21 comments to Review of the Roku Digital Video Player
Interesting stuff. I dont have any of those programs.
I think you owe Tom Savini some royalties!
Thanks for your video post. Netflix pwns I have it on my 360, and love it.
Thanks for the video. Can you say how much bandwidth you have?
you look like chumlee from pawn stars,,, bad ass !!! did you see chumlee fly that kite !!!! funny shit
if you pause it does it continue to download so you can fastforward easier?
LoL I had no idea who you were talking about so I had to look the guy up. I guess our faces are similar, although Chumlee probably weighs 200 pounds more then I do. But to answer your fast-forward question, I believe the answer is “no”. There’s no bar showing you how much of the show has been downloaded like youtube…it doesn’t seem as though it allows you to fast-forward any quicker when you pause it for awhile though..
I think typically my internet download speed is between 6 and 7mb/s. I use Comcast Cable. The Roku box will re-adjust itself based on how fast your internet connect is so that there’s no buffering when you stream movies. Of course if your internet connection is really bad then the picture quality will likely suffer.
No problem, thanks for watching…I don’t have an XBox 360 but NetFlix just sent me a disc recently to stream movies on PS3. I tested both and it seems like the Roku box has a little bit better picture quality overall but the PS3 is a lot faster to navigate through. Plus with PS3 you have to insert the Netflix stream DVD into the player every time you want to stream Netflix programming which is lame. I thought it would just be some sort of software program that you would download and install.
Let me see if I got this right,
You have to have a internet connection..
You can run it off a router.
I would have to buy the box.
And sine up for the netflix and thats $10 month.
Is that all ?
do you have any problems ?
And does netflix provide more movies ?
Any other info ?
I am paying $70 a month for dish network
I can not afford it anymore.
Just wondering you said something about copying them. If you could watch it anytime you wanted why bother ?
You have to have a high speed internet connection…The box allows for both wired and wireless connections through your router…Yes you have to buy the box from Roku, or if you have a Playstation 3 or XBox 360 you can watch Netflix as well…The cheapest Netflix account is $8.99 per month and allows unlimited streaming…I haven’t had any problems with it…Netflix has a distribution deal with Starz and are always adding more stuff every month…Hope this answers some of your questions.
Netflix cycles movies and TV shows on and off the network constantly. Certain movies in your queue will be removed from “Instant Watch” to make room for newer movies that they want to add. Sometimes those movies are added back on at a later date, sometimes not. That would be the only reason you’d really want to. I still haven’t tried to do it though.
I stopped paying for cable and joined netflix, I get to watch the same movies from the Starz channel right on the site, (the site has a Starz channel)
Why pay 70-80 a month when you can watch movies for 8.99 and get a dvd of the ones that haven’t been put to stream yet
@LadyNinjaKagero I agree:-)
Can you Take the roku from one tv to the other. Say like i want to watched movies in the livingroom but then later in my bedroom. Does it do that o must I have to buy another roku for a deferent tv.??? Im trying to dicide between a roku or blueray player any feed bck would help…thanks
@martinstar805 Yes, you can unplug the Roku box and plug it into any TV you want…. I’ve taken my Roku unit over to my parents and in-laws houses to watch movies over there. I’ve also taken the Roku with me on vacation previously and watched movies in the hotel room. The Netflix account is linked to the actual box itself and not any particular television. As long as you can connect to the internet through an ethernet cable or wirelessly then you’re good to go.
@martinstar805 Sorry, I think I read your question wrong. Yes you need 1 Roku box for every television set you want to watch it on. Like I said previously though, you can unplug the Roku from one TV and plug it into another TV very easily. The box is extremely small and takes less than 30 seconds to hook it up.
@adamxbeck . Cool that answers my questions. thanks for the quick response.
I can stream Netflix on my PC which is hooked up to my 47″ inch LCD tv.
The overall quality is very good to excellent. I’m also able to stream many HD titles.
Is there any benefit to using the Roku box as opposed to my PC??