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Roku HD XR Player

Roku HD XR Player
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645 reviews

Sep, 2014

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Amazon.com review summary for Roku HD XR Player

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 625 user reviews of Roku HD XR Player from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Media Centers on Amazon.com.

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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

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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...

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Roku HD XR Player

 

Affordable sub-$130 price tag; streams a variety of Internet video and audio services, including Netflix, Amazon, Pandora, Major League Baseball games, and Mediafly podcasts; dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi; works with all TVs; upgradable firmware allows for...

Ever cheaper Blu-ray players offer many of the same Internet viewing options plus disc playback; video quality varies from channel to channel, depending upon provider and source material; setup and content queues usually require at least some PC...

New content channels and faster Wi-Fi make the Roku HD XR Player a good choice for anyone who wants a quick and easy way to add Netflix--and a variety of other Internet media channels--to any TV.

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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.

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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.

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"Don't waste your money!"

 

Don't waste your money! Has the same outputs that the Roku HD has except for the(Outdated) S-Video and the Optical audio and the Ethernet jacks, and i really don't think that 3 extra jacks on the Roku HD XR are worth the extra $200.00 !

Internet streamer Netflix, Amazon, Crackle etc.

Why pay $399.00 for a device when you can buy the Roku HD for only $50 that has the same features???

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Great for netflix, pandora, itunes with Squeezebox

 

This did exactly what I wanted it to - gave me access to Netflix. And, as a bonus, I just figured out how to set up Squeezebox server on my computer, and by adding that "channel" on the Roku I can now access my itunes library! Not knowing that they ......

easy to set up ; great netflix access ; works great with my Logitech Harmony remote

a little slow to access some things

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"Don't waste your time."

 

I bought it because of Netflix and was fairly satisfied for a month or so. I also bought a Sony Bravia tv for a different part of the house with the internet capabilities and immediately realized that Roku was in big trouble as far as wireless...

Great idea and presentation. Works for a little while but is very undependable.

You have to wait forever and reconnect just about every time you want to watch something. You're much better off getting a tv, game console, or DVD player with the internet capabilities built in.

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Don't waste your time.

 

I bought it because of Netflix and was fairly satisfied for a month or so. I also bought a Sony Bravia tv for a different part of the house with the internet capabilities and immediately realized that Roku was in big trouble as far as wireless...

Great idea and presentation. Works for a little while but is very undependable

You have to wait forever and reconnect just about every time you want to watch something. You're much better off getting a tv, game console, or DVD player with the internet capabilities built in

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Roku HD XR Player

 

This did exactly what I wanted it to - gave me access to Netflix. And, as a bonus, I just figured out how to set up Squeezebox server on my computer, and by adding that "channel" on the Roku I can now access my itunes library! Not knowing that they...

easy to set up

a little slow to access some things

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Great for netflix, pandora, itunes with Squeezebox

 

This did exactly what I wanted it to - gave me access to Netflix. And, as a bonus, I just figured out how to set up Squeezebox server on my computer, and by adding that "channel" on the Roku I can now access my itunes library! Not knowing that they...

easy to set up ; great netflix access ; works great with my Logitech Harmony remote

a little slow to access some things

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Product Specifications

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

Combined Device

Type:Digital multimedia receiver

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:5.1in
Height:1.6in
Weight:10.6oz
Width:5.1in

Header

Manufacturer:Roku
Model:HD-XR
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
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