Roku Insider Deal of the Week: 20% off Roku 2 XD

A brand new exclusive offer for Roku Insiders is here, and don’t worry – we have plenty to go around! Remember, this deal is for Roku customers only. You’ll find Roku Deals in the Channel Store on your Roku player.

This week we’re taking 20% off a new Roku 2 XD - now just $63.99 with FREE shipping. If you’ve been thinking about upgrading, this might be the screaming-streaming deal you’re looking for. Snag one for yourself, or stream it forward and get one for a friend! Hurry though, this offer ends Sunday April 15 at midnight PT.

Not sure why you should upgrade? Check out this handy link to compare previous generation Roku players.  Thanks to Dave Krieger for calling this out!

To visit the Channel Store, highlight the Channel Store icon on your Roku player home screen. All of our Roku Deals will be listed along with 450+ entertainment channels. Simply select the product you want to purchase, click “OK,” and we’ll ship it out to the address we have on file. Think of it as one-click shopping from the comfort of your couch!

To learn more about billing and creating a payment method on file, visit our support page hereYou can update your shipping and billing info here.

Don’t have a remote? Download our free Android or iPhone app to navigate your way to the best deal in the house.

Due to popular demand, you might experience a slight delay on the purchase screen. Thanks for your patience.

Happy streaming—and saving!

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  • Peter Olmsted

    Any one want to send this deal my way? Been looking to grab an XD. Thanks

  • Josie

    We are having increasing trouble viewing Netflix using Roku (doesn’t seem to be the same problem viewing Netflix directly on a computer) — wondering what difference the upgrade might make, if any. I’ve also had problems viewing a TV episode purchased on Amazon on my TV. Sometimes it just doesn’t load; sometimes it starts then continuously seems to lose the program, goes back to loading. This has been driving me BONKERS, as I can now NEVER rely on being able to watch something I want….

    • Biff Simpson

      I have three Rokus in my house (2 originals plus a HD unit) with no issues. If your pc is directly connected to your router and the Roku is wireless (or if the Roku is further from your wireless router), it could be a wireless issue. Try connecting the roku to a tv closer to the router to test.
      Hope this helps…

    • Nutriplecat

      Josie, its likely your cable company or internet provider throttling the bandwidth. If you have Comcast, you can usually call and complain and they will upgrade your internet.

      • Max

        I’m not sure about that. If Netflix works fine on his PC but not on his Roku, it’s probably not a bandwidth issue.

      • Brian(J)

        Hey, I had this exact problem, tried the Namebench and openDNS solutions, no dice. Comcast pointed out that because my connection was fast through the PC it was probably a wireless issue.
        I solved my problem by getting a NETGEAR MCAB1001 MoCA Coax-Ethernet Adapter Kit from Amazon for $79. That provides an ethernet connection at your PC and another wired ethernet AND CATV coax at the TV, by running ethernet through the CATV coax. It is a two-box solution, one at the PC and one at the TV. Iwas ready to give up on ROKU and NetFlix and now I am the happiest camper.

    • Nutriplecat

      Josie, its likely your cable company or internet provider throttling the bandwidth. If you have Comcast, you can usually call and complain and they will upgrade your internet.

    • http://prezombis.com/rblog Randal2k

      Try using OpenDNS.org for your connection. As the roku takes a sightly different route to the Netflix servers then the computer. I used to work for Netflix Instant watch, and we would see this alot when the roku came out. The other thing is to make sure that the box isn’t sitting where it’s being blocked for wireless… like a cubby hole or in an entertainment center sandwiched between the DVD player and the WII.

      • http://twitter.com/krishnakoneru Krishna Koneru

        Using Google DNS also seems to help. In worst cases, using the DNS provided by the provider (Like TWC) seems to work for sometime. I have both good and bad exeprience with OpenDNS.

        • http://prezombis.com/rblog Randal2k

          good call, If you want to get technical, here is a program “Namebench” that will determine the best DNS provider for you to use, http://code.google.com/p/namebench/ (only use this if you know what your doing, or have confidence you can do this.)

      • http://twitter.com/krishnakoneru Krishna Koneru

        Using Google DNS also seems to help. In worst cases, using the DNS provided by the provider (Like TWC) seems to work for sometime. I have both good and bad exeprience with OpenDNS.

      • http://twitter.com/krishnakoneru Krishna Koneru

        Using Google DNS also seems to help. In worst cases, using the DNS provided by the provider (Like TWC) seems to work for sometime. I have both good and bad exeprience with OpenDNS.

  • Dyna

    I have the origninal Roku…it works fine. I’d like to buy the XD to access Netflix on another set. I have a wireless connection. Any issues with use the XD and the original in the same house?

    • Phil

      I’ve running my original Roku in the bedroom and an XD in the living room. Both pull their streams wirelessly off the same router. Been doing this for about a year now with no problems at all.

    • Cal

      Nope! I did this several months ago and both work fine on my home wireless network. Buy with confidence and enjoy!

    • Katy

      Love the Roku, superior to the Apple, but saw this same type of unit from Sony with a Blu-Ray player, for about the same money…seems to be the way to go!

      • Billy

        I was recently gifted a Sony Blu-Ray & Netflix player from Costco ($130 before rebate).

        OMG, IT SUCKED!

        The thing froze left and right… I would have to unplug from the wall in order to turn it off.

        I ended up returning it to get my $$$ back.

        Who the hell wants to use their Blu-Ray player as a Netflix device anyway? I would hate to leave it on all day.

        I don’t work for ROKU, but I own three older models, and they are a much better pick than a POS Sony Blu-Ray “all in one” piece of junk.

        I’m never buying Sony (Blu-Ray) again… Next Blu-Ray I buy will just be a simple player with no streaming access (ROKU is much better for this).

        I look at it like this: ROKU company is focused on streaming. Sony, on the other hand (for example) is not focused on streaming (it’s an afterthought, IMHO). Who do you think is going to provide a better experience? Answer: ROKU.

        • Justin

          So TRUE!! I had an old LG all in one blu-ray, and it stopped working all together. I replaced it with the POS Sony crap, and first thing before you even USE it, is take an hour to update it, and then ever other day another update came, and you HAD to update before you can even use it.
          I LOVE my OG ROKU player. My internet connection is 3 Meg, so I can not get 1080p.. why not discount the $59.99 one to under $50 bucks??
          STAY AWAY from SONY.. go ROKU ANYDAY!

          • Anonymous

            Lol. I love my Sony blu ray. Works great as a supplement to my old roku.

            Oh, we’ll….all this crap can subjective.

          • Max

            I bought a Sony blu-ray from Costo with Netflix and it works great also. I’ve had it for 3 months now. The Roku XD is Ok. I use it in another room now. Personally, I think CC would be helpful.

        • Chickee_123

          Billy the Vizio Blu-Ray is the same I think they are all like that.

        • Sally

          I have a Panasonic Blu Ray that also streams. I’ve had it for almost two years now. It works pretty well I would say. Having said that, if I’m just wanting a streaming device I don’t think I would buy it. But, most of the new blu ray players come with this ability so whatever. I suppose eventually I won’t need a player at all. But, I do still use discs from time to time.

          I gave up cable in order to justify buying all this streaming equipment. Just to play around with it. At the time, I did not swear never to return to cable. It was definately an experiment. And I still won’t say that. But I don’t see me returning to cable in the near future. Maybe never. We’ll see how this whole business evolves. Anyway, having said that, I have Apple TV & the Roku. And the blu ray player. They all work. I used to like Apple TV more than the Roku because the menu was simplier. With their latest upgrade they went more to the Roku like menu. I hate it. I must be missing something. Obviously there is a reason they thought that was a better presentation. I don’t think so.

        • Sally

          I have a Panasonic Blu Ray that also streams. I’ve had it for almost two years now. It works pretty well I would say. Having said that, if I’m just wanting a streaming device I don’t think I would buy it. But, most of the new blu ray players come with this ability so whatever. I suppose eventually I won’t need a player at all. But, I do still use discs from time to time.

