|Item Weight||3.5 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||3.7 x 3.7 x 1.2 inches|
|Item model number||MAIN-32641|
|Batteries||2 AAA batteries required. (included)|
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Roku 1 Streaming Media Player (2710R)
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- 2,000+ entertainment channels. Choose from the widest variety of streaming entertainment, including movies, TV shows, music, sports, news, and more.
- Stunning HD video quality. Immerse yourself in the action with rich, vibrant video streaming up to 1080p HD.
- Quick and easy setup. Sets up wirelessly in minutes with just a few simple steps.
- Channel shortcut buttons. Jump straight to favorites with one push of the remote.
- One-stop search. Find your favorite movies and shows in a flash from top channels like Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, VUDU, and MGo.
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|Connectivity Technology||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi||USB, Ethernet|
|Item Dimensions||3.74 x 3.74 x 1.23 in||4.9 x 4.9 x 1.7 in||1.6 x 0.8 x 5.5 in||1.18 x 3.38 x 0.5 in||4.9 x 4.9 x 0.85 in||3.5 x 3.5 x 1 in|
|Item Weight||3.46 ounces||0.59 lb||—||1.13 ounces||7.68 ounces||5 ounces|
|Internet Applications||Amazon Instant Video||Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, Hulu||google_play, hulu, vudu, netflix||youtube, espn, amazon_instant_video, cbs, hulu, sling_tv, netflix, fox||Netflix||Amazon Instant Video|
|Total HDMI Ports||1||1||1||0||1||—|
|Total Usb Ports||0||0||0||0||1||1|
The Roku 1 is the best basic player money can buy. Enjoy stunning video at up to 1080p HD* . Roku 1 comes standard with composite cables just in case your TV doesn't have HDMI. Enjoy more than 2,000 streaming channels, offering access to 250,000+ movies and TV episodes, plus, music, sports, international programming, kids programming and more*. Search the widest selection of channels by title, actor, or director. Follow new movies you want to watch, and receive automatic updates when they are ready to stream. *Some channels require payment. Channel availability can change and varies by country. Availability of 1080p HD video limited by channel provider and speed of broadband connection.
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COMPARISON OF FEATURES BETWEEN THE ROKU LT, 1, 2, 3:
Roku LT - 1000+ channels, built-in wireless, channel shortcut buttons on remote, 720p video
Roku 1 - Same as LT but adds 1080p video
Roku 2 - Same as 1 but adds dual-band wireless and remote with headphone jack
Roku 3 - Same as 2 but doesn't have channel shortcut buttons on remote and adds motion control remote for games, 5x faster processor, and USB hook up
ROKU 1: I own or have owned the Roku LT and Roku 3 along with the Roku 1. I like the Roku 1 the best. It features 1000+ channels, built in wireless, and 1080p video playback. The remote with the Roku 1 is updated from previous Roku remotes. The Roku 1 remote adds 4 channel shortcut buttons toward the bottom that provide instant access to M-Go, Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, and Vudu. Normally if you want to switch to a different channel you have to hit the home button, go to "My Channels", and then select a new channel. This is a nice update that saves time and steps if you regularly watch one of those channels.
ROKU 2: Looking at the Roku 2, the dual-band wireless is important if your Roku will be far away from your wireless router. My Roku 1 is a few feet away so it isn't an important feature. My LT is now about 35 feet away. I haven't had any connection issues at that distance but 1080p will be more demanding than the LT's 720p video. The remote with headphone jack on the Roku 2 is a great feature to avoid disturbing your partner or roommate if watching programming on the Roku late at night. It does the job but I found the sound quality to be mediocre, most likely as a result of the very cheap earbud headphones included.
ROKU 3: The Roku 3 also has dual-band wireless and a remote with headphone jack. It however doesn't have channel shortcut buttons on the remote like the 1 & 2. Instead the remote adds motion control for games. The remote basically works the same as a Wii remote although not quite as fluid. The Roku 3 has been a very well reviewed product but with mine the remote would occasionally lose sync. Of the complaints about the Roku 3, it is one of the more common ones. The Roku 3 has a 5x faster processor. Using the Roku 3, than the LT, and now the 1, I wouldn't have known the Roku 3 has a 5x faster processor. Surfing through the menus on the LT and 1 is fluid and I didn't notice any significant lag time in loading videos compared to the 3. Finally, the Roku 3 allows you connect an external drive to it. To me this was the biggest selling point for the Roku 3 when I purchased it. However, the interface when connecting an external drive to the Roku 3 is horrid; it is a very common complaint.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT ROKU: The Roku 1 will fit most people's needs. If your Roku is going to be far away from the wireless router or if you will be watching programs late at night and don't want to disturb anyone than the Roku 2 is your best option. To me the only reason to step up to the Roku 3 would be to play games with the motion control remote.
