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Old 12-10-2008, 08:52 PM   #1
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I can't find anyone so far..
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Old 12-11-2008, 07:57 AM   #2
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I do and I LOVE it.Easy 4 the wife 2 use also.
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Old 12-11-2008, 10:43 AM   #3
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Do they show full screen? I'm trying to find a cheap lap top to
put beside the tv. Thanks again
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Old 12-11-2008, 11:11 AM   #4
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you can do 4.3 or 16.9 but if u r using a laptop just use the "watch now"from the netflix website
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Old 12-11-2008, 12:07 PM   #5
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I do, and it works just fine. Some things use the full screen, others don't. It depends on the stream from Netflix. For example, Heroes is looks glorious in full screen. Doctor Who Season 1 is in 4x3, however.
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Old 12-11-2008, 01:05 PM   #6
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I just want the laptop by the tv to pick the movie that you want to watch.
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Old 02-10-2009, 10:04 PM   #7
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I can't find anyone so far..
I've been using it for a couple of months now. Very great experience. There is some content in HD 720p. For $99 it is one of the better entertainment values for the money.
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it was hardly any one dont you think
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Old 12-09-2009, 11:55 PM   #9
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They are $80 now. I couldn't be happier. A bunch of old tv shows, movies. My one recommendation is don't use a wireless network.I have had a few friends get it and have a problem that was cured with a cat5 cable
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I have DSL, but sometimes it is a little slow. When watching a Netflix through my computer, it will stop to load a little more of the movie before starting again. Does the Roku box have any memory to download the movie? or is it just straight through streaming?
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Old 08-16-2011, 12:24 AM   #11
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BUMP post.

Didnt think i should start a new thread for similar question.

How is Roku doing TODAY? I saw one for first time at a customer's house the other day and I thought it was pretty cool. Am considering getting one for my netflix and other things. I run a 32" LCD tv for my computer monitor, but I dont like always having it on for Netflix because it puts out a lot of heat, and I dont always have speakers running to it; typically headphones for gaming.

I kinda like the $99 Roku2 that can play games. Does anybody have this unit? What kind of games does it have? Are they free or PayPerPlay?
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I just got a Roku2 last week. Pretty nice little box, and I mean little. It is only the size of a deck of cards. It is so light that the weight of the cables keep pulling it off the table. I had to wedge mine under the TV to keep it in place.

The usual stuff works fine, Netflicks, Amazon, Epix, 1080P Theater, etc. There are hundreds of channels available because it is connected to the internet, and anything that has been ported to Roku can be watched. Careful with kids, as there are way many porn channels that can be accesses without anything more than a click. I don't know if the Roku has the parental V chip thing in it.

The only game is Angry Birds. First time I have ever seen it, pretty lame.

The bluetooth remote ONLY works with Angry Birds. I bought it because I thought I could use the bluetooth remote on all channels, but NO.

If it wasn't "free" (got the Roku with my Amazon Reward Points) I would not pay the extra for the game. Get the middle version for $40 less.

One thing I haven't figured out is Justin.TV They broadcast lots of NFL games, but I haven't found one that works on the Roku box. Hundreds of other Justin.TV channels play, but not NFL. That was my primary reason for getting a Roku.

One other issue, the TV you plug the Roku into must be HMCP enabled. My old Sony is not, so I am watching it in SD. My Samsung is, but I keep the Roku upstairs in the Sony room.
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Old 08-16-2011, 08:20 PM   #13
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I noticed in the comparison chart on Roku site that only the gaming box has an ethernet hookup vs only wireless on lower two models. The customer I saw with it didnt seem to have the $99 model, but did have an ethernet port. Can anyone verify if the chart is simply misleading?
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The customer must have had the older Roku gen. 1.
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We picked up a roku 2 weeks ago (wireless,HD) at wally world for $78 + tax. For such a small package it really delivers. The streaming was flawless and we were really surprised at the extras. We were mainly looking for another Netflix box,,but had never heard of Crackle - tons of movies,,,can play poker,,lot's of little goodies in a tiny box.
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