Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Online TV streaming by ROKU XDS HD1080p
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Roku is a little box that allows you to instantly stream tons of entertainment on your TV. Watch over 100,000 movies and TV shows from Netflix, Amazon Video On Demand, Hulu Plus and more. Listen to music on Pandora, or listen to your own iTunes playlists. Watch major sports, news, or original Internet programming. It's all available whenever you want it.
The all-new, top-of-the-line Roku XDS sets a new standard with 1080p streaming video, the latest wireless technology, and Instant Replay. All for under $100. No wonder Roku is the best selling streaming player ever.
Works with any TV—up to 1080p*. The XDS delivers the biggest and best streaming video experience you can get.
It's really easy. Be up and running in 5 minutes. Roku works with any TV.
No PC needed. Roku connects to your high speed Internet connection wirelessly. With the XDS, you get extended-range, dual-band Wireless-N performance.
No extra monthly bills.Use your existing subscriptions (like Netflix or Hulu Plus), or enjoy free and on-demand content (like Pandora, Flickr, and Amazon VOD).
It's always getting better. Roku is constantly expanding its library of streaming entertainment, so there will always be something new to watch.
This black minibox features:
Start watching movies on your TV in seconds using your high-speed Internet connection
Featuring the largest collection of instant streaming movies and TV shows, from Netflix, Amazon VOD, and more
Built-in wireless (dual-band Wireless-N) and wired Internet connectivity.
Plays up to 1080p High Definition video. Works with any TV.
Sets up in 5 minutes. Simply connect to your TV and to your high-speed Internet service. Does not require PC for streaming.
What can you do with Roku?
Roku simply brings the largest selection of streaming entertainment choices to your TV.
Over 100,000 movies and TV shows to watch instantly—from Netflix, Amazon Video On Demand, and more. Hulu lovers rejoice —Hulu Plus is now on Roku!
Premium sports. The top leagues like Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League. The main events from UFC and more.
The best tunes. Personalized music from Pandora or MOG, your own iTunes playlists, or radio from around the world.
Plus, tons of other choices, from major network news and original programming to photo and video sharing. More are added every day, so your Roku will always have the most, and the best, in instant entertainment.
Netflix and Roku: the original instant movie partnership
Over two years after the launch of the first Roku Netflix player, Roku still delivers the best combination of streaming movie performance and price. With your Netflix membership, browse and search over 20,000 movies and TV episodes to watch whenever you want. The exclusive Instant Replay button lets you skip back instantly to replay that line you just missed. Plus, there are no extra monthly or yearly fees.
XDS means top-of-the-line
Roku XDS delivers for the best home entertainment systems out there. Up to 1080p High Definition streaming video*. Dual-band Wireless-N technology, so you can get it almost anywhere in your house. Extensive connector options. We even added an Instant Replay button, so you can skip back instantly in 10 second jumps. It's the only streaming player that can do it without delay.
How Roku works
Setting up Roku is as easy as 1-2-3
Plug it in. Roku is compatible with virtually any TV
Add it to your home network. Whether your home is wireless or wired, the helpful on-screen instructions make it a cinch.
Enjoy! Choose your entertainment, and control it with the handy remote. (Popcorn sold separately.)
Included with the Roku XD|S Streaming Player
Remote control with Instant Replay
Two AAA batteries
Audio/Video Outputs: HDMI, Optical, Composite A/V (red/white/yellow), Component Video (requires XDS adapter cable)
Connectivity: Wireless N dual-band (B/G/N compatible), Ethernet, USB
Composite (red/white/yellow) A/V cable
Getting Started guide
One year warranty
What you need
To use Roku, you need a high speed Internet connection with a speed of at least 1.2 Mbps (such as mid-level DSL). For HD video, we recommend 5 Mbps (if you're not sure what your speed is, go to www.speedtest.net and run the simple test). Note that not all content partners enable HD or 1080p streaming video. You may also need a wireless or wired router if you cannot connect Roku directly to your cable or DSL modem
Netflix Tags New High On New Streaming Deal
Agustino Fontevecchia, 11.22.10, 2:05 PM ET
Netflix stock nailed an all-time high of $187.80 Monday morning as the movie-rental service announced plans to intensify its pursuit of more customers through providing streaming of unlimited TV shows for $7.99 a month.
The announcement, made through the Netflix official blog, sent the company's stock flying to the upside, gaining $13.82 or 7.6% by early afternoon. The company will also raise prices for its two most popular plans, one and two DVD at a time plans, by $1.
"We are now primarily a streaming video company delivering a wide selection of TV shows and films over the internet," said Netflix CEO and co-founder Reed Hastings, according to Bloomberg. The official explanation hints at the company's strategy of moving away from the costly mail DVD delivery model, and towards online streaming, a business with higher margins.
"The fact is that Netflix members are already watching more TV episodes and movies streamed instantly over the Internet than on DVDs," read the announcement, "and we expect that trend to continue."
Netflix recently announced a partnership with Level 3 Communications, a move to expand its online content delivery capacities. The announcement explained that their online library has "grown dramatically," and that no new DVD by mail plans has been announced. "We're spending the vast majority of our time and resources" creating "the best user experience," said the blog post.
Online video is the new frontier for entertainment and Netflix has focused on taking advantage of that trend by delivering content through a variety of platforms. Their service is available through gaming consoles like Microsoft's Xbox, through streaming players like Apple TV, and through mobile devices such as the iPhone, the iPad, and smartphones carrying Google's Android operating system.
Shares in Netflix were amongst the strongest performers in early trading in Monday, as Irish sovereign debt woes depressed equity markets.
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What people say:
"Like a lot of people who use Amazon, I own all kinds of electronic gear. Every once in a while, you get your hands on a device that really stands out in terms of ease of use and performance. When I first hooked up my Slingbox, for example, I realized that it was unique and was going to add something truly useful and impressive to my audio-video set-up. When I read a description of the Roku box, I had a similar expectation. Could it be as easy to use as advertised? Would it perform on a level that would really satisfy? Would it be one of those "stand out" devices? Now I can say in all honesty that the Roku player is everything I hoped and more. When the description says you will be up and running in just a few minutes, you can believe it. I opened the box, plugged in the power cord, attached a cable to my high speed router, and ran audio to my amp. I turned everything on and immediately saw the set-up screen for the Roku player. To run a quick test, I tried streaming a video from Netflix--it worked perfectly. This initial set-up and test took no more than 10 minutes. After several days of using the Roku, I have yet to have even the slightest problem. I have added a couple dozen channels and all work as expected. My only moment of hesitation came when I saw how small the Roku player is. It is tiny sitting there with all the other components, but when I saw what it could do, the size became inconsequential. The Roku player truly is an impressive device. While not necessarily a replacement, the Roku XDS Streaming Player is another serious alternative to cable TV. By the way, for those traveling outside the USA, where Netflix does not allow the streaming of movies on your PC, there is a way to connect the Roku player to your Slingbox. You then have access to Netflix through the Roku wherever you have an internet connection."
"I have been looking for an alternative to cable/satellite for awhile. The ROKU XDS is the closest thing to it. With the support of Netflix streaming(some episodes even in HD), and with Hulu plus coming in the fall, the ROKU XDS is all my family needs. Also, if you look at the ROKU forums, developers are creating other private and premium channels. This is something that Apple.tv cannot do. They also mention on their website that with an update in November you will be able to play video off USB. Setup took only minutes and the picture in awesome on my 1080P LCD. The only draw back would be if you watch a lot of sports, currently they only have MLB.tv. As soon as Hulu Plus is added I will be dropping my $90/month satellite bill and pay $20 a month for Hulu and Netflix."