Saturday, April 21, 2012

My Review of Roku 2 XD Streaming Player

Originally submitted at Roku

Features the highest-quality HD streaming available.

Perfect little always-on device

By Tatsu from Hampton, TN on 4/21/2012


5out of 5

Pros: Reliability, Video selection, Easy to set up, Easy to use, Built in Wi-Fi, Compact, Great value

Cons: Need fast internet service

Best Uses: Secondary TV, Bedroom, Primary TV, Travel, Living room

Describe Yourself: IT PRO, Home entertainment enthusiast, Netflix fan, Casual User

Our new Roku 2 XD is now our primary means of watching TV. We live out in the country where the only options are expensive satellite service or terrible cable service. While we only have a 512 kbps "extended range DSL" Internet connection the Roku works better than our Blu-Ray player or Xbox 360 for Netflix. The picture quality isn't great but that's to be expected with such a limited Internet link but it does appear a little better than what we see on the Xbox. The videos also seem to drop out a lot less often than when we watch on the Xbox.