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29 December 2009 @ 10:04 pm
 

Originally submitted at Roku

The best-selling HD Player (as known as Netflix Player by Roku) plays High Definition video and connects to surround sound audio.

Roku HD Player

I now need to upgrade my Windows MCE box

By Chad from Vancouver, WA on 12/29/2009

 

4out of 5

Pros: Built in Wi-Fi, High quality picture, Easy to use, Power brick is sideways, Compact, Great value, Easy to set up, Video selection

Cons: Unable to edit Netflix Q

Best Uses: Bedroom, Living room, Primary TV, Secondary TV

Describe Yourself: Podcast subscriber, Casual User, Early adopter, Technophile, Netflix fan, Power User, TV fan

I bought this originally for the old Standard-Def TV in my bedroom, just to get some more use out of it since I got a Windows Media Center computer hooked to the living room HDTV. This thing just blows me away. First off, it just works. The only remotely complicated thing was having to have a computer nearby to link it up with my various accounts. The remote is mad simple, works exactly like a certain super popular MP3 player, and there isn't even a power button - like I said, it just works! Speaking of power, the power brick sticks out to the side, not down, and it's the exact height of an outlet, so you can still plug in other cords to the surrounding outlets without a problem.

I started noticing some shows had the HD icon on them, so I brought the box out to the living room to see what's up. I continue to be impressed. The HD video quality on a certain super funny TV show is just a smidge less than what I see on my cable connection, and much better than my P4 Windows MCE box. That's the only problem with this thing - now I need to upgrade my Windows MCE box to show off my HDTV without having to run the Roku back and forth from the bedroom.

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