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Roku 3 Streaming Media Player (Certified Refurbished)
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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful
on November 20, 2014
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As an owner of Roku product for several years now, I believe Roku is one of the finer streaming players. So, to save a couple bucks, I decided to buy 4 "(Certified Refurbished)" ones for $79.95 as opposed to the "New" price of $94.99. I purchased mine through the seller "DealFisher"

Let's start from the beginning. The Rokus are packaged in a nondescript cardboard box with a couple of stickers containing barcodes and product identifiers. Strike 1, if you're buying this as a gift the product packaging is quite lacking.

Upon opening the boxes one can find the Roku and controller wrapped in open plastic bags. At the bottom of the box were the batteries that were supposed to accompany the remotes. Strike 2, the batteries in 3 of the boxes were EXPIRED in May of this year (that's 6 months ago).

Strike 3, When you pull the roku and controllers out of the bags it's very clear that they are used products. Two of the rokus had extensive scratching, as if they were thrown in a big bin of other rokus during "testing" or the previous owner enjoyed long nights of sanding the rokus to a rough finish. One of the controller's felt like it was dipped in glue and then shipped to me, very unprofessional. There is also a sticker that is difficult to get off on the bottom of them, it reads "B-Stock"

The clincher....as if the cosmetic defects were not enough reason to return them, two of the three remotes that I tried to pair could not pair. This renders the Rokus useless as far as I am concerned. They offer several alternatives to try and get them to pair, none worked. At a failure rate of 66% I didn't even open then last box.

All have been sent back. My advice, if you are going to buy a Roku, which is a superior product, don't try and save the 15 bucks (or whatever the differential is at the time)...buy the real thing.
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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful
on March 17, 2014
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We decided to cut the cord with cable and satellite. After doing some research on the Roku 3 vs Apple TV, the Roku 3 seemed like a better fit for us. There are tons of channels available to get additional content that isn't available on local stations. The search feature is impressive. It searches across all of your services and shows the price for each so you can be sure to watch your movie at the lowest possible price.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on December 18, 2014
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I bought this unit certified refurbished. So, I take the blame for doing that, firstly. The unit cuts out a lot, showing a purple screen with an error message - unauthorized content… Now, it's too late for me to return the product as my window of opportunity to return it has closed. I don't think I would buy another refurbished product - not a Roku anyway. I've never had this issue with a refurbished product but am aware of the risk. I wouldn't discouraged anyone from trying a refurbished Roku but I would admonish you to return it quickly for an exchange quickly at the first sign of a problem. Don't be like me and keep giving it a chance.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on March 5, 2014
Have had our Roku 3 for 2 weeks and we use it almost daily. I love that you can search in one place and find the all shows you want. There are some 'channels' that are free and included with the Roku. Favorite feature is the headphones plugging directly into the remote. My children love Dr. Who, but it's a rather loud show so this let's them watch while I read.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on June 2, 2014
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Super easy to set up. lots of viewing options, both free and purchased. Helped me decrease my paid cable bill by 45 bucks a month. I decided to keep basic, basic cable over the air channels, ditched every thing else. I might drop cable completely after a test run.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on August 6, 2014
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I was a bit nervous about ordering recertified. When I opened it the device itself was fairly scratched up, which I halfway expected. Unfortunately the device did not power on. I just finished putting together the return info. I am not usually the type to say one bad experience should sour you from buying something but I will say that for the extra $15.00-$20.00 I am now just going to buy directly form roku and pay the extra for piece of mind and to avoid another potential dud.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on June 29, 2014
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The Roku 3 player is a great media streaming device for anyone to own in their living room.

I recently had a bad experience ordering this product directly from Amazon as the seller. It was a new product and not recertified, but soon learned that I received a defective item right out of the box. I was disappointed and angry as I felt like I wasted my money.

Despite the bad experience, I still wanted a Roku 3 player so I decided to purchase this product from a different seller named "DealFisher" and I am glad I did. I finally got a working Roku 3 player and I was able to enjoy it in my living room.

** Key Features **
- Lots of Channels to choose from in the Roku channel store which includes: Netflix, Hulu Plus, HBO GO, amazon instant video, Crunchyroll, DramaFever, and many more.
- Features a dual-band antenna for greater and reliable Wi-Fi connectivity
- Features a fast CPU and RAM for quicker load times and a snappy response in menu navigation
- Plays up to 1080p video resolution
- Features a headphone jack port in the provided remote for private listening.
- Offers a alternative remote app for Apple or Android mobile devices to use to control the Roku 3 player
- Features external media storage use: USB and MicroSD card slot to provide greater media storage or to play personal media files.

I recommend this great streaming device to everyone, especially those who just want to unwind from a hard day at work. For more info, please see helpful video product reviews of the Roku 3 player in YouTube.

Happy shopping everyone!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on June 3, 2014
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As a previous poster stated, you can tell that the units are used/recertified but the blemishes are minor and the pricing is very good. Very happy with my purchase.
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on May 20, 2014
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I was a bit hesitant about buying a refurb product but so far this has been a good buy. The only problem I had was with pairing the remote, for some reason Roku doesn't put it in the very beginning that this has to be done. I thought that it would automatically connect.

The Roku box itself had a few faint scratches on the top which I expected from a refurb, but the remote looks brand new. So far it does not get overly hot, but I have it resting on a cake cooling rack so don't know if that makes a difference. The remote works well when I tested it with Angry Birds.

I have a slow Internet connection (2 mbps) but streaming has been good with Netflix and Amazon, only some documentary channels have a buffering issue.

I bought a second refurb unit and so far it is working well, it was in even better physical condition than the first. Both units are connected via ethernet. When both units are used at the same time, there are buffering issues but that is due to the slow Internet.

UPDATE July 24, 2014

Now that I've had the two units for a while, I've had to reconnect to the network (despite being hard wired) on one unit three times (this morning); and on the second unit I had remote issues - can select home and ok buttons for some things, but not play, re-pairing the device worked the first time for Netflix, but it's happened again today and putting in new batteries and re-pairing hasn't worked for Netflix, but the buttons work in Amazon Prime, so not sure if it's a Netflix problem. It was working earlier in the morning.

Decided to unplug Roku, wait 10 seconds, plug back in and re-pair remote. Play and OK Buttons are now functional again.

Hope it doesn't mean the units and/or remotes are starting to fail!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on July 31, 2014
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The item arrived with the box undamaged but the unit was completely non functional. They mention a green light will come on with plugged in. No green light and unit not recognized by TV because it would not turn on. Sent back to seller.
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