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Roku HD XR Player

Roku HD XR Player
alaScore 84

630 reviews

Dec, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 630 reviews of Roku HD XR Player. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Media Centers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Media Centers the Roku HD XR Player is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 626 user reviews of Roku HD XR Player from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Media Centers on

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This summary is based on the product: Roku HD-XR Player

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Michael Brown (

Roku HD XR Review


For a time, Roku was the only game in town when it came to streaming Netflix movies without a PC. That's probably because development of the device started at Neflix, where Roku founder Anthony Wood toiled for a time as VP of Internet TV.

If you’re a Netflix subscriber, you can stream movies on demand from that service. More importantly, you can browse and search through the company's streaming library. With earlier models, you had to browse with your PC, adding titles to a queue before...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Yardena Arar (

Roku HD-XR Review - PCWorld


A minor annoyance is that Roku provides only a composite video cable in the box; you're on your own for the required ethernet cable and the HDMI or component video cable needed for optimal HD support. (Roku does, however, offer a $20 HD cable package...

Simple, intuitive interface

No support for YouTube, Hulu, and Vudu

The Roku HD-XR does a superb job of delivering high-def video from Netflix, Amazon, MLB.TV, and several smaller services to your HDTV, either via ethernet or 802.11n Wi-Fi.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: (

Roku HD-XR Player


The Roku HD-XR is a terrific device to stream Netflix, purchase movies and TV shows through Amazon VOD and many Channels to access more content, including personal media. Since the Roku won't directly playback that personal content (as with other home...

Roky provides Netflix connectivity and robust internet content

You can’t play back personal digital media directly from your computer, and you can't access YouTube

It's great as a Netflix and internet media player, but not for direct playback of personal media.

Consumer review by: rctdesign (

Roku HD-XR


It is a great idea and works great within it's limits. See overall evaluation

Wireless is really poor

Disappointed by the poor wireless implementation that I paid extra for.I just got off the phone with Roku support regarding the N wireless on their XR model. The response I got from Roku is that their wireless is different than other wireless and is...

Jun, 2010

Product Specifications

Extended range Wireless-N delivers the best quality video virtually anywhere in your home.

Combined Device

Type:Digital multimedia receiver

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Roku

Network & Internet Multimedia

Connectivity Protocols:IEEE 802.11b (Wi-Fi) / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet) / IEEE 802.3u (Fast Ethernet) / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Functionality:Digital video playback