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Which Roku to buy please?

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Hi I'm looking to buy a streaming device in order to subscribe to Netflix. I don't want to play games or need to listen through earphones. Will the Roku 1 be good enough or false economy in the lon… Read More
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2y, 5m agoPosted 2 years, 5 months ago
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I'm looking to buy a streaming device in order to subscribe to Netflix. I don't want to play games or need to listen through earphones. Will the Roku 1 be good enough or false economy in the long term? Streaming stick looks interesting, as does the Amazon fire. Oh dear...... Confusion reigns!

I have googled but thought would get best advice here
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2y, 5m agoPosted 2 years, 5 months ago
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#1
I have streaming stick it pretty good screen mirroring does not quite work though still ironing out bug (lip sync) on both live stream , playing a media file.
#2
The Roku 1 is fine if you only want 720p - however, you can't run the latest version of the Netflix app on that - that's only on the Streaming Stick or the Roku 3.

I can't comment on the Streaming Stick, but I've got a Roku 1 and 3 and like both (they're simple enough to use that the other 1/2 doesn't moan !
#3
I would suggest the Roku 3. it always helps having the option of Ethernet rather than having to rely on wireless.
#4
Thanks, all helpful
#5
Gymbal
The Roku 1 is fine if you only want 720p - however, you can't run the latest version of the Netflix app on that - that's only on the Streaming Stick or the Roku 3.

I can't comment on the Streaming Stick, but I've got a Roku 1 and 3 and like both (they're simple enough to use that the other 1/2 doesn't moan !
The Roku 1 does play 1080p but it only has Wi-Fi so buffers more .
I think you will may be best with the Roku 2/3 so as to get the Ethernet connection
#6
Oops - as stefromuk pointed out, the Roku 1 does do 1080p - I was aiming to say that whilst it's 'capable' of doing 1080p, in my experience over Wireless the streaming just doesn't work that reliably - certainly the Roku 3 is the one I tend to use more for that.

Still like the Roku tho' , works well with PLex too :-)
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#8
i know you only said Roku but if it just for netflix than go chromecast i have had no faults with mine and i only go it for nexflixs.
hope this helps
#9
Matttheplank
i know you only said Roku but if it just for netflix than go chromecast i have had no faults with mine and i only go it for nexflixs.
hope this helps

Thanks but I've read more troubled reviews with chrome cast than Roku.
#10
jocky32000
Matttheplank
i know you only said Roku but if it just for netflix than go chromecast i have had no faults with mine and i only go it for nexflixs.
hope this helps

Thanks but I've read more troubled reviews with chrome cast than Roku.
yeah i was the same pal, but went with Chromecast in the end because of cost at the time and i dont regert it, £18 i paid so cannot complain.
#11
For me the Roku one was just fine, I don't think you get any more channels for buying a more expensive version either.
#12
I've got the Roku LT and it's great. I think it may be discontinued but deals for it still seem to turn up on here for round about £25 or so. I think the later models have more bells and whistles, but if you just want a device for basic streaming (i really only got mine for Netflix), then this is perfect.

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