Roku 2400EU LT AV Receiver Set-Top Box £28.99 @ Amazon
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Roku 2400EU LT AV Receiver Set-Top Box £28.99 @ Amazon

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Found 2nd Jun 2014
This seem to be the cheapest for Roku LT. Not the best spec with Roku 2 & 3 model around but for this price a great deal if someone looking for streaming Netflix , free to air channels and other paid online subscriptions

Description from website
Great channels with films, TV programmes, music, sports & more
High-definition streaming up to 720p HD
Works with virtually any TV
Built-in wireless (Wi-Fi b/g/n)
Smaller and more energy-efficient than any other streaming device

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Get a £9.99 nowTV box and stick plex on it.
http://www.engadget.com/2014/04/08/sky-now-tv-plex/

cold
Edited by: "polly69" 2nd Jun 2014

dcx_badass

But none of the apps like Netflix etc. actually work on the now tv box, … But none of the apps like Netflix etc. actually work on the now tv box, and plex is complete **** anyway.



I was just reading that report thought it looked quite good?

polly69

Get a £9.99 nowTV box and stick plex on … Get a £9.99 nowTV box and stick plex on it.http://www.engadget.com/2014/04/08/sky-now-tv-plex/cold



Your comparison does not stack up with cost. Setting up a Plex stream\media centre costs a lot more than £9.99 plus a lot more time and on going effort is required.

A lot of people are already subscribed to Netflix, have it running through 3rd party DNS for additional content and would love a streaming device like this cheap Roku box (which is a HOT deal) in another room of the house to jazz up an old HD Ready TV.

If the Now TV box could be hacked to stream Netflix than your comparison would make sense.

Ordered. Hot, thanks. Wasn't after anything flashy...this will do the job fine,

Good price for a Roku but I would go for a now tv box instead. Plex is ok but you need to have a server running in order to use it which means you have a PC/Laptop turned on, as well as your tv and stream box..seems a waste of energy when you could just watch them on your computer. You can side-load youtube on to the nowtv box which I've done and you then have millions of videos to watch, and you can search and watch loads of "free" tv shows and movies on youtube :P . NowTV also has a vimeo app so you could upload your private videos to there and use that to watch your stuff as well.

Pay the 20 quid extra and get this. The now tv box is locked down, it may be the same box as this but it is made for use on sky and will not allow any of its rivals channels. I have both and the now tv box is not used now since the roku LT was purchased

NowTV box is actually missing key components off the board, it'll never be able to compete with a standard Roku box. Heat

I bought this about a year ago, great box for the price, so many apps available (including a few adult ones ;)) and its suprisingly fast for the base model. I bought my kids the WDTV box and my roku has alot more features.

As above the nowtv box is locked down, for £20 more this is a much better buy

Edited by: "Bursiene" 2nd Jun 2014

dcx_badass

But none of the apps like Netflix etc. actually work on the now tv box, … But none of the apps like Netflix etc. actually work on the now tv box, and plex is complete **** anyway.



oO say what??

{points and laughs at guy who doesn't know how to use Plex}

How does this compare to a WDTV Live Streaming player?

I have a WDTV but may trade for this as I find the WDTV clunky to use.

turtles1

How does this compare to a WDTV Live Streaming player? I have a WDTV but … How does this compare to a WDTV Live Streaming player? I have a WDTV but may trade for this as I find the WDTV clunky to use.


The roku has by far the best user interface I have seen on any smart device. Some of the apps can be a bit tricky, but that depends on what you want to do with it.

This is the unrestricted version of the nowtv box.

So with this you can play both netflix and nowtv (as well as plex etc)

I have 3 tvs two nowtv boxes and one roku - might just replace the nowtvs with these now.

As with mikerr I have both, 2 LTs and 6 nowTV boxes spread across 2 houses. The LT is the better device for 2 main reasons, it allows all roku channels and it allows them to update. The plex client on the nowTV needs to keep getting updated manually, on the LT it sorts itself out. For most of my family the nowTV is fine, certainly now it has most of the UK catchup channels, but I keep the LTs for the front rooms.

If it was for me I'd be trying to get a roku 2/3 instead, for a bedroom these are fine. And to the person who said plex was **** I have 15 clients in total streaming from my microserver and all are working perfectly, you obviously can't set it up properly.

