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Roku 3 HD 1080p Streaming Digital Media Player
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4 out of 5 eggs better than i was hoping 01/23/2014

This review is from: Roku 3 HD 1080p Streaming Digital Media Player

Pros: bought this to stream content from my pc to a tv about 20 feet away using plex. im really pleased. plex is awesome, all my movies and tv can be streamed in 720p. the remote is nice. huge selection of roku channels. and the box is pretty quick and responive.

Cons: 720p only. ive tried 1080p, and it looks worse. and i have a pretty sweet pc, it could definitely handle on-the-fly transcoding. and its a wired gigabit connection to the router. not too big of a deal, 95% of my vid library is 720p anyway. also plex+roku is 2-channel stereo. also not a big deal for my setup right now. all of these cons may disappear with firmware updates(?).

Other Thoughts: one thing to note, with plex+roku, you have to remux, rename, and re-organize your library, so it all sycs up right, none of which ive found difficult or too tedious to be worth it. with xmedia recode(free,amazing), i can remux a .mkv movie in about 1-2min(using 'copy' instead of 'convert' in the video tab). and a season of 26 hr.-long episodes of 720p tv takes about 40-60min. dont expect the ultimate home theater experience, but if you just want to stream your vids to a seperate tv, im finding this works very well.

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
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Pros: works, my board, and windows recognizes it.

Cons: its so sweet looking, i want it on the outside of my case somehow.

Seiki 32
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3 out of 5 eggs new 32' 01/05/2014

This review is from: Seiki 32" Class 1080p 60hz LED TV - SE32FY22

Pros: blu-rays look great, good input selection

Cons: after 2 days, i see a dead pixel. limited sound.

Other Thoughts: my dead pixel is just about a half inch off of dead center. what a drag. fortunately, these are some tiny, tiny, pixels. im gonna roll with it, its only noticeable on mostly black or white screens. and my picky eyes are probably the only ones who will even know its there. when video is rolling, you cant tell. however, even one dead pixel will shape my future recommendations, and purchases. other than that the screen is great, sound is weak.


charles k.'s Profile

Display Name: charles k.

Date Joined: 12/20/08

  • Reviews: 23
  • Helpfulness: 10
  • First Review: 05/15/09
  • Last Review: 01/23/14
  • Most Favorable Review: 4 out of 5 eggs
  • Most Critical Review: 3 out of 5 eggs
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