philsoft wrote:njweb wrote:The Roku 3 is a replacement for the Roku 2 XS (which was pulled from the site to make room for the 3).
In that respect nothing was "dropped" since the 2 XS already only had HDMI output for both video and audio.
The other Roku 2 models (LT, HD and XD) are still available for those who need other output.
The XS had a proprietary composite cable, so it was not HDMI only.
Oops, I stand corrected! I forgot about that cable (left it in the box) and the proprietary port is tiny.
The strange thing is I thought the site said HDTV sets only in the 2 XS description bullets, but I just checked a copy of the chart on the web and it says "works with virtually any TV"
They are likely trying to keep costs down since, for the same price as the 2 XS, they now include a significantly faster CPU, free earphones and the related audio via the remote feature.