Roku HD-XR Player

by Wootbot

Beaucoup Roku

Move over, last month’s model—now there’s something media

If you bought the Roku model we sold on August 16th, you’re probably just now beginning to understand the degree to which it’s going to improve your life.

You’re probably parked in front of your television, watching all your favorite movies and television shows from Netflix and Amazon and whencever else quality programming is streamed. You’re probably smirking with smug satisfaction about how much cheaper and easier it was to plug-and-play with your Roku than it would have been to figure out how to set up a media center PC and hook it up to your TV.

You’re probably lording this nifty little gizmo over all your friends, telling them how great it is, and how stupid they were to pass on it three weeks ago, and how they’ll never have another chance to grab one at such a good price.

Or you would be, anyway—if you weren’t glued to the sofa watching your way through thirteen hour-long episodes of Carl Sagan’s COSMOS and thirty-two installments of PETER GUNN.

Well, the joke’s on you! Because if you had only waited until today, you could have bought the slightly better XR model! It’s got all the features your Roku box has, plus greater range. That’s what the “XR” stands for, see: “Extended Range.” (Apparently Roku’s engineers learned programming in the extra time they had on their hands after dropping out of their grade school spelling bees in the first round.)

In a way, though, you could also say the joke’s on your friends, because even though they’ve got a chance to buy today’s Roku media player and pass you in this little keeping-up-with-the-Jonses home entertainment arms race you’ve got going on, it’s still going to cost them an extra Hamilton. That XR feature don’t come for free.

We admit, it’s kind of a confusing situation. But there’s definitely a joke, and it’s definitely on one of you. As to exactly what the joke is, though, and on specifically whom—well, you’ll have to work that out between yourselves. Maybe sometime when you’re not preoccupied with your Ten Years of LAW & ORDER SVU Streaming Marathon.

So, like, December.

Authorized for SquareTrade Extended Warranty


Warranty: 90 Day Roku

Condition: Refurbished


  • Now features extended-range wireless (Wi-Fi N "dual-band") to stream over 50,000 movies and shows from Netflix, Amazon Video On Demand, and more… (subscriptions not included)
  • Instantly stream tons of entertainment on your TV using your high-speed Internet connection
  • Listen to Pandora, access your music library with MP3Tunes, catch the latest ballgame and more…
  • Plays Standard and High-Definition video – capable of playing 1080p HD video (via free upgrade later this year)
  • Control the Roku with the included remote – choose what you want to watch, play, fast-forward, rewind, pause, and resume play later, just like watching a DVD
  • Be up and running in less than 5 minutes
  • Connects directly to your broadband Internet connection wirelessly or use a wired Ethernet connection
  • HDMI port to connect to your HDTV (HDMI cable not included)
  • Roku is constantly expanding its library content, so there will always be something new

How it Works:

  1. Plug it in – The Roku player is compatible with virtually any TV
  2. Add it to your home network – Whether your home is wireless or wired, the helpful on-screen instructions make it a cinch
  3. Start watching – You can pause, fast forward, rewind, or return to where you left off anytime

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Product Specifications:

  • Networking: Wi-Fi (802.11N/B/G “dual-band”) with WEP, WPA, and WPA2 support; 10/100 Ethernet (RJ-45)
  • Video Outputs: Composite video (480i), S-Video (480i), Component video (Y/Pb/Pr – 720p/480p), HDMI (720p/480p)
  • Video Modes: 16:9 HD (720p), 16:9 anamorphic (480p), 4:3 standard (480i)
  • Audio Output: Stereo (L/R RCA), Digital Optical (Toslink – Stereo/Surround), Digital over HDMI (Stereo/Surround)
  • Remote Control: NEC protocol, supported by various universal remotes
  • Power Input: 5V, 2.5A provided by included AC adapter
  • Other: USB Port
  • Power Consumption: 6 watts peak, 4 watts in standby
  • Size: 5 x 5 x 1.75 inches (130 x 130 x 41 mm)
  • Weight: 11 oz (300 grams)

In the box:

  • (1) Roku HD-XR Media Player (Model Number: N1101)
  • (1) Remote control
  • (2) AAA batteries
  • (1) Composite (red/white/yellow) A/V cable
  • Power Adapter Cable
  • (1) Getting started guide

Note: High-speed Internet connection with a speed of at least 1.2 Mbps is required to use this product. 5 Mbps is recommended for HD streaming.