|Item Weight||7.2 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||4.9 x 4.9 x 1.2 inches|
|Item model number||2100X|
|Batteries||2 AAA batteries required. (included)|
Roku XDS Streaming Player 1080p
- Start watching movies on your TV in seconds using your high-speed Internet connection
- Featuring the largest collection of instant streaming movies and TV shows, from Netflix, Amazon VOD, and more
- Built-in wireless (dual-band Wireless-N) and wired Internet connectivity.
- Plays up to 1080p High Definition video. Works with any TV.
- Sets up in 5 minutes. Simply connect to your TV and to your high-speed Internet service. Does not require PC for streaming.
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Roku is a little box that allows you to instantly stream tons of entertainment on your TV. Watch over 100,000 movies and TV shows from Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, and more. Listen to music on Pandora, or listen to your own iTunes playlists. Even watch major sports, news, or original Internet programming. It's all available whenever you want it. The all-new, top-of-the-line Roku XDS sets a new standard with 1080p streaming video, the latest wireless technology, and Instant Replay. All for under $100. No wonder Roku is the best selling streaming player ever.
From the Manufacturer
Roku is a little box that allows you to instantly stream tons of entertainment on your TV. Watch over 100,000 movies and TV shows from Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus and more. Listen to music on Pandora, or listen to your own iTunes playlists. Watch major sports, news, or original Internet programming. It's all available whenever you want it.
The all-new, top-of-the-line Roku XDS sets a new standard with 1080p streaming video, the latest wireless technology, and Instant Replay. All for under $100. No wonder Roku is the best selling streaming player ever.
- Works with any TV—up to 1080p*. The XDS delivers the biggest and best streaming video experience you can get.
- It's really easy. Be up and running in 5 minutes. Roku works with any TV.
- No PC needed. Roku connects to your high speed Internet connection wirelessly. With the XDS, you get extended-range, dual-band Wireless-N performance.
- No extra monthly bills.Use your existing subscriptions (like Netflix or Hulu Plus), or enjoy free and on-demand content (like Pandora, Flickr, and Amazon Instant Video).
- It's always getting better. Roku is constantly expanding its library of streaming entertainment, so there will always be something new to watch.
What can you do with Roku?
Roku simply brings the largest selection of streaming entertainment choices to your TV.
Over 100,000 movies and TV shows to watch instantly—from Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus and more.
Premium sports. The top leagues like Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League. The main events from UFC and more.
The best tunes. Personalized music from Pandora or MOG, your own iTunes playlists, or radio from around the world.
Plus, tons of other choices, from major network news and original programming to photo and video sharing. More are added every day, so your Roku will always have the most, and the best, in instant entertainment.
Netflix and Roku: the original instant movie partnership
Over two years after the launch of the first Roku Netflix player, Roku still delivers the best combination of streaming movie performance and price. With your Netflix membership, browse and search over 20,000 movies and TV episodes to watch whenever you want. The exclusive Instant Replay button lets you skip back instantly to replay that line you just missed. Plus, there are no extra monthly or yearly fees.
XDS means top-of-the-line
Roku XDS delivers for the best home entertainment systems out there. Up to 1080p High Definition streaming video*. Dual-band Wireless-N technology, so you can get it almost anywhere in your house. Extensive connector options. We even added an Instant Replay button, so you can skip back instantly in 10 second jumps. It's the only streaming player that can do it without delay.
How Roku works
Setting up Roku is as easy as 1-2-3
- Plug it in. Roku is compatible with virtually any TV
- Add it to your home network. Whether your home is wireless or wired, the helpful on-screen instructions make it a cinch.
- Enjoy! Choose your entertainment, and control it with the handy remote. (Popcorn sold separately.)
Included with the Roku XD|S Streaming Player
- Remote control with Instant Replay
- Two AAA batteries
- Audio/Video Outputs: HDMI, Optical, Composite A/V (red/white/yellow), Component Video (requires XDS adapter cable)
- Connectivity: Wireless N dual-band (B/G/N compatible), Ethernet, USB
- Composite (red/white/yellow) A/V cable
- Power adapter
- Getting Started guide
- One year manufacturer warranty
*What you need
To use Roku, you need a high speed Internet connection with a speed of at least 1.2 Mbps (such as mid-level DSL). For HD video, we recommend 5 Mbps (if you're not sure what your speed is, go to www.speedtest.net and run the simple test). Note that not all content partners enable HD or 1080p streaming video. You may also need a wireless or wired router if you cannot connect Roku directly to your cable or DSL modem.
