Roku 3 Cheapened

Roku 3I recently upgraded my streaming device from ROKU’s model 1 to their model 3 and was disappointed to find that the latter has only one HDMI connection for connecting to a family entertainment center, plus a USB connection for computers. My old Roku 1 had a variety of connections for those with TV’s, DVD players, or amplifier/receivers that don’t have HDMI inputs. Not everyone rushes to out to replace all their audio/visual equipment with the latest technology for the sake of doing so! Adding one or two of the following connections: component video, S-video, digital audio (optical), or even L&R analog audio would have increased Roku’s costs by only a modest amount, and would have greatly increased customer utility.

Companies sometimes need to think beyond their bottom line to retain customer loyalty.

About Michael E. Sedgwick

I live in a beautiful retirement community beneath the Catalina Mountains, 26 miles north of Tucson, and enjoy writing short stories, novels, memoirs and essays. I've been married to a wonderful woman for 55 years and enjoy traveling the world with her.
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