Roku cuts $200 off price of HD1000 digital media player

Roku has lowered the price of its HD1000 high-definition digital media player by $200. The Roku HD1000 lets consumers enjoy digital media – photos, music, video, art and more on their TVs. Beginning today, the HD1000 will sell for $299, and will be available to more retailers as Roku moves to broaden retail distribution for its digital media products.


  1. JadisOne: “And this relates to Apple, how?”

    Simple, read the front page of their website about the Soundbridge…

    The Roku SoundBridge lets you play your Mac or PC digital music files anywhere in the house. All major audio formats are supported � MP3, WMA, AAC, AIFF, WAV, FLAC and Ogg-Vorbis � and it’s network ready with wired Ethernet or an optional CompactFlash Wi-Fi adapter. A large, bright display and Apple RendezvousTM and native iTunes� support make this player a winning part of your home entertainment system.

    This company supports Apple Technologies, and the AAC and Rendezvous formats that are univeral. What’s not to love?

  2. hope apple will allow the use of protected AAC files for this product…. unless of course they come up with a similar device ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />

  3. I wonder if they know something we don’t? Perhaps they’re preempting an annoucement from Apple. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

  4. Apple’s protected AAC has built in DRM… the protected part. I would imagine that there is a degree of licensing involved with it. I would wonder if this is the problem with the Roku products not playing the AAC DRM music bought from the Apple store.

    Also.. Roku needs to either market the 1000 better, or they need to include itunes playlist capabilities with it, like it does with the sound bridge. If iTunes Playlist sharing is available on one product, it should be used on both – if it is not used on both, it’s just software, and is a very large oversight. if anyone has experience with this, please post.
    — Robert

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