- I’ve been using the Roku box for over a month now.
- I like this product a lot.
Where it’s used
- Primary connection is in the living room with the 36” TV. This TV no longer has a digital cable tuner and is used only for occasional DVD’s and Roku streaming.
- Secondary connection is in the kitchen. (I like watching TWiT netcasts while washing dishes. Go Gina!)
- Easy to move around and connect to different devices.
- Easy-to-navigate interface takes advantage of straightforward categorization, for the most part.
- Navigation is significantly simpler and more convenient than various Comcast Cable menuing systems.
- When available for a channel, text search works nicely.
- Amazing variety of programming.
- Access to YouTube, CNN spots, Al Jazeera English daily reports.
- Synchronization between web and Roku program configuration — e.g., YouTube and Pandora channels.
- Still amazed at variety of programming available via Netflix.
- Wish there were a display panel on the front of the device so I could use it to tune radio or audio only channels without having to turn on a TV.
- Individual channels have widely variable program descriptions.
- Can’t search across all programs from top level.
- Having to “subscribe” by typing a code into a web site on some channels.
- Variable performance streaming — e.g., YouTube often stutters when I move the box to the kitchen.
- Amazing how awful some of the amateur series are (“Mommy XXX”? “Space Hospital”?)
- Check out Hulu Plus programming; haven’t tried so far since I have little interest in series.
- Keep trying out different subcategories of obscure channels.
- Check out DIY programs (woodworking, knitting, building, etc.)
- Investigate Amazon services.
- Figure out why ANYONE cares what Penn thinks.
Copyright (c) 2011 by Dennis D. McDonald