|Item Weight||3 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||3.3 x 3.3 x 0.9 inches|
|Item model number||2400R|
|Batteries||2 AAA batteries required. (included)|
|Color Name||Purple and black|
Roku LT Streaming Player (Old Version)
- 1000+ channels with movies, TV shows, music, sports & more
- High-definition streaming up to 720p HD
- Works with virtually any TV
- Built-in wireless (Wi-Fi b/g/n)
- Smaller and more energy-efficient than any other streaming device
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|Connectivity Technology||Wireless||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi||USB, Ethernet||Wi-Fi|
|Item Dimensions||3.3 x 3.3 x 0.9 in||3.74 x 3.74 x 1.23 in||3.3 x 1.4 x 0.7 in||1.6 x 0.8 x 5.5 in||3.5 x 3.5 x 1 in||4.9 x 4.9 x 0.85 in|
|Item Weight||3 ounces||3.46 ounces||1.28 ounces||—||5 ounces||7.68 ounces|
|Internet Applications||Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, Netflix, Pandora||Amazon Instant Video||Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, Hulu||google_play, hulu, vudu, netflix||Amazon Instant Video||Netflix|
|Total HDMI Ports||—||1||1||1||—||1|
|Total Usb Ports||0||0||0||0||1||1|
The best value in high-definition streaming to your TV with more than 1000 channels of movies, TV shows, live sports, and more. Enjoy Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, Crackle, Pandora, and much more. Includes built-in wireless, and works with virtually any TV.
From the Manufacturer
The special-edition Roku LT delivers all the streaming entertainment choices, HD video quality, and ease-of-use that Roku has always been known for. At our lowest price ever.
1000 channels and counting. Features the top sources, like Netflix, Hulu Plus, HBO GO, and Amazon Instant Video.
Free movies! Includes hundreds of full-length Hollywood movies and TV series from Crackle—all free and on demand.
High-definition streaming—up to 720p HD.
The easiest setup. Works with virtually any TV, includes built-in wireless, and sets up in minutes.
The best in movies and TV
Roku puts over 150,000 titles at your fingertips, including…
- The biggest Netflix experience around, with support for HD video, Dolby Digital+ surround sound, and English subtitles.
- Hulu Plus, with an amazing selection of current TV shows from the biggest networks.
- Amazon Instant Video, 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. With Roku, you’ll always find that perfect movie or show to fit your mood.
Plus even more choices
With over 1000 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 NBC, FoxNews.com, and CNN. 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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|1000+ entertainment channels available, including hundreds of free movies|| || || || |
|Works with virtually any TV|| || || || |
|Plays high-definition video (720p)*|| || || || |
|Extended-range Wireless N (Wi-Fi b/g/n compatible)|| || || || |
|Plays the best HD video (1080p)*|| || || |
|Enhanced RF remote with motion control for games**|| || |
|FREE full edition of Angry Birds™ game|| || || |
|Ethernet port for wired Internet connection|| || || |
* Availability of 720p or 1080p HD video varies by entertainment channel.
**All Roku 2 models feature a MicroSD memory slot for adding additional storage capacity, plus Bluetooth for adding an RF remote control.
***See specs for list of file formats supported via USB
It’s ridiculously easy
From the simple remote to the easy-to-use interface, Roku 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.
Included with the Roku LT
- 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)
- 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 (if you’re not sure what your broadband speed is, go to www.speedtest.net and run the simple test)
- A wireless router
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The Roku2 players are very compact, being about the size and shape of a hockey puck. The LT shares the same new housing and having such a small footprint means not having to worry about finding space for yet another home theater device. The Roku LT will fit just about anywhere. In addition, they use very little power, which is a good thing, as the unit remains powered on as long as the power pack is plugged in. There is no power switch on any model Roku player, so if you prefer to turn your unit off, you will need to consider using a switched outlet, such as a power strip. I use the switched power outlet on the back of my home theater amplifier. When the amp is powered down, the Roku player is also powered down.