If your looking to purchase your first Roku rest assured that set-up is easy. Simply plug the Roku 1 into your HDTV or receiver via a HDMI cable. A HDMI cable isn't provided so if you don't have an extra one you will need to purchase one. Then you connect the power cord to the Roku. There is a set-up menu that walks you through the process which pretty much consists of connecting the Roku to your wireless network. The final step is linking your Roku 1 to your Roku account on a computer. If you don't already have one, you will need to create an account online and provide a credit card number like you do with an iTunes account. Like an iTunes account the credit card information is provided for any channel purchases that may be made in the future. It is possible to bypass adding a credit card to your Roku account by calling customer service. If calling customer service they can activate your account without a credit card.
Roku's channel selection is unmatched. You can select your favorite channels of the 1000+ available to show up on the Roku 1's "My Channels" screen either through your account on a computer, directly through the Roku 1, or with the Roku phone app. To be honest many of the channels are what I'd consider "community access" programming. A fair amount of what's left over are subscription or paid channels, like Hulu Plus, Netflix, and Blockbuster On Demand, or channels which require a TV cable subscription like Fox Now and HBO Go. Be aware that many channel apps are free to download but require payment to view anything. I consider those to be paid channels even if the app is free.
There is a large enough selection of channels to start with that anyone will find some freebie gems in the 1000+ channels available. For me it's PBS, PBS Kids, Smithsonian, and NASA. While some of the main channels that people seem to watch on the Roku, like Hulu Plus and Netflix, are standard on many devices, one of big reasons I looked at the Roku initially was to unify my channel/app programming onto one device. I had to turn the blu-ray player on to watch Amazon Instant Video, my WD TV Live on for Hulu, and my computer on for PBS or MLB. Now with the Roku I just use one device to watch all those and more plus I can use my iPhone as a remote control via Roku's app.
Roku's new media streaming player, Roku 1, has the right combo of features with 1000+ channels, built in wireless, 1080p video playback, a HDMI and RCA component line out, and channel shortcut buttons on the remote. Plus, it is at an great price. At $60, it would be hard not to get your money's worth out of it.
For those that don't want to read this long post, I want to say right now that Amazon took excellent care of me even though my Roku was over a month past the return period after I told them about my experience with Roku.
Here is the transcript of how my tech support call with Roku went. Normally I wouldn't post something like this, but I think potential buyer should be made aware of how Roku stands by their products.
S - Ashwinth M -- Hello Mike. How may I help you?
Mike -- Hello. My Roku1 doesn't see the network anymore.
S - Ashwinth M -- Sure,We are here to help!
Mike -- I would like to paste in the information and troubleshooting results.
Purchased from Amazon.com 02/04/2014
As of this morning, My Roku no longer sees my (or any) wireless network. The Roku still displays the wireless MAC Address
I've tried the following troubleshooting steps that I found on your support forum:
I power it off for 10 seconds and plugged it back in.
I did a Factory Reset
I setup a second wireless network using my Verizon Hotspot
I tried manually entering the ssid
Roku still doesn't see any wireless networks
S - Ashwinth M -- Please give me few minutes I will check with my resources and get back to you
Mike -- Sure thing.
S - Ashwinth M -- Thanks for waiting.
I apologize for long delay.
Mike -- no problem
S - Ashwinth M -- May I know currently are you unable to see any wireless networks available in the list of wireless networks?
Mike -- No. I scan and nothing. I tried to enter the SSID manually and that doesn't work either.
S - Ashwinth M -- Okay. Not to worry. Let us isolate the issue.
house button - 5 times
fast forward button - 3 times
rewind button - 2 times
Please press the buttons with minimal pauses.
Please press the keys on the remote as fast as you can.
You will get the secret screen on the TV.
Mike -- ok give me sec to do that..
S - Ashwinth M -- Okay. Take your own time.
Mike -- Ok. I finally got there.
S - Ashwinth M -- That's good. Please provide me the wireless mac address that you see on screen.
Mike -- dc:3a:5e:2e:20.ed
S - Ashwinth M -- Thank you for your information.
The player is having the valid wireless mac address.
May I know the distance between the Roku and router?
Mike -- It is odd that it showt an IP address and reports an Uptime of 2 days.
It also says it is unregistered.
under 20 feet
S - Ashwinth M -- Not to worry. It shows unregistered if you are not signed in Netflix account.
May I know who is your internet service provider and the brand name of the router?
