Turn your HDTV into internet radio player with Roku 2 XS
If you are living in a limited space like me, the combination is a great idea to keep your room cool and clean, one interesting idea instead of buy a separated wifi internet radio player is combine it with your HDTV or your existed home theater system,
if that’s the idea, you may want to try Roku 2 XS to be you media player for you condo, apartment or your dormitory, it is very simple to use a Roku 2 XS as your internet radio, the simplest way is connect it with your HDTV with a HDMI cable and what you need is a wifi hotspot or an Ethernet LAN and you are ready to go ! If you won’t mind about an audio quality or your aim for a internet radio listening is for news update, I think an audio quality from an HDTV is not that bad, but if you are a music lover who is serious about an audio quality, perhaps, a sound from HDTV is not good enough, and this comes with a decision path, because with Roku 2 XS, what you will get is only a HDMI connection slot, with no optional ports, while with around 20 USD higher you can have a Sony SMP-N100, that comes with many ports for you including optical for a better audio quality. But if you still think what you want is a wifi internet radio player not a media player, Aluratek AIREC01F is one of your choice, it is cheaper than Roku 2 XS with a variety of connections.