Roku HD-XR Drops to $99.99, Will Gain 1080p Support

Wow, Roku today gave everyone reason to like its line of players again. The company has dropped the price of its HD and HD-XR models by $30 and the SD unit by $20. So now you can pick up the SD for $59.99 (currently out of stock), the HD for $69.99, and the HD-XR for $99.99. What’s more, a new firmware update set to be released will unlock HD-XR’s USB port for USB storage media playback. But the best news… the HD-XR is on track to gain 1080p video support later this year. No word if video partners will bump up their content quality to match the setting, but it will definitely work with your personal library. I’m curious what video codecs the players will support….

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