The Rokus are absolutely phenomenal streaming video boxes. They're affordable, take minimal setup, and pipe in Netflix (most importantly), plus myriad other movie services. In HD! The new wave's out—so what's new? Virtually nothing. And that's fine!
The Roku—in all flavors—is a great little streaming box. Sticking it into your TV to watch tons of streaming video has been enough for many people to kick the cable habit. Transformative! The sequel? Wellllll....
The FCC's ruined the surprise for the Roku 2, and now beta tester photos are landing. Super! The Roku 2 looks a lot like every other Roku—and isn't much of a change inside. But it'll play Angry Birds!