Wanted to pass the following along…
Roku just announced another ‘post-Black Friday sale’ (they were offering Roku Lt’s for $45 with a special coupon until today, and posted that the following special is the last one before the holidays….
In additional to their reduced holiday prices, they are now offering 10 dollars off and free shipping (in time for Christmas) on their top of the line Roku 2 XD and Roku 2 XS models.
This pricing appears to be only offered directly from the Roku site (Amazon still has the older pricing) and brings the cost of a Roku 2 XD down to $69.99 and the XS down to $89.99 (including shipping).
If you’re thinking of picking up one, both models have built in WIFI, work with 720p and 1080p HD TV’s (as well as older analog TVs). The main difference between the two is that the XS model come with an enhanced remote with motion control for playing games as well as a FREE edition of Angry Birds. The only other difference I can see is that the XS also comes with an Ethernet port and USB port.
The XS’s Ethernet port could come in handy if you have your internet modem near your Roku and want even faster streaming that Wifi. I believe the USB port is used to save game data, so it’s probaby not a dealbreaker unless you are interested in the game feature.