Summary: I purchased an LCD TV with "apps and internet" built into it. Never do that, get a Roku! The TV manufacturers can't keep up with the speed of development and the quality that Roku offers. Once I got my Roku, I've never used the TV apps again. Don't hold back, buy it!
Summary: I bought this for my parents a few months after I introduced them to Netflix. They love renting discs in the mail, but had never taken advantage of the Watch Instantly capabilities. I bought the XD as I wanted them to get 1080p on their HD Plasma TV (Pioneer Elite).
Summary: I researched for several weeks before deciding to purchase a Roku. I didn't find reviews that necessarily answered my questions, so I hope this one helps. For anyone who has high speed wireless internet in their home or office, I HIGHLY recommend the Roku 2050 XD player.
Summary: We purchased the Roku XD so we could watch Netflix on our TV instantly. We were getting tired of grabbing the laptop and plugging it into the TV. With the Roku, it allows us to watch movies on demand without the high price of cable or the commercials. Very easy to set up.
Summary: Took me about 4 minutes to set up. As soon as I turned it on the Roku identified about 14 wireless networks that were close by. I connected to network and the device updated itself and restarted in about 45 seconds. Netflix works like a dream.
Summary: I choose the Roku XD because it has the 1080p while the Roku HD has only 720p. The XD/S I didn't need because my TV has a USB port. I got it mainly for viewing Netflix, which works perfectly. Never had any problems (like buffering midway through a program).
Summary: I've pretty much had everything 'apple', ipod, ipod touch, ipad, macbook--- including apple TV, I just decided to read the reviews and blindly give Roku a try; I simply could not believe what a smart decision I made.
Summary: I got this product due to the fact that our home is not a gaming home. Having the Roku as an alternative to purchasing a TV with the capabilities of getting Netflix and other channels, or getting a gaming system to do the same thing which will not be used for any other purpuse in our home was a...
Summary: The Roku XD performed exactly as advertised. The streaming Netflix videos are every bit as good as the same ones on dvd. Setup of the device could not be easier. It's small size is an advantage too, since it easily fits beside the TV instead of having to stash it in a compartment where the WiFi...
Summary: Excellent product - the whole setup process took about 5 minutes as this devices connected to my wireless network seamlessly. Even though the distance between my Router and Roku is roughly 30 feet with a wall in between, picture quality for Netflix movies is great. Excellent value for the money.