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Roku 3 Wireless 1080p Streaming Media Player with USB Port (4200R) EXPIRED

gunner249 1,117 March 7, 2013 at 08:25 PM in Computers (11) More JR.com Deals
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Promoted 03-08-2013 at 08:02 AM View Original Post
JR.com has Roku 3 Wireless 1080p Streaming Media Player with USB Port (4200R) for $99.99. Add this $0.97 Filler Item to bring your total to $100+ and apply $10 off $100 code MADNESS to bring your total to $90 with free shipping. Thanks gunner

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Edited March 8, 2013 at 07:37 AM by BostonGirl
http://www.jr.com/roku/pe/ROK_4200R/

Coupon code takes $10 off $100 orders

Add a filler to make price to $100 and add code MADNESS

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http://www.jr.com/monster-cable/pe/MC_XPHP500/

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#61
So whats thebdifference between this and a smart tv. Does this add to the exsperience. My blu ray also has movie rental option. Lastly can you mirror your ipad on this unit or play. Youtube...thanks
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#62
Quote from jukens View Post :
I got the 3 yesterday to replace my XS. It's day and night difference not just in the menu but starting videos as well. I can play 1080p 20mbps no issue with roku 3 and takes less than 10seconds to get started where as the XS will take 45seconds +.
It sounds like you're the only one around here who actually has one of these. Do you have any MKVs to test on it?
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#63
Quote from chanhol View Post :
Can anyone comment on the quality of the new remote control? The remote on my Roku 2 HD is the biggest POS; from day one, I have to hit a button 3, 4, 5, 6 times for it to register once.

I probably should have returned the device since the free content isn't worth the battle with the remote control--and it's really only the free content (IMO) that is better than the other players on the market (I can get the paid channels via my BluRay which has a faster processor, better UI, and functional remote..

I don't have the Roku 3, but looks like the remote is the same as the Roku2 XS. Though my understanding is the Roku3 remote is wifi instead of the bluetooth used on the Roku2 XS.
Anyway, I've been posting for months on these roku deals that the remote on the XS was worth the extra cost. I had the HD as well and didn't like the remote. Then I got an XS for another room and realized that I now hated the HD remote.

So yes, the remote on the XS and the new 3 is vastly superior to the HD remote you are struggling with.
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#64
Bought one, thanks OP.
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#65
Roku or Logitech Revue?

Does Roku play flash? I watch a lot of movies/shows through 1channel and want to be sure this will work.
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#66
Quote from ToughPeanut View Post :
Roku or Logitech Revue?

Does Roku play flash? I watch a lot of movies/shows through 1channel and want to be sure this will work.
Roku doesn't have a browser, so don't think you'll be able to do 1channel
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#67
Quote from h4b1t View Post :
I'm in the same boat, I just discovered that the VUDU channel won't work on this old box so I think it's time for an upgrade.
Advice from VUDU's web site:

"If your Roku device is buffering while playing VUDU, it may be running low on memory. Typically, power cycling the Roku by unplugging the power for about 10 seconds will free up any memory used."

This worked for me!
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#68
Quote from guitardedboy View Post :
Faster processor is only thing I see that is really an upgrade.

The new menus will be on Roku 2 HD and up models in late April/Early May.

They took the external audio jack off the actual box which was great for separate external speakers and added it to the remote for headphones. Why couldn't they keep the one on the box AND add the one to the remote?
Agreed, no "old style" audio on the box (and not even a TOSLINK either) kills this deal for me.
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Quote from MAK1981 View Post :
I know nothing about the Roku. Does it require a subscription, or does it just connect to your internet and let you stream shows? Would be nice to have something like that with our new bedroom TV -- we were considering a DVD player, but this would be way more flexible if it does what I hope it does...
No subscription. Just plug it in, hook it up to the internet, and go. Some (I would say most) channels are free though some require a subscription (Netflix, Amazon, Hulu Plus, other specialty channels, etc.) Much more versatile than a DVD player, especially if you have a large movie library that you can hook Plex up to (or just plug in the USB drive.)

Quote from ndm2p8 View Post :
Is this accurate? I thought they eliminated dual band functionality for good on the Roku?

So this can pick up a 5ghz band?

Jeeeeez - I just returned the dual band router I bought because I found out my Roku XS couldn't even pick up the 5ghz band.

Can anyone comment on whether or not this makes a difference? We don't really have issues with content streaming right now anyway w/ ~40mb internet...but I am curious because for HBO Go it always shows 3 out of 4 circles when determining quality (which I assume is based on the connection speed).

The 5ghz connection is still throttled to the speed of our internet connection, right?


Btw - nice deal. Saw this came out and totally want it...but I can't really make a good argument as to why I should upgrade.

Maybe give my XS to my parents?
It might make a difference. Depends on how many other wireless access points you have running near you. 2.4Ghz is just crowded anymore and 5Ghz works better speedwise generally but doesn't penetrate walls as well as 2.4Ghz.
The 5Ghz would still be capped at your speed of the internet for streaming things like HBO Go but would be able to go to 300Mbps (or whatever the standard is) theoretically for streaming local stuff (items from an NAS for example..)

I'm upgrading. For as cheap as they are and as well as my Roku 2 has worked, it's worth it for me. Some cool functionality added and I think the wifi/better processor will help my streaming from an NAS (though the router I bought should also help.)
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Quote from rijones View Post :
Advice from VUDU's web site:

"If your Roku device is buffering while playing VUDU, it may be running low on memory. Typically, power cycling the Roku by unplugging the power for about 10 seconds will free up any memory used."

This worked for me!
cool, thanks for the info. I've never had an issue with Vudu on our Roku2 XS units. We use it a lot and it works great for us. thanks for the tip if it start to act up.
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#71
"The only thing is that once I moved the Plex server to my NAS to run natively, the NAS processor doesn't do transcoding very well."

Get a Synology NAS - especially the 712 or newer 413. Once you use that there is no going back. IMHO, it is the best NAS on the market, period.
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Quote from AzSyndicate View Post :
The only thing is that once I moved the Plex server to my NAS to run natively, the NAS processor doesn't do transcoding very well. I wonder if this upgraded Roku will eliminate the need for transcoding and allow better Direct Play support!
I didn't realize that it doesn't do its own transcoding for networked video file playback. So it's essentially the same as my Sony TV in the way it handles files (that uses shares from windows media center though). I was wondering why everyone always talks about using Plex server with these things. It's also no wonder it doesn't handle MKVs that well. I'll have to check into this some more. I do hope that they've improved this a bit.
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#73
If you guys are trying to use these for MKV's, you are doing yourself a disservice and will not be happy...they have very little processing power.Also 1080 MKV's are not going to stream well over wireless--invest in a wdtv or htpc
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#74
Quote from unstealthy View Post :
Plex FTW
That still won't work. Roku doesn't support MKV over HTTP.
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#75
good deal
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