          I gave up cable in order to justify buying all this streaming equipment. Just to play around with it. At the time, I did not swear never to return to cable. It was definately an experiment. And I still won’t say that. But I don’t see me returning to cable in the near future. Maybe never. We’ll see how this whole business evolves. Anyway, having said that, I have Apple TV & the Roku. And the blu ray player. They all work. I used to like Apple TV more than the Roku because the menu was simplier. With their latest upgrade they went more to the Roku like menu. I hate it. I must be missing something. Obviously there is a reason they thought that was a better presentation. I don’t think so.

        • Kurt

          I really love my Panasonic plasma and the matching surround/blu-ray, but the wirleless system built into BOTH of them sucked! I went straight back to my classic ROKU and most wireless problems were solved.
          I still cannot understand why the ROKU has trouble staying connected, at times, when my laptop has no problems at all.
          I doubt the laptop has a wireless app that is that much more costly or advanced than a unit that has no other purpose (ROKU).

        • Kurt

          I really love my Panasonic plasma and the matching surround/blu-ray, but the wirleless system built into BOTH of them sucked! I went straight back to my classic ROKU and most wireless problems were solved.
          I still cannot understand why the ROKU has trouble staying connected, at times, when my laptop has no problems at all.
          I doubt the laptop has a wireless app that is that much more costly or advanced than a unit that has no other purpose (ROKU).

        • Kurt

          I really love my Panasonic plasma and the matching surround/blu-ray, but the wirleless system built into BOTH of them sucked! I went straight back to my classic ROKU and most wireless problems were solved.
          I still cannot understand why the ROKU has trouble staying connected, at times, when my laptop has no problems at all.
          I doubt the laptop has a wireless app that is that much more costly or advanced than a unit that has no other purpose (ROKU).

        • Anonymous

          Yep, we’ve got a sony BR player in the bedroom that we also use to connect to Netflix, Amazon VOD, Hulu and our Plex server. It works fine but in comparison our 2008 Roku is a more robust device. The wireless on the Sony is not so good and the UI clunky. But it can play a DVD when asked.

        • Anonymous

          Yep, we’ve got a sony BR player in the bedroom that we also use to connect to Netflix, Amazon VOD, Hulu and our Plex server. It works fine but in comparison our 2008 Roku is a more robust device. The wireless on the Sony is not so good and the UI clunky. But it can play a DVD when asked.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bob-Forsberg/100001387343371 Bob Forsberg

        My $99 LG blue-ray player does Netflix but not as well as my older Roku XR.

        A 1080p or 4K Roku box about the size of the older square units with a built in slot loader blue-ray player for $149 would eat up the competition.

        Its just a tray in a Roku box….come on guys, build it!

      • Cmwarshaw

        I can’t usually say enough good things about Sony products, BUT I bought a Sony blu-ray at Costco and the POS would only play regular DVD’s so I returned it.

        A new Sony Blu-ray model had come out so I got that one, and now it would play DVD’s and only some Blu-ray’s, updating it made things worse.

        Don’t buy Sony Blu-ray!

      • Julesmakes7

        I have an original Roku and a Sony Blu-Ray player with streaming. The Sony was about $30 more than the Roku, but it does offer a few more channels and of course it plays Blu-Ray disks. I use the Roku in my bedroom and the Sony in the family room. So, if you are in the market for a Blu-Ray player, get one with streaming. If you already have an older Blu-Ray player and it works fine, go with the Roku.

      • Julesmakes7

        I have an original Roku and a Sony Blu-Ray player with streaming. The Sony was about $30 more than the Roku, but it does offer a few more channels and of course it plays Blu-Ray disks. I use the Roku in my bedroom and the Sony in the family room. So, if you are in the market for a Blu-Ray player, get one with streaming. If you already have an older Blu-Ray player and it works fine, go with the Roku.

      • Mjcraner

        Like other responders, I tried the Sony Blu Ray and returned it within a week. Setup was a real nightmare. Once it was set up I could not play competing content (movies from Amazon) and all of the HULU features did not work as well as sveral other channels I had with Roku. Hooked the old Roku back up and I can live without a DVD player.

      • Loretta

        what is the Sony like? What is it called?

    • Bmaple

      I have all three of the Roku boxes on three tv’s in my house and they all work fine. You can’t watch the same thing (like on Hulu) on all three but we rarely run across that problem since we watch different channels.

    • http://twitter.com/krishnakoneru Krishna Koneru

      There should be no problem. I see only the bandwidth as a main issue :)

    • http://twitter.com/krishnakoneru Krishna Koneru

      There should be no problem. I see only the bandwidth as a main issue :)

    • http://twitter.com/krishnakoneru Krishna Koneru

      There should be no problem. I see only the bandwidth as a main issue :)

    • http://twitter.com/krishnakoneru Krishna Koneru

      There should be no problem. I see only the bandwidth as a main issue :)

    • dl

      Dyna,

      There’s a limit on how many devices you can have registered on Netflix. I don’t remember what it is, but it’s definitely more than one. So, no, there shouldn’t be any issues using both boxes in the same house.

      • Kkramis

        Netflix allows 4 devices on the same Netflix account.

    • Prof Dave

      Generally the limit is 6 devices

    • Prof Dave

      Generally the limit is 6 devices

  • http://www.robedumariage.org robe du mariage

    J’ai vraiment aimé cet article, de très bons conseils!

  • Gidgers

    I may buy it…not sure. I love my original Roku; however, what I hate about it is the company’s customer service. The worse on the planet of technician service. There is a particular blog about this issue and no one, not one of around 150 people have anything nice to say about their experience.

    • John

      I have a year old Roku 2 XS, with a Bluetooth remote. What features does the XD have that I am missing?

      • Cosjobs

        I replaced all my Rokus with PS3s. They are a bit more cumbersome, but infinitely more flexible (and expensive). But you can get one for 250, so that’s only about 175 more than a Roku and you get a BR disc player and a pretty decent gaming machine.

    • T-Dog

      I have 5 rokus of varying ages and have only had to deal with Cust Serv once, and it was a nightmare. Finally got a tech that knew what he was talking about and all had s been good since.

      I’ve had one or two times that I’ve had to do a hard reset on a box or two, but love having one in every room!

  • Hayden

    “Don’t have a remote? Download our free Android or iPhone app to navigate your way to the best deal in the house.”

    That’s a little misleading. The Android and iPhone apps only work if the Roku is on the same network as your phone. So if your Roku isn’t connected to a network there’s no way to use the phone apps to control your Roku.

    • Jesse

      This is my problem. I didn’t use my original Roku for about a year; during that year, I changed my wireless router, so Roku is no longer on my network, and my four year old lost my Roku remote. So now I cannot get my Roku back on the network. No idea how to fix this. Borrowed a friend’s remote from her XD hoping to use it to get the Roku back on the network, but it didn’t work. Anyone know how to get a Roku back onto a WiFi network WITHOUT the remote control??

      • Mike

        Ha! I can’t find my remote and have been using the iphone app. My 16 month old has it somewhere but she isn’t telling me.

        Do you still have your old wireless router? If you do and can connect to the roku with that, go into roku settings and switch to a wired connection. Then you should be able to directly link with your new router (via ethernet) and change your network settings within the roku (back to wireless with new router settings) with the phone app (as they should both be on the same network now). Another option would be to change all of the settings in your new router to match the old one- security (WEP, WPA, ect), password, ssid and so on. You might want to try this first if you haven’t done it already.

      • Mike

        Ha! I can’t find my remote and have been using the iphone app. My 16 month old has it somewhere but she isn’t telling me.

