4Eyes wrote:I just cancelled my Comcast basic TV package and now have Performance Starter Internet (about 7.4 mbps). I may eventually go back to the 20 mbps speed but for now I am trying this.) I have had a Roku LT (of the Roku 2 generation) which I use for Netflix, Amazon and Hulu Plus. I have one 32 inch Phillips LED flatscreen (720) and one older Sony standard definition TV from about 2008 that is only about 26 inches.
I have tried using my smart BluRay for Netflix and Hulu and it is not great (especially the remote). It had to be connected via Ethernet cable as the remote is very difficult to use. So I have decided I want a second Roku for the TV upstairs (the Phillips flatscreen) and I have moved the LT downstairs (tried a digital TV converter box and same indoor antenna as upstairs but got only 1/3 channels so not worth it).
I really like my LT and after the recent updates it has worked well. I am noting some buffering on Hulu Plus now that I have downgraded my internet speed.
Before I moved the Roku I checked network connection on both locations and in both cases, the connection is rated as excellent by Roku.
My best choices as far as price goes are a new Roku HD (appears to be the current generation but on sale for $48 as the local Walmart had this model on clearance) or a reconditioned 2 XS with HDMI cable from Amazon for 59.99 which could be connected by Ethernet. If I replace the old tv next year, I will need a larger screen so it might end up being 1080. I don't play games and I can stream photos from my cell phone to the TV with the Roku cell app. What suggestions and advice can anyone give me? Thanks!!
If it's a factory-reconditioned XS, that's a good price. I'd spend the extra money for the XS to get the USB, LAN port, and the bluetooth remote. While I'm not big on games, the bluetooth remote opens that up for you, family, and guests.
RokuShawnS wrote:Some great deals on Amazon.com too
C. Shawn Smith
4Eyes wrote:If the previous owner still has his accounts saved on the box [like his roku account, netflix login, etc.] then you could do a factory reset to wipe his/her information from the box. Unless of course....Is there any thing special like doing a factory reset (which I can't remember how to do) that I would need to do on a factory reconditioned unit that is different than a new unit?
jr2673 wrote:2 xs is nothing but problems stayaway
4Eyes wrote:I am waiting on a new pair of hearing aids from Oticon which have some connectivity options my 6 year old pair doesn't have. One of the things the new hearing aids will have is a remote/streamer device for streaming via blue tooth phone calls from cell phones. (think of it as a fancy Bluetooth headset with a mike) if one wants to spend another $150, one can get a box that allows the TV volume to stream from said box right to the hearing aids (blue tooth ?? Not sure). Given the streaming bluetooth nature of this remote/streamer, do you think it is possible that either of the Roku remotes will end up with interference from the hearing aid streamer? (The Oticon website is short on tech details). Thanks
jeffrok wrote:jr2673 wrote:2 xs is nothing but problems stayaway
If you're gonna say something like that you're gonna have to explain yourself a little better than THAT.