Posted Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 07:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward
Even at $60, you're getting 720p video and much more.
When the Apple TV was announced, it looked pretty weak compared to Roku's streaming offerings. Now it's looking downright sad.
The new Roku HD is a $59 streaming device that will get you a 720p resolution. It's also got built-in WiFi and the ability to access Roku's full catalog of streaming services including Netflix, Amazon on Demand, Pandora and More.
Roku's new XD ($79) and XDS ($99) boast a 1080p output over HDMI and 802.11n capabilities baked right in. The XDS takes it up a step further, by making that wireless N technology dual-band and adding a component out, optical audio out and USB port.
The XD and XDS also add a new feature called Instant Replay. With the touch of a button, you'll be able to skip back seven seconds in the video you're streaming – without the need to buffer or load it again.
All three players are available now.
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