Can you play movies on this off a usb or hard drive.

can i watch cbs and other american channels on this box?

naomihughes80

Can you play movies on this off a usb or hard drive.



It doesn't have USB, I think the roku 2 does though. This is for streaming.

golfer2007

can i watch cbs and other american channels on this box?


only through a vpn

tek-monkey

It doesn't have USB, I think the roku 2 does though. This is for … It doesn't have USB, I think the roku 2 does though. This is for streaming.



Ok thanks

bang for buck cannot beat it

Is it worth me getting this or the roku 2 as that's down to £50 atm hmm decisions decisions

ordered OP , thanks

is this better than a google chromecast?

I'm looking for a dead cheap way of playing MKVs on a player like this for my folks. I have a WDTV unit I either stream or put stuff on stick, but would like a much cheaper alternative to this for them as £ 60 is too much. This doesnt have a USB so no good.....

Great for those wanting Smart functions on a non-Smart TV.

We've got TiVo downstairs and this in the bedroom. For Netflix users this is brilliant. Think we've only used Netflix and iPlayer on it, but it's well worth the money paid just for those.

Tiny box as well.

Seandaytona

I'm looking for a dead cheap way of playing MKVs on a player like this … I'm looking for a dead cheap way of playing MKVs on a player like this for my folks. I have a WDTV unit I either stream or put stuff on stick, but would like a much cheaper alternative to this for them as £ 60 is too much. This doesnt have a USB so no good.....



I'm after the same, cheap way for netflix and now tv but can read of usb stick, as someone earlier suggested it would be the roku 2.

You're all wrong

Better off getting an android TV stick for £30, stick on XBMC for films and tv series etc, and mobdro for sky sports etc. And if you still have a need for netflix, that'll work too.

Think this would do me for a while but in the long run I'd like the option to be able to play movies via usb/harddrive so I'm going with the roku 2. good deal though for just streaming!

dcx_badass

Laughs at the person who thinks plex and **** transcoding is a good … Laughs at the person who thinks plex and **** transcoding is a good solution. It's only good for cheapskates and idiots who can't setup a network share. If you're too cheap to buy a half decent device with XBMC and a proper interface then that's an issue you have. I'll carry on with my proper devices with near unlimited file support and no transcoding needed.Or if you meant Netflix works, pro tip, it doesn't.



Plex only transcodes if your device can't use the native file format, assuming it is set up correctly. Its down to the client not the server?

Heat

Im wondering too is it better than google chromecast ? Or as good as?

widzmorrow

Im wondering too is it better than google chromecast ? Or as good as?



Different beast, the chromecast needs you to sling media to it via another device whereas this streams internet media itself. I've not used a chromecast yet admittedly, although using playTo and a roku gives a similar type of experience I am led to believe.

Just had an offer from Flubit for £25.65, gonna get one for my old man for fathers day

dcx_badass

Laughs at the person who thinks plex and **** transcoding is a good … Laughs at the person who thinks plex and **** transcoding is a good solution. It's only good for cheapskates and idiots who can't setup a network share. If you're too cheap to buy a half decent device with XBMC and a proper interface then that's an issue you have. I'll carry on with my proper devices with near unlimited file support and no transcoding needed.Or if you meant Netflix works, pro tip, it doesn't.



Ah but you'd be talking to a pro too. I'm probably more certified professionally than you could ever dream to be. Just because I don't agree with your opinion of Plex doesn't mean that I use it myself nor does it mean I'm a cheapskate or an idiot.

My three DL380s run my virtualized media solution and my Linux and MS servers while my 8TB iSCSI SAN stores all of my actual media. My two N54L Microservers run Plex (admittedly) in a Hyper-V environment purely so the Wife can see pictures on her laptop easily using a pretty web interface. I run other non-important stuff in this Hyper-V though so it made sense to keep it.

All music, streaming video and VoD media distributed around my house via 10Gbps fibre, 1Gbps copper to each host and 802.11ac Cisco enterprise wireless. I provide live IPTV and VoD to screens around my house using an Exterity gateway via unicast and multicast. All of this is accessible via SSL VPN, including unicast streams.

