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Roku 2 XS 1080p Streaming Player

100% Positive Reviews

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Long and short- spring the extra $20 to get the Roku 3. The Roku 2 XS was a good option before they released the 3, but the Roku 3 has an actual dual-band wireless chipset inside, and streams high quality content much more reliably than the 2 XS. And while you're poking around the Roku- take a look at Plex- a fantastic app for streaming content from your computers to your Roku. Beyond that, in general I believe the Roku platform represents the best streaming platform you can get. Capable of playing very high quality content on your TV, with a very good UI.

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Pros: Small footprint, easy to use ui and remote

Cons: none

This replaced a Boxee Box that I had for several years as it was advertised as supporting the closed captioning of Amazon movies which may or may not be true. I couldn't get it to work the one time I tried it so caveat emptor as they say. It also seems to be supported by the Logitech Harmony Remote that I have although I haven't got that working perfectly yet either. Anyway, it seems to work better than the Boxee generally - faster and seems to optimize my netflix video stream for best picture quality.

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Pros: EXTRAORDINARY IMAGE AT 1080P

Cons: REQUIRES DOLBY DIGITAL PLUS FOR 5.1

To take maximum advantage of this device you will need a broadband internet connection with a stable signal of at least 5.0MB-plus, otherwise there is no reason to buy this box(the lesser versions will do as well for lower resolutions, and at less cost). The Netflix & VuDu image quality at 1080p is extraordinary, equal to or better than many BluRay discs, and equal to or better than VuDu's HDX service. And I'm talking about viewing the Netflix and VuDu HDX on a 65-inch plasma screen where image deficiencies are most noticeable. Of course, as to Netflix you must search through their library to see which offerings are "HD"(currently 4,000-plus titles). Unfortunately, the accompanying 5.1 surround audio is available only with an amp which offers Dolby Digital Plus codec(many late model, high-quality units do not); if not, you're stuck with stereo only. Complaints about this limitation to Netflix and VuDu result in nothing more than their promise to refer the issue to tech department.
Roku 2 XS 1080p Streaming Player
Description:

Hands-down the best experience in 1080p HD streaming to your TV-plus motion-based gaming for an extra dose of great entertainment. Enjoy 300+ channels featuring the best movies, TV shows, live sports, music, games, and more, including Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon Instant Video. Angry Birds included FREE!

Details:
DetailValue
BindingElectronics
BrandRoku
EAN0829610880075
Feature300+ channels with movies, TV shows, music, sports & more High-definition streaming up to 1080p HD Works with virtually any TV Enhanced remote with motion control for playing games. Uses 2 AA batteries (included) Built-in wireless (Wi-Fi b/g/n) and wired Internet connectivity
Item Height0.9 inches
Item Length3.3 inches
Item Width3.3 inches
LabelRoku, Inc.
ManufacturerRoku, Inc.
MPN3100R
Package Height2.9 inches
Package Length7.4 inches
Package Weight1.2 pounds
Package Width7.3 inches
PackageQuantity1
PartNumber3100R
ProductGroupHome Theater
ProductTypeNameTUNER
PublisherRoku, Inc.
SKUVS411123
StudioRoku, Inc.
TitleRoku 2 XS 1080p Streaming Player
UPC829610880075
UPCList - UPCListElement829610880075
Item Weight0.02 pounds
CatalogNumberList - CatalogNumberListElement3100R
IsAutographed0
IsMemorabilia0
Model3100R
ColorBlack
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