Roku 3 Streaming Box Revs Into High Gear

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riopato

If it doesn't have built in dlna for viewing my media on my nas, it's a pass for me. I didn't spend hundreds of dollars for a nas so that I can install a separate software to act as a media server.

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riopato

Oops.

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West996

I have an older TV, that only has analog (yellow, red, white) imputs, will this support this?

What kind of web browser does it have? I am really looking for something that I can browse the internet and stream the shows that I normally watch at my computer.

I tried the WD Live hub, but the browser was terrible and it didn't have the flash support to stream the shows I wanted to.

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Lednaara

No the ROKU 3 is HDTV only as it only has HDMI output. I believe the LT model still supports composite connection.

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West996

Would the LT do what I need it to do in terms of browser functionality and flash support?

I mean could I go on a website like project free tv and watch tv shows?

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Lednaara

No, there's no web browser.

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Shalbatana

It cannot browse the web, but it can access videos on the web if you set up a channel for them, which is not hard. I regularly watch youtube on there, and you can search for youtube videos as well that are not in your playlist. So you cannot fully "browse", but if you know what you want you can search for it.

I have a r2XD at home (the one that has no ethernet). Got it on a 1 sale a day site (refurb) for a great discount. I like it so much I feel bad I didn't pay full price.

I'm going to get another because my kids keep hogging the current one watching lego and Minecraft videos.

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khalladay

If they would just add the ability to browse local file shares for media like WDTVs do I'd probably give one a shot.

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Lmanpunk

Setup a Plex Server
Plex is used the most on my Rokus

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jbitzer

I can never get plex to work, I don't know if it's the different filetypes, or my file structure, everything doesn't show.

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Lednaara

There's more than few private channels you can add to the Roku, then download the streaming server from their website to set up on your computer and then browse and play your video collection through the Roku.

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Shalbatana

I clicked on this article thinking "My roku now is perfect. What could they possibly do that would make it better?"

....it's better

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Oh wait! They removed the SD output, so there's no model that supports both SD and headphones. Not an issue for most people, but I could have really used that feature.

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