There are many models of Roku streaming players available on the market, but this time we have decided to focus all our attention on the less expensive and, implicitly, less performing N1100 HD model. The device is available on Amazon at a very good price, so we decided to give it a try to see if it’s really worth the buy.
Roku N1100 HD is the second generation of video streaming players that the company has created. It is currently sold at $50 because its popularity has diminished with the arrival of Roku 2 XS, the most advanced model at present. Still, the gadget features some of the most important options and can perform more or less the same actions as Roku 2 XS, which means it can successfully accomplish its basic roles.
Roku N1100 HD offers more than 600 channels that may be viewed on any type of TV. There is a wide variety of packages encompassing movies and TV shows from Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, VUDU and HBO GO. Plus, you get access to all free movies and you can download as much music as you like using Pandora, MOG, Rdio, and Live365.
Like most video streaming boxes, Roku HD was provided with built-in wireless (Wi-Fi b/g/n compatible) and it can take as many free apps from iOS and Android as possible. The box can stream 720p HD and 1080p HD videos, but the video quality may vary from one channel to another.
Roku N1100 HD is definitely not the best product that the company has made available if we were to compare it with the rest of the models. It cannot be used as a video game console because it does not have motion control. Moreover, the device cannot be accessed remotely as is the case with other similar products. The lack of Ethernet and USB ports may be viewed as a big drawback by owners who like to be able to quickly transfer their files.
The package that is usually received upon ordering Roku HD includes a remote control, 2 AAA batteries, A/V cable (red/white/yellow) and a power adapter. The manufacturer also provides a 90-day warranty that is valid if you follow the instructions presented in the “Get Started” guide.
1. +600 channels
2. Streams 1080p HD videos
3. Wireless connection
1. Limited Internet-viewing options
2. Unfriendly interface
3. Difficulty in controlling and manipulating channel providers