The Roku 3: An Amazing       Media Streamer With         Excellent FeaturesBy Maya HorstrukerIf you ask me, I would say th...
For me, the Roku 3 was a perfect upgrade from my existing Roku 2 andApple TV. When I first set up the Roku 3, I was pleasn...
The Movies? Wow…How Many Movies Can Do You Get With The Roku 3?If you love movies, you will never be short of them with yo...
With your Roku 3, make sure you do not miss one almost hidden like whatinitially happened to me - that is the USB3 port on...
As such, when you compare the Roku3 to other "smart" TVs, the Roku3 isan obvious choice because of its low cost, more chan...
Last not least, another reviewer commented that a credit card has to beprovided to connect to the Roku channel store. Howe...
What Do Owners Think Of Their Roku 3?Some Owners Of The Roku 3 Shares Their Experience On Their Gadget.5.0 out of 5 stars ...
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If you are looking for a streaming player to compliment your entertainment system, you must get the Roku 3 for it is an amazing media streamer with excellent features that will help you thoroughly enjoy your movies.

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  1. 1. The Roku 3: An Amazing Media Streamer With Excellent FeaturesBy Maya HorstrukerIf you ask me, I would say that the Roku 3 is the best digital streaming player that you canget in the market today for less than $100.One of its biggest strength of the Roku 3 is its sheer number of channels that is available toyou, either for free or with a subscription. With its current more than 750 channels to choosefrom, you can watch almost anything you desire.On top of that, if you cant find what you are looking for from the 750 plus channels, you caneasily extend your search to private channels. Coming from some who loves gadgets, havingowned the Apple TV, the Boxee Box and various models of the Roku, I would say that theRoku3 is THE digital media player to go for.My Wonderful Experience With The Roku 3What I Found When I upgraded From The Roku 2 To Roku 3 Page 1 of 7
  2. 2. For me, the Roku 3 was a perfect upgrade from my existing Roku 2 andApple TV. When I first set up the Roku 3, I was pleasntly surprised to find itso easy and quick to set up. In fact the Roku 3s user interface (UI) was justawesome. It is so much snappier than what I had experienced with my Roku2’s interface.With the Roku 3s new user interface, it was much easier to navigate thechannels as well. The new user interface incorporated a centralized searchwhere you can search for titles or actors across all channels. It then showswhich channels offer that content. If you love to watch movies or shows,then this is really an AWESOME and very useful feature that you cannot dowithout!The Roku 3 New RemoteWhat About Roku 3’s New Remote?Besides the improved UI, I really love the new remote control. The new Roku3 remote contains a head-set jack and volume controls. When you plug-in ahead-set, the audio on the Rokus HDMI interface is automatically muted,and re-routed to the head-sets.This feature is really useful when you need to watch movies at night;especially when your loved-ones are asleep. If you have kids, it is equallyuseful to ask your kids to use the head-set so you dont have to listen toMrs. Tweedy in Chicken Run hen pecking her husband all day long.You will also find that the audio-quality on the headsets is truly HiFi. In factwhen I first watched the Transformers and listen via my Bose headset, theclarity and sound quality really blew me away! Page 2 of 7
  3. 3. The Movies? Wow…How Many Movies Can Do You Get With The Roku 3?If you love movies, you will never be short of them with your Roku 3. Rokuliterally offers tons and tons of channels on the Roku 3! Right now Roku hasmore than 750 plus channels. I hear that they adding more as time goes by.There is no way that Apple TV can even come close to the Roku 3 with itsvery limited number of channels.If 750 plus channels are not enough for you, you can conduct a web-searchto find the complete list of all available Roku private channels. If you do thatand oh before I forget, make sure you check out the VideoBuzz channel!The USB3 Port – Make Sure You Don’t Miss ThisThis USB 3 Port Further Extends Your Movie Options Page 3 of 7
  4. 4. With your Roku 3, make sure you do not miss one almost hidden like whatinitially happened to me - that is the USB3 port on the side! With theUSB3,you can plug in an USB-flash drive or an USB disk and play your own mediafrom there! Some of the USB Media Formats that the Roku 3 can playinclude: Video: MP4 (H.264), MKV (H.264) Audio: AAC, MP3, Image: JPG, PNG.If you have a HD large screen TV or any HD TV for that matter, make sureyou switch your video to 1080p in the settings menu as the default is only720p resolution.As for myself, my home theater setup consists of an Optoma HD33 1080pprojector with the Roku3 connected to it and projected on to a 133" screen.The video quality is just absolutely amazing!! Geez… I really love my newRoku 3!Compared to the Roku2, there is no audio-out jack on the back of theRoku3l However this was not a big issue for me because I had aninexpensive HDMI Switcher which provides audio-out.Can The Competition Beat Roku 3?How Does The Roku 3 Fare When Compared To Its Competitors?Now this question comes to mind: How does this $99 Roku3 compareagainst others?With the Roku3 you get more channel choices than what you get with theApple TV. However, if you compare it to "smart" TVs, like Samsung andothers, you will find that these manufacturers charge exorbitantly for their"smart" TV features. If you compare the "smart" TV to their regular TVmodels, you will find that you are paying several hundred dollars more.Worst of all, you may even end up with less!!! Page 4 of 7
