Roku Releases $49 LT Media Player - Adds HBO Go

Posted Tue Oct 11, 2011 at 12:00 PM PDT by Dick Ward

The LT does the very basics of what a Roku player is designed to do. It streams.

Roku players keep getting fancier and fancier. What started as a fairly bare bones media streamer has expanded into a file playing, Wi-Fi packing, high definition, game playing machine. The LT takes us back to simpler times.

The Roku doesn't do 1080p - you'll have to settle for 720 - but it does have built in Wi-Fi and the ability to stream from any of the 300 available channels. Local files are out too, since the SD card reader has been nixed. At $49 though, it does just what it needs to.

Roku's channel selection just got a bit bigger too. They're adding HBO Go, which will allow HBO subscribers to watch content directly on their Roku player. Of course, if you're not an HBO subscriber, you get nothin'.

Source: Home Media Magazine

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