Roku or wait for AppleTV 3?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by bonsaidetective, May 11, 2011.

  1. bonsaidetective macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2007
    Ok, so right now I have an original AppleTV and I also have a computer hooked up to my TV. The AppleTV gets used for podcasts, youtube, pics and a large iTunes library of music, movies and tv shows. The computer I use for Netflix, Hulu plus and the occasional stray web video (HIMYM).

    I keep hoping for an AppleTV app store against all hope. Should I hold out til the fall announcement or just get a Roku? I know I couldn't get rid of the computer completely but the Roku would be better most of the time.
  2. Che Castro macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    I have a roku & it sucks

    Only use it for hulu

    If you dont need hulu get the atv2
  3. Scarpad macrumors 68000


    Jan 13, 2005
    See I have a Roku XD and I love replaced my ATV2, lots more options, and Plex is coming along nicely on it.
  4. GFLPraxis macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    I have a Roku; my only option for my downstairs 54" SDTV. It's...really useful for getting various channels and for Netflix. The interface is pretty crappy but it gets the content. Problem is, it can't get local content; I wish it could pick up my DLNA server like my PS3 does for my HDTV upstairs.
  5. Smoothness macrumors regular

    Apr 6, 2011
    I use my roku xds for netflix,hulu and pandora during photoshoots at my studio. I also plug a thumbdrive of movies in it for my fave movies that aren't on those services.
  6. malnar macrumors 6502a


    Aug 20, 2008
    Explain further, or, really, just explain. What "sucks" about the Roku? I just got one and like it a lot. The interface isn't incredible, but I think it's a lot more flexible than the Apple TV. (The Roku interface is helped a LOT by the iPhone app, by the way.) I can't see what I'm missing out on with the Roku by not getting an Apple TV.
  7. rhp2424 macrumors regular


    Jul 23, 2008
    I have an ATV 2 and I've personally been very pleased with it for Netflix, iTunes streaming, podcasts, and YouTube.

    I am considering getting a Roku xds for occasional Hulu and mostly Amazon though. How is the Amazon interface on the Roku?
  8. Che Castro macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    Well looking thru netflix on the roku sucks


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