  5. 5. As such, when you compare the Roku3 to other "smart" TVs, the Roku3 isan obvious choice because of its low cost, more channels, and the muchsleeker user interface.All in all, I think this product is a BIG step up from the previous Roku 2 andfar ahead of the Apple TV, which I have not used since I switched to Roku. Ifyou own an Apple TV, or already own a previous Roku model, Id definitelyrecommend to upgrade to the Roku 3!If you are in the market for a new TV, then go for the non-smart version,and add a Roku3!You wont regret it! The Roku 3 is totally awesome!Bad Reviews For The Roku 3?Why Are There Bad Reviews On The Roku 3?It puzzles me why some people write bad reviews on the Roku 3. I saw somecomments relating to streaming quality. If that is the case then this is morelike an internet connection problem than the Roku 3. If you need to streamHDTV video over the internet, then adequate bandwidth coupled with high-end internet connection is absolutely necessary. There is no way to get goodquality if you try to save money on that.If you have problems with streaming then bottom line is that you will needto subscribe to a higher speed package from your ISP and have adequatehardware to handle that. If you are looking for a good modem, you cant gowrong with the proven Motorola SB6141 or SB6121 cable modem. You canthen couple it with the Asus RT-N66U wireless router for wirelessconnectivity.Another comment was the 90-day warranty. Sure, thats true, but I dontthink its an issue given that the Roku3 does not contain any moving parts.The chance of it breaking is very very very slim. I had my previous Roku2 foryears and it still works like a charm. On top of that, it has become quite anorm for a lot of electronic products to offer a warranty of 90 days. If itbreaks, it will normally break within this period! Page 5 of 7
  6. 6. Last not least, another reviewer commented that a credit card has to beprovided to connect to the Roku channel store. However this is no differentfrom other services and devices; a very good example is the Apple TV. Itshould also not come as a surprise because some premium Roku channelshave to be purchased.Should I Buy Or Not Buy The Roku 3?Why You Should Buy The Roku 3 And Why Not?Does any of these objections make the Roku3 a bad device? Absolutely no! Itis the best device in its class, and I find it just awesome to use. Don’t missout the fun you can get with the Roku 3.As a recap, here are what you can expect to get from the Roku 3: Huge number of channels (750+ and increasing) giving you tons and tons of content New UI makes searching for the movie you are looking for (the proverbial needle in the haystack) a breeze Easy to set up Excellent sounds and picture qualityThe best place to buy the Roku 3 is from Amazon. Click on this link to buy itnow and start enjoying your entertainment. Click the button above to buy Roku 3 from Amazon Page 6 of 7
  7. 7. What Do Owners Think Of Their Roku 3?Some Owners Of The Roku 3 Shares Their Experience On Their Gadget.5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME Product! GREAT new Features!, March 6, 2013By T.S. (California)…The Roku 3 is an awesome upgrade from my previous Roku 2. (and from my previous AppleTV)…5.0 out of 5 stars Roku 3 is Great, March 8, 2013By Phillip Wheeler "Phil Wheeler" (Los Angeles area)…Having two Roku 2 units, I really like Rokus. The Roku 3 remote earphone option was mymain reason for buying this one -- for use with my noisy exercise equipment. It replaces myon-the-ear wireless headphones, and lets me use more comfortable in-the-ear options.ONE THING: Roku 3, unlike earlier models, works only with an HDTV. I travel with a Roku2 and can use it on *any* TV.If you use only HDTVs, the Roku 3 cant be beat!...5.0 out of 5 stars I love it!, March 24, 2013By Texas Beau (Austin, Texas USA)…I am disabled, home bound and live on a small fixed income retirement. I bought the Roku3so I would have at least some level of entertainment in my home -- without having to pay theoutrageous prices for cable or undependable satellite TV services which include dozens anddozens of obscure channels I would never watch.With the Roku3, plus Amazon Prime and Netflix streaming, I now have tens of thousands ofmovies and TV shows to watch for about $14.50 per month. The device (the Roku3) isamazing! I bought this particular model of the Roku devices because I can hard wire it to myrouter (I think that is a bit faster than a wireless connection) and so I would have the quick-replay feature on the remote. I know it sounds corny, but considering my circumstances, theRoku3 has enriched my life beyond my expectations. I highly recommend it… Click the button above to buy Roku 3 from Amazon Page 7 of 7

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