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With my Roku 2 XS fleet grounded, I found myself once again in search of a device that would support my streaming needs…
- Amazon Instant
- Simple DVR
To my delight, the svelte BDP-S5100 did this — and more. In fact, first and foremost, the BDP-S5100 is a highly regarded 3D BD player which upconverts standard DVDs, plays files off a thumb drive, and streams video. It has both wired and wireless internet, can play files of a USB disk, and included apps from Sony Entertainment and the Opera App Store.
I’ve had a Fire TV (FTV) since April. We cut our ties with Comcast five years ago and are OTA first cable cutters — which is to say we have an antenna and most of our programming comes in via that antenna. We have had a lot of streamers and currently use six Rokus plus two Fire TVs.
The Fire TV streamer is the best streamer available at this time. It combines the most popular features of Apple TV, Roku, and Ouya in a sleek package which is much faster at the same price point. I think it is worth noting that Amazon warrants its streamer for a full year while the others only stand behind theirs for 90 days.