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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Jul 15, 2013 Published: Jan 31, 2014 0 comments

Performance
Features
Ergonomics
Value
PRICE $100

AT A GLANCE
Plus
Remote control with headphone jack
Global movie title search
Zippy processor for quick navigation and search
Minus
Can only be connected via HDMI

THE VERDICT
Performance improvements and a new interface make streaming easy and keep Roku ahead of the competition.

Where other companies that make media players seem stuck in endless delays in the release of new models, it seems that Roku rolls out a new option every few months. I’m not complaining. Its newest release, the Roku 3, is my favorite so far. I use a Roku box with my bedroom TV because my tech-challenged partner can easily understand how to navigate its menus. Roku 3 has now added a headphone jack in the remote that mutes the TV when you plug into it. No longer do I have to endure listening to explosions, gunshots, and car-chase scenes while I’m trying to fall asleep. Performance improvements plus a new interface and box design continue to keep Roku ahead of its competition.

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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Jan 30, 2014 0 comments
Beats Electronics who brought us the ubiquitous Beats headphones brings us their own music steaming service. Here's a first look at the Beats Music streaming experience.
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Jan 23, 2014 0 comments
A U.S. District Court of Appeals ruled that the FCC cannot regulate Net Neutrality. What is Net Neutrality and how will it affect streaming 4K, HD video and content from Netflix, Hulu, and other services?
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Jan 16, 2014 0 comments
Here are a few more tidbits about streaming media players and Smart TVs that were revealed at CES 2014.
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Jan 11, 2014 0 comments
To counter protests that there isn’t enough content to justify buying a 4K TV, a number of manufacturers of 4K UHD TVs announced built-in online movie streaming capabilities with content to become available immediately.
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Jan 10, 2014 0 comments
With Sony’s One Flick Entertainment menu, finding something you want to watch is as easy as flicking back and forth (or up and down) through the list of services
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Jan 10, 2014 0 comments
Hisense demonstrates VIDAA TV that can jump from one app to another, pausing a video so you can return to where you left it.
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Jan 10, 2014 0 comments
Panasonic offers users individual recommendations, can turn on TV when you walk by and show you messages from other family members.
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Jan 10, 2014 0 comments
Sharp moves into high end audio with its wireless audio and video Universal Player.
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Jan 10, 2014 0 comments
Samsung's Multi-Link automatically knows to search for videos and information related to what you are watching.

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