Released September, 2010
The Pros:Full 1080p support. Wired ethernet and dual band 802.11N wireless connectivity. USB port for local media.
The Cons:No streaming local network content. Local playback is severely limited by format support. Not worth the premium over the lower priced, 720p Roku HD / XD.
The Roku XD is one of three wireless, high-definition media streamers (HD, XD, XDS) released in Fall 2010. Functioning as the top unit in the Roku series, the XDS offers full 1080p high-definition video processing in addition to Dual-Band Wireless N connectivity and unlimited streaming from one of 75 Roku channels that include Netflix and Pandora, to name a few.
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Unlike the HD and XD, the XDS also incorporates component video / optical audio outputs, and a USB port for accessing flashdrives. Like its counterparts, the unit is compatible with all 3D Blu-ray discs and includes HDMI connectivity for transmitting to an HDTV.
- Roku Series HD Media Streamer
- Compact & Lightweight
- 1080p High-Definition Video Streaming
- Integrated Dual-Band Wireless N Module
- Integrated Ethernet Connectivity
- HD Internet Video Streaming
- HDTV Compatible
- USB Interface
- Composite Interface
- Component Video Output
- Optical Audio Output
- Remote Control w/Instant Replay
- Two AAA Batteries Included
- Composite A/V Cable Included
- 1-Year Limited Warranty
User Reviews (7)
wired ethernet and dual band 802.11N wireless connectivity
full array of digital and analog outputs - HDDMI, optical audio, composite, and component
further competition keeps prices low
DLNA compliance is planned for the future
no streaming local network content
local playback is severely limited by format support
not worth the premium over the lower priced, 720p Roku HD / XD
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