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88 Global Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
88

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Engadget Summary

It's not the most blow-the-doors-off set-top box on the market, but for under a hundred bucks there are few easier, cheaper ways to play all kinds of content from the internet (including HBO GO), as well as full 1080p video. And if you don't need the USB, Ethernet jack, and casual games, you can save $20 on the otherwise identical 2 HD.

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Critic Reviews 5
88
 
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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Audio / video player
Video services
Netflix, Amazon, Youtube, Other
Audio services
Pandora
Video codec support
H.264 / AVC
Audio codec support
Aac, Mp3
Video outputs
Hdmi, Composite
Audio outputs
Hdmi, Rca
WiFi
Yes
Ethernet
10/100 [Fast Ethernet]

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88 Global Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
88

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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User Reviews

100
jamiehs
I really love my Roku devices. The key here is really ease of use. Having said...read more
70
cainnovacaine
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
70
Prhime
The update to the wildly popular Roku 1 has some great additions. This device...read more
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