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Roku 2 HD Streaming Player

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  • 1000+ channels with movies, TV shows, music, sports & more
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Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameRoku
Item Weight0.3 ounces
Product Dimensions3.3 x 3.3 x 0.9 inches
Item model number3000D/3000X
Batteries:2 AAA batteries required. (included)
Color NameBlack
  
Additional Information
ASINB005DOUJL8
Best Sellers Rank #6,562 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableJuly 19, 2011
  
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Product Description

Product Description

The best value in high-definition streaming to your TV with more than 300 channels of movies, TV shows, live sports, and more. Enjoy Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, Crackle, Pandora, and much more. Includes built-in wireless, and works with virtually any TV.Video Interface: (1) Composite RCA Video Port; (1) HDMI Port;Audio Interface (1) Composite RCA Audio Ports; (1) HDMI Port,Ports and Connectors (1) 10/100 RJ-45 Ethernet Port; (1) microSD Card Slot; (1) HDMI Port; (1) A/V Output Jack.

From the Manufacturer

The best in Movies and TV

Roku 2 HD makes it so easy (and so affordable!) to stream tons of entertainment to your TV instantly—without a PC.

350 channels and counting: Features the top sources, like Netflix, Hulu Plus, HBO GO, and Amazon Instant Video

High-definition streaming: Up to 720p HD

Small footprint: The size of a hockey puck, Roku 2 uses less power than a night-light

Easy setup: Works with virtually any TV, includes built-in wireless, and sets up in minutes


The best in Movies and TV

The Best in Movies and TV

Roku puts over 150,000 titles at your fingertips, including:

  • The biggest Netflix experience around, with support for HD video, Dolby Digital+ surround sound, and English subtitles
  • Hulu Plus, with an amazing selection of current TV shows from the biggest networks
  • Amazon Instant Video, featuring the latest movie releases, virtually all the blockbusters of the past, hit TV series, and much more—all on demand
  • Hundreds of free Hollywood movies from Crackle
  • Access to premium services like HBO GO and EPIX, available via participating providers

The most content is on Roku
More Choices

With over 350 entertainment channels and counting, there’s something for virtually everyone, including:

  • Unlimited music from Pandora, MOG, Rdio, and Live365
  • Live sports packages including NBA League Pass, NHL GameCenter Live, MLS Matchday, UFC, and MLB.TV
  • Photo and video sharing via Facebook, Flickr, and Picasa
  • The top news sources like NBC, FoxNews.com, and CNN
Of course, there are also tons of international and lifestyle programming, tech news, social networking, podcasts, cartoons, clips, and more.

The best in Movies and TV

Compare Roku Models

 
Roku HD
Roku XD
Roku XS
350+ entertainment channels available, including hundreds of free movies
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Works with virtually any TV
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Built-in wireless (Wi-Fi b/g/n)
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Plays high-definition video (720p)*
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Expandable memory slot plus Bluetooth**
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Plays the best HD video (1080p)*

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Enhanced RF remote with motion control for games


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FREE full edition of Angry Birds™ game


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Ethernet port for wired Internet connection


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* Availability of 720p or 1080p HD video varies by entertainment channel.
**All Roku 2 models feature a MicroSD memory slot for adding additional storage capacity, plus Bluetooth for adding an RF remote control.
***See specs for list of file formats supported via USB

Easy Setup

From the simple remote to the easy-to-use interface, Roku was designed to please everyone. All you need to get started is a high-speed Internet connection (and a TV, of course). The built-in wireless and guided setup mean you can be up and running in minutes.

The best in Movies and TV
NETFLIX, AMAZON Instant video, Hulu Plus, Cackle

Included with the Roku 2 HD

  • Remote control
  • Two AA batteries
  • HDMI video output (for high-definition)
  • Composite A/V combo output (for standard-definition; works with included A/V cable)
  • Wireless (Wi-Fi b/g/n)
  • Bluetooth (for using Roku Game Remote, sold separately)
  • MicroSD memory card slot (for adding extra storage for channels and games)
  • A/V cable (red/white/yellow)
  • Power adapter
  • Get Started guide
  • 90-day manufacturer warranty

What you need

  • A TV
  • High-speed Internet service with a speed of at least 1.2 Mbps (such as mid-level DSL). For HD video, 5 Mbps is recommended (if you’re not sure what your broadband speed is, go to www.speedtest.net and run the simple test)
  • A wireless router

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

So simple to use, so easy to set up.
HP Seaton
The Roku 2 HD is a fine value, providing access to online streaming content providers like Netflix, Hulu, Crackle, Pandora, etc. etc.
Steve R
Setting up a credit card or PayPal account with ROKU on-line is just as easy.
Plain John

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

464 of 472 people found the following review helpful By RavenRing on August 2, 2011
Verified Purchase
Why Roku:
I have been looking at getting a Roku for a few months now and when I saw that the Roku 2 had just been released, I figured it was time to take action. I've never owned a streaming video box like the Roku before, but I have a Wii I use to watch Netflix and my parents have an Apple TV that I've watched Netflix and other video on. I was originally planing to get an Apple TV, but decided on the Roku for a few reasons. First, the Apple TV requires a HD TV, which I don't have, whereas the Roku can handle both a regular TV and HD (nice if I upgrade :). Second, as much as I love Apple products, I wanted a device that had more streaming selection. Specifically, a device that had a Crunchyroll channel. And finally, the Roku is just the least expensive device of this kind.

