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Solved: Looking for a really good streaming video player

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by bj nick, Aug 10, 2011.

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  1. bj nick

    bj nick Thread Starter

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    I want to get a really good streaming video player, but I'm not willing to spend $200-300 for a Blu-Ray player at this point. The Roku got the most wildly polarized reviews I've ever seen on Amazon: 750 5-star, and 150 1-star, mainly due to failed connections and ghastly customer service. So that's too big a risk to take, as I see it....not 150 awful reviews....

    Id' spend $150 or so......Suggestions appreciated!
     
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    Should have added: I have an excellent HD 1080 Samsung TV, Windows 7, not that it matters....
     
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    I have a Roku myself, and it works great for Netflix. The only complaint is the user manual. If you need help, Google is your best bet.

    As for the reviews, I'd say that is typical of a plug and play device marketed to the average "joe" consumer, lacks a good manual, and requires manual setup for use.

    So don't let the reviews turn you off. Or as I like to say, take them with a grain of salt. Read some of the low ratings and you will get a good idea of the type of user that is complaining.
     
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    TIVO for me. I'm a long time subscriber and it just works.
     
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    Ok, I got the Roku, it's been two months, and so far I am thrilled. Easy to set up, works just great. Thanks!
     
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