        Do you still have your old wireless router? If you do and can connect to the roku with that, go into roku settings and switch to a wired connection. Then you should be able to directly link with your new router (via ethernet) and change your network settings within the roku (back to wireless with new router settings) with the phone app (as they should both be on the same network now). Another option would be to change all of the settings in your new router to match the old one- security (WEP, WPA, ect), password, ssid and so on. You might want to try this first if you haven’t done it already.

  • Rcsalazar

    I can’t seem to be able to delete a movie after I’ve viewed it. I follow the delete process but it remains active in my library. Help!

  • Hank

    My original Roku works fine, what does the XD do that my original Roku doesn’t do?

    • Rickf178

      The new one has closed captions which is old one does not have at ability.

      • Eric

        Closed captions on what? Netflix? Are you actually referring to subtitles?

        • Rickf178

          No closed captions show the words being spoken in a spelled out format that is at the bottom of the screen. Sometimes I just can’t understand what they are saying and this actsully shows the words that are spoken on screen. Sorry if I did not explain it correctley.

          • Saroko

            I just got a Roku 2 XD about 2 months ago and have not seen any evidence of closed captions. How do you turn them on?

          • http://twitter.com/krishnakoneru Krishna Koneru

            If the Netlfix title has Subtitles , they will show up if you select the “Show subtitles” option before playing. Please note they are Not Closed Captions (Like the OTA channels or Cable)

          • Mickeywatson

            go to your tv settings open settings scroll down its called closed captioning click the on –on you will see scrolling of the words on your tv screen this works for regular tv but dont know for the roku

          • Mojo5654

            Are these scrolling subtitleslike on the news or stationary?

      • Chavezanna81

        my tv has the cc capability…so the old roku is just fine. unless it does something amazing, im not falling for it,.

        • Jim

          If you have a receiver that can decode/support Dolby Digital Plus, then you can get 5.1 audio from the Netflix channel(on shows/titles that have 5.1 audio available). Other than that, your old Roku should still be rocking. I have an XD|S and an XS and they both work well.

          • Web86

            I can do that with my Comcast Cable DVR

    • Samrat

      It doesn’t support youtube channel LOL

    • Anonymous

      Here are the differences http://www.roku.com/roku-products#3

  • Jose Rivera

    As soon as a deal for the XS pops up, you got a customer willing to upgrade, but for now my Classic ROKU works just fine.

    • http://twitter.com/creigpsherburne Creig P Sherburne

      Agreed. The XS is the only way to go, if you already own one.

      • Mike

        Totally. I can’t give up that Ethernet port!

        • William

          I concur, the wireless on my Roku 1 XD|S is garbage, will not hold a connection for more than 5 minutes. I trouble shoot wireless issues all day long working as high level tech support agent, and all possible trouble shooting was done, it just does not work. I had to run an Ethernet cable it. I am not sure if I could trust another wireless device from this company. So bring on a deal I can not say no to on the XS.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=558461812 Mark Harrison Near

            My Roku XDS used to lose connection to my DSL wireless router almost every day. I switched to a cable connection and it never disconnects. They are in the same room all the way across the house from the Roku.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=558461812 Mark Harrison Near

            My Roku XDS used to lose connection to my DSL wireless router almost every day. I switched to a cable connection and it never disconnects. They are in the same room all the way across the house from the Roku.

          • Shawne11

            Does the router have WPS? I had to disable this on my brothers router and it works flawlessly now.

          • William

            Man, I have tired everything. Disabled WPS, used both WPA and WEP. Tried my old belkin wireless g router (no WPS). Updated my router with custome firmware. I have not had the same issue with any other wireless devices in my home from 3 wireless computers, 2 ipads, 3 ipods, 2 iphones, sony bluray, wii, and visitors’ wireless devices, they work flawlessly. Anyways I have a gigabit switch installed in my entertainment system, so I a good with having it connected ethernet. I actually prefer it.

          • MikeY

            My daughter gave me an XDS for my birthday. I’m running wireless ‘b’ to a D-Link router. Works fine. Only issues are when I’m watching a movie my laptop network access slows to a crawl, but when the movie is over the laptop speeds right back up.
            I have a Belkin ‘g’ I was going to change to, but there doesn’t seem to be a need.
            I may eventually run wire to the ethernet port, but then only because I’ll put a small LinkSys switch in the home entertainment center so that I can feed both the Roku and my Sony BlueRay player.
            As for now though, I’m happy with the wireless.
            But to be fair, I only have a couple hours on the Roku. I haven’t grabbed any real HD movies yet and have yet to set up Netflix on it.

          • Jewels

            I switched from DSL to cable modem & changed my router (TrendNet from Frys) and the wireless works flawlessly. I don’t have any network problems when watching HD movies. I love Hulu & Netflix (only wish there were more titles on Netflix…seems the best stuff is DVD only).

          • Null

            I have a first generation XD that took half a day get working on wireless. I have not pinned it down to one factor but try one or both of the following.

            1-The key should be about 25, maybe 23 or fewer characters. Going the full 63 characters may cause problems.
            2-Instead of G try B if that does not interfere with the possible speed of your internet connection. B just worked better for me.

            I still get disconnects but as I am in a crowded apartment complex and it could be anything from the twenty some wireless connections to the cell phone or microwave next door.

            Also the first generation Roku seems to have a few more bugs then the Roku2′s.

          • Koltov

            I have one of the first ROKU with wireless and I never had a problem setting it up or using it.

          • Stan-g

            Good for you! I had nothing but problems from day one with mine. Back then I had all I could to understand the customer service rep’s broken English dialog, transferred me to another, worse!
            If it stood idle for more than a couple of minutes, I’d have to get up a go to within 6 inches of the receiver to get it to work again. Still do. Even while viewing, if you paused to go for a drink and came back, get up and get on top of it again to get it to respond. What a pain!
            Guess I’ll have to try one of these newer models now, when on sale. Hope that works better. Not very enjoyable jumping up and down to view movies, especially when it’s called a “Remote control”!

          • Doran4032

            Change your remote batteries

          • Omayerlaw

            I used to have real trouble with my original Roku: lost signal EVERY day at about 9:20 p.m. Roku techs were clueless. By pure coincidence, I bought a new TV, and the cable technician who got everything up and running found that the wireless adapter was connected backwards, so that the daily updating of Netflix programming on the phone line was interfering with the streaming video. Once the wireless adapter was straightened out, I never had another problem with lost signal and reception was always 4 dots.

          • Jello

            Koltov, thank you for telling me how to order the player.

          • Jewels

            I have a ROKU XD/S and have had no problems. Well…occasionally it freezes but if i cut the power it resets and works again.

        • Jerry R

          Right, got to have an ethernet port! My roku 1 XDS on wireless would get a quality of 2 or 3 dots from Netflix or Amazon with frequent reloads. I plugged in an ethernet cable and now I get “HD” most of the time and 4 dots the rest of the time. Dropping the ethernet port on most new models was a cost reduction mistake. I wonder if most people even know there is an “HD” on the roku quality display line.

        • Big T

          Ethernet port is a must!!! Why Don’t they have a browser yet on any model???
          Advice for ROKU: Get a browser and you will have no competition.

      • Mike

        Totally. I can’t give up that Ethernet port!

      • Mike

        Totally. I can’t give up that Ethernet port!

    • http://twitter.com/KevinDoyle Kevin Doyle

      Agreed, but having watched Roku deals for a few years they’re never given on the top model.

    • Loretta

      I agree Give a good deal on the XS and I will buy another one. my original works great for now.

    • Johnlh

      I do not even know if my ROKU is the old or new one but I usually buy the best. It is about 1-2 years old. Works just fine other than I sometimes lose a connection while on NETFLIX. I think that is because of my network and not the Roku. It certainly is worth having and if you watch much TV is money well spent

      • Anonymous

        It’s a not very old version if you got it in the last couple years. My Roku was purchased in 2008. Still haven’t seen a reason to upgrade.

