steamer wrote:mikebdoss wrote:FX4 wrote:My daughter has the original and I am am constantly pushing her to upgrade. The difference is huge ranging from picture quality to number of channels. Get the S model. I agree with you about the lack of Ethernet ports. Too many headaches streaming with wireless.
What channels (besides the games made for the new remote) are available on new units, but not on the original box? And is the picture quality really that different? The original box does 720P, and the vast majority of content is served at that resolution.
right ... if you aren't 'gaming' you don't need the Roku2.
my original XDS does 1080p ...
and i don't intend to 'upgrade' [don't think it is]
unless forced to by lack of support for the old box.
probably come out with a Roku3 right after i did anyway.
The XD|S is not worth upgrading from. I own one of those too. But we are not talking about an XD|S here which is not all that old. We are talking about a gen 1. XD|S is like gen 1.5. I really don't know why they didn't call those units Gen 2 and the current units gen 3.