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Roku N1100 HD Media Player (Old Model)

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  • Provides the user to choose between wired and wireless connectivity options
  • Streams top-quality instant movies and shows directly to your TV
  • Instantly plays over 45,000 movies and shows from Amazon Video On Demand
  • Start watching movies on your TV in seconds using high-speed Internet connection
  • Compatible with any type of TV including earlier models
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Product Description

Product Description

The Roku N1100 HD Media Player is equipped with in built Wi-Fi and High Definition playback capability. It provides the easiest way to stream top-quality instant movies and shows directly to your TV - over 50,000 and counting, from Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, and more. The best-selling HD Player has everything you need to start enjoying endless entertainment from the comfort of your couch.

From the Manufacturer

Manufacturer's Description --  The Roku player instantly delivers HD-quality movies and TV shows directly to your TV over the Internet. The affordable Roku player is compact, easy to set up and intuitive to use.

  • roku box in handThe Roku comes with everything you need to start watching within minutes of opening the box - the standard yellow, white and red cables, both Wi-Fi and Ethernet are built in, wireless remote and batteries. Start watching instantly anywhere you have a TV and a high-speed Internet connection.

  • More than 50,000 titles are currently available from Amazon Instant Video and Netflix, with many available in HD. 

  • The Wall Street Journal, CNET, WIRED, and other publications have given the Roku player overwhelmingly positive reviews.

  • For even better audio and video using the Roku player with your HDTV, home theater or A/V receiver, look for the Roku digital video player plus premium cable pack.

As Easy As 1 - 2 - 3

Roku plug detail 1. Wired or Wireless, The Choice is Yours
You can connect the Roku player to the Internet using most broadband providers (such as a cable modem or DSL connection.) You need at least 1.2 Mbps to watch movies instantly on the Roku digital video player with decent quality. The faster your connection, the better the quality (although this rule-of-thumb peaks out at about 5mbps). Use the built-in Wi-Fi capabilities to connect to your wireless network, or use the Ethernet port for a wired connection. It's easy either way.
back 2. Connect to Virtually Any TV, New or Old
The player comes complete with everything you need to get connected right away. It even includes the standard yellow, white and red cables. Or use the HDMI or component connections with your new HDTV.
remote 3. Control is at your Fingertips and Easy to Understand
The Roku player is easily controlled using the handy included remote. Choose the item you want to watch, play, fast-forward, rewind, pause and resume play later, just like watching a DVD.

Watch Netflix Movies and TV Episodes Instantly

Netflix instant streaming ready Netflix members can now easily access over 12,000 movies and TV shows – including some new releases and hundreds of options in HD – instantly from Netflix over the internet. Netflix members can watch as much as they want and as often as they want without paying more or impacting the number of DVDs they receive. Start watching movies and TV episodes instantly in as little as 30 seconds.

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Roku Player is Netflix Members' #1 Rated Streaming Device
If you are like most Netflix customers and on a Netflix Unlimited plan (any plan that costs $8.99 a month or more), there are no limits to how much you can watch instantly. You can watch as much as you want. There is no extra charge for online viewing, and of course you still get DVDs by mail.
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Fill Your Instant Queue
Use the Netflix site to browse a growing library of over 12,000+ instant movies and TV episodes – including hundreds in HD. Place choices in your Instant Queue, add more whenever you want, and keep them as long as you like.
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Choose and Watch on your TV
From your couch, use your remote to browse your Instant Queue and choose something to watch. Pause, fast-forward, rewind, or watch a favorite over and over — just like owning a DVD.


  • Networking: Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) with WEP, WPA, and WPA2 support; 10/100 Ethernet (RJ-45)
  • Video Outputs: Composite video, S-Video, Component video (Y/Pb/Pr), HDMI
  • Video Modes: 16:9 HD (720p), 16:9 anamorphic (480p), 4:3 standard (480i)
  • Audio Output: Stereo (L/R RCA), Digital Optical (Toslink), Digital over HDMI
  • Remote Control: NEC protocol, supported by various universal remotes
  • Power Input: 5V, 1.5A provided by included AC adapter
  • Power Consumption: 5 watts peak, 3 watts in standby
  • Size: 5-by-5-by-1.75-inches (130-by-130-by-41-millimeters)
  • Weight: 11-ounces (300-grams)

Product Information

Technical Details

Brand Name Roku
Item Weight 1 pounds
Product Dimensions 5 x 5 x 1.8 inches
Item model number N1100

Additional Information

Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars 1,113 customer reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #901 in Electronics > Computers & Accessories > Networking Products > Streaming Media Players
#8,922 in Electronics > Televisions & Video
Shipping Weight 1.9 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First Available November 25, 2009

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By D. J. Hampton on March 3, 2009
I purchased this in January, 2009 to add some additional value to my Netflix subscription. It has far surpassed my expectations, and has proven to be one of the best $100 I have spent in a long time. This is true especially in a down economy.