Setup:
So I got my Roku yesterday and had it set up in about 10 minutes. It would have been quicker if I had been using a computer instead of an iPad. The Roku itself is TINY. A little taller than the Apple TV, but much smaller around (it fits in the palm of my hand). It comes with an A/V cable, the power cord, a remote, 2 AAA batteries (for the remote), and a very short manual (it doesn't need a long one). To set it up, you plug in the cable and cord, hook it up to the TV and power, then turn on TV and set to the correct input. Like the Apple TV, the Roku doesn't need to be turned on and off, it take so little power in its standby state that you just leave it running. Once the Roku is connected to the TV you have to set up the network connection, which is super easy. Then you have to create an account on Roku.com (this requires a computer), which is where you are required to enter a credit card for any purchases you might make on the device.
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80 of 84 people found the following review helpful By B. Short on July 29, 2011
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Bye Bye Cable! Just got my first Roku Box today, although we have been streaming TV (PS3 and Wii) for awhile now. I linked my Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu Plus accounts to the box in a matter of minutes. Set up was easy and the free content is excellent! The box itself is tiny you dont even notice it next to the TV. We dumped our cable provider a few months ago and got by with just streaming through the Wii and PS3, but with the Roku Boxes there is a TON more content and I dont really care for the Wii platform/dashboard. The box is about 25 feet away from my wireless router and signal is full. Im very happy with this purchase and will be ordering 2-3 more for the rest of the TVs in the house.

*******UPDATE*******
12-31-2011
I now have 2 of these little boxes one connected to a HD TV and one connected to my old 27 inch CRT TV. I'm just as impressed today as I was when I got my first one back in August. They at Roku have continued to add content both free and paid. I only have one complaint and its not all due to the Roku itself, the live content just isnt there yet, I have NBA Broadband and I gotta tell ya if ya wanna stream on ROKU WAIT!! The NBA has it all messed up and I have yet to be able to watch anything (even tho I'm paying for it.
Please make sure before you buy that you have a good internet service provider (ISP) and a decent wireless router. If you don't have enough bandwidth Roku cannot perform correctly, and there is nothing worse that choppy movies that need to keep reloading!! Rule of thumb 5Mbps absolute minimum some will tell you it will work with as little as 1Mbps, it'll work but barley! Be sure to test your speed at a site like speedtest net to get you download speeds.
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155 of 172 people found the following review helpful By Jason Stokes VINE VOICE on October 3, 2011
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I have an original Roku Netflix player. I swapped it out for this new Roku2 HD, and was sorely disappointed!

Pros:
- It's small. Like really small. About half the size of the original, and a bit bigger than a couple decks of cards.
- Comes with HDMI. Not a bunch of inputs/outputs to confuse unsophisticated users.
- Extremely easy to set up. Head to the website, and 2 minutes later, you're ready to go.
- Sets up via wireless.

Cons:
- No indicator showing the current picture quality level
- The picture quality was very, very, very poor. I swapped the old and new ones a few times, and consistently got a much, much lower quality and lower bandwidth picture from the new one.

Overall, I can't recommend this due to the picture quality issues. This unit uses dynamic bandwidth, so I couldn't determine if it was messed up due to this unit's design, or if it was just drawing poor bandwidth. An item like this is pointless if every picture looks like circa 1987 picture quality on an old, beaten up VHS.

Update: 12/3/2011 - in response to several comments, I've used this back to back with the original Roku Netflix player. The original has the bandwidth for the highest quality every single time. This one, as stated, doesn't show the current picture quality level with an indicator, and consistently looks much more pixellated, artifact filled, and lower quality than my original box from ~2-3 years ago. I still can't recommend this new version.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By takingadayoff TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 20, 2011
Verified Purchase
Having tried a few makeshift el-cheapo methods of watching streaming TV, we finally got tired of the patchwork of cables and remotes.

We considered the Logitech Revue (Google TV), AppleTV, and Roku. Roku not only seemed to have the widest selection (although Logitech Revue theoretically has the whole web, Hulu and the major TV networks have blocked their access on it), but Roku is also the simplest. I love simple.

The Roku arrived a day and a half after I ordered it and once I opened the box, it took about fifteen minutes to have it up and running. If you are going to connect it to an HDTV, you have to buy the HDMI cable separately. Fortunately, I already had a cable, but they really ought to include one. The old-fashioned red, yellow, white audio/video cable is included.

The Roku box is really light and small, about an inch tall and three or so inches square. The remote is about half the size of a standard remote and only has a few buttons. Batteries are included.

So far we've watched Amazon prime videos without any problem at all, as well as the BBC news. Looked just like watching TV.

On the downside YouTube is not available as a Roku channel. It seems like that should be a basic option, but it isn't.

It's possible to get a lot of content that is not available via the Roku Channel Store. Just go online and search for Roku and Private Channels. Most of the private channels are the equivalent of video podcasts, such as Washington Week on PBS and the TED talks. I would like to see more streaming content, and it's likely that channels will come and go, just like real TV.

Most of the content is free, some costs a token amount like $2 a year, and some, like Netflix and HuluPlus are around $8 a month.

We're happy with Roku so far and glad we didn't opt for the more complicated devices.
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