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Good: The quality of Netflix
Bad: No 4OD or ITV player
Comment: I received my Roku 3 today and have been very impressed with the video quality on Netflix. It's better than the quality I get on my PC screen - very crisp. I recently tried LoveFilm and Netflix and gave up on LoveFilm very quickly, struggling to find anything I wanted to watch. Netflix by comparison has a huge catalogue with lots of episodes of TV programs. I've got a not-so-old Sony Blu Ray player and TV in the bedroom and neither device runs Netflix, so the Roku has been a blessing.
Good: Simple to use once set up
Bad: Roku forgot to mention they omitted the search function for the UK
Comment: I read several reviews on line before buying one of these direct from Roku last week. It was only when I got it set up and started to use it that I found out that the widely praised search function I had read about on the reviews was missing from my screen menu. I contacted Roku straight away and was told this search feature is only available in the US and nowhere else in the rest of the world at the moment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Comment: I love how everyone says that the Roku have no local streaming support when there is a channel that will allow this. Plex will make the Roku box 1000000000 times better and gives access to a ton more channels and content. To the reviewer above me install Plex and you will be a happy bunny.
Good: Its Small and easy to hide
Bad: Everything else
Comment: I wish I had read the CNET review before buying, I got mine last week after reading 'other' reviews. This device has a huge number of channels - 99% of them are Trash with very old films and most of those are duplicates from other channels, none of the Good Movie channels other than Netflix & Sky are available, exciting stuff is on the Horizon if you live in the States (I live in the U.K). Dont waste your money on one. Speaking to Roku about my concerns met with the following response "For any channels you would like added, it may be an option if you contact the companies yourself and ask them to partner up with Roku....."
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