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The Roku digital video player (also known as the Netflix Player by Roku) instantly streams high quality movies from Netflix and Amazon Video On Demand from the Internet -- directly to your TV. The affordable Roku player is compact, easy to set up and intuitive to use.

  • roku box in handThe Roku comes with everything you need to start watching within minutes of opening the box - the standard yellow, white and red cables, both Wi-Fi and Ethernet are built in, wireless remote and batteries. Start watching instantly anywhere you have a TV and a high-speed Internet connection.
  • More than 50,000 titles are currently available from Amazon Video On Demand and Netflix, with many available in HD. 
  • The Wall Street Journal, CNET, WIRED, and other publications have given the Roku player overwhelmingly positive reviews.
  • For even better audio and video using the Roku player with your HDTV, home theater or A/V receiver, look for the Roku digital video player plus premium cable pack.

As Easy As 1 - 2 - 3 Roku plug detail 1. Wired or Wireless, The Choice is Yours
You can connect the Roku player to the Internet using most broadband providers (such as a cable modem or DSL connection.) You need at least 1.2 Mbps to watch movies instantly on the Roku digital video player with decent quality. The faster your connection, the better the quality (although this rule-of-thumb peaks out at about 5mbps). Use the built-in Wi-Fi capabilities to connect to your wireless network, or use the Ethernet port for a wired connection. It's easy either way. back 2. Connect to Virtually Any TV, New or Old
The player comes complete with everything you need to get connected right away. It even includes the standard yellow, white and red cables. Or use the HDMI or component connections with your new HDTV. remote 3. Control is at your Fingertips and Easy to Understand
The Roku player is easily controlled using the handy included remote. Choose the item you want to watch, play, fast-forward, rewind, pause and resume play later, just like watching a DVD.
Rent or Buy more than 50,000 Titles from Amazon Video On DemandWith Amazon Video On Demand Roku customers can now instantly watch more than 50,000 commercial-free movies and television shows, including hit new releases and the latest episodes available in HD.

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Using an intuitive interface, customers can order movies right from their couch and enjoy instant playback without waiting for lengthy downloads or annoying commercials. Prices start as low as $.99 and no subscription fee is required
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Find
Choose from thousands of movies and TV shows by browsing in the Amazon Video On Demand section on your Roku. Access and add to your virtual library of purchases via Amazon Video On Demand’s Your Video Library and re-watch anytime on the Roku Player, your PC or Mac and other compatible devices.
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Rent or Buy
Renting and purchasing titles is a snap with the power of Amazon’s 1-click purchasing. Order new release movies and the latest TV shows right from your couch and you’re watching within seconds. Prices start as low as $.99.
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Watch
Using your Roku Player, enjoy Amazon Video On Demand’s high quality video on any TV. Videos playback instantly, without waiting for a download. Purchases and rentals are added to Your Video Library and stored online by Amazon so you can conveniently watch them on your Roku Player, PC or Mac, and other compatible devices.
Watch Netflix Movies and TV Episodes InstantlyNetflix instant streaming ready Netflix members can now easily access over 12,000 movies and TV shows – including some new releases and hundreds of options in HD – instantly from Netflix over the internet. Netflix members can watch as much as they want and as often as they want without paying more or impacting the number of DVDs they receive. Start watching movies and TV episodes instantly in as little as 30 seconds.

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Roku Player is Netflix Members' #1 Rated Streaming Device
If you are like most Netflix customers and on a Netflix Unlimited plan (any plan that costs $8.99 a month or more), there are no limits to how much you can watch instantly. You can watch as much as you want. There is no extra charge for online viewing, and of course you still get DVDs by mail. netflix on computer
Fill Your Instant Queue
Use the Netflix site to browse a growing library of over 12,000+ instant movies and TV episodes – including hundreds in HD. Place choices in your Instant Queue, add more whenever you want, and keep them as long as you like.
       
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Choose and Watch on your TV
From your couch, use your remote to browse your Instant Queue and choose something to watch. Pause, fast-forward, rewind, or watch a favorite over and over — just like owning a DVD.
Specifications
  • Networking:  Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) with WEP, WPA, and WPA2 support; 10/100 Ethernet (RJ-45)
  • Video Outputs: Composite video, S-Video, Component video (Y/Pb/Pr), HDMI
  • Video Modes: 16:9 HD (720p), 16:9 anamorphic (480p), 4:3 standard (480i)
  • Audio Output: Stereo (L/R RCA), Digital Optical (Toslink), Digital over HDMI
  • Remote Control: NEC protocol, supported by various universal remotes
  • Power Input: 5V, 1.5A provided by included AC adapter
  • Power Consumption: 5 watts peak, 3 watts in standby
  • Size: 5 x 5 x 1.75 inches (130 x 130 x 41 mm)
  • Weight: 11 oz (300 grams)
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review by . August 26, 2010
I purchased this for an older relative that has an out-of-date television and refuses to buy a new one. She has a blu ray player that is not internet/network supported, but has a WiFi network. She is always complaining there is nothing on to watch on TV so I decided to purchase the Roku HD Player. Installation was a breeze - it was up and running in no time. The remote control is simple to use since it only has a limited number of buttons. We activated the Roku in the NetFlix account and she was …
review by . July 30, 2009
I am not tech savvy. I'm so not savvy that when I unwrapped the Roku -- a birthday gift -- I didn't know what it was.       Only 5 minutes after unwrapping my Roku, I was blinking in astonishment at my entire Netflix instant queue displayed on my TV. Disclaimer: It took my housemate 5 minutes to set up. It would have probably taken me 15.       Now it's one of my favorite entertainment appliances. I love it. It's easy even for me to …
review by . April 24, 2009
There are so many poorly design products out there, and since  I spend a great deal of time obsessing over user interfaces, usability and simple questions like "Will this address a need?", I'm often fazed when products are catastrophically unusable.   Great adventures in the Product Idiocy Hall of Fame include:  1. Windows Vista: click OK, and a pop-up appears "You selected OK. Are you sure?" Hmm.2. Wireless Rear Speakers on home theater systems, with a huge offender here being …
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