Choose Your Roku
|Works with virtually any TV (standard definition or HD)|| || || |
|Plays high-definition video (720p)|| || || |
|Built-in wireless (Wi-Fi), plus wired (Ethernet) connector|| || || |
|HDMI video output for HDTVs|| || || |
|Plays 1080p HD video|| || || |
|Enhanced remote with Instant Replay|| || || |
|Extended-range Wireless-N (b/g/n compatible)|| || || |
|Dual-band wireless technology--the latest standard|| || || |
|Component video and optical audio outputs|| || || |
|USB port for playing stored photos, music, and videos|| || || |
Legal DisclaimerItem is in 100% working condition. Minor cosmetic scratches. This only comes with the power cord and the roku unit. it doesn't have a remote.
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Since WIFI connectivity was an extremely important feature, I quickly went to that screen in the setup sequence to make sure I had a good signal. Since my router is 10 feet from the Roku box my throughput is very high. I could have ran a cable to the ethernet connection but then we're talking more wires. I hate wires!!! I put in my WEP password and the box promptly started updating the firmware. In order to link your Netflix account the Roku will show you an alphanumeric code. You just go to [...]and input the code that appears on the screen. Within 15 seconds or so the Roku screen will advance and you are now fully integrated with Netflix. There is no need to do this again unless you reset the Roku back to factory settings. The same procedure is used for Pandora and other channels offered on the Roku.
There are dozens of other channels that you can add to Roku. If you have an Amazon VOD account, it integrates just as easily as the Netflix account. Then you have the ability to add Hulu + as well but I don't recommend that. The cost is $7.99/month as of this writing and since you still have to watch ads, I don't see the value. Lastly, if you're on the fence about which Roku to purchase (there are three) you should consider the top of the line model or the second tiered unit. Do not consider the cheapest model because it lacks WIFI and will not transmit in HD.
I happen to own the new generation of Apple TV (nearly same size as Roku). The reason I have the Apple unit is because of how it tightly integrates with iTunes and the iPhone 4 which I have. I can easily recommend the Roku player to anyone who wants to add a nice piece of tech to their multi-media systems. Best of luck and thanks for reading my review.
We just received the Roku XDS for use with an existing HD Panasonic plasma big screen. The physical installation using the provided installation instructions and a separately-purchased HDMI cable was straight-forward. The set-up option chosen was "wireless" using our existing PC router, rather than poking a hole through-the-wall & using a long CAT5 cable. The concerns I'd read about on other Amazon user-reviews regarding leaving the unit permanently "on" and having it overheat were basically unfounded...the Roku XDS unit is similar to a router or cable modem, with similar heat outputs. I found unplugging the power transforer to cool the unit down is overstated and unnecessary...if you don't unplug your modem or router now each night...you don't need to shut the Roku down or unplug it either; that is, unless you want to reduce energy consumption, or you are not going to use this device for a few weeks.
Regarding installation, the Roku registration process requires you to register your credit card number to complete their registration! This was specifically NOT to my liking; since this was not disclosed prior to purchase, nor was I impressed with their privacy of information statements. Contacted their service number to find out "why" a credit card registration was mandated (this is a streaming box that you buy outright). Was connected with a service rep in India. The rep's response is that you need to have your credit card on file to have the convenience of purchasing optional access channels and accessories from their store. Since I already have Netflix and Hulu+ I requested a "bypass" or go-around code. After listening to a lengthy sales pitch, and several reasons why a record of my card number was important to my convenience, I asked to speak to a supervisor for a bypass code. After 5 minutes of music, I had my bypass code...but had to enter it on the MAIN Roku website, NOT the original registration site. In parallel, the Roku rep entered the required box information manually. The registration worked, and I changed my password twice, wrote it down, and verified on their website that my new registration had taken effect. Everything following registration worked as it was supposed to (with the code- loading processes). To purchase fee-based networks from the Roku store (most are free, some require access $ fees), you have to give a credit card for payment).
Strong note of advice: During the set-up process, you need to have access to your main PC or a portable laptop running on the SAME home network, and be CLOSE-BY your TV set to be able to input the various codes and passwords that appear on your TV set...or have a runner with a note pad/pencil to write the on-screen codes down that display on the tv set!
The Roku XDS Box works very well. Picture is great on Hi Def (720 HD setting was used) The remote is a basic "some-what" user-friendly device that uses "hunt-and-peck" method to select your viewing choices. Using a laptop or PC to pre-search the hundreds of movie titles and TV show titles available (and jotting them down) is a lot faster than using the supplied remote as a search tool. Installation and use of the Roku XDS is a good experience. Plan on 1-2 hours to get all of the whistles and bells registered, codes input, and the remote familiarity established. Longer if you opt out of the credit card "convenience" mentioned above. We should have tossed the cable out years ago...this is great viewing option...but...no streaming of tv's "Fringe!" due to a broadcasting licensing statement on Hulu, you have to watch this one on your PC :( Weatherbug.
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