      • Anonymous

        It’s a not very old version if you got it in the last couple years. My Roku was purchased in 2008. Still haven’t seen a reason to upgrade.

  • Jose Rivera

    As soon as a deal for the XS pops up, you got a customer willing to upgrade, but for now my Classic ROKU works just fine.

  • Photoltd47

    does this new devise support closed captioning?

    • http://prezombis.com/rblog Randal2k

      Since the Roku player streams the info from a different provider, the owners of the stream need to support/have closed captioning. I know netflix is working on this and Hulu has it, but HBO Go doesn’t.

    • Rickf178

      Yes it does and that is the reason I’m buying a Roku 2, just for the CC.

  • Morton Lewis

    Can I get HBO GO on m TV with the upgraded Roku? If not whendo yoplan to offer this seemingly most basic of functions?

    • Vicjoplin

      I can get HBO Go on my old Roku player

  • Jan

    I have the Roku 2, but I can’t get Netflix because I’m in the Bahamas. I wasn’t told this so I have to use my ipad to get Netflix. When are you going to get straight with Netflix outside the USA and Canada, BAHAMAS gets it with other devices.

    • Doug

      I have a friend in Jamaica. He can get Netflix on his PC by setting up a proxy server in the US. Costs about $20 a month from Rackspace.

    • Doug

      I have a friend in Jamaica. He can get Netflix on his PC by setting up a proxy server in the US. Costs about $20 a month from Rackspace.

    • Doug

      I have a friend in Jamaica. He can get Netflix on his PC by setting up a proxy server in the US. Costs about $20 a month from Rackspace.

  • JOHN HARRINGTON

    THE ONLY THING I DON’T LIKE ABOUT ROKU IS THE OPERATION OF YOUR REMOTE – IT SUCKS. HAVE YOU CHANGED IT.

  • Leathl

    I am not very up to date on how to hook things up and am debating on buying a Roku. We now have att u-verse phone/tv/internet bundle and I wonder if I can hook this roku up myself? Or will it work with this set up. I would love to be able to cut my bills down and also I like Glenn Beck and I can only get him with Roku. Could someone give a senior some advice??

    • george

      I have two roku, one is a HD model which I like the best.I also have a internet phone which after the intial cost of the equipment ,only cost me about $3.50 a month. The $3.50 is tax and 911 service. I have a modem hooked to a router and I have both Roku hard wired. I found that the hardwiring is much superior to the wireless and much faster in downloading. I also subscribe to Glen Beck but the Glen Beck show has a problem about reloading during the show. during the show the screen will show reloading but it is only a few second in time.
      He what I have: a internet connection about 10 mbps, a Cisco router, A linksys wireless router
      hooked to the router hardwired is 2 roku, a computer, and a Ooma internet telephone.
      on the wireless side there is a wireless printer, a apple Ipad,an apple ipod. this seem to work fine with me

    • Vicjoplin

      My internet service is through At&t. I hooked up my Roku player myself with no problems. I am a 50 year old woman, if I can do it so can you. My computer and router are in another room, so my Roku is wireless connection. I love my Roku player and I watch Netflix every night with no issues. The only channel I have trouble with is Popflix, stops and reloads constantly. Amazon on demand is excellent for new release that aren’t on Netflix yet, but they are pay per view.

      • Mickeywatson

        try vangard free movies in chanel store or crackle love both

    • Mickeywatson

      my daughter has the same att bundel and the 59.95 small wireless roku and it works beautifully once in a while if shes on line and watching a movie it will reload but not every time but then my org roku reloads sometimes too

    • Guest

      You like Glen Beck??? You don’t need a roku. You need a brain transplant.

      • Ken

        Let me guess…you are under 25 and enjoy putting down other people.

    • Sunshune

      If you have only Roku for access, you must have a computer for the wireless. His website is actually a better way to watch his program. Of course there is always radio.

      • Leathl

        Thank you sunshune appreciate your come back!!

  • http://prezombis.com/rblog Randal2k

    I want one for 1080p only. [ About Bluetooth, can I pair a headset for viewing while on my couch so the audio will go to the headset?]

  • Pete

    I want 2 purple Roku’s. When will they be available again?

  • Miker

    No Russian TV streaming????. RT Russian News in English? Why do I need Russian news in English? How about Russian news in Russian? I actually got rid of Roku box for that reason and purchased Android-based TV box with the same specifications as your box but now my TV thinks it is a “phone” and I get to install any app from Android market. I think you guys are beating the “dead horse”

  • Anonymous

    I’ve had ROKU/Netflix for some time. It used to load Netflix very quickly but now it takes at least 3 – 4 times as long to load as it used to. I’m not buying anymore ROKU products until I figure out if the problem is with my Internet (Comcast) service or ROKU.

    • Mickeywatson

      when my roku started to act like this i whent int roku settings and did an upgrade follow the instructions i fixed my problems

      • Anonymous

        That worked Mickey, thanks for the tip,

    • Mickeywatson

      when my roku started to act like this i whent int roku settings and did an upgrade follow the instructions i fixed my problems

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bob-Forsberg/100001387343371 Bob Forsberg

    The XD doesn’t have an ethernet jack, necessary when streaming 1080p between 8-10pm when family home wireless networks are very busy. I have 2 current Apple routers with a cable 30M download speed. 1080p steaming sputters/downgrades on wireless, never when hard wired.

    • Anonymous

      Agreed. Need to have a deal on the XS. I’m sticking with my old unit simply because there hasn’t been an upgrade offer, and it has Ethernet.

    • Jon

      Yep!

  • Mpetrof

    I’m with Hank, I’m amazed that you would advertise something and not say what it does? Duh…..

  • Eric

    I love my Roku N1000, I’ve had it since the first week it was available.
    Only problem is that about a year ago it began going from the standby mode and then it freezes.
    After that happens I have to power cycle it to get it back online. A power switch would have been a good idea, even a soft one. It’s the only reason why I would buy a new one…

  • Prabodh

    Need a deal on the XS

    • Jon

      Agreed. The xd is just a stipped down piece of junk.
      All that is different from Roku 1 is just the new decoder chip that supports new content channels.
      But without an ethernet port… the xs is superior.

  • Jon

    Not really an upgrade. Where the ethernet port that is on my Roku 1?

  • Cafemochaman

    From reading the comments it seems you can have more than one roku on the same network but for example you only need one Netflix subscription? Can two people in different rooms watch netflix at the same time?

  • Cafemochaman

    From reading the comments it seems you can have more than one roku on the same network but for example you only need one Netflix subscription? Can two people in different rooms watch netflix at the same time?

    • Christiaan

      We have 3 computers and a roku and can watch a different Netflix show on each one at the same time. Talk about sensory overload!

  • Aptos streamer

    I already have the new Roku XD whatever. It works better than my older Roku. But I do have one complaint: I am not happy about the elimination of the optical port on the new model.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_B5UH7GU4M6L5QRC6TDJT6W3ERA GEORGE A

    Does it come with remote control please let me no for the 63.99 price.

  • Abdulrhman A.

    Waiting for the XS deal. Come on.

  • Abdulrhman A.

    Waiting for the XS deal. Come on.

  • Paul Bresciani

    I’d buy the XS for 20% off – I guess I’ll wait.

  • Guest

    Gonna stick with my old Roku for its ethernet port until it dies, the design was near-perfect from the beginning. All the multiple new models (most that aren’t as good) just water-down the brand. You guys really need to just settle on two models at most,. Four models (and only one with ethernet) just confuses people out of buying what is still a superior product.

  • Jesse

    I didn’t use my original Roku for about a year; during that year, I changed my wireless router, so Roku is no longer on my network, and my four year old lost my Roku remote. So now I cannot get my Roku back on the network. No idea how to fix this. Borrowed a friend’s remote from her XD hoping to use it to get the Roku back on the network, but it didn’t work. Anyone know how to get a Roku back onto a WiFi network WITHOUT the remote control??

