I'm dead serious. You guys please send your 2XS's to me before throwing them out.
What's wrong with them anyway? They work fine. I've never had a problem with any streaming app or local content. I do use Plex as my media server, along with the Plex channel, which smooths out all bumps with media types.
What makes the 2XS great is the combination of Ethernet, digital audio, and analog audio. No player since has offered that combination.
If you're streaming local media, then any resolution higher than 480/SD requires transcoding, because the 2 XS chokes at bitrates higher than around 16 Mbps. My 1080 Blu Ray rips all exceed that, with a few approaching 40 Mbps peaks. Even some 720p OTA recorded TV can exceed that. So your server is working very hard to provide a stream that your player can handle. With the latest players, I can stream my UHD rips, with peaks exceeding 100 Mbps, without issue. It doesn't matter if I use Plex, or the Roku Media Player, as both perform well. Yes, the 2 XS should handle all of the Internet streaming apps, but it doesn't. YouTube is terrible. Press a button on the remote and something happens any number of seconds later. Assuming it doesn't crash the Roku completely, which also happens. And as others have mentioned, it doesn't support the latest versions of certain channels, such as Netflix or Amazon. It's quite possible that it will stop working completely when Roku stops supporting older channels starting next year.
I agree that it offered the network/digital and analog connections that no current player matches. However, it's really a digital world now, and I can understand the business decision to remove analog connections. I do think that optical out should still be available, as many people still use AVRs or soundbars without HDMI connections. But with the price of AVRs so low, I suggest replacing them. You can get an AVR with HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 for full 4K support for less than $300.