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Roku 1 Streaming Player (Black) (Roku 2710R)

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  • 1,000+ entertainment channels. Choose from the best selection and widest variety of streaming entertainment, including movies, TV shows, music, sports, news, and more.
  • Stunning HD video quality. Immerse yourself in the action with rich, vibrant video streaming up to 1080p HD.
  • Quick and easy setup. Sets up wirelessly in minutes with just a few simple steps.
  • Channel shortcut buttons. Jump straight to favorites with one push of the remote.
  • One-stop search. Find your favorite movies and shows in a flash from top channels like Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, VUDU, and MGo.
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  • Item Quantity: 1

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 9.5 x 3.1 cm ; 100 g
  • Shipping Weight: 386 g
  • Batteries 2 AAA batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: 2710R
  • ASIN: B00F5NB7JK
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: Sept. 20 2013
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Product Description

Roku Network Audio/Video Player - Wireless LAN - Black 2710R Network Media Players


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Amazon.com: 3,128 reviews
972 of 999 people found the following review helpful
Great Addition To The Roku Lineup, The Right Combo Of Features Oct. 11 2013
By JJG - Published on Amazon.com
The Roku 1 is a compact, nicely designed media streamer. It may not have some of the bells and whistles that its bigger siblings, the Roku 2 and 3, have but what it does it does well. The main features it does have are those that count the most; 1000+ channels, built in wireless, and 1080p video playback. It has a HDMI line out for HDTV's and RCA component line out for standard TV's, making it compatible with virtually any TV. The Roku 1 comes with a newly designed remote that features 4 channel shortcut buttons. At $60, the Roku 1 is very affordably priced.

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COMPARISON OF FEATURES BETWEEN THE ROKU LT, 1, 2, 3:
Roku LT - 1000+ channels, built-in wireless, channel shortcut buttons on remote, 720p video
Roku 1 - Same as LT but adds 1080p video
Roku 2 - Same as 1 but adds dual-band wireless and remote with headphone jack
Roku 3 - Same as 2 but doesn't have channel shortcut buttons on remote and adds motion control remote for games, 5x faster processor, and USB hook up

ROKU 1: I own or have owned the Roku LT and Roku 3 along with the Roku 1. I like the Roku 1 the best. It features 1000+ channels, built in wireless, and 1080p video playback. The remote with the Roku 1 is updated from previous Roku remotes. The Roku 1 remote adds 4 channel shortcut buttons toward the bottom that provide instant access to M-Go, Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, and Vudu. Normally if you want to switch to a different channel you have to hit the home button, go to "My Channels", and then select a new channel. This is a nice update that saves time and steps if you regularly watch one of those channels.

ROKU 2: Looking at the Roku 2, the dual-band wireless is important if your Roku will be far away from your wireless router. My Roku 1 is a few feet away so it isn't an important feature. My LT is now about 35 feet away. I haven't had any connection issues at that distance but 1080p will be more demanding than the LT's 720p video. The remote with headphone jack on the Roku 2 is a great feature to avoid disturbing your partner or roommate if watching programming on the Roku late at night. It does the job but I found the sound quality to be mediocre, most likely as a result of the very cheap earbud headphones included.

ROKU 3: The Roku 3 also has dual-band wireless and a remote with headphone jack. It however doesn't have channel shortcut buttons on the remote like the 1 & 2. Instead the remote adds motion control for games. The remote basically works the same as a Wii remote although not quite as fluid. The Roku 3 has been a very well reviewed product but with mine the remote would occasionally lose sync. Of the complaints about the Roku 3, it is one of the more common ones. The Roku 3 has a 5x faster processor. Using the Roku 3, than the LT, and now the 1, I wouldn't have known the Roku 3 has a 5x faster processor. Surfing through the menus on the LT and 1 is fluid and I didn't notice any significant lag time in loading videos compared to the 3. Finally, the Roku 3 allows you connect an external drive to it. To me this was the biggest selling point for the Roku 3 when I purchased it. However, the interface when connecting an external drive to the Roku 3 is horrid; it is a very common complaint.

