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: 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: Let me start by saying that I am not the guy who lives with a remote in hand in front of the uber-mega HD TV. I don't own any other device that would do what I wanted so this was the best option. I bought this so that I could watch Netflix on my TV. Mission accomplished.
Summary: I have had the Roku for 2 mos. Easy setup. Worked fine until a few days ago. Now when I turn it on -- Green Screen! Before you buy, I suggest you google Roku green screen issues. It is too late for me to return mine, but I can save you! Buy something else!
Summary: The fact that you need to give them your credit card number after you have paid for the device needs to be up front not to be learned after you take the time to set up the Roku, a bad business model.
Don't expect HD from component output on older sets, PQ is not good
J. Carbone, Amazon
10 April 2011
Summary: The Roku XDS is a great little device for what it does. I have connected it to multiple televisions, and for what it supports it does reasonably well. The picture quality of streaming video from various providers is great with 1080p displays and HDMI ouput.
Summary: The product worked very well. Transitioning through the menus was smooth and uncomplicated. An incredible number of choices for audio, video, old movies, pay movies, the list is almost endless. The problem I had was having to give a method of payment for something I 'might' buy to activate it.