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Topic # 87156 21-Jul-2011 12:25
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After listening to the guys @NZTechPodcast rave about the Roku, I'm keen to try one out by ordering off Amazon once they are listed (new models only launched yesterday), I'm already watching Netflics via my laptop but having the Roku sounds like a great option, can any one confirm if the power supply will work in NZ or what would be required to make it work.

All the specs say arePower Input
  • 5.2V – 1.5A power adapter


http://www.roku.com/roku-products#3

I have an AppleTV 2 that i have tried to jailbreak for a similar solution without success, I think the firmware 4.2.2 it has updated to does not have a solution yet or one that I can get to work anyway.

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  Reply # 496204 21-Jul-2011 12:28
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If its a DC external power supply at the very worst you can just get another power supply of the same voltage locally at somewhere like DSE or Jaycar. However lots of PSUs now can switch from 100-240v without problem.







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  Reply # 496238 21-Jul-2011 13:06
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Further from the website it comes with an A/C Power adapter?



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  Reply # 496293 21-Jul-2011 14:53
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Further from the website, you can get the below, can anyone confirm if this will work in  NZ?


Replacement 5.2V DC power adapter works with all Roku models, including 1.5A and 2.5A models.
https://shop.roku.com/accessories-all



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  Reply # 496325 21-Jul-2011 16:28
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Piscator: Further from the website, you can get the below, can anyone confirm if this will work in  NZ?


Replacement 5.2V DC power adapter works with all Roku models, including 1.5A and 2.5A models.
https://shop.roku.com/accessories-all




It has a US plug and doesn't say if it's multi-voltage. I'd go with no, just to be safe. A 5V power supply should be easy to get, DSE will have them.

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  Reply # 496386 21-Jul-2011 19:43
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Or they can sell you a step-down transformer with a US plug socket fairly cheaply, so you can just use the US power supply.

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  Reply # 496439 21-Jul-2011 21:42
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Re: Apple TV2 jailbreak...
Try running a 'nightly build'. I did that after updating my ATV2, and it has been rock solid ever since. It's worth persevering with IMHo. BUT, I would be interested in how a Roku box works for you...



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  Reply # 496539 22-Jul-2011 09:15
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Dunnersfella: Re: Apple TV2 jailbreak...
Try running a 'nightly build'. I did that after updating my ATV2, and it has been rock solid ever since. It's worth persevering with IMHo. BUT, I would be interested in how a Roku box works for you...


I will give that a try. I played with the AppleTV last night (still not jailbroken) and loaded in a US DNS address and can now access Netflix, and has no issue streaming although I was not getting the DD audio which I will look into. The AppleTV is still limited without jailbreaking but it now plays what I was trying to achieve but will still get a Roku in for a play around.

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  Reply # 512243 26-Aug-2011 09:25
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Hi Guys... i bought a Roku 2. Power adapter accepts 100v-240v so you just need a plus adapter (about $3 from those chinese goods stores)

Works well...even better with a US IP address, but if not you still have access to heaps of other channels.

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