I can obviously also send content to my XBMC if I want to. Sometimes I like to stream in HD to my projector using XBMC or Chromecast, but I rarely get the time to enjoy a film these days as I'm busy working, installing this stuff in stadiums and corporates.

If any of this ever goes AWOL I can restart it by remotely recycling the power via my web-accessible APC PDU or UPS.

Have a nice day

the__cat

Ah but you'd be talking to a pro too. I'm probably more certified … Ah but you'd be talking to a pro too. I'm probably more certified professionally than you could ever dream to be. Just because I don't agree with your opinion of Plex doesn't mean that I use it myself nor does it mean I'm a cheapskate or an idiot.My three DL380s run my virtualized media solution and my Linux and MS servers while my 8TB iSCSI SAN stores all of my actual media. My two N54L Microservers run Plex (admittedly) in a Hyper-V environment purely so the Wife can see pictures on her laptop easily using a pretty web interface. I run other non-important stuff in this Hyper-V though so it made sense to keep it.All music, streaming video and VoD media distributed around my house via 10Gbps fibre, 1Gbps copper to each host and 802.11ac Cisco enterprise wireless. I provide live IPTV and VoD to screens around my house using an Exterity gateway via unicast and multicast. All of this is accessible via SSL VPN, including unicast streams.I can obviously also send content to my XBMC if I want to. Sometimes I like to stream in HD to my projector using XBMC or Chromecast, but I rarely get the time to enjoy a film these days as I'm busy working, installing this stuff in stadiums and corporates.If any of this ever goes AWOL I can restart it by remotely recycling the power via my web-accessible APC PDU or UPS.Have a nice day

Sounds impressive. You must be very clever, here's me with just a nas/server and a media streamer. Just love a guy who can brag. Worked with many over the years and most can talk the talk. unfortunately for most that's all they can do. Do you really need all that carp just to watch a movie? I am truly amazed.

steviecross

Sounds impressive. You must be very clever, here's me with just a … Sounds impressive. You must be very clever, here's me with just a nas/server and a media streamer. Just love a guy who can brag. Worked with many over the years and most can talk the talk. unfortunately for most that's all they can do. Do you really need all that carp just to watch a movie? I am truly amazed.



I agree, most can boast. Fortunately though I've been exposed to a lot of technologies over the years so I actually do know what I'm talking about. I concede though that I do have a lot of stuff that, quite frankly, I don't need but I like to keep myself busy when the Wife is watching Corrie or if I'm holed-up in a hotel room while I'm working away somewhere. Sometimes I'm given kit by clients who don't have a need for it anymore and sometimes I buy stuff. I like to use it if I have it rather than let it sit there. This also allows me to learn new things and keep up with other stuff that I've learned in the past.

I don't brag usually but I felt that it was somewhat warranted in this case.

Can you stream media to this via bubbleUpnp or Avia or similar?

For the matter will any Roku device allow you to do this?

Good deal this, heat added. I got one of these a few months back for £24.97 from Currys. A lot of the stuff on it is rubbish, but the good stuff makes it well worth the money. YouTube was recently added and loads of channels are being added all the time. You don't need to faff about putting Plex on it (most of us probably wouldn't know how to do that anyway - i wouldn't). Just plug it in, register on the website (you do have to give CC details, but you won't get charged anything) and you're away.

MrPuddington

The roku has by far the best user interface I have seen on any smart … The roku has by far the best user interface I have seen on any smart device. Some of the apps can be a bit tricky, but that depends on what you want to do with it.



Yup, perfectly true. You need to say what you want to do with it. Interface-wise the Roku wipes the floor with the WDTV. Far more channels on the Roku and it all seems a lot slicker.

However, if you want something that is going to play anything you throw at it, that isn't the Roku. I've never had a problem with anything on the WDTV, but the Roku only really supports h264 + aac/mp3. Anything outside of this will need transcoded and in my experience will end up a tad jerky (and that's from a pretty powerful media server).

So, if you really just want to stream from the internet and play MKV/MP4 with AAC then the Roku is what you want and you'll be delighted. If you have a varied media collection and want to play it all without hassle, stick with your WDTV.

I've had one of these a while, nice little gadget, now made better by youtube being available.

How does this compare to Chromecast?
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