Roku 2 Streaming Media Player (4205E) £46.99 @ Amazon
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Roku 2 Streaming Media Player (4205E) £46.99 @ Amazon

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Found 25th MarEdited by:"CrazyBob"
I missed the previous Amazon deal at £39.99, but the price has now gone down again. This time to £46.99.
This is the third (and last) one of these I have bought as I prefer having a wired connection and I am not too keen on the design of the newer models.

Slow delivery for a £1 digital credit too if you have Prime.
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Piggykins25th Mar

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Unless you want a wired connection.
Edited by: "CrazyBob" 25th Mar
Can you stream videos from your phone with this stick
I bought this the last time when it was £39 and sent it back mainly because Spotify is no longer available and supported which I didn't realise. Plex was also slow compared to other clients I have used and have, and the other big draw back was the device doesn't support mpeg2 playback so transcoding is needed to playback from plex which = buffering and slow playback starting. Bought an amazon fire tv instead for £29 which I highly recommend. The only app the fire TV is missing that is available on Roku is now TV but I can live with that. Fire TVs can be connected to a hardwired LAN via a USB ethernet adapter where WiFi not suitable.
Edited by: "groovyrob" 25th Mar
Not worth it for the Roku 2. I sold my Roku 3 for about this amount which is a much better box. I would get at least the Roku 3 or the Roku 4 stick.
groovyrob10 h, 17 m ago

I bought this the last time when it was £39 and sent it back mainly …I bought this the last time when it was £39 and sent it back mainly because Spotify is no longer available and supported which I didn't realise. Plex was also slow compared to other clients I have used and have, and the other big draw back was the device doesn't support mpeg2 playback so transcoding is needed to playback from plex which = buffering and slow playback starting. Bought an amazon fire tv instead for £29 which I highly recommend. The only app the fire TV is missing that is available on Roku is now TV but I can live with that. Fire TVs can be connected to a hardwired LAN via a USB ethernet adapter where WiFi not suitable.


Please tell me where you purchased a Fire TV from for £29.
Sure it wasn’t the Fire Stick?
groovyrob14 h, 42 m ago

I bought this the last time when it was £39 and sent it back mainly …I bought this the last time when it was £39 and sent it back mainly because Spotify is no longer available and supported which I didn't realise. Plex was also slow compared to other clients I have used and have, and the other big draw back was the device doesn't support mpeg2 playback so transcoding is needed to playback from plex which = buffering and slow playback starting. Bought an amazon fire tv instead for £29 which I highly recommend. The only app the fire TV is missing that is available on Roku is now TV but I can live with that. Fire TVs can be connected to a hardwired LAN via a USB ethernet adapter where WiFi not suitable.


Are you referring to mpeg2 due to DVD playback, or Plex Live TV? If the latter, how does the Fire TV cope with interlaced content? (and also as @blakie881 asks - where did you get it for £29? :)) I have a Firestick and Live TV is unwatchable due to it's poor deinterlacing ability.
Edited by: "rtbsghgfh" 26th Mar
In using the HD home run app for the fire tv which seems OK for live tv. Not tried live TV in kodi yet.

Got the fire tv stick for 29 from argos weekend before last. It's still on offer there.

The roku is unable to play back the mpeg codec natively thats used in live tv broadcasts, so the plex server has to transcode to whatever codec the roku supports. That is also why HD home run never made a Roku app.
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rtbsghgfh26th Mar

Are you referring to mpeg2 due to DVD playback, or Plex Live TV? If the …Are you referring to mpeg2 due to DVD playback, or Plex Live TV? If the latter, how does the Fire TV cope with interlaced content? (and also as @blakie881 asks - where did you get it for £29? :)) I have a Firestick and Live TV is unwatchable due to it's poor deinterlacing ability.


OK I am seeing the de-interlacing issues on live TV with my fire stick.. it's only noticeable on fast moving scenes. I have been reading that the latest Fire TV (pendant) gen 3 has built in hardware de-interlacing which I guess is why you were asking me as I didn't make it clear I had the fire stick.

Anyone able to comment on de-interlacing with the latest fire TV 4k?
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