I got a new Roku3 using a 20perc discount from Roku about two weeks ago. Up till then I enjoyed simplicity of earliest version N1000 that had worked flawlessly. Those of you who recall this oldboy, it had all ports now offered only on high end Rokus, including ethernet which now it seems Roku demands extra for. So far, I like this Roku3, though had troubles adapting to it. To get this set up, I had to go back and forth a half dozen times from my computer at other end of house to tv with Roku box in living room because of requirement to log onto various accounts. I did not know installing Roku3 would cancel my old accounts instantly to get it set up. It canceled my accounts with Tunein, SomaFM, Pandora, etc. And deleted all favs in each one. As well as in Youtube with dozens of subscriptions and favorites - yes I had a nonRoku channel found online that installed on my old N1000 and worked fine so I could surf Youtube and watch videos. Btw, prior to selling my old N1000 on craigslist, I replugged it and it showed all my old channels and favs - which may indicate these links and data somehow attach to box itself? Anyway I started setting up Roku-allowed channels again, going online for each one - a slow process - to enter new passcodes shown on tv screen.
REMOTE control feels slender and slippery with buttons squeezed together on top - great for thin fingers. Takes getting used to, as slightest finger movement can return to main menu. On right side Volume controls for earphone that plugs into left side. I like that it will use my old headphone besides new one supplied in box.
USB PORT. Good luck finding how to use that USB port. Hint, search inside Channels List. Hint, you have to create a new channel to use it. Look under Movie and Photo to find icon for adding usb drive support.
PASSWORDS needed. If you have a password to unlock channels, you need to unlock usb and other channels. I attached a 1TB external hard drive to my Roku3 and it took a long time scanning for playable material. Finally, it presented a horizontal lineup of folders across screen. Clicking a folder showed readable filenames though long ones dropped off. Playback generally okay except photos have a large black frame, making image about 50 percent of viewable tv screen. Options for playback very few. For slideshow feature, I could hardly tell difference between Slow and Medium play, as both flicked through my photos too fast to enjoy them.