My Review of Roku HD Player

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.

The simplest way to stream video

By SubAstute from Vinton, VA on 8/21/2010


4out of 5

Pros: Video selection, High quality picture, Easy to use, Easy to set up, Compact, Built in Wi-Fi

Cons: Lacks menu customization, No Parental Controls, Need fast internet service

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

Describe Yourself: Power User, Movie buff, Home entertainment enthusiast, Netflix fan, Technophile

I purchased my first Roku Player in March, & was so impressed I just bought a second. It’s a great way to add value to your Netflix account, & I prefer to watch other Web video content on a large TV in comfortable surroundings instead of through a computer. The Roku picture quality is excellent & I have experienced very few streaming issues, even over a wireless connection. My home theater PC is gathering dust because the Roku player provides a nicer picture, a remote & interface that everyone in my family can use, & it doesn’t required constant tweaks & driver updates to run smoothly. And the Roku takes far less time & money to operate than any other streaming video solution I have found. If the Roku offered parental controls & a customizable menu system for organizing channels, it would be perfect. Still, this is a great product that I have recommended to many people.