Roku LT Media Streaming player for £49.99 Delivered @ Maplin
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Roku LT Media Streaming player for £49.99 Delivered @ Maplin

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Found 16th May 2012
Introducing Roku, the original, best-selling streaming player from the US. Roku makes it easy for you to enjoy great films and TV shows, live sport, music, games and more whenever you want, instantly on your TV.

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Roku makes it easy for you to enjoy great films and TV shows, live sport, music and more whenever you want, instantly on your TV
The original, best-selling streaming player from the US now available in the UK
Roku brings you endless entertainment choices, and we’re adding more all the time. So you’ll always find something new to watch, hear, play and enjoy
350+ entertainment channels available, including hundreds of free movies
Supports services like BBC iPlayer, Netflix, facebook, and more
With Roku in the room, play music anytime. Enjoy music channels like TuneInRadio, and listen to as much music as you want
Supports HD 720p high definition video*
Built in (Wi-Fi b/g/n) for easy streaming
HDMI video output (for high definition) and A/V output (for standard definition, works with included A/V cable)
Roku is the smallest streaming player ever - perfect for slipping neatly alongside any TV or entertainment centre
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I have been looking into these don't know if they are any good though. Anyone used one?

I think I might just wait to get my Raspberry PI and build my own custom case for it.
£47.99 at Play.com

Supports HD 720p high definition video*



Makes it a bit pointless if you want to stream full HD
Not really a bargain so much as "the price". The RRP is £49.99, it confirms as much on Roku's own site.

I have one and have used it for a couple of months. Not quite "plug and play" but still extremely easy to use. The 720p streaming from Netflix, Vimeo and iPlayer is great. No Youtube is a bit of a downer (legal wrangles) but supposedly Lovefilm's coming soon too.

Oh, it's *way* smaller than you think too. About the same footprint as a beermat :-)
From the reviews that I have read, the range of content doesn't come close to what you might expect.

It's essentially a US product with most services restricted to that region.
UK Netflix work? What about the likes of ITV player or Channel 4. That's what I'm looking for a player that plays those sort of things to backup my Sony with Youtube, Lovefilm, Iplayer, crackle, qriocity...
Would be great if it could use Plex.
witalit

I think I might just wait to get my Raspberry PI and build my own custom … I think I might just wait to get my Raspberry PI and build my own custom case for it.



That's what I planned on doing then I noticed yesterday that as things stand at the moment the RPi doesn't do MPEG2 hardware decoding To keep prices low it's only licenced for h.264/MPEG-4.
BurnToasT333

Would be great if it could use Plex.



It has a Plex channel
Maplin really are cheeky, they are stocking the Roku XS but charging £119.99 where the Roku site itself suggests the price is £99.99.

Nonetheless I have the LT and find it streams better than a jailbroken Apple TV 2. The wireless performance on the Apple TV is dire and really needs being wired to the router.
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