Saturday, 25 May 2013

Roku 3 running Netflix in South Africa!



My uncle special ordered a Roku 3 online and anxiously waited for it to be delivered, the moment finally arrived and I was privileged to enjoy the initial setup with him!

The Roku 3 uses an ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core processor which is a huge improvement from the 600 MHz processor in previous models, full details available here

The Roku 3 boots out of the box without all the US based apps installed, after registering on the Roku website using a US IP we were able to get the Roku to download 19 updates which made Netflix feature as the first channel available.

Overall I was amazed with the size of the device and how well everything worked together, the remote is pure genius and after pairing I was able to walk around with headphones plugged in - felt pretty weird!


I tried converting HDMI to VGA but be warned the Roku 3 uses HDCP for video which results in the image below being displayed while the audio works fine...



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