Roku 3

Verge Review

There are two things you should know about me right up front. One is the list of shows I'm currently watching: at this moment I'm at various points in The West Wing, Homeland, House of Cards, Scandal, Alias, Mad Men, Community, The Office, Parks and Recreation, How I Met Your Mother, Workaholics, The League, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Girls, New Girl, Modern Family, The Newsroom, 30 Rock, Friday Night Lights, Louie, and The Wire. (And those are just the ones I've watched recently.) I...

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Basic Specs

Audio channels 7.1

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Tech Specs

Hardware

Width 1 inches
Depth 3.5 inches
Height 3.5 inches
Weight 0.31 pounds
Color Black

Software

Audio codecs supported AAC, MP3
Video codecs supported H.264, MP4, MKV

Audio / Video

Audio channels 7.1
Max. video resolution 1080p

Storage / Data

Supported external memory SD

Output ports

HDMI output(s) 1
Composite video output(s) 1
Composite / Component combo output(s) 1

Connectivity

Ethernet 1
Wi-Fi Yes
Built-in Wi-Fi support 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.11a
Bluetooth Yes
USB 1

Bundled remote control

Connection type Bluetooth
Remote model Roku Remote Control with headphone jack

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by Nitemancometh (Currently owns)

    I was so thrilled by the Verge's review of Roku 3 that I decided to buy one for myself. Everything was pretty much what I expected. The Roku is a solid and light but weighted device and has not moved an inch since I've connected. Power consumption is minimal on standby mode but turning it on to start Netflix or Hulu Plus is super quick and responsive. Love the ability to change "themes" and put up great screensavers. Streaming quality is phenomenal in 1080p.

    My only beef is the lack of decent channels. You have to really go out of your way to find something good. The games are subpar and the price/subscription for channels can be pricey but that doesn't have anything to do with Roku itself.

    For some reason the official Roku Android app isn't picking up my R3 on the Wi-Fi. Yet, an unofficial remote map on the Play store has paired my smartphone with ease. The headphone option on the remote gives me a faint whining noise. I'd recommend using your headphones sparingly. The batteries drain super quick. You'll get about 3-4 hours before the remote dies and awkwardly unmutes your TV without hesitation.

    All in all, best $100 spent on an alternative to Apple TV.

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