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Does exactly what it says it will do. Perfect for my second TV as I use my son's XBOX to stream video on the main set in the basement. Mostly Netflix but starting to see what Roku offers in free subscriptions as well.
Easy to set up, easy to use. Easy is the key word.
Affordable, simple to hook up and use, works great
Roku 1 was difficult to install because the unit had to be programmed remotely by Roku. Getting help is very difficult.
After updating the program the unit worked. It is very good unit and very underrated.
Super little unit for my older TV. Very simple hook up through my AV Receiver. Had an issue saving channels initially. Went to the menu and checked for updates. was back in action in minutes.
Unit works great. Setup was easy. If you can read, you can set up. Price was great and shipping was quick
i tried to hook up this device twice, and no luck with either tv
wasted plenty of time
did not hook up to local network
Got this on Jan 20 but was unable to add a single channel for viewing anything until a software update was applied by Roku on Feb 14. Was repeatedly promised update was coming in 3-4 days by people who obviously had no clue what was going on. Would not recommend this player to anyone.
Ordered online, came quickly, very easy to set up and install. Does everything we bought it for and we've had no issues whatsoever!
The Roku 1 works very well and does everything it is supposed to do. I got the Roku 1 for my rec room TV, after having a Roku 2 on my upstairs TV for 3 years. I am very pleased with both Rokus.
Well its an okay product if your are looking to stream netflix but when you stream netflix you are only allowed to use one profile so it sucks if you are sharing your netflix account with your entire family.
Received unit in about 3 days, by mail from Best Buy.
Unit works GREAT we got it to watch Netflix on a second TV.
All the other channels are a bonus,
A sexy black magic box to make your TV smarter, and a great first step into the world of video streaming at a very cheap price. Great product with no issues at all & we love it.
This unit is great for those who love the old movies. Although there's a long list of channels showing older movies I haven't had the unit long enough to determine the frequency at which new movies are added or removed from the channels. It is certainly not a unit for receiving major sports! You'll never see a live home game of any sport listed unless the policy to not show home games (of the city you're living in) is changed. Couldn't get the Australian open so we were somewhat disappointed. Also, didn't notice any major soccer leagues nor any World Cup events (has the World Cup events started yet?)! Perhaps my house has too many gadgets because the unit furthest from the router had problems with the sound and picture breaking up frequently. The unit within 15' of the router suffered fewer break-ups. An on/off switch would certainly be nice.
I like the interface. The unit sorts well all my shows and keeps track of not only what I watch but what episode I left off at. My only problem with the unit is the remote. It requires more often than not for one to press your desired function button twice!! Sometimes more. I have changed the batteries, set my ROKU receiver in plain sight but to no avail....2 clicks....uuugghhh!
I purchased the Roku 1 over the holidays. Best Buy had it delivered 2 days earlier than expected. Good Job Best Buy!
I am very pleased with this product. Combined with a monthly subscription to NetFlix, this unit takes care of all of my entertainment needs. Only one thing would improve this system and that would be the capabilities for streaming local stations. I do miss my local news program.
Easy to set up and use, channels options are wide and varied. Both those supplied on the Roku website and the ones that are private as well.
All in all, 2 thumbs up.
I ordered the Roku 1 during our Christmas holiday and had it mailed to our home. I couldn't believe how fast Best Buy was with getting it out to us. We were able to set it up on our own which was wonderful. We are not that up on these new electronics and were a little worried concerned that we would have to have help with it but it was so easy. Everything was explained and we were taken through each step that we found we were hooked up and ready to go. We love it. We go on it and pick and choose which shows we want to watch and simply enjoy it. The little extra surprise was when we found we could get it on our laptops. My husband is really enjoying being able to turn it on whenever he wants and watch what he wants for a change. Thank you Best Buy we will order from you in the future.
Already having the Roku 3, I decided to get a second unit for another TV in the house. It's just as fast as the 3, just missing some bells and whistles. Overall function is the same. Some small differences are, Roku 3 has a headphone jack on the remote, the remote operates over wifi whereas the 1 over RF. Screen mirroring available on the 3 but currently not on the 1.
If that stuff doesn't matter so much, the 1 is a great little device.
Not a very well thought out device. The Roku 1 has to stay plugged in and is on all the time, no off switch. Device gets warm and stays warm unless unplugged. Have to have Roku account to use device. Have to have current credit card to use device. Just takes a lot to set this up.
This little gem enabled us to family view online programming, such as Netflix on our TV's. Easily switchable to any set in the house or economical to buy for each set.
Surpasses my expectations....Easy to set up, great sound, good image quality...Good product for the price
Love how easy the setup was to install. Enjoy watching classic shows and movies.
Love how easy it was to install. I find the remote is a tedious way to use it, much easier to navigate once my cell phone linked with it.
Plug and play, just not all the time. Has a bad time connecting to the Internet via wifi, spent better part of the day trying to reconnect. Better off buying the ruko 3' it at least has a LAN line.
Over all not too bad. Wish there was more Canadian content.
My one Boxee Box system was being faulty so I decided to go with a Roku so I was able to watch Netflix on a TV that had no other way to view it and a Roku being the cheapest way of doing so.
Netflix on Roku looks awful, very clunky and feels very much out of date, I was also hoping to be able to watch locally shared videos through the Roku, there are some apps you can get for it to do that but none worked for me. Being very unsatisfied I decided to return the system for a full refund.
I'd love to suggest people go with a Boxee Box instead but unfortunately they are no longer being made nor are they supported as the company got bought out by Samsung.
This review was specifically for the Roku 1, and I hear that Roku 3 is apparently much better.
love this thing
This Box is amazing. I received the Roku 3 for Christmas, then went in a bought the lower end model a few days later for the bedroom. It's fast and easy to use. Team it up with the Play On server and Plex and you can say goodbye to cable like we have! Easy set-up.
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