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Excellent video experience.
Large selection of streaming channels.
Many output options.
Wide library of content providers.
Highend media streamer for under $100, 1080p HD video playback capability.
Netflix, Amazon VOD, Hulu Plus and many other great apps.
Excellent streaming quality using the dualband wirelessN antenna.
Remote does everything it needs to and nothing more.
USB not yet enabled.
No network streaming.
Greater codec support.
Need to sign up separately with most content providers.
No easy way to stream media from a computer.
Few providers stream in 1080p quality.
VUDU not currently available.
Somewhat spartan interface.
No cheap way to integrate iTunes music library.
Will not play all video formats.
Plays only MP4 and M4V video.
Does not play from DLNA servers or network shares.
Adding channels is a real chore.
By AVRev on July 01, 2011
The Roku XDS is a snappy media player that offers a great deal of streaming content for the price. The setup process takes a bit more time than other streaming players, but the end result is well worth the effort. On an interesting side note, my...
By About.com on May 06, 2011
4/30/11 Roku recently sent me a new Roku XD/s media streamer so that I could take another look at Roku. The first Roku box I reviewed performed terribly (read previous review for reference). While Roku has a large number of fans, my initial experience...
By Pocket-lint on April 22, 2011
Overall, the Roku rocked our world. Set-up was simple and navigating through the interface was a breeze.With the advent of similar products at similar price points like Apple TV and LG’s Smart TV Upgrader, Roku really needs to make next-gen...
By Home Theater on March 15, 2011
In truth, there's not a lot more to say about the Roku XDS. It's a simple, inexpensive box that efficiently streams content from multiple sources. It does exactly as promised without fanfare. If only we could say that about everything we...
By The Gadgeteer on February 24, 2011
In my never ending quest to divorce myself from Comcast and their overpriced cable service, I have been searching for alternate methods for the family to watch our shows. The Mvix Ultio media device was an effort in frustration, that fell well short...
By ConsumerSearch on February 01, 2011
When it comes to an easy, effective and inexpensive way to get streaming video and other media from the web to your living room TV, reviewers say that the Roku XDS is the best choice for most. One big reason is the vast lineup of content partners --...
By Big Picture Big Sound on December 03, 2010
The media streaming box category has some heavy hitters and I can understand why some people want to stay away until there is one box that will do everything and replace the evil cable box. However, if you want the most versatile and forward thinking...
By Wi-Fi Planet on November 02, 2010
Roku XDS $99.99 Inexpensive; compact; streams movies and TV shows from Netflix and other services; works with 802.11b/g/n routers and offers extended-range wireless N; includes both HDMI and component connections; USB connection for external...
By Tom's Guide on October 27, 2010
The Roku XDS is the newest and most feature-rich of Roku’s latest line of set-top boxes. Does it pack enough punch to stand up to Apple, Google, or Boxee? The Roku XDS is an exercise is dichotomy. On the one hand, it’s incredibly easy to...
By SmallNetBuilder on September 29, 2010
Inexpensive app-based media player with Netflix...
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