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Roku Digital Video Player
A pure media streamer with no possibility to play any content other than that paid for and streamed directly to the player. As such, it is obviously limited in functionality when compared to the other Media Players but what it does do, it does very well. It allows you to watch video instantly, from a large catalogue of current movies and TV shows using Netflix and Amazon video on demand. The user interface is intuitive and suitable to less technically able users. Reviews have been very positive. A major technical drawback is that it is only capable of 720p video. This device is only available and will only function in the USA.
We believe that players with on-demand features like this are the future. If you could combine the on-demand features here with a good 'proper' Media Player then you would have a killer product. As it is, the Roku will be everything a lot of people want and need but is useless if you have an existing library of media content you want to access.
|May 2008 3640 days agoLaunch Date |
Ranking 455/826 ?
Chipset Family NXP 893SE ?
Chipset Model NXP 893SE No info Ghz Single Core
Chipset Rating 2 /5 ?
Network 10/100 Wi-Fi(g) ?
Size 130 x 130 x 41mm Fan No
Video Outputs HDMI Component Composite
Audio Outputs HDMI Stereo Analog TOSLINK
DVD ISO No Blu-Ray ISO No
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October 02, 2009 - 11:12
I have this and a Popcorn Hour 110. This gets much more use. It's simple and it works. Get Netflix unlimited with this and you'll never look back.!
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