E167084 - Roku XDS WiFi Ready Internet Streaming Device w/ HDMI Cable
My husband loves this. We have had so much fun going back and watching old programs.
I was really hesitant to purchase this because my electronic knowledge is very limited. I often can not get things to work properly without step by step assistance. I took a chance and I am very glad I did. The instructions were too sketchy for me to get it to work but when I called the chat on line assistance I got exactly what I needed. The customer service rep was thoughtful, patient, and knew how to help quickly. She stayed on line with me until everything was working perfectly and I knew how to use this device on a 10 year old T.V. What seemed very complicated in the beginning is now very easy and has worked every time I have used it. I would not hesitate to recommend this to friends and family. Thank you Roku.
Check you internet speeds first!
I purchased this with excitement, with the hope that we would be watching internet programs in a flash, 3 minute setup. Tried to set it up the first night, nothing. Did a live chat with Roku customer support (they were wonderful, by the way) after approximately 2 hours nothing. Tried again today, spent hours with customer support (once again they were wonderful, even called me when the live chat was disconnected). I mean probably 3 hours and then they asked me to check my internet speed. Too slow to use the Roku! If I had only known that from the beginning it would have saved me much time and frustration! Once again, let me emphasize, Roku support was magnificent, and I am sure that this device is great, but sure didn't work for me. Will be returning and hope that my postage will be refunded.
Not completely sold yet..........
I was looking forward to ditching cable, but I'm not sure yet. Set up was pretty easy. I did have to 'chat' with tech support, but the representative was able to help me pretty quickly. Like another reviewer stated it is a different TV experience and it would be better with paid subscriptions to hulu. I have Netflix and it works great for that purpose. News is not live but you can get fairly recent prerecorded news. I was also looking forward to the exercise channels but a subscription is required for those. I do not like that I had to enter a credit card to set up the account. There should be an option for those who do not wish to purchase channels and the paypal option was having difficulties on the day I set up the box. The picture is of pretty good quality. I'm not sure how cost effective the box will be if I have to purchase hulu and Netflix in order to really enjoy the Roku.
Not sure about this one
This item works fine and does what its suppose to do. However, there is no way to actually turn off the unit and it gets very hot to the touch. It got so hot that it blew out the power board on my tv. So even though its a really great gadget, its not worth it to me. I'm sending this back. Sorry.
Have 2 ROKU'S
I heard of these boxes from Glenn Beck and when i found out he was going to ROKU i checked it out and bought me 2 of the XD models that was 2 months ago there are a lot of free channels and if you need even more free channels go ON THE INTERNET AND LOOK FOR ROKU PRIVATE CHANNELS THERE IS A LONG LIST OF CHANNELS most are free it supplys you with a code for each channel
that is one reason to set up a ROKU account to add other channels with a code i tested it out for 2 weeks before i let my cable go and now im saving 80 dollars a month and if you want to still watch FOX NEWS on the roku box it is NOT live streaming
but i did find a live stream on ZAHITV and watch all of it there streaming live since i have my computor hooked up to my TV
as for locals i got an antenna which also hooks up in 5 minutes if you get an indoor one
so right now im all set up antenna for locals netflix for newer movies and a lot of old movies and tv showes for free on roku
I aslo added qvc on my roku it is streaming live BUT they need to improve the streaming its not that great
you do need a ROKU FOR EACH TV THOUGH on that im perfectly happy now that im saving close to a grand a year
Well Worth It!
Setup was a breeze. Just plugged it in set up an account online and it was up and running. Lots of great channels to choose from. We decided to go with Netflix and between that, the roku stations and hooking up an antenna for our local stations we have all we need to watch. With the money we are saving after cancelling our cable service, the Roku is going to pay for itself and then some in the first month!
Happy with purchase
Set up seemed easy to me. It would be easier if you have a laptop in the room because you have to log on to channel websites and enter a pin number to add them to view, other wise you have to run to your desk top then go back and look at the screen. You need a credit card for the Roku website sign on registration even though there is no charge.
My picture seems perfect. I have cable internet. It said to avoid putting it in a cabinet, for the wireless, but mine is in one and it doesn't bother the performance. I will buy another for a different room at some point.
not for everyone
I am surprised by the 5-star ratings. I found it difficult and time-consuming to get working, but the online customer support was very helpful. I only found a handful of free channels to interest me and I was unable to connect to some of them. I never heard of the movies on the free channel. Premium cable is a better value for me. Get a list of free channels before you buy this.
Worht Every Dollar!
I have had my Roku less than a week, but I can't stop using it! It was easy to set up with my wireless DSL service using the instructions on the tv screen. It took less than 15 minutes, and I was accessing my Netflix account and the free Crackle movies. When I'm not watching movies, I'm listening to Pandora radio, which plays the artists I chose.
I highly recommend this unit for saving money on cable premium services. I also feel the the audio quality of the movies is improved with Roku.
I hope the programming will increase in the near future, with more free channels and variety of service.
Thanks to QVC for making this unit affordable for me with Easy Pay!
I am very happy with this product. So glad I caught this on air & with easy pay. Easy to set-up right out of the box. Tried on several different types of TV I own from 1080 to 720 to standard and no complaints. Upstairs & downstairs too. Before this I streamed movies thru my xbox and had buffering issues. Not with this device! Very pleased as this will be a birthday present for my husband. Plenty of free channels, netflix, plus pandora. Thank you QVC for presenting a wonderful product I never even heard of before!
BETTER THAN EXPECTED...
Wasn't sure what to expect with this. Read alittle about it, sounded neat. I'm not a hi-tech kind of guy. But this was simple to set up and works well.
Yes, some of the better channels available do come with fee's if you want them. But there is plenty of stuff to watch and check out without paying.
Good picture quality on most shows I have watched as well. You will need a mid level internet speed connection. In order to really enjoy it. But it will work with a bottom teir package if you don't mind some buffering here and there during your show.
Not flawless, but it's potential is limitless... Give it a go!