Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Cowichan Bay, BC
I have a variety of devices including ATV2-JB, ATV3, Roku 2 SX, Roku 3, and PS3, all connected by Ethernet, not wifi.
If you have other Apple devices or plan on travelling with the device, I recommend the ATV. I thought my wife would like the simpler Roku interface. It turns out that she likes the ATV interface because it is so familiar to her because she uses her iPad a lot.
The reason for the travel comment is the ability to change the ATV's DNS for use with a service like unblock-us. We take an ATV with us when we travel so that we can have Netflix, Hulu Plus, etc. wherever we are. Because the Roku's DNS cannot be set, it is not useful for us travelling.
On the other hand, I find that we have to reset our ATVs far more frequently than our Rokus. When our Roku has problems, it tends to reset itself. This can be disconcerting if watching a program, but it works without user intervention.
Our ATVs either work or don't work. When they don't work, we have to do a manual reset using the remote control. That happens often enough to make it irritating.
Also, it seems that with updates, we have to log in again with the ATVs more frequently than how often we have to log in with the Rokus. It doesn't bother me, but it a major irritant for my wife.
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