Roku Launches the HD-XR and an SD Entry-Level Box

Though the world got an unauthorized sneak peek at it last week via Engadget, Roku officially unveiled its new HD-XR player today, along with a new entry-level set-top box at a lower cost.

The new Roku HD-XR adds 80211.n wireless support (the regular HD Roku supports 802.11b and g). The new HD-XR also has a USB port “for future use,” according to a Roku rep. The Roku HD-XR will run you $129.99, with the existing HD player remaining at $99.99.

The company also today introduced the low-end Roku SD, which only supports SD streaming and has no HDMI, component, S-Video or Optical audio outputs, and costs just $79.99.

We haven’t had a chance to put the HD-XR through its paces yet, but you can enjoy these lovely product shots!

HD-XR with remote front
HD-XR rear
HD-XR back
SD Rear
Roku SD back

And don’t forget that Roku CEO Anthony Wood and I are having what will surely be a fascinating fireside chat at NewTeeVee Live on Nov. 12! Get your tickets today.