Excerpt: The Roku is a fantastic TV media device. The Netflix app is excellent and they keep adding more public channels. If you look online you can even find private channels as well. I'd recommend Roku to anyone. Video quality is mostly dependent on your internet speed. I use the Wireless-N on...
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 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.
Summary: Easy to set up, easy to use and works great! It has a very small footprint and makes watching Netflix and Amazon very easy. For Netflix you do need to set up your que in advance (no searching with Roku), but with Amazon you can search. I was especially happy when I found an iPhone app that allows me to use my iPhone as a remote! Shipping was quick. No problems!