CHOOSING THE RIGHT ROKU: The Roku 1 will fit most people's needs. If your Roku is going to be far away from the wireless router or if you will be watching programs late at night and don't want to disturb anyone than the Roku 2 is your best option. To me the only reason to step up to the Roku 3 would be to play games with the motion control remote.
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SET-UP:
If your looking to purchase your first Roku rest assured that set-up is easy. Simply plug the Roku 1 into your HDTV or receiver via a HDMI cable. A HDMI cable isn't provided so if you don't have an extra one you will need to purchase one. Then you connect the power cord to the Roku. There is a set-up menu that walks you through the process which pretty much consists of connecting the Roku to your wireless network. The final step is linking your Roku 1 to your Roku account on a computer. If you don't already have one, you will need to create an account online and provide a credit card number like you do with an iTunes account. Like an iTunes account the credit card information is provided for any channel purchases that may be made in the future. It is possible to bypass adding a credit card to your Roku account by calling customer service. If calling customer service they can activate your account without a credit card.

1000+ CHANNELS:
Roku's channel selection is unmatched. You can select your favorite channels of the 1000+ available to show up on the Roku 1's "My Channels" screen either through your account on a computer, directly through the Roku 1, or with the Roku phone app. To be honest many of the channels are what I'd consider "community access" programming. A fair amount of what's left over are subscription or paid channels, like Hulu Plus, Netflix, and Blockbuster On Demand, or channels which require a TV cable subscription like Fox Now and HBO Go. Be aware that many channel apps are free to download but require payment to view anything. I consider those to be paid channels even if the app is free.

There is a large enough selection of channels to start with that anyone will find some freebie gems in the 1000+ channels available. For me it's PBS, PBS Kids, Smithsonian, and NASA. While some of the main channels that people seem to watch on the Roku, like Hulu Plus and Netflix, are standard on many devices, one of big reasons I looked at the Roku initially was to unify my channel/app programming onto one device. I had to turn the blu-ray player on to watch Amazon Instant Video, my WD TV Live on for Hulu, and my computer on for PBS or MLB. Now with the Roku I just use one device to watch all those and more plus I can use my iPhone as a remote control via Roku's app.

SUMMARY:
Roku's new media streaming player, Roku 1, has the right combo of features with 1000+ channels, built in wireless, 1080p video playback, a HDMI and RCA component line out, and channel shortcut buttons on the remote. Plus, it is at an great price. At $60, it would be hard not to get your money's worth out of it.
159 of 162 people found the following review helpful
This is great, very pleased - my second Roku! Aug. 8 2014
By Sally U - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
Decided to get this as I would be home-bound recovering from surgery for several weeks. We purchased one of the early Roku's back in 2011, but lent it to our roommate and we have a Panasonic Viera smart TV, but that's in our living room & I wanted to be comfy in the den. We have very basic cable in the den, so I figured I'd get a ton of use out of the Roku while recovering.

Anyway,first off - my favorite feature of this Roku is the search ability. If I want to watch something, I don't have to check all my channels for it, I can just search from the home screen and Roku will show me every channel it's available on, even if I don't have that channel installed.

They already had the most popular channels added and it's easy to remove unwanted channels.

In the 2 weeks or so I've had this one, I've never had a connection error and shows stream with high quality. Same goes for our other unit. It can be affected by wifi signal, so just make sure you have a strong signal.

The remote, although equipped with more buttons than previous models, is simple and easy to use. A fabric tag hangs off the bottom which makes it easy to orient the remote correctly in the dark.

I would recommend this for anyone who wants a better option than a computer or tablet device to stream Netflix and other similar channels. Those not very tech savvy may need a little help getting it set up and figuring out how to change the TV to the correct input to access it,but once everything is set up, it's quite easy to navigate.

