Originally Posted by synistr
I am not very familiar with Roku. I use my PS3 as my streaming device. Being that the Roku3 doesnt have an optical output, it doesnt fit in my main viewing station. However, I could add one to the secondary viewing area, which also uses a PS3 as its streaming device. What if any advantages or selling points could you give me for trying out a Roku3? Also, how is the HBOGO streams on there quality-wise? thanks in advance.
My PS3 is a launch model 60GB fat. The less-than-2-watts operating power draw of my Roku 2 XS is less than 1% of what the PS3 uses. The PS3's fan also kicks in about 15 minutes after it starts running while the Roku is silent. In Netflix the Roku bitstreams DD+ on titles which have it while the PS outputs it as regular Dolby, audibly inferior. (Of course, whatever's playing sound has
to be able to decode Dolby Digital Plus for 5.1 sound from Roku Netflix, a disadvantage for those using legacy AVRs).
It's the only device that I have which has full-featured (1080p, 5.1 sound, captions) Netflix and players for VUDU, Amazon and Hulu Plus, the minimum set of players I want on a streamer. HBO Go's PQ is fine; it features HD video and Dolby 5.1 sound on many titles.
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Edited by michaeltscott - 3/6/13 at 12:16pm