  • Anonymous

    Regarding Sony Blu Ray, I have two different models, one nearly 2 years old, and they both work better with Netflix than my XS Roku. And recently my Roku stopped loading Netflix and Hulu Plus. Gives me 2 different messages that are erroneous. Netflix says it ain’t them, Roku just plain will not answer. I have no problem with the Sonys.

  • Cw9580

    My housebound mom (85) has one of the early roku’s and she gets to watch movies. I’m not sure why I would want one. don’t make the mistake that Tivo did in it’s marketing – thinking everyone in the audience has a propeller on their heads…

  • Cw9580

    My housebound mom (85) has one of the early roku’s and she gets to watch movies. I’m not sure why I would want one. don’t make the mistake that Tivo did in it’s marketing – thinking everyone in the audience has a propeller on their heads…

  • Jshewm007

    Why would I want to do this upgrade. I have seen a multiplicity of comments that your second generation devices have major issues with a) updates that make Netflix inoperable, and b) that you no longer support 5gHz b/g/n (or maybe it’s that you no longer support the “n” standard”.

    Why would I want to “upgrade” to a device that while it offers 1080 rather than 720 HD, only to encounter problems in accessing Netflix and lesser wireless support than the first generation?

    If I am wrong, please feel free to correct me.

  • Eddie

    Give me 20% off the XS and you have a deal. Till then I will just stick to the Roku player I have now.

  • Victor Volkman

    Won’t buy until you put the S-Video port back on. You saved what 99 cents per unit by taking it off?

  • http://www.facebook.com/getawayguide Joseph Everett Cromwell

    I’d love to buy it at this discounted price but there is no link to buy, no coupon code and the Roku website still drops this product in the cart at the $79.99 price. Perhaps you should address this issue.

  • http://www.facebook.com/getawayguide Joseph Everett Cromwell

    I’d love to buy it at this discounted price but there is no link to buy, no coupon code and the Roku website still drops this product in the cart at the $79.99 price. Perhaps you should address this issue.

  • Brappleye

    There is one important additional services is adding closed captioning to the movies, tv programs and other available sources for visual entertainment. Please, please take note by adding this service.
    Bernice

  • Brambos1

    Do you take tradeins?

  • LaVern Shurkey

    i have to residences can i move them back forth

  • LaVern Shurkey

    i have to residences can i move them back forth

  • Jspb45

    i have the old roku, but was thinking of upgrading it, can i give my old roku unit to my sister to use? if so do i need to change anysettings on it for her?

  • Puffn1x

    Mine stopped working. The remote doesn,t work

  • C Brutsch

    I have 2 houses – can the one I have be removed and brought to other house or should I buy another one? How much is involved in switching the one I have to back and forth?

  • Carol42

    How much is involved in moving the Roku I have to another house? Should I buy another one?

    • Anonymous

      Carol,

      Nothing is involved. The units are not location locked or even aware. They move and work anywhere.

    • Mpsarge

      if it is wireless just unplug it and put connectors on tv input, then fire it up. if you have it hard wireld you will have to have a wrie long enought to go from router to roku player. Wirelss you dont have to just plug it into the tv and it will work.. They say you can hve up to 5 roku on netflix at opne time. dont know if they changes it, in your account settings(online web) you can chose the streaming quality from minimum to HD1080

    • Mpsarge

      if it is wireless just unplug it and put connectors on tv input, then fire it up. if you have it hard wireld you will have to have a wrie long enought to go from router to roku player. Wirelss you dont have to just plug it into the tv and it will work.. They say you can hve up to 5 roku on netflix at opne time. dont know if they changes it, in your account settings(online web) you can chose the streaming quality from minimum to HD1080

  • K Lal

    I am not all that convinced new Roku is any better. Actually I heard problems with it at Consumer Reports or something like that. I do not see any reason which validates spending extra money for it. Big deal it is smaller size . The original is not all that big either.

  • Dileep

    Just CC? seems lame to upgrade just for cc…what else u got?

  • coloradosnow

    I am traveling out of state and do not have access to my Roku at home have received this offer but have no way to get to the store to ,make the purchase! link to the store should have been associated with the email to make the purchase rather than requiring us to go through the Roku Store from our unit hate to miss out on this but looks like I will which sucks

  • coloradosnow

    I am traveling out of state and do not have access to my Roku at home have received this offer but have no way to get to the store to ,make the purchase! link to the store should have been associated with the email to make the purchase rather than requiring us to go through the Roku Store from our unit hate to miss out on this but looks like I will which sucks

  • Pmaill

    My original Roku stops and indicates that it is loading frequently. Will the new modle stop this problem?

  • Jay

    Wondering when they will come up with a YouTube app and a browser

    • Jc

      You can watch you tube thru Plex for free.

    • Miahmite

      There is a YouTube channel. Go to the “My Account” page and select the option to “add a private channel”. Enter B8VVK. Go back to your home screen and you will now see YouTube in your channel list.

      • Chrismooney

        Received a message that the channel code is not valid.

        • Miahmite

          Oh wow. Sorry. I used that code last year and since the YouTube channel still works, I had assumed it was still valid. You might be able to Google a different code. Supposedly Roku us working on an official YouTube channel.

      • Chrismooney

        Received a message that the channel code is not valid.

  • Lioness00823

    how do you get the 20% off. When I go to check out it is still showing the full price.

  • Lioness00823

    how do you get the 20% off. When I go to check out it is still showing the full price.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=500945522 Kimberly Daugherty-Lekey

    So what is the difference between the original Roku and Roku XD? Is is just subtitles? Is it worth the upgrade?

  • Sam

    does this support Youtube channel?

  • John Papa

    I’d love to take you up on the offer of a 20% discount but when I go to the order page there is no discount. How do I take advantage of the offer?

  • John Papa

    I’d love to take you up on the offer of a 20% discount but when I go to the order page there is no discount. How do I take advantage of the offer?

  • Smithr180

    This would be great if I could get my 1 year old Roku device to work.

  • Wagabond

    Owning a older Roku unit…, will the HD videos look better with the Roku 2 XD?

  • Wagabond

    Owning a older Roku unit…, will the HD videos look better with the Roku 2 XD?

  • Wrborg

    When is Roku going to be able to play loss-less formats of its external memory, like a Flac or similar ? Is there a lack of decent systems programmers at Roku team, or it is a penny pinching problem… Right now it is just another MP3 player with an HDMI output (I meant optical :) .
    Anybody ?

  • Guest

    I always stop reading when I get to the third page and you haven’t told me the price yet. Bye

  • NoLinkToClickToBuyIsDumb

    What a stupid web page!!! Where do I click to order one?

  • NoLinkToClickToBuyIsDumb

    What a stupid web page!!! Where do I click to order one?

  • Anonymous

    I’m with the commenters who want a side-by-side comparison with the older Roku models. I can’t find anywhere on the Roku web site that compares the features and specs of older Roku models (like my Roku HD) with the current ones. If you want to sell me, sell me… tell me in what ways the upgrade is an upgrade. Is the processor in a Roku 2 80% faster? Does it have twice as much buffer storage?

    I can’t even find a page with the specs for the old models so I can do my own comparisons. All I know at the moment is that buying a new box would let me play Angry Birds on my TV. Even at 20% off, I’m not going to buy a different box just for that.

    Give us a side-by-side. Add the specs for the older models to the chart currently on the shop.roku.com home page. (Better yet, give us a separate chart with some *numbers* — X% faster, Y% more cache.)

    I’m a mostly-satisfied Roku customer. I wish it coped better with the highly variable capacity of my home broadband, but I understand that there’s only so much hardware and software can do to compensate for AT&-frickin’-T.

    • Anonymous

      You can still buy the older Roku boxes on Amazon. And you can find charts here that explain the differences.

