Originally Posted by AVStreamer
roku rocks but kinda unaffordable
need to save money for my new car. i found a smaller and cheaper pc-on-a-stick on amazon, can anybody give me a light.
My unsolicited advise would be to stay away from those devices.You don't know what if any "channels" they can get(Netflix?,Amazon Instant?,Vudu/UltraViolet?Playon?,Crackle?).You could easily end up with ****-on-a-stick which would be a total waste of money.And as another poster pointed out,the price on the "upgraded" version is just about the same price as a Roku 2XS,and we all know that the Roku supports just about all of the favorite services("channels"),so where's the sense in buying an unknown devise?? I too don't have much money,so i bought a refurbished Roku 2 XS for $75.00,saving $25.00,and my refurbed Roku box works just fine w/o issue. So my advise is to stick with a PROVEN device,stick with the Roku,buy a refurb for $75.00. Then at a later date, if you wish too,you can buy a 2 yr.extended warranty for your Roku for $20.00.That's just $10.00 per yr.
One more point: After reading about this "pc-on-a-stick",i noticed that besides there being no costumer reviews,there is also no claim that this device supports any of the popular services("channels") at all!! BUYER BEWARE!!!!Edited by greaser - 9/25/12 at 9:50am