Whereas Apple offers just a single model of the Apple TV, Roku offers four varieties of its streaming-media box, from the bare-bones Roku LT to the flagship Roku 3.
Of all the options, the Roku 1 ($60) feels like the odd man out. It's essentially identical to the Roku LT ($50), adding just a single feature: 1080p video output. The difference between 720p and 1080p has always been hard to discern, especially on the smaller, secondary TVs where the Roku 1 and Roku LT make most sense. And even on larger screens, the difference can be tough to discern; … Read more