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I am incredibly impressed. Only one issue, though.,
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This review is from: Roku LT Streaming Player (Old Version) (Electronics)
After months of watching Amazon Instant Videos on my Toshiba Qosmio desktop replacement, I finally broke down and shelled out half a Ben Franklin for the Roku LT. Hooking the device up to the TV was quite simple. Getting the unit to stream, however, required a few steps such as creating a Roku account, a credit card to Roku for any purchases you might make, linking your amazon.com account to the Roku unit and creating a five-digit password so that you can purchase or rent Amazon Instant Videos. (And you'll probably have to do something similar in order to use Netflix). I know a lot of people are kvetching about having to give Roku a credit card when they'll only be streaming from Netflix or Amazon accounts (which charge separately). Supposedly, though, after you've got your Roku up and running, you can just login to your Roku account and delete the credit card info and the unit will still work as desired.
The one issue I have--and it's a minor one--is that three of the Roku remote buttons are shortcuts for Netflix, Pandora and Crackle, which is all good. The issue is that there isn't a shortcut button for amazon.com, which is the only thing I typically use at present. Granted, it only takes two or three clicks to access Amazon Instant Videos, but wouldn't it be great if I could do it in one?
Anyway, about two days after I got this for my office TV, I ordered another one for the family room. It's not that the Roku is that good, it's that the Roku is that GREAT! Seriously, I'm not using my computer to watch TV or movies and I couldn't be happier about that. An awesome buy!