When you open the box, you are greeted with a well packaged Roku LT player and accessories, including a remote control (2 AA batteries included), a power pack and an analog stereo mini-jack to RCA cable for connecting the unit to your TV. However, I recommend using an HDMI cable, which is supported by all versions of Roku player. Using HDMI provides the best video (720p HD on the LT), as well as surround sound. Using the RCA cable only provides standard definition video and stereo sound. You will also find the standard warranty information (90 days) and warning information in a small pamphlet.
The Roku LT is the most basic unit offered by Roku, so many of the bells and whistles found on other Roku players are not available on the LT. For instance, the LT only supports wireless connection to your home network, it has no Ethernet port. You won't find a USB port on the LT, either, so you cannot view images or listen to MP3s on this unit like you can some of the other models. For details on which Roku units provide which options, interested readers should visit the Roku website.
Setting up the Roku LT is very easy, with step-by-step instructions provided on-screen, as well as a comprehensive instruction booklet that also includes troubleshooting and contact information, in the event that you experience any problems. Simply connect the unit to your TV using the provided RCA cable or an HDMI cable, and plug in the power pack. The Roku LT takes about a minute to boot up, at which time you will be presented with the first configuration screen. The first thing you have to do is connect to your home network via wireless Internet. Once connected to your wireless network, you will be prompted to register the unit to your Roku account. If you don't have a Roku account yet, you will need to go to the Roku website and create a new account. Once you have a Roku account and you register the unit, you will be prompted to upgrade the unit's software before you can begin using it. This only takes a few minutes, depending on available bandwidth, after which the Roku LT will automatically reboot.
Once the unit reboots, you should be presented with the start menu, which includes a settings icon (more on this later), the Channel Store icon and an icon for the current highlight channel. You use the remote control to move around the menus. The remote has a large purple D-pad, similar to a game pad, with an OK button in the center which you use to select whatever is highlighted on the screen. There is a Home button which returns you to the main menu from any channel. There is also a left-arrow key that will return you to the previous screen. Finally, there are Play/Pause, FFW and RWD buttons, and an Option button.
One of the best things about streaming movies or other video content is the ability to choose what you want to watch and when, as well as to pause, FFW or RWD that content. The Roku remote for the LT is well made and works using IR. You can use more than one remote with the same Roku player and Roku offers remote controls for sale separately on their website, for those who would like to have more than one.
The Channel Store is equivalent to the Android Market or the app store for Apple products. It includes channels that stream movies and TV shows, such as Netflix, Crackle, Amazon and Hulu Plus. There are also games, news and sports channels, along with specialty channels for things like Anime, comic books, cooking, even a NASA channel. Some of these are free, just add the channel to your player and it will appear on the main menu, or you can immediately go to the selected channel and start viewing content. For channels that require a subscription fee, you will be given a code that has to be entered on the Roku website under your account, after you have made payment arrangements. For instance, I am a Netflix subscriber, but I also use Amazon occasionally to view new release movies. The difference is that Netflix requires a monthly payment for unlimited viewing, whereas Amazon allows you to "rent" a single title for a number of hours for a minimal, one-time fee. New release movies on Amazon cost a few dollars and you can watch the title as many times as you want over a 24-48hr time period, in most cases. Netflix provides a large catalog of streaming titles, all of which can be viewed as often as you like with your paid subscription.
The settings menu provides some configuration options, including audio, video, network and time. There is also a screensaver that can help reduce the possibility of image burn-in on your TV screen. I like to set my screensaver to show the current time, date and weather conditions. The default is a bouncing "ROKU" on a black background screen. You will also find an information screen that provides information on the Roku player, such as current network settings, software version and model number. There is a Factory Reset option on the settings menu, and if this option is used, the unit will be reset. When it reboots, it will ask you to register the unit, as if it was a brand new unit being setup for the first time. The factory reset will not revert the software version, just FYI. In the event the player locks up for any reason and you cannot get to the settings menu, there is a hard reset button on the back of the unit just above the power connector. A quick push on the button will make the unit reboot, but this is not the same as Factory Reset. Holding the reset button in for 45-60 seconds will cause the unit to Factory Reset, which is the same thing as using that option on the settings menu. This information is not included in the troubleshooting information provided in the booklet that comes with the Roku LT.