  • Polkad0tpanic

    if the Roku 2 XD means i can get captioning and/or subtitles on netflix, i will DEFINITELY upgrade!
    can anyone here, admin or users, tell me if it does? thank you so much! :)

  • Muralpainter43

    Bought a new Samsung Smart TV, when I try to bring up Roku, the red screen comes up with the Netflix logo, and that’s about it, never get to see the movies. Also, don’t know if their is any relation to this problem, but I can’t use Netflix on my computer anymore either!

  • Nibblin9

    No mention is given regarding what features the Xd-2 has, Why would I want to buy it.
    Sorry Douglas you just failed at marketing this product to me.

  • Nibblin9

    No mention is given regarding what features the Xd-2 has, Why would I want to buy it.
    Sorry Douglas you just failed at marketing this product to me.

  • Greta J

    Do any of the ROKU players have an audio output for earphones transmitters?

    • Justamom

      No. The Roku sends the audio and video to your TV, and you would plug the earphones into your TV.

    • Justamom

      No. The Roku sends the audio and video to your TV, and you would plug the earphones into your TV.

      • Wrborg

        The fact is, there is a high quality audio output on Roku, and that can be connected to any device like sound processor, pre-amp, or any kind of transmitter. Unfortunately (for me), Roku streams many things but it does not support loss-less audio formats of external drives like some other media players on the market, which is desirable if you have a high quality audio system in the room.
        I have noticed that Greta J did mention the earphones transmitter, not the earphones. Just trying to help avoid confusion here.
        Cheers

  • Montmack

    Can you use your older Roku for a second unit or is there additional cost?

  • Wees95

    If I follow the link to “buy” the XD, there is no way to get the discount – has the regular price, all the way through checkout (I did not actually finish checkout – because, you know, I want the 20% discount).

    How does one actually get this discount?

  • Jack

    Dude, you got me to come this far without an explanation of benefits or features… I got ruuked.

  • guest

    How do I actually get this deal? There’s no mention of it when I go to buy…

    • guest

      I forgot to add that my old Roku is not hooked up, so I can’t purchase through the box itself.

    • guest

      I forgot to add that my old Roku is not hooked up, so I can’t purchase through the box itself.

    • Vonamae

      you can also buy one through Netflix

  • guest

    How do I actually get this deal? There’s no mention of it when I go to buy…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/L5EZSXUNUSKMEANMOQDDO3D6IU abys32

    Every home with children needs a Roku with a Netflix subscription. I’m using this deal to buy a fourth Roku for my house. I also gave one to my parents as a gift, and my daughter can access her Netflix Queue when she visits them. My 4yo has been able to use Roku since we got it last year. She shows my parents how to use it. I know exactly which shows she can access and she can watch the show she wants rather than whatever happens to be on the cable line-up. My friend’s DVD player broke and her daughter was upset that she couldn’t watch Barney. I told her to get a Roku. I’ll send her a link to this deal. I could right the manual on “Roku for Children.”

    • Vonamae

      I think that is great. We got rid of direct tv. So did my mother. We have about 60 channels free with just an antenna, and then we have our Roku to get what we want through Amazon, Netflix, music through Pandora. Its such a savings.

  • Vonamae

    I have 4 Roku’s, two in my house, one in my guest house and one in my mountain house. All connected to Netflix. They just gave me new access codes for each one. Have no problems I have the old version, and the new version. No problems. Easy. Netflix did not limit me so far.

  • Vonamae

    I have 4 Roku’s, two in my house, one in my guest house and one in my mountain house. All connected to Netflix. They just gave me new access codes for each one. Have no problems I have the old version, and the new version. No problems. Easy. Netflix did not limit me so far.

  • Oblio

    Same with me. My original Roku is nice, but it does cut off sometimes when I try to stream live programming. So tell us, what does the new Roku DO that the original one doesn’t?

    And if we were to buy a “new” model, would we be able to keep our programming which is in our old Roku, or would we have to re program it?

    Potential buyers need to know this………… first.

  • Oblio

    Same with me. My original Roku is nice, but it does cut off sometimes when I try to stream live programming. So tell us, what does the new Roku DO that the original one doesn’t?

    And if we were to buy a “new” model, would we be able to keep our programming which is in our old Roku, or would we have to re program it?

    Potential buyers need to know this………… first.

  • Thearaner3

    If anyone out there experiences problems with your streaming being dropped and having to reload a lot you might consider your down load mbps rating. Netflix requires at least 1.5 mbps download speed. Anything lower will just not keep the program from having to reload. If you want to see your actual download speed go to http://speedtest.bendbroadband.com/. and click on start. You will see your actual download and upload speed. I fought with my provider forever and finally had to switch. My old roku works fine and see no advantage in switching.

    • Writetodwayne

      Just want to add on to this good advice about reloading issue. If you are running wireless, you may have a signal issue meaning you drop in and out of the min. 1.5 mbps. In addition, if you have multiple computers connected to one cable or DSL feed, the draw of mbps will be shared and thus the system will slow down. I just hard wired all my units and the speed increased tremendously! Still, when everyone in the world is using the internet (Comcast Cable) things slow down and quality of picture is not so good; but it still does not have to reload now hardwired. Hope this helps.

    • RichieBronxie

      I just took the speed test and the result was 21.38 for download and 2.00 for upload. I’m not good at this stuff so is this speed ok? I did have disconnections on netflix from the original Roku player and called cablevision of NY and they gave me an updated modem. Now there is no disconnects from watching a movie on netflix and has 4 star rating in receiving the movie. Do I have more than 1.5 mbps?

  • Thearaner3

    If anyone out there experiences problems with your streaming being dropped and having to reload a lot you might consider your down load mbps rating. Netflix requires at least 1.5 mbps download speed. Anything lower will just not keep the program from having to reload. If you want to see your actual download speed go to http://speedtest.bendbroadband.com/. and click on start. You will see your actual download and upload speed. I fought with my provider forever and finally had to switch. My old roku works fine and see no advantage in switching.

  • Thearaner3

    If anyone out there experiences problems with your streaming being dropped and having to reload a lot you might consider your down load mbps rating. Netflix requires at least 1.5 mbps download speed. Anything lower will just not keep the program from having to reload. If you want to see your actual download speed go to http://speedtest.bendbroadband.com/. and click on start. You will see your actual download and upload speed. I fought with my provider forever and finally had to switch. My old roku works fine and see no advantage in switching.

  • John Park

    I went to Channel Store, scrolled down to the adverisement but everytime I tried to purchase the device your system took me inside the Channel Store. I’m disappointed

  • Barb

    When will Roku be available in Canada?

  • R-igo

    I just went through the purchase process but ojn the screen to pay for the items the bill did not show the discount and did not have free shipping. A 6 foot cable I did not want was added to the bill.

  • meeee

    My Roku broke so I can’t access it from the TV, is there any way I can get this deal from my computer?

  • Raj

    how to get this 20% off

  • Dbar3

    When is Roku going to add Rhapsody to the channel store? Rhapsody took over Napster and many others. It is the biggest and best music app. Movies aren’t the only thing streaming. Pandora is nice too but Rhapsody lets you play YOUR MUSIC too.

  • Katherine

    I have had the ROKU 2 XD for about 9 months.. Is this a new product, an update, or what? No one in my life would ever call me computer/technology competent, so I would appreciate your feedback.

  • Katherine

    I have had the ROKU 2 XD for about 9 months.. Is this a new product, an update, or what? No one in my life would ever call me computer/technology competent, so I would appreciate your feedback.

  • Katherine

    I have had the ROKU 2 XD for about 9 months.. Is this a new product, an update, or what? No one in my life would ever call me computer/technology competent, so I would appreciate your feedback.

  • Phil_shope

    When will YouTube on ROKU become a feature?

  • Thereasgail22

    Do you work at Roku?

