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.
The Roku 2 XS puts a ton of online content, including Angry Birds, at your fingertips and on your television affordably, but it doesn't seem as useful as it did years ago, before many Blu-ray players and HDTVs offered the same services and more.
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A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
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