.
Summary: You can't beat it! 8.99/mo for Netflix and the RoKu and you are set! The only downside is you ending up watching altogether too much TV and cheezy shows like buck rogers in the 25th Century! Have Fun! On the technical side if does have dual band (G on 2.5Hz and N on 2.5Hz and/or 5Hz), this info is hard to find on the web.
Summary: I bought this Roku HD-XR Player: the five min thing didn't work for me. Took me longer to figure this thing out because my TV is NOT HDTV. But I do have the HDTV DVR box running to my non HDTV. This Box will work only if you have the HDTV DVR player and you can run it to your NON HDTV on (Video 2) which on our tv was located in the front of the tv. Video 1 was being used for the tv and Video 3 was being used by the dvr.
Summary: First I don't know why I waited so long to buy one. Most likely because we could use the x-box which sometimes caused arguments when someone wanted to play a game. I got the pricey model because I have the N network and HD, don't really know how it works with the G but here is what I know: Set-up: It was a breeze and when it comes to me and things like this I usually get my children to do it. The box has lovely little instructions you can understand.
Summary: This little black box is an amazing thing. It is a great price, sets up simply and works perfectly. I was worried that I wouldn't be able to use it wirelessly, despite it's claims. I didn't want to have constant skipping and reloading while I was watching something. I have used this every day for about a month now and it has NEVER skipped. My router is not nearby either-it's upstairs.
Summary: I got my Roku HD XR player earlier today. It took less than 5 minutes to set up out of the box and within 10 minutes, I was watching movies on my Netflix account. This unit is nothing less than amazing! I have it working over my wireless network and although I paid a few dollars more for the Wireless N version (in case I decide to get it in the future) it is fully compatible with Wireless g (something I checked before I ordered the unit).
Summary: Let's face the facts: Too many of us have been growing more and more frustrated with our cable bills. We pay too much for too many channels that we don't even watch. It occurred to me recently that what has been said about television for years may indeed be coming true: "TV rots the brain." Anyone who sits in front of their set mindlessly switching channels for hours is sure to suffer from a little brain rot.