Summary: I asked for my Roku for my Christmas Present in 2010 almost 2011. I have been using it non-stop ever since. Its wireless system made it a breeze to hook up to my apple router, and Netflix plays great on it as long as the signal is not being hogged by other devices.
Summary: This is an older model, and amazingly enough, it is the only model which can pick up a wifi signal on the 5Ghz router frequency band. I use a wifi signal extender to broadcast my wifi signal to the furthest corners of the outside of my house (deck).
Summary: This Box is a perfect for what we wanted, my 80 year old father was always up set about having to pay over 100.00 a month for satellite and never having anything on worth watching, not to mention the commercials.
Summary: If your Roku device is defective there is no plan in place to replace it for free. I have three and one stopped working after only 5 months. I have been trying for 3 months to have it replaced.
Summary: I was impressed with my Roku box when I first bought it but a little annoyed by some technical issues that at first I just thought I'd have to live with. My three issues were not a big deal initially.
Summary: Even tho the 4th generation of Rokus are out (the Roku 2) I searched long and hard to find a Roku XDS. I have read many other reviews and 99% of the time this product was being faulted for something that was not a flaw of the Roku. First I will try and separate fact from fiction in the review. 1.
Good but limited. Update... a sad little useless box
Amazon Customer, Amazon
5 August 2011
Summary: We have used this device for some months. Easy to set up and capable. HOWEVER, recently they have had YouTube access denied to them. Little news about what is being done about this so instead of buying a Roku 2 as planned we bought a WD live. Also the Roku has no support for netflix subtitles.
Summary: This Roku box is wonderful and is awesome for watching movies, tv or just streaming Pandora. I love the feature that I can show my digital pic's on my 42 in screen to friends too. It has great speed and I've had no issues with it.
Summary: We purchased the Roku to stream movies and tv shows to our tv. It was very easy to set up but we did find that we needed a new wireless router as our old one was about 2 years old and the signal kept dropping.