  • David508

    I couldn’t use my XD/S with wireless: sometimes it would work for the better part of a movie but most of times it would lose connection and I couldn’t reconnect. I even bought a stronger, faster router but it still didn’t work well and I had to move it closer to my router and a smaller TV where I could connect with an ethernet cable to work. Unless Roku 2 will let me stream to my larger TV, I’m not wasting another dime on an “upgrade” – – . . . . fool me twice, shame on me.

  • Guest123

    I use my roku on a daily basis. But It crashes like crazy. I have a super fast internet connection something like 20mb down. It freezes and I Have to unplug it and reset it.

  • Rwalkerwrw

    When up grading do we lose all our favorets,pandora,netflex etc.contents music…
    Ron.

  • paul

    I have the original Roku box, and the newer XD/S which would you advise me to use, or another model all togeather???

  • Mercouri

    where are the “400” free movies?

  • newsjunkie

    You want me to upgrade? I’ll upgrade when you provide channels with whole episodes of MSNBC evening shows. I’ll upgrade when I can watch Food Network and HGTV shows. Until then, any money I spend on television will go to a new cable subscription. I ditched cable for the Roku 2 years ago, and now I’m ready to declare the experiment failed.

    • Vrajeeva

      YOu can try the nowhereman private channel and se the news options there

  • Sellens

    I bought a Roku a yer ago and found that I can’t use it because my TV is too old. ROKU won’t give me a refund and I’d like a new version that doesn’t need to old cable to connect

  • Jroyse

    I’ve been wanting a Roku that would handle sub title/closed captions. I checked probably 20 Netflix movies none of which had cc. Its great that Roku has made it available but until Netflix gets their act together I won’t waste my money. Plus they only stream lousy or old movies. Not the same ones you get if you oder DVD’s by mail.
    JR

  • Jroyse

    I’ve been wanting a Roku that would handle sub title/closed captions. I checked probably 20 Netflix movies none of which had cc. Its great that Roku has made it available but until Netflix gets their act together I won’t waste my money. Plus they only stream lousy or old movies. Not the same ones you get if you oder DVD’s by mail.
    JR

  • Wbogdan

    When roku again supports 5ghz i’ll consider a roku 2 or 3 because by then the 3′s might be here.Micro sd is great and so are games but i still want the $99 to be fully loaded:5ghz,toslink,gigabit eithernet port,hdmi 1.4 or even wireless hdmi + what advantages roku 2 already has:gaming,bt,micro sd memory expansion.

    Call me when my idea of a next gen roku is ready because the current roku 2 is 1 step foward and 2 very large steps back.

  • Chris Lentz

    Is there anyway to get the deal without using the box? I own a Roku 1 but I am out of town all week. I want to purchase a second one.

  • Wbogdan

    My router is a dlink 300mbps+ n dir-855 which transmits BOTH 2.4 and 5.8ghz at the same time. The roku models i own are the roku-xr and xd/s both of which can do 5.8ghz…why does it matter?Simple.
    2.4ghz is for cell phones,microwaves,game controlers on xbox 360 and is very crowded but 5.8ghz is hardly used by comparison and you will have a flawless signal. There’s also powerline networking and you get multiple adapters 1st adapter goes into the wired part of your router then place another adapter anywhere and the internet goes over the house wireing reaching beyond dead zones.

    Wi-fi b is 11 megabytes per second while g is 54mbps and n is up to 300+ mbps. Wi-fi b is not suitable for HD while g is better if you want the best least encombered wi-fi you NEED 5.8GHZ as when you get the popcorn ready on 2.4ghz wi-fi your signal must accept any and ALL INTERFIERENCE even that which causes undesired operation.

    THE ONLY 5.8GHZ ROKU MODELS ARE THE XR which has all the hook up’s on the back and the XD/ S EVERY OTHER ROKU ONLY DOES 2.4GHZ and there are at least 2 models that only do wi-fi b.

    The roku 2 does support micro sd memory expancion but drops the essencial 5.8ghz which leaves me with no intrust in any more roku products until such time as 5.8ghz is returned.

  • Blondeguitar

    If the new Roku solves the Hulu Plus freezing issues, I am in. Also the this might be my connection, but while watching Netflix it will down-grade to very low rates & get all pixely then if I unplug the Roku & boot it back up, Hulu & Netflix seems to work fine until the next day. I wish there was an on/off or reset switch. Having to unplug it each time is frustrating.

  • Anonymous

    I initially bought a Roku HD, and enjoyed it well enough to purchase a second box. When I looked at the features on the new boxes, I was under whelmed and went on Amazon and ordered the XD/S. It is interesting that the older boxes have more options than the new ones. (Other than the angry birds) The only problem is they cost a little more. Also Amazon, has charts so you can eyeball allthe differences between all the players.

  • Mericat

    My original Roku sometimes stops or is very slow. will this upgrade help?

  • B Galliart

    I think the handy link to compare speaks more about what the Roku 2 does not have than what it does have.

    It is critical to keep in mind that when watching streaming media on a computer, that the computer can provide a much larger buffer than the Roku can. So, if you live in an apartment building with a lot of 2.4GHz wireless congestion due to other access points, wireless phones, baby monitors, etc, then the wireless playback of the Roku 2 can become choppy or drop to the lowest quality.

    Hence Roku 2 failing #1: None of the Roku 2 devices support Dual Band N Wireless to use 5GHz in areas where the 2.4GHz wireless is congested.

    Roku 2 failing #2: When wireless fails, the next step is to switch to using a wired connection. Each of the previous models had this option. For the September 2010 line of Roku devices, this option was provided by a part known as a SMSC LAN8710A which costs about $1. But the Roku 2 XD doesn’t have it so that Roku could make an addition buck in profit. I really don’t think taking 20% off is enough to make up for that.

    Roku 2 failing #3: In between the lines of the comparison chart is a road-map that Roku is with-holding features not on a technical basis but as an arbitrary policy. Back on May 20, 2008, a Roku forum member by the name of RokuTaylor posted: “The Roku Player is capable of delivering closed captions should Netflix include captions in their video source.” At the time, the only Roku model available was the N1000 (the original). Given that Roku said the original model is *technically* capable of doing captions and the chart shows it’s not provided on anything but the latest hardware points to a policy on the part of Roku to withhold features from previous Roku models in the hope of encouraging additional sales.

    So what features should the Roku 2 technically be capable of but will require purchasing newer hardware to get? How about the popular requested feature of DLNA, the industry standard for streaming video from a computer on the same network? Or even better, when the IPv4 exhaustion is reached (predicted to happen next year for the USA), will the Roku 2 ever be updated to support IPv6?

    I feel that Roku has provided better value than several of the other competing products. But some of things that the company is doing really betray the trust the existing customers have put into Roku.

    Instead of giving us a sale on a crippled mid-tier model, try to keep our trust by doing the following:
    - Roll out captioning on all previous models of Roku since it was already stated that they are technically capable of handling it.
    - Add IPv6 support to all existing models of Roku (Cisco has shown it can be done in 11KB of code).
    - Add back wired networking to all model tiers of future Roku hardware releases.

  • Chris

    Hi do you ship to México, thanks.

  • Davefarrell719

    How do I get this discount. when I tried to buy I got full price.

  • Bradandshannon

    So I went and bought this today, April 8th, and **sucker punch*, no discount. Thanks Douglas. Good product, but that is lying.

  • avanders

    it’s not in my channel store.

  • rik

    where the link to actually buy the deal? i cant find this pricing on their site

    • Guest

      Read the article very carefully. Upgrade through your old Roku.

  • Thomas

    Why not YouTube?

  • xio

    Very limitted selection of movies and catagories roku offers. Until you can provide a wider search for movies like other products,i will never buy a roku again no matter how many features it has. it shows you like 10 crappy old movies that it repeats again and again and no wsy to search by categories other than what is listed. Really sad since game consules superseed roku when you would think if you buy if for netglicks roku would be your best choice

  • Michele

    Help what is the Roku PIN # i want to buy the 2XD and don[t know the pin #

  • Necessity

    Netflix selection is pathetic. Communication handshake (“buffering”) delay unbearable on 1080. Sometimes sketchy on 720. Comcast may be stalling Netflix (what is the chance?), but regardless Comcast/Netflix/Roku package isn’t ready for prime time. Cancelling soon. Find my Roku on ebay.