Here are the pluses, and the minuses, I have seen in the product after 2 months of daily use

1) Huge money saver: Having this box has allowed me to drop from 3 disks unlimited to 1 disk unlimited as well as drop cable entirely. The addition of Amazon on Demand is an even bigger value in that newly released movies will also be in abundant supply.
2) Ease of Set-up and use: I am a die hard apple fan because of their ease of use, and the set-up process was the easiest I have ever experienced. In less than 4 minutes I was watching a Netflix stream on my Sony HD TV. Also, the user interface is as straightforward as possible. A lot of thought went into it, and it shows. Bravo for one of the simplest interfaces I have ever utilized.
3) Clarity of picture: Unsrupassed and almost full HD. Often forget we are streaming over the internet.
4) It just works as advertised!
5) Customer Service: Video was skipping and contacted the customer service. You would never believe that a real live person answered the phone within 5 minutes on a Sunday night. Turns out it was a nework problem (see below). Amazing customer service!

1) The quality of your picture is tied to your internet speed. This has only been an issue once. My Charter Cable modem service averages above 4 meg downstream, but every once in a while the network performance drops. A call to charter fixed it. This is in no way an issue with the device, just something to be aware of.
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I was already a rent-by-mail convert -- switching between Blockbuster and Netflix for a couple of years. For an extra $99, this box has already piped in hundreds of hours of tv shows and movies, filling in the wait times between disks. The Netflix instant movie selection started out not great, but recently they have rotated in some big films like the Lord of the Rings trilogy, pop hits like Superbad, the original "Grindhouse" double feature package, as well as lots of older and more obscure releases for adventurous cineastes like me, with NO extra charge to a regular Netflix membership. The addition of Amazon streams will soon make a good thing even better, and more providers should be coming into the mix soon. I've had the player since its introduction in May, 2008, and I've gotten enough mileage out of it that if it blew up today, I'd have gotten way more than my money's worth.
I've heard a fair number of technical complaints from other owners, but mine hasn't even had a single glitch since purchase. With the exception of occasional problems at the Netflix servers, and rare errors in Netflix video encodes (for instance, they sometimes accidentally put the director's commentary track onto a video intead of the theatrical soundtrack, but I think they've tightened up the quality control recently in this respect), it JUST WORKS! In these economic times, there's a lotta bang for the buck in this tiny box!
UPDATE: It's September, 2013, and I'm still getting huge use out of the same little box after nearly 6 years...the newer models are a little prettier, but don't offer any must-have features.
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By Nomad on February 26, 2009
This little box rocks. I have killed of all but my local channels on cable. This may have been the best $99. I have spent in years. My sons and I use it everyday. At first I was concerned about content, but there are like 12000 things to choose from...We have watched season 1,2 and in the process of season 3 of Heroes. You have no idea how cool it is to see shows like this with no commercials. Tons of movies to choose from. I really like the fact that the company has more than delivered on what they promised. I bought the box to add to my Netflix and now I can get amazon video on demand as well, and it didn't cost anything for the upgrade. How often has that happened...I am getting a ton more than I paid for. LOVE IT.
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Just received mine two weeks ago. I like it when it works. Specifically, every once in a while the roku will lock up during play back then reboot. I contacted roku suppor and they had me reset the device to factory defaults and re-activate it. They said to call back for an RMA if the reboot problem continues. Note, my roku also has issues with my Samsung LN40-A550 display. Apparently, the back light setting sometimes interferes with the roku rermote. When this happens you must put the roku remote directly against the roku IR receiver otherwise it won't recognize the roku remote instructions.

BE SURE to check out the roku forums prior to purchasing this unit. This way you can see what issues others are having and if they are able to be resolved.
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February 18, 2012:
Caution: Unsurprisingly in the world of consumer electronics and popular video media, in the interim since I wrote this review everything has changed. Not only has Roku introduced newer models offering many more channels of content, but Vudu no longer produces their own, dedicated hardware devices. In addition, the entire streaming playing field has shifted and evolved. In this context, my words and experiences have become extremely dated and are completely unreliable as the basis for a current buying decision. Read accordingly, please.

Over several weeks in September, I conducting a shoot-out between the Roku and the Vudu streaming video players with both connected to my AV system. My equipment included a recent-model 52" HDTV, a PS3 for playing BD, Comcast digital set-top box with HD subscription, and a fairly high-end integrated stereo tube amp with a couple of omni speakers positioned on either side of the TV. Eventually, I settled on the Roku and returned the Vudu to my local Big Box electronics store. Why?

Here are the criteria I used to make my decision, indicating which of the two systems came out ahead in each.

There is no doubt that based purely on maximum video quality capabilities of each box, the Vudu wins hands down via its HDX option. While this provides near-BD quality picture and sound, the Vudu can only achieve this by pre-loading the program onto its internal drive, a process which takes a minimum of several hours following placing the order. While this is not strictly speaking streaming video, it is certainly the next best thing. It also appears that Vudu has more streaming/downloadable HD/HDX content than either Netflix or Amazon VOD.
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