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Keep in mind that only one of the newer Roku units offer a hard wire ethernet connection. Only the top of the line model ($99.00) has that option.
The other 2 less expensive models will only work off with Wi-Fi. I have read that the Wi-Fi reception is not as good as their older models & requires a fairly strong signal.
I'm guessing this was done to reduce manufacturing costs?
Last edited by No Static At All; 12-08-2011 at 12:29 PM.
Still, $98 for the top-of-the line ROKU is not bad at all, and I assume a strong wireless connection would be easy enough to ensure, as long as your router isn't on the other side of the McMansion.
Sony has a model on sale for $49.00 at Best Buy that has both ethernet & Wi-Fi. I tried one & it works well except the Netflix interface is not as good as the Roku. The titles are a bit small & hard to read on a 37" display.