  • Edk25

    This will be my 3rd!!!

  • Joe

    So can I get this and keep my other Roku for another set?

  • Chadsitzman

    How do you get the special pricing? I’m seeing it still for $79.99 on your site?

  • Richard

    I followed all the directions to buy my updated ROKU; I chose the Roku that had streaming and subtitles. All the “continue” buttons assured me that the $10.00 off the purchase price would be provided at the check out. I gave my credit card Info, and pushed the correct button, but there was NO $10.00 taken off the price. I even purchased a special cable for $9.99. In addition, the ad I followed from the e-mail quoted a price of $63.99. But the price for me was $79.99!!! So, there was no $10.00 off the price; and the price in the ad was misleading. I would like to think this was an oversight or a computer glitch. However, this could be an old trick called “Bait and Switch.” If you want to keep me as a customer, the very least you could do is to credit my card for the $10.00.

  • Mcmickster

    quite possibly the worst website for buying anything….wow.

  • koltov

    so…how do I get a discount for this Roku before 4/15 if my current Roku is broken (i.e. if it isn’t working I an’t go to the Channel to order the new one)?

  • Mholyjuicer

    I have a really old Roku box and the older it gets the more problems I have with it. I have to reset it all the time. I can hardly wait for the day I can get an upgraded box because I love my Roku!

  • Rdl86626

    what is you stock symbol, because its a good time to sell short-sory

  • Taschmidt

    My Roku isn’t working, so I can’t go to the Channel Store to make a purchase. I want to order a new unit. Why can’t I get the 20% off deal when ordering from the Roku website?

  • Jonathan

    Maybe this is a silly question but does a Roku unit have a certain “shelf-life” like wireless routers do that make buying a new one a necessity after that time is up??

  • Tkarns

    i would buy your new product , if you didn’t have a screwed up web sight, when did roku become flaky

  • Me

    Until you idiots bring back Digital Audio out through Optical i will never upgrade. Everything after the Original Roku XDS is garbage. You take away foundational hardware and charge the same? Crazy bastards..

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Gillespie/100000514557347 James Gillespie

    Ok, I got the no-features, but I was floored to see no ON/OFF button on the device nor the remote and now you say the ‘better’ models have no cable, that you must go wireless? Wow.
    That answered all my questions, ROKU, put a port back on it, put a power ON/OFF on both the device and remote (reboots are a bitch when you have to use the flimsy power jack over and over.)

  • scott

    Hi,
    In 11 April I ordered the Roku 2 XS on the general ROKU site, but they were only offering $10 off, not 20% off.
    Can I get a retroactive discount?

  • Frank

    Are you sure I can watch Netflix’s CC? because actually I am able to watch Hulu + CC with my old Roku but not Netflix.
    If I buy a new Roku it would be solely because of that advantage. I understand that if a movie doesn’t came with subtitles nothing will change.

  • Kim

    Why not make that same deal on the Roku2 XS?

  • Samature

    The old one works just fine for what we use it for and we do not have a HD tv! TY

  • http://rungeek.com Rungeek

    Sweet… my original Roku has been lagging a lot lately. It’s getting a little un-watchable. I was thinking about upgrading too! Thanks.

    • http://rungeek.com Rungeek

      WTF?! I just got this e-mail today. “20% off a new Roku 2 XD – now just $63.99 with FREE shipping” I only see a discount for the XS.

    • http://rungeek.com Rungeek

      WTF?! I just got this e-mail today. “20% off a new Roku 2 XD – now just $63.99 with FREE shipping” I only see a discount for the XS.

  • Richard Haynie

    I have a older roku model number C0D074002971 and I am having trouble I cannot get on line and watch the television on netflix. We have tried to do what they said and I can’t remember my password. When we went on line for free support they wanted me to pay for it. Can you possibley help us? Richard Haynie
    mulsknr@citlink.net

  • John P Worsham Jr

    For me personally, I don’t see aqny reason to change unless Blackbuster has been added as another choice, i.e. Netflix, Amazon, etc., to stream movies!

  • Issler Ruth

    We just moved to Redding and right now have no connection. Please cancel

  • Tmazes01

    I love my roku. I just wish I could send it back and get an up gra-de and a credit toward it. That would be ideal. It’s in perfect condition, I just want one that does more and I only have one tv. Also, I would love if there was a way to record or email a show or channel to a friend via the roku. The technology is available why not make it happen. But roku is pretty great and I think your number one problem is advertising. No one has heard of it. T-mayes

  • Charles

    Will the XD/S retrieve faster than the XS I already have ?

  • Mando

    What y’all need to upgrade is the remote: put the alphabet keys on the remote so it’s easier to search; I’d rather spend the money on a first rate remote than another box; mine, the XD works fine otherwise.

  • Kunkle

    I’m not upgrading util Roku supports Youtube or has a internet expolorer of some kind.

  • Barblauria

    We have our Roku on our main TV. Would love if it worked on another TV in the house. Does it?
    Or do we have to buy another???

  • http://twitter.com/Ilslandlee Ilslandlee

    what is the price?

  • Solds207

    I have the midprice Roku,works fine,I have it connected up to my wireless att. in my bedroom ,what do I need in order to hook it up in my livingroom without running wires all over the house ?

  • Suzanne Carnegie

    How much is the remote?”

  • Jello

    I’ve looked and looked for this deal. It’s supposed to end tonight and I’d like to take advantage of it but I cannot find out how. Is there a code or a special link? Thank you for any help

    • koltov

      well, if the sale is still on they said you were supposed to click on the Roku Channel store and the items were listed on there. I saw them there and ordered the Roku 2 XD for the $69. These appear to be pretty much price fixed (I haven’t seen them any cheaper on Amazon or anywhere else) so this was a pretty good deal.

  • Verticello

    Its midday on the 15th and the deal is not available. What gives?

    • Jello

      I’ve asked the same question with no response.

    • Jello

      I found it, Verticello. Turn on your ROKU on your TV and go to the channel store.

  • Peter

    I am trying to order your XD 2 Box as posted on the web at $63.99. You already have my account details. How do I place an order? I don’t see where to place an order. Where is the Purchase Screen!!

    Thank you.

    W Peter Dean

  • Vanfann

    Thanks to everyone who posted about the Radio Shack Roku deal over the past few days. I called around my local area (San Fernando Valley, CA) and found the Roku XD for $28 in several stores. I had been looking for this model on Woot since the previous one I purchased a few weeks back turned out to be so fantastic. When I finally found a nearby store with one in stock, the salesman argued that there was no such sale on, and that the XD was $79.95. Finally convinced him to check with a main office and he found that I was correct. Brand new, sealed box with full warranty, 1080P. The salesman told me that if he had known about the deal earlier, he would have bought it. It seems that most of the stores I contacted only received one per store. You may want to check your area if the XD is of interest to you.

  • George Zartolas

    cannot hookup RoXu 2 XD and I would like a refund
    George Zartolas adageo@comcast.net 4/27/12

    • koltov

      Why are you posting that here? Don’t you need to go to customer service and not some guy’s blog? :-) I just got the Roku (not RoXu) and had no problem setting it up. Works great. Why can’t you hook it up? Is it the wrong model (you don’t have wireless and don’t have a port for the cable?)?

  • Jim

    What’s wrong with Roku 2 XD wireless reception? I had Roku 2 LT that was sold to my friend, I bought two Roku 2 XS for myself, and just bought a Roku 2 XD. I notice the Roku 2 XD has weak reception compared to the Roku 2 LT!