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Roku XDS Teardown

Bottom

On the bottom of the Roku XDS are two rubber feet, the hole for the reset button, product sticker, and two rubber discs.

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7 comments
Flblnezdig
Flblnezdig

I think I'd like to see a 640GB 2.5" SATA drive in there so that you can record too. Might as well add a TV tuner while they're at it and some software and then compete with Hauppage and others as a stand-alone box that does quite a lot for not much money.

DouglasFish
DouglasFish

for streaming media it's been great, but the other reason I chose it over other options was for the USB which was supposed to play MP4s. You have to play around with it before it will play and it doesn't play all MP4s. It only played one for me. Their support tried to assist, but without success.

futurenovelist
futurenovelist

I would love the hard drive and TV tuner. The hard drive at least would bring it into line with the WD TV Live Hub. It would cost a little more but like the Live Hub it would then become the central point of your home theater. The TV tuner would be awesome as well. I would guess that together that would bring the cost up to around $300-350. Worth it? For me, yes. Steven www.reddwarfmedia.com

rogerreo
rogerreo

its was great experience to read you comment about Roku XDS also i agree with you problem i am also facing the same problem. degree programs | master degree | high school diploma

nrobin
nrobin

I just got my Roku this week. When I went to NBA Game Time, I was disappointed that we couldn't watch the games listed real time.

rogerreo
rogerreo

soo sad i also get it but i have watch the games. online associates degree | life experience doctorate degrees