Tecmo SB Guy wrote:
I looked through the manual which said not to put anything on top of it. I'm not.
That's because the circuitry is fastened to the top of the box, which acts as a heat sink.
The lower 2/3 of the box is empty.
Also I read some on these forums how some Rokus overheat.
There were a few reports that the R1 XDS got a bit warmer than you would expect.
Mine has been plugged in for a year and a half now with no problems.
Also note that the new R2 models use less than half the current that the R1s use.
The R1 uses about 5 or 6 watts, the R2 uses only 2 watts full tilt streaming HD.
The two versions use completely different hardware so can't really be compared.
Just leave the box plugged in as Roku suggests and don't worry about it.
It's not a problem.