Some things to note for those not familiar with the Roku:
-It's a streaming media device, not a service, so you only pay for the Roku and don't need to pay monthly for it, but...
-Many channels do require paid subscriptions (such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu Plus, Blockbuster, etc;)
-Roku requires internet, so you will need to connect it to your wifi or directly to your router
-It has YouTube and if you have a Smart Phone, you can connect your phone & send videos to watch through Roku (personally, that's the only way I use YouTube on the Roku because it sure beats trying to type out searches!)
-There is a Roku remote app you can download (at least for Apple products)
-There's no power button, but they say it requires very little power so it shouldn't be a problem
-You're required to enter a pin (that you set up) before making purchases on it so you don't need to worry about unauthorized purchases and...
-You can view & manage your Roku accounts online & view all Roku purchases as well through Roku.com
-It's easy to set up and just takes a couple minutes, but you will need to go to websites to register/link some accounts, so be prepared with a computer/tablet/smart phone during set up
175 of 191 people found the following review helpful
Small but mighty streaming device Nov. 7 2013
By ek0wba - Published on Amazon.com
I really enjoy using my Roku 1- from the quick and easy setup, minimal parts and plugs, to the fast and simple logins with various streaming accounts. The device barely takes up any space. Once you are logged into various accounts such as netflix, mlslive, hulu, you are good to go. This isn't free online TV- you do need to have some kind of account to watch something-- but with Roku 1, it's so easy to sign up and into programs you actually want to watch. There's no need to watch basic cable or wait through commercials anymore. Definitely a fun item to try out.
255 of 284 people found the following review helpful
It Really Is Easy Oct. 15 2013
By Jeffrey Craig - Published on Amazon.com
I unplugged the extra cable set box that I am paying extra for each month and plugged in the Roku 1 -- and I actually have more access to more sources of entertainment. The directions were easy to follow. Without much trouble I added NetFlix, Amazon, Pandora, HBO, and TWC. I can control all of those "channels" with the one simple remote. The picture is just as good as it was before. I had the Roku set up and all of these channels in less than 30 minutes, and that's includes entering a few codes in the computer and setting up a Roku account.

I downloaded the app and that works pretty well, too -- I don't need to be in the line of sight and I can control all things that I can with the remote and more. It takes just a fraction of a second to capture the touches from the iPad screen. It even plays my playlists and other music I have loaded on my iPad.

It's hard to believe that this only costs $60.

The only drawback I see so far is that the TWC channel doesn't stream the local TV stations-- I'll need to figure that one out (but I don't really watch those too much, anyway).
80 of 87 people found the following review helpful
Unit Lost MAC Address After 3 Months May 7 2014
By Mikejl - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
My Roku stopped working within 3 months of ownership and became useless. I spent over an hour and a half with Roku tech support troubleshooting this problem. I would like to note here that I am an IT Systems Engineer and work on wired an wireless networks and devices for a living. By the time I called Roku support I was pretty much sure the device had a hardware problem, but I've learned to give the manufacturers a chance because they know their products best.

For those that don't want to read this long post, I want to say right now that Amazon took excellent care of me even though my Roku was over a month past the return period after I told them about my experience with Roku.

Here is the transcript of how my tech support call with Roku went. Normally I wouldn't post something like this, but I think potential buyer should be made aware of how Roku stands by their products.

S - Ashwinth M -- Hello Mike. How may I help you?
Mike -- Hello. My Roku1 doesn't see the network anymore.
S - Ashwinth M -- Sure,We are here to help!
Mike -- I would like to paste in the information and troubleshooting results.

Roku1
S/N 1XE3AV137927
Purchased from Amazon.com 02/04/2014
As of this morning, My Roku no longer sees my (or any) wireless network. The Roku still displays the wireless MAC Address
I've tried the following troubleshooting steps that I found on your support forum:

I power it off for 10 seconds and plugged it back in.
I did a Factory Reset
I setup a second wireless network using my Verizon Hotspot
I tried manually entering the ssid

Roku still doesn't see any wireless networks
S - Ashwinth M -- Please give me few minutes I will check with my resources and get back to you
Mike -- Sure thing.
S - Ashwinth M -- Thanks for waiting.
I apologize for long delay.

Mike -- no problem
S - Ashwinth M -- May I know currently are you unable to see any wireless networks available in the list of wireless networks?
Mike -- No. I scan and nothing. I tried to enter the SSID manually and that doesn't work either.
S - Ashwinth M -- Okay. Not to worry. Let us isolate the issue.
house button - 5 times
fast forward button - 3 times
rewind button - 2 times
Please press the buttons with minimal pauses.
Please press the keys on the remote as fast as you can.
You will get the secret screen on the TV.

