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 idea of turning a regular TV into a network streaming device without a need of PC is an old and good one, especially when a box costs under $100. Roku would be a good attempt in that direction if not a poor software or hardware leading to constant connection problems.
Summary: At the time of this article, the little box is extremely buggy. When I first setup the Roku things worked pretty well. At some point the software updated, and the glitches began. Hulu Plus was a big reason why I purchased the unit, and while for the first week or two it seemed to work pretty well,...
Summary: Make sure you are near a computer (or have a laptop) ready .... need to get on the web to access codes from both Roku (need to set up an account with them) and netflix. Didn't realize it and had to run up and down the stairs twice.
Summary: I bought the XDS on pre-order in October, with the media channel advertised for November 2010. Then the media channel was pushed to December, then to January 2011. It was finally released on January 31st.