Digital Media Receivers comparison chart

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Roku 3

Roku 3
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Apple TV (2012)

Apple TV (2012)
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Roku LT (2012)

Roku LT (2012)
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Price $89 to $125 at 7 stores $79 at 1 store $89 to $119 at 3 stores
CNET editors' rating
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.0 stars out of 27 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one! 3.5 stars out of 29 reviews 3.0 stars out of 17 reviews
Release date March 06, 2013 February 12, 2013 March 16, 2012 November 07, 2011
The Bottom Line The Roku 3 is the best streaming-video box yet, with tons of content sources, lightning-fast performance, and an innovative remote with built-in headphone jack. The WD TV Play is the best alternative to Roku and Apple TV for viewers looking to access their personal media collection. While it's still a step behind the Roku 3, the Apple TV is an excellent streaming box, especially for those invested in the Apple ecosystem. The Roku LT is a killer streaming-media box, offering tons of streaming content -- including favorites like Netflix, Amazon Instant, Hulu Plus, and Pandora -- for just $50.

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Internet Streaming Services Info unavailable Facebook
YouTube
Hulu Plus
Netflix
Pandora
Vudu
Spotify
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Localization Info unavailable United States
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Product Type Info unavailable Digital multimedia receiver
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Connector type Info unavailable Info unavailable 1 Rear
1 RJ-45 Installed Rear
1 SPDIF output Rear
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Remote control type Enhanced remote control
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Dimensions (WxDxH) Info unavailable 4.17 in x 4.13 in x 1.07 in
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Sound Output Mode Info unavailable Stereo
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Product type Streaming player
Info unavailable Digital multimedia receiver
Streaming player
Weight Info unavailable 0.32 lbs
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Image standards Info unavailable Info unavailable JPG
GIF
TIFF
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Video standards Info unavailable Info unavailable Motion-JPEG
Protected H.264
MPEG-4
H.264
MOV
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Audio standards Info unavailable Info unavailable Protected AAC
AIFF
WAV
AAC
MP3
Apple Lossless
HE-AAC
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Manufacturer Warranty Info unavailable 2 years warranty
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Playback capabilities Internet video playback
Internet radio playback
Internet gaming
Info unavailable Content streaming
Internet video playback
Digital video playback
Digital audio playback
Digital photo playback
Content streaming
Product Description Info unavailable WD TV Play Digital multimedia receiver
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