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We bought a new Roku 3 from Amazon back in December and LOVE it! So we wanted a 2nd one for another room, thus we went with this refurbished unit that included a HDMI cable! It appears brand new. The batteries were out of the shrink wrap, but no surprise there as it is a refurbished unit, and it came in a plain cardboard box, but otherwise it contained all the same items as my previously purchased brand new unit
1 reason why I went with refurbished is that thanks to my research, I found out other people do NOT do their own research on the Roku or similar players like it. Many think they are getting a lot of free programming, which is somewhat true, but its not the stuff most want to watch, such as Netflix, HULU, HBO, etc you still have to pay for those services. So those that don't do the research get all upset, leave bad reviews and return them, thus saving $$$ for us other people. Very happy with this purchase and it arrived in very timely manner! 2 thumbs up
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Initial post: Jan 10, 2014 4:28:06 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 10, 2014 4:36:19 AM PST
I have a very weak Time Warner wireless signal reaching my LG "Smart" TV downstairs from my just installed new Arris Touchstone DOCSIS 3.0 GATEWAYS modem and wireless router. 50 ft. away downstairs, Speedtest.Net shows my wireless speed is only 5 Mbts and 2Mbts (Upstairs my speed is 30/12 Mbts). I pulled up the Netflix app displayed on my smart TV screen, clicked on a movie to stream and a popup message tells me I will need Windows 7 and a powerful computer to be able to download a movie and view it "instantly". Do you think the Roko 3 would be able to stream Netflix and other apps with this weak wireless signal and without attaching the tv to a USB or hardwire?
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 10, 2014 9:41:12 AM PST
I really do not know, my furthest away Roku 3 is only about 30 feet away and works ok. 1 could always goto roku.com and contact them. They do have a 30 day guarantee (on the roku site), so should be an easy return if it doesn't work
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 10, 2014 1:25:01 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 10, 2014 1:28:58 PM PST
Thanks for the prompt response. I found out from Time Warner tech that Netflix requires at least 15 Mbps download speed to view their movies instantly. So, I think I am going with something else to increase my wireless speed.
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