Roku 3 Streaming Player – Soo close to perfect

Soo close to perfect

By Rick from Twin Cities, MN on 7/31/2013
4out of 5

Pros: Fast Setup, Plays From Usb, Plays Desktop Videos, Simple Controls

Cons: No Repeat Play, Feeble Fast Forward

Best Uses: Home, Professional, Movies

Describe Yourself: Enthusiast

Was this a gift?: Yes

The Roku 3 is almost as good as a well-designed DVD player plus the benefit of playing HD. It makes us reconsider the extra cost of a second Tivo box, which carries its own monthly fee as well as the cost of an extra cable card.

I can play videos stored on the computer downstairs on the TV with the Roku upstairs. I can play videos stored on a USB drive. Quality is excellent.

My only complaint is about fast forward – it only lets you navigate to a specific time and doesn’t let you watch the material as you skip ahead. Hey, I know the advertisers don’t like it, but that’s too bad – it’s useful for lots of things beyond skipping ads. At the very least, the non-advertising channels should allow it even if it doesn’t work on advertising-sponsored channels.


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