Mike -- ok give me sec to do that..
S - Ashwinth M -- Okay. Take your own time.
Mike -- Ok. I finally got there.
S - Ashwinth M -- That's good. Please provide me the wireless mac address that you see on screen.
Mike -- dc:3a:5e:2e:20.ed
S - Ashwinth M -- Thank you for your information.
The player is having the valid wireless mac address.
May I know the distance between the Roku and router?
Mike -- It is odd that it showt an IP address and reports an Uptime of 2 days.
It also says it is unregistered.
under 20 feet

S - Ashwinth M -- Not to worry. It shows unregistered if you are not signed in Netflix account.
May I know who is your internet service provider and the brand name of the router?
Mike -- Cox Communications Netgear Nighthawk AC1900
S - Ashwinth M -- Thank you, that's helpful.
Is it possible to reduce the distance between the Roku and router?
Mike -- not permanently. I had a Verizon Hotspot within 5 ft of it today and it still didn't see a network
S - Ashwinth M -- Okay. I see.
Is it possible to connect the player to any other TV which is located in another place?
Mike -- sure
I have to take it upstairs to do this. Give me a few minutes
S - Ashwinth M -- Okay. Please take your time.
are we connected?
Mike -- yes
just about to try it...
S - Ashwinth M -- Okay.
Mike -- ok same thing it doesn't see the wireless and a scan does no good.
S - Ashwinth M -- Do you see other wireless networks?
Mike - Not sure what you mean.. It doesn't see any networks.
S - Ashwinth M -- Okay.
Mike -- It worked fine for a couple of months.
I am leaning towards this unit have gone bad.
S - Ashwinth M -- Okay I understand that how you feel at this moment. Let us reset the player once again.
At the back or bottom of the unit, you should find a recessed little hole. Use a pin or paperclip to press and hold the button till the Roku powers up. The device will reset to default and be ready for setup again.
Mike -- ok
I don't see one... Are you sure the Roku1 has that?
I found it on the bottom
Hang on a sec
S - Ashwinth M -- Okay. Please take your time.
Mike -- Ok. I held it until the Roku emblem came up.
I will need to do the setup now
S - Ashwinth M -- Okay.
Mike -- Nothing. It still doesn't see any networks.
It also no longer has a MAC address.
00:00:00:00:00:00
S - Ashwinth M -- Please give me few minutes I will check with my resources and get back to you.
Mike -- ok
S - Ashwinth M -- Could you please go into the secret screen and let me know the MAC address?
Mike -- ok
It doesn't seem to want to get into that screen... And now I have French as the language
I'm going to power cycle it.

S - Ashwinth M -- Please wait.
Mike -- Sorry. I already did it. It is coming back up now. I am at the chose language screen now
S - Ashwinth M -- Okay.
After it powers up please go into the secret screen and let me know the MAC address of the Roku.
Mike -- it has been booted up.
S - Ashwinth M -- If you do not have the steps please let me know I will help of how to go into the secret screen.
Thank you for letting me know.
Mike -- NO. I have the steps, it just keeps rotating through the languages.
Can I select English and try from another screen?
S - Ashwinth M -- Yes please.
Mike -- Ok. No MAC address listed. all zeros
S - Ashwinth M -- Okay then.
Mike -- Can you arrange an replacement?
S - Ashwinth M -- We will process a B-grade for you.You have to send us the faulty unit first with the RMA number mentioned on the box. As soon as we receive the faulty unit, we will ship out a replacement unit to you within 5 business from the date we receive the unit. You will receive the RMA Number and complete replacement instructions through email. You have to pay for one time shipping.
Please provide me your shipping address.

Mike -- That is not acceptable. I just bought this 2 months ago.

S - Ashwinth M -- I am sorry for the inconvenience caused but that is our procedure.

Mike -- Are you paying for shipment?

S - Ashwinth M -- No it is a one time shipment charge.

Mike -- I will try to get a replacement from Amazon.com. I will also
Post this transcript for future potential buyers.

At that point I just disconnected and contacted Amazon. Amazon was great! I explained to them what happened and my experience dealing Roku support and they sent me out a new unit overnight. Amazon also provided a return shipping label at not cost to me. This was even though I was past my return date by over a month.

If Roku would have at least agreed to cross ship a replacement unit and let me send back the other once it arrived, I would have bit the bullet and paid for return shipping. They are not a company I would recommend dealing with.

Mike

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