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Roku 3 arrives with faster CPU, new UI and private listening mode

By Jos
Mar 6, 2013
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  1. Roku officially announced a brand new version of its popular set-top box last night. Simply dubbed Roku 3, the tiny media streamer received a faster processor and dual-band Wi-Fi support, as well as a revamped user interface that should make...

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  2. Shaun2312

    Shaun2312 TS Rookie Posts: 22

    Looks good - but I'm not sure how much free stuff you would get on it
     
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 3,183   +767

    Roku 3??? I didn't know Roku 1+2 even existed.
     
  4. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 1,949   +381

    Ok now the "private listening" mode actually looks really cool, assuming it works properly.
     
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  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,449   +324

  6. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,686   +86

    I am not impress with this company products for Roku even XP version I had tried it and sent it right back where it came from QVC. Overheats and I don't like giving out my CC/DC out prior to using a product. Getting off their chain email letter system as been a pain. I tell them I do not have your product any longer. They want to know why.

    I have both and about 12x so it's 6x of them.

    SONY SMP-N100
    SONY SMP-N200

    Pros:
    1080P
    3D (only SMP-N200)
    Wireless 802.11n 300mbps
    Wired 100mbps
    HDMI Output
    Optical Toshilink Output
    Component Output
    Video Composite Output
    Analog Stereo Audio Output
    Excellent Performance
    Excellent Link Feature with SONY BRAVIA Equipment
    Works with Netflix, Amazon, Hulu Plus, CrackleTV an etc.. (alot more now then prior)
    Free Internet Network Updates
    Can be used Wireless or wired.
    Can run all media.
    Can use network Windows 7 Shares also tested Windows 8 shares and it works.
    Can work with NAS
    Can work with NSA 325 Media Server

    Cons:
    None
     
  7. TS-56336

    TS-56336 TS Booster Posts: 580   +98

    Looks like Roku just passed Apple TV with their 2nd gen ...
     
  8. Ok, now how about searching and indexing all of your personal backups.
     


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