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Roku 2 XD Streaming Player 1080p

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  • 600+ channels with movies, TV shows, music, sports & more
  • High-definition streaming up to 1080p HD
  • Works with virtually any TV
  • Free app for iOS and Android
  • Built-in wireless (Wi-Fi b/g/n)
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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 number3050R
Batteries:2 AAA batteries required. (included)
Color NameBlack
  
Additional Information
ASINB005CLPP8E
Best Sellers Rank #4,522 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.1 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableJuly 20, 2011
  
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Product Description

Product Description

Instantly stream 600+ entertainment channels in up to 1080p HD quality. Includes one-stop search for finding the perfect moviefrom top channels like Netflix, Hulu Plus and Amazon Instant Video. The free app for iOS and Android even lets you stream music and photos from your phone to your TV. Includes built-in wireless, and works with virtually any TV.

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The best in Movies and TV

Instantly stream 750+ entertainment channels in up to 1080p HD quality to virtually any TV. Simple to use, amazingly affordable, and full of convenient features like one-stop search.

750+ channels and growing. Movies and TV shows from Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, VUDU and HBO GO, plus live sports, music, news, international, and more, up to 1080p HD.

One-stop search. Find your favorite movies and TV shows all from one place—no matter if they’re on Netflix, Amazon Instant Video or Hulu Plus.

Free iOS and Android app. Use it like a remote. Browse and add new channels. Even stream your music and photos from your phone or tablet to your HDTV.

The easiest setup. Works with virtually any TV, includes built-in wireless, and sets up in minutes.

Tiny little thing. Has the footprint of a hockey puck, streams silently and uses less power than a night-light.

The best in Movies and TV

The best in movies and TV

Roku puts over 150,000 titles at your fingertips so you’ll always find that perfect movie or show to fit your mood, including:

  • The biggest Netflix experience around, with support for 1080p HD video, and English subtitles
  • Hulu Plus, with an amazing selection of current TV shows from the biggest networks
  • Amazon Instant Video and VUDU, 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
Plus even more choices

With over 750+ 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 MSNBC, Fox News, and WSJ

Of course, there are also tons of international and lifestyle programming, tech news, social networking, podcasts, cartoons, clips, cat tricks, and… well, you get the idea.

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** See product description below for list of file formats supported via USB


It's ridiculously easy

From the simple remote to the easy-to-use interface, Roku 2 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. And we bet you don’t even have to call your nerdy nephew for help.

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NETFLIX, AMAZON Instant video, Hulu Plus, Cackle

Included with the Roku 2 XD

  • Remote control
  • Two AAA 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.
  • A wireless router

Customer Reviews

Streams Netflix and so many other channels I watch.
Julie L. Furgason
Setup was a breeze, works well with WiFi and required no credit card number to setup.
Sean O Gorman
Now, I can watch so many movies and tv shows on my tv!
LJE

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1,370 of 1,413 people found the following review helpful By Mark A. Welch on August 2, 2011
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I love Roku and the whole Roku experience. It allowed me to "cut the cable" and save a good bit of money each month. It gives me plenty of programming, most of it free. It's also adding new channels all the time, about 360 or so at the moment.

I current own the previous Roku XD 2050x and love it. It's not a perfect product, but it's a darn good one.

This review is on my current purchase, the Roku 2 XD. It's not a perfect product either and it's just been released. It's also not quite ready for prime-time, but almost...

There are some differences between the XD and the Roku 2 XD. Most are good, but I do have two gripes. The original XD had both a wired connection and wireless available. I use wireless, but wired can be handy. When I first received my original XD, it wouldn't properly connect with my router. So, I hooked it up with an ethernet cable, which allowed it to receive a quick update. This update fixed the problem and I haven't had any problems since. The wireless worked great.

Now, the new Roku 2 XD only has a wireless connection. If you want a Roku 2 with an available wired connection, then you have to spend 100.00 to go up to the XS. I think this was a bad move on Roku's part. I have no desire to play games on my Roku and I especially don't like "Angry Birds" which is the main selling point of the XS.

My other gripe is that the new Roku 2 XD no longer has the "rewind/replay" button. This neat little button will give you an instant replay of the past several seconds, allowing you to take a look at a movie scene you might have missed or a sports call you might want to replay.

The original Roku XD had this button, but the new Roku 2 XD doesn't have it.
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274 of 295 people found the following review helpful By Richard, Brit Abroad on August 14, 2011
My favorite quote from the slim setup manual: "Step 3 establishes your network connection and bring out your inner geek. You can do it!" Well, setup is about as easy as it could possibly be and there's really nothing geeky about it. Choose your wifi network name and enter the password. No requirement to choose the encryption standard (WEP, WPA etc) or anything more technical than username and password. You will need a computer to create an account at Roku and associate it with your new box.

Once setup is complete, driving the user interface via a very straightforward IR remote is intuitive. IR is quite directional and you might want to position the Roku box where you most naturally point the remote. This should be easy because the Roku is remarkably small at just a couple of inches square. I think you could velcro the box to the side of a TV if that was convenient to you.

My inner geek is an energy miser! I did my initial testing using a Kill-A-Watt power meter and was delighted to find power consumption runs around 1 to 2 watts even when streaming (I'm compensating for a satellite TV DVR that sucks an outrageous 50-60 watts, 24/7). Great job!

There are dozens of stream feeds preprogrammed into the Roku, most of which appear to be free of charge. Streaming of the most recent NBC newscast looks to be useful. I plan to look around at the others when I get some time. My main intended use for this is to stream video from Netflix. That is working fine and is very similar to my Samsung blueray player and rather faster in operation.

I use an HDMI cable with both a 720p and a 1080p TV and image quality is fine; I didn't try the analog connections.
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529 of 576 people found the following review helpful By Aisling D'Art on July 30, 2011
We recently bought a Roku XD box (right before Roku 2 came out) and we absolutely love it. Hundreds of free channels from all over the world. Buy Roku once, and -- as long as you have a TV (even an old one, like ours) and an Internet connection -- you have free television shows and movies... lots of them.

See, absolutely anyone can create a channel for Roku and -- as long as they have hosting to meet bandwidth demands -- they can place the channel on Roku, free. (Assuming it meets Roku's quality standards, of course.)

As a result, there are all kinds of great niche channels created by enthusiasts for things like surfing, rock climbing, old-time drive-in movies, etc.

Lately, we've seen a lot of Christian programming added, which makes Roku attractive for many people who want more faith-friendly programs. Menorah TV is also on Roku. And, BYU-TV just added their channel, which means we can see "Dogs with Jobs" every evening... among other cool shows, like genealogy shows, history programs, and sports.

More recreational and fitness programming is arriving, and there are so many (mostly English) channels from Asian countries, they have their own category among the hundreds of Roku channels.

I love watching France24 news and other international news shows, live (and in English). My weather channel is now Roku's feed from Weather Underground... so it's for my exact town instead of the nearest city, complete with fresh-every-five-minutes satellite and radar images.

Though it's only part of what we watch, we have Netflix on our Roku programming.
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