While testing the LT for this review, I was pleased to find that Roku automatically adds all the channels I am already subscribed to after registration, free or otherwise. Note that you will need to provide your account information for channels that require monetary subscriptions. As for how the player works when streaming, I can say that the LT works as well as any other Roku player. Whether you are streaming a movie, TV show or music, it provides a smooth viewing and/or listening experience. The more bandwidth you have the better, and using a newer generation router (802.11 g/n) will make for easy integration with your home entertainment system. The Roku players will work with older routers, too (802.11b).
Another nice feature is that I can take my player from one TV to another and it works without a hitch. You can even take it with you to a friend's house, on vacation, or just a different room in your home. This applies equally to all Roku media players. Of course, you will need wireless Internet access available at all times to do this with a Roku LT.
In summary, the Roku LT streaming media player is a nice entry-level unit that provides plenty of streaming options. Compared to the price of similar competing products, the LT is easily the most affordable device on the market. It may not be the most feature rich device available, but it packs plenty of entertainment value for the asking price. If you were interested in streaming media players but couldn't justify the cost until now, you will be hard pressed not to give the Roku LT a try. I hardily recommend it!
The first unit shipped to me by Amazon had defective A/V jack so I returned it for a replacement and and as usual Amazon sent a replacement overnight. The new unit installed without a hitch. It quickly detected my wireless network and as soon as I entered my WEP Key it found and downloaded the latest firmware from Roku. Since I already have a Roku account all I did was enter my account info and it automatically downloaded all the channels I had previously subscribed to. It generated registration codes for activation on Amazon prime, Netflix, Pandora etc. NB: For some reasons Pandora activation does not work on FireFox but Chrome did the job.
The Sony TV requires a digital converter box so I ran everything including the converter and Roku box through a PHILIPS SWS2104W/27 Switching RF Modulator. Now, because the Roku is always powered on I had to switch the modulator to manual mode otherwise The Roku would claim a priority display position on the Tv. Everything works perfectly now. It streams crystal clear video and audio. There is no buffering or stuttering of any sort. I connected it to my Sony Bravia LCD and streamed Amazon HD Prime Instant Video without a hitch just for checking: I bought it primarily for the Sony Trinitron analog Tv. If you have old Tv lying in the basement bring it to live with Roku LT.
The Roku LT is downright tiny. It is just under the size of my palm. The box itself has a nice gloss to it, giving it a nice reflective glow in the shadow under the television. The remote control feels cheap in the hand, but it is fairly responsive. The remote also has a wide transmitting angle, so you do not have to fidget to get the thing "pointed in the right direction".
The set up was a bit dull. The Roku requires a Computer to complete installation. I would have preferred to complete the setup entirely on te Roku, but it was straight forward and easy. Part of the setup asked for Credit Card info, which is something not all consumers would like, but when using a prepaid debit card, there are little worries. I also liked the basic channel selection done in the beginning, would have liked to see more channels to choose from in the beginning.
Overall, the channel selection is nice. I would really like to see WWE take advantage of this. $2.99 per PPV match from Amazon Instant Video, or Knucklehead on Netflix? It's a start. Very happy to see Revision 3 and TWiT on here, but there is really no surprise as they basically pioneered this genre. I would still like to see an easier way to add channels, and I would like more mainstream content. Hopefully that will come with time.
For what you get, this is an amazing deal. There is no HDMI cable, but you can get one for like 3 dollars. It comes with RGB and electric cables. OH! The remote comes with batteries. I was very surprised by this.
If you were ever considering a Roku, but 70 bucks was a little too much, get this. It is wonderful. Just make sure you get an HDMI cable too. It's worth the 3 bucks.