Mike -- Cox Communications Netgear Nighthawk AC1900
S - Ashwinth M -- Thank you, that's helpful.
Is it possible to reduce the distance between the Roku and router?
Mike -- not permanently. I had a Verizon Hotspot within 5 ft of it today and it still didn't see a network
S - Ashwinth M -- Okay. I see.
Is it possible to connect the player to any other TV which is located in another place?
Mike -- sure
I have to take it upstairs to do this. Give me a few minutes
S - Ashwinth M -- Okay. Please take your time.
are we connected?
Mike -- yes
just about to try it...
S - Ashwinth M -- Okay.
Mike -- ok same thing it doesn't see the wireless and a scan does no good.
S - Ashwinth M -- Do you see other wireless networks?
Mike - Not sure what you mean.. It doesn't see any networks.
S - Ashwinth M -- Okay.
Mike -- It worked fine for a couple of months.
I am leaning towards this unit have gone bad.
S - Ashwinth M -- Okay I understand that how you feel at this moment. Let us reset the player once again.
At the back or bottom of the unit, you should find a recessed little hole. Use a pin or paperclip to press and hold the button till the Roku powers up. The device will reset to default and be ready for setup again.
Mike -- ok
I don't see one... Are you sure the Roku1 has that?
I found it on the bottom
Hang on a sec
S - Ashwinth M -- Okay. Please take your time.
Mike -- Ok. I held it until the Roku emblem came up.
I will need to do the setup now
S - Ashwinth M -- Okay.
Mike -- Nothing. It still doesn't see any networks.
It also no longer has a MAC address.
S - Ashwinth M -- Please give me few minutes I will check with my resources and get back to you.
Mike -- ok
S - Ashwinth M -- Could you please go into the secret screen and let me know the MAC address?
Mike -- ok
It doesn't seem to want to get into that screen... And now I have French as the language
I'm going to power cycle it.
S - Ashwinth M -- Please wait.
Mike -- Sorry. I already did it. It is coming back up now. I am at the chose language screen now
S - Ashwinth M -- Okay.
After it powers up please go into the secret screen and let me know the MAC address of the Roku.
Mike -- it has been booted up.
S - Ashwinth M -- If you do not have the steps please let me know I will help of how to go into the secret screen.
Thank you for letting me know.
Mike -- NO. I have the steps, it just keeps rotating through the languages.
Can I select English and try from another screen?
S - Ashwinth M -- Yes please.
Mike -- Ok. No MAC address listed. all zeros
S - Ashwinth M -- Okay then.
Mike -- Can you arrange an replacement?
S - Ashwinth M -- We will process a B-grade for you.You have to send us the faulty unit first with the RMA number mentioned on the box. As soon as we receive the faulty unit, we will ship out a replacement unit to you within 5 business from the date we receive the unit. You will receive the RMA Number and complete replacement instructions through email. You have to pay for one time shipping.
Please provide me your shipping address.
Mike -- That is not acceptable. I just bought this 2 months ago.
S - Ashwinth M -- I am sorry for the inconvenience caused but that is our procedure.
Mike -- Are you paying for shipment?
S - Ashwinth M -- No it is a one time shipment charge.
Mike -- I will try to get a replacement from Amazon.com. I will also
Post this transcript for future potential buyers.
At that point I just disconnected and contacted Amazon. Amazon was great! I explained to them what happened and my experience dealing Roku support and they sent me out a new unit overnight. Amazon also provided a return shipping label at not cost to me. This was even though I was past my return date by over a month.
If Roku would have at least agreed to cross ship a replacement unit and let me send back the other once it arrived, I would have bit the bullet and paid for return shipping. They are not a company I would recommend dealing with.
The suggestions made to me, before this purchase, was to toss my 10 year old surround sound and get a sound bar and Apple tv. Hmmmm, that would be a purchase of at least $500.00, to get the sound quality that I have now and a way to watch Netflix on tv.
With so many ways to stream content, to a tv, it's hard to know the best way, but I'm pretty sure I've found it with Roku 1. I was able to leave what I already have in place and simply add to it. Since my tv, only has one HDMI input, I purchased a HDMI switcher, to hook up the DVD player, that's part of the surround sound setup, and the Roku. For the auxiliary that's on the back of the surround sound, and now must be shared, with the Roku and the Dish receiver, I have an "auxiliary selector box". Now to use the Roku, I select input 4 on my tv and push the auxiliary 2 on the auxiliary selector box. Voilà, I now have my wonderful new channels to watch, with a quality picture and sound. I'll never again be able to say, there's nothing to watch.