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Roku 2 XS


$99.99 Released July, 2011

Product Shot 1 The Pros:More features and smaller size than the original Roku, all for the same price. Motion control remote that can be used to play games. Has a USB port that can be used to connect external storage and play back content.

The Cons:USB port no good for high bit rate media files such as MKV. Takes abit of time to setup, connectthe cables, update the software, register your account, and customise the channels, can be tedious. No local network streaming, definitely a let down for some users.

 The Roku 2 XS is a media streaming device that can connect to any TV for playing Apps, movies and TV.  The XS model contain the most features in the package including a free copy of the game, Angry Birds, a remote worth $29.99 (sold separately in the HD and XD models) plus Ethernet and USB ports.

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Product Shot 2  All of the new Roku 2 Streaming media players have been designed smaller, sleeker and with more energy efficiency.  The new models contain over 300 channels and has had a Netflix update, now including surround sound, HDMI, and subtitles.  The powerful new platform brings Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, Crackle and On-Demand Sports.  The Roku XS is easy to set up requires a simple plug-in, connect to the wireless network and enjoy process.  

Features

  • Easy to connect
  • Energy Efficient 
  • high Definition Streaming up to 1080p HD
  • Includes Free Angry Birds
  • Includes HDMI and Ethernet Ports
  • Over 300 Channels
  • New Powerful Platform
  • Netflix Upgrades
  • Connects to any TV
  • Includes Remote
  • Includes 2 AAA Batteries 

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Pros
  • 1

    More features and smaller size than the original Roku, all for the same price

  • 1

    Motion control remote that can be used to play games

  • 1

    Has a USB port that can be used to connect external storage and play back content

  • 1

    Uninspiring but simple to use UI, shallow learning curve

  • 1

    300+ channels of movies, tv shows, music, etc

  • 1

    Good wireless range with the built-in adapter

  • 1

    Power efficient, extremely low power consumption compared to devices such as DVRs

Cons
  • 2

    USB port no good for high bit rate media files such as MKV

  • 1

    Takes abit of time to setup, connectthe cables, update the software, register your account, and customise the channels, can be tedious

  • 0

    No local network streaming, definitely a let down for some users

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Anonymous: #roku_2_xs I have the roku 2 how do you get it work without internt I have dish and netfex please do you put it all togther Feb 9, 12
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