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Roku 3 HD Streaming Player £53.99 @ Amazon.

£53.99 @ Amazon
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#1
Seems a fair price. Why so cold? What am I missing? Considering this to replace (wireless) fire stick. This should be better with Ethernet surely?
#2
Think the Roku 2 was posted here for £34 it's the same box except for the headphone socket in the remote on the Roku 3 ... i think.

Edited By: SilverBlack on Apr 18, 2017 12:34
#3
SilverBlack
Think the Roku 2 was posted here for £34 it's the same box except for the headphone socket in the remote on the Roku 3 ... i think.
It is, roku say the same on their own website. why pay that much more for a wifi direct remote with a headphone socket.
#4
No 4k even at this price.
#5
bouncy99
SilverBlack
Think the Roku 2 was posted here for £34 it's the same box except for the headphone socket in the remote on the Roku 3 ... i think.
It is, roku say the same on their own website. why pay that much more for a wifi direct remote with a headphone socket.

The extra £14.00 initial outlay buys you more than a headphone socket on the remote...

FYI: The Roku 2 remote is a cheaper build of remote that requires line-of-sight with the Roku 2 to function, whereas the Enhanced Gaming Remote supplied with Roku 3 is a better build and offers "point anywhere" functionality. This means you could (if you wanted to) hide the Roku 3 box out of sight (e.g. behind the tv, in a cupboard, etc.) and it would still work. It also means there's no need to extend your arm and actually point the remote at the device / tv when using it... you can just press the buttons with the remote in your lap, or on the arm of your sofa, and it will work.

The headphone socket is really useful, because...

1. You can use it to watch tv without disturbing others who may wish to read or go to sleep;

2. You can stick it in your pocket, or attach it to your wrist with the (supplied) strap, and wander around the house while listening to music streamed from the Roku 3 - great while hoovering... to hear music above the din of the vacuum cleaner, and;

3. It has it's own volume control (on the opposite side of the remote) to raise, lower or even mute the volume of whatever you are listening to if / when needed.

Another feature of the Enhanced Gaming Remote with Roku 3 is the addition of 'A' and 'B' buttons plus "motion control" for gaming which, while it may not be required by everybody, is a useful addition for those who enjoy casual gaming. It also gives you access to better quality games which are not available on other Roku models because they do not come with the enhanced remote and are, therefore, incompatible.

Lastly... the Roku 3 will get you access to the most channels (more than any other UK Roku model) since hardware limitations (memory, processing power, etc.) and other factors associated with cheaper models (or sometimes even down to the individual device compatibility selected by Roku app developers) means that they are only on the Roku 3. To illustrate this, there are (currently) 3,784 channels (apps) in the channel store for Roku 3 in UK whereas the total number available on the Roku Streaming Stick is almost sixty short of that at 3,725 with the Roku 2 and other UK models (mostly) falling somewhere in between (barring the odd exception).

Also, this offer is only around five pounds more than the lowest price I can recall seeing for the Roku 3 since it was launched in the UK so I think the OP was well justified in sharing it here.

Hope that clarifies / justifies (for some) the reasons for the higher price ;)
#6
MarcusR
bouncy99
SilverBlack
Think the Roku 2 was posted here for £34 it's the same box except for the headphone socket in the remote on the Roku 3 ... i think.
It is, roku say the same on their own website. why pay that much more for a wifi direct remote with a headphone socket.
The extra £14.00 initial outlay buys you more than a headphone socket on the remote...
FYI: The Roku 2 remote is a cheaper build of remote that requires line-of-sight with the Roku 2 to function, whereas the Enhanced Gaming Remote supplied with Roku 3 is a better build and offers "point anywhere" functionality. This means you could (if you wanted to) hide the Roku 3 box out of sight (e.g. behind the tv, in a cupboard, etc.) and it would still work. It also means there's no need to extend your arm and actually point the remote at the device / tv when using it... you can just press the buttons with the remote in your lap, or on the arm of your sofa, and it will work.
The headphone socket is really useful, because...
1. You can use it to watch tv without disturbing others who may wish to read or go to sleep;
2. You can stick it in your pocket, or attach it to your wrist with the (supplied) strap, and wander around the house while listening to music streamed from the Roku 3 - great while hoovering... to hear music above the din of the vacuum cleaner, and;
3. It has it's own volume control (on the opposite side of the remote) to raise, lower or even mute the volume of whatever you are listening to if / when needed.
Another feature of the Enhanced Gaming Remote with Roku 3 is the addition of 'A' and 'B' buttons plus "motion control" for gaming which, while it may not be required by everybody, is a useful addition for those who enjoy casual gaming. It also gives you access to better quality games which are not available on other Roku models because they do not come with the enhanced remote and are, therefore, incompatible.
Lastly... the Roku 3 will get you access to the most channels (more than any other UK Roku model) since hardware limitations (memory, processing power, etc.) and other factors associated with cheaper models (or sometimes even down to the individual device compatibility selected by Roku app developers) means that they are only on the Roku 3. To illustrate this, there are (currently) 3,784 channels (apps) in the channel store for Roku 3 in UK whereas the total number available on the Roku Streaming Stick is almost sixty short of that at 3,725 with the Roku 2 and other UK models (mostly) falling somewhere in between (barring the odd exception).
Also, this offer is only around five pounds more than the lowest price I can recall seeing for the Roku 3 since it was launched in the UK so I think the OP was well justified in sharing it here.
Hope that clarifies / justifies (for some) the reasons for the higher price ;)
i suppose its worth it then if you require that functionality. Personally i have this box inside a cabinet which ir cannot get to, however i use a harmony ir based remote with a ir distributor which goes inside the cabinet. Couldnt use the wifi direct remote functionality with my harmony.
#7
Waiting for this to drop back to a similar price, currently £79.99 pretty much everywhere (annoyed)

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