Last week I bought a Roku XDS and dual band router from Amazon. I did a lot of research on what to buy (Apple TV, WD, etc.) and came to the conclusion that the Roku was the best choice. What I didn't do was check for any upcoming models.
I now have it set up on an independent 5GHz network right next to the router and have had very few problems. Netflix works well (so far) and besides bad video quality on Justin TV (which is normal on any device), I really like what I have.
Me dilemma is should I return it for a Roku 2? Even though I specifically upgraded my network (needed to go to 802.11n anyway), I can go Ethernet as my router will be right next to the Roku. That defeated my purpose of going dual band but I am sure another gadget will come along that I can dedicate that to. I have an XBOX 360 sitting right next to it so gaming (Angry Birds) is not an issue unless something spectacular is released in the future.
Does anyone know exactly what improvements were made with the Roku2 from a functionality and/or stability standpoint? I know it has a smaller form factor, but does that mean that any issues (Netflix) or performance improvements were made? Is the GUI the same? From some of you vets, do you foresee there being an issue with legacy software updates or technical support?
I also read where Amazon is reluctant on taking back electronics. I have never tried to return something electronic to them, but I have purchased hundreds of items there (Amazon Prime is an evil thing
) and have never had a problem with a return. Has anyone experienced problems with returning electronics. My 30th day to return it is 8/16, so I have some time to decide.
Thanks for taking the time to read this rather long original post. I am sure there are others in the same predicament.
Thank you in advance for your advice and opinions.