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Was on the verge of buying a Roku XS but may need alternatives ...


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I've just read that the Roku XS won't allow me to browse the files and folders on my NAS. Is this correct? If so, a bit of a show stopper.

I'm just looking for a cheap streamer to connect to a small (26"ish) bedroom TV so picture quality not critical. That said, if it handles 1080p it could be used with another telly in the future. I have WiFi but will probably look to connect via some 500mbps TP Link homeplugs.

I have a PS3 and were its replacement imminent, I'd happily relegate it to the bedroom to act as a streamer. However, doubt I can wait for Sony and the PS4 ... ;)

What are my cheap (sub £100) and cheerful streaming options?


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Does everything you want it to, has wifi, a decent GUI, a good solid Sigma processor and hood online content too. It can be had at around £75-£80 check Amazon.


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Good, not hood :)


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Well Roku can if your NAS supports running Plex media server, if you got anything from Synology, QNAP, Netgear, Asustor that could work.

But Roku isnt really meant for playing back content on a NAS to begin with it's a poor choice for that task, as awink1 says WDTV Live is what your looking for.


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Not bothered about that can use the PS3 or Sky box.
One of the reasons i sold the WDTV Live Hub was it ground to a halt every few months, needing a restore to factory settings to get things back to normal.Maybe the WDTV Live is better than the hub but i fancied a change.

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