• Roku XDS 2100X
75
Based on 8 scores, 14 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    2
  • Good:
    2
  • Average:
    3
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • Easy setup.
  • Intuitive interface.
  • Excellent video experience.

Cons:

  • USB not yet enabled.
  • No network streaming.

Expert reviews and ratings

By AVRev on

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 70

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 80

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 90

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

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

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 88

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

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

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

Inexpensive app-based media player with Netflix...

By cnet on 73

If you don't need compatibility with iTunes, Roku's trio of ultra-affordable video boxes offers a wider range of streaming video and audio providers than you'll find on Apple...

By Engadget on 80

So that's the Roku XDS -- it's really quite similar to the Roku Player, the Roku HD Player, and the Roku HD-XR before it, albeit in a smaller case and with some additional capabilities. For $99, it's hard not to love, although we'd...

By PC Mag on 50

Roku has done little to improve this TV companion box since its introduction in 2008—at $100, it has stiff competition....

By PC World on 70

The Roku XDS lets you play a lot of Internet media with a minimum of fuss, but lacks meaningful support for streaming media on your local network or USB drives....