dealsroku 2 xs 1080p hd streaming video player with…

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These things are amazing! I have two of them and I can watch just about everything I want to watch. This is a great price for the XS. It's small and wireless and has the usb port in the side for your own media. S**t I sound like a commercial, but seriously these things are BA.

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Love my XD, and this sounds perfect to replace its spot on our 42" plasma main screen. Move the original down to the 2nd TV and BAM! all set to cut the cord.

Or I would be if the website would process my credit card payment. Seems to be having some difficulty ordering the item.

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This would be awesome if I could complete the order process and actually buy it...

ETA- I should've noticed my better half said the same thing above me...

ETA2 - It went through with PayPal, but not a credit card (it's a major credit card, not check card) - ironically, the same card attached to the pp account. So... pp worked for me.

ETA3 - AAAAARRRGGG - it charged my credit card 3 times while giving me an error message!!! WTH!

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I bought one a few months ago they rock!!

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Just a heads up: the description lists this as "factory refurbished" with a 90 day warranty. Thel list price that's shown (crossed out) would be the normal cost for a brand new unit, which may seem a bit deceiving.

It's still a great deal, and I picked up 2 with no issues going through the checkout process. Happy Wooting! :)

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I've been getting emails from Roku this week (two, at least) about their 'great Black Friday deals!' so I plan on holding off just to see what those are. They call me a gambler...

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In for one. It's $30 less than a new one on Amazon. I've been using a refurb Roku for about three years without a glitch.

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I bought one of these when they came out. The codec support was horrible. Good for streaming, bad for playing existing content on a usb drive. I sent mine back and got a WD HD Live instead. I now have three WD TV devices and love them.

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I ordered one a few weeks ago from this company, be ready for slow shipping.

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How do these compare to Apple TV's? I've had an ATV for a couple of years now but it is quite limiting. If I need to stream video from my computer to the ATV I first have to go through the boxee app on my ipad, then airplay to the ATV. Does Roku have a feature similar to airplay, and the ability to stream directly from a mac?

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@fishcandy: Ifn it ain't broke, why spend presious $$ fixin what don't need it???? Frankly I hafta wonder if the Roku market isn't pretty well saturated by now.....

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@thumperchick: Same thing happened to me last week trying to order the Roku XD and I missed the deal. Tried to order the XS this morning and again couldn't complete transaction with credit card. Then I went through Paypal and it worked.

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The shipping is slow, but the price is good.

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A similar product ($79.99) by Western Digital will play just about anything you throw at it plus it can play stuff off your local network. So if you've ripped all your movies and have them stored on a computer or NAS attached to your network, you can use this to get them to your TV.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005KOZNBW/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

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Picked one up, nice price. You can play files off of your computer by setting up a Plex server. Add the Plex channel to the Roku and you are all set. http://plexapp.com/roku/

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Use this with a plex media server, and play anything you want off your network

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@thumperchick: I have reached out to the merchant. They are looking into this issue.

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I ordered this from onesaleaday through a similar ad here on Nov. 1. I received it Nov. 17. It was easy to set up and I have a lot to try with it yet.

I had been using a Boxee for several years, but it just kept giving me problems and finally croaked. So far the Roku seems like more than an adequate replacement although there are some features I miss from the Boxee like the scan/descriptions of media files.

Next up, I want to try out the plex server that often receives positive reviews.

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Just ordered one. I have been waiting for black Friday to get one for $79 but this was just too good of a deal to pass up.

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Roku has a free MIT channel with Professor lectures:

The classes offered are in the following disciplines:
Architecture
Biology
Chemistry
Computer Science
History
Law
Media
Philosophy
Physics
Mathematics
Urban Studies

I've never had a problem with 1SaleADay. The shipping is slower but the products are fine.

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Ordered several items in the past year from 1saleaday and have not had a problem with quality or the item being broken.
They are not fast shippers, typically taking from 7 days to 14 days to arrive.
So if your in a rush, but don't buy from them. If you want a good deal and can wait, it is worth buying from.

I picked up a new roku xs last week and I love it. So we are now getting a second one for the main room. It will replace the lg box we had, with many more features.

I might have waited till black Friday to see what the deals roku was hinting at in thier promo emails but this seemed too good of a deal to pass up.

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What is the difference between Roky 2 XD and Roku 2 XS?

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@thefenst: Thank you. Though they told me I just have to wait until the pending charges fall off. I do hope they fixed it so that no one else has to deal with that.

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http://shop.roku.com/
XS adds motion control for game mode & includes a USB port so that you can play any downloaded movies from elsewhere that you stored on a USB stick.

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74.99 new with free shipping from Roku right now. Like Roku on Facebook for this price.