RCA DSB872WR WiFi Streaming Box

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RCA DSB872WR WiFi Streaming Box
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The RCA Streaming Box, DSB872WR brings you a world of movies, TV shows, music, online apps and more — without monthly cable TV or satellite TV subscriptions. Just connect the RCA Streaming Box, DSB872WR to your WiFi network, connect its 1080p HDMI output to your TV and you're ready to enjoy Internet-connected content on your time and your terms. The RCA WiFi Streaming Player can instantly stream Netflix movies and TV shows (Netflix subscription required). You can rent or buy HD movies and TV shows from VUDU. You can also watch your favorite TV shows and movies on demand from Hulu Plus (subscription required). The RCA Wi-Fi Streaming Media Player also delivers you a wealth of free services, such as YouTube, VUDU apps, Pandora Internet Radio and Picasa.

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The RCA Streaming Box, DSB872WR brings you a world of movies, TV shows, music, online apps and more — without monthly cable TV or satellite TV subscriptions. Just connect the RCA Streaming Box, DSB872WR to your WiFi network, connect its 1080p HDMI output to your TV and you're ready to enjoy Internet-connected content on your time and your terms. The RCA WiFi Streaming Player can instantly stream Netflix movies and TV shows (Netflix subscription required). You can rent or buy HD movies and TV shows from VUDU. You can also watch your favorite TV shows and movies on demand from Hulu Plus (subscription required). The RCA Wi-Fi Streaming Media Player also delivers you a wealth of free services, such as YouTube, VUDU apps, Pandora Internet Radio and Picasa.

RCA DSB872WR WiFi Streaming Box:

  • Stream Netflix movies and TV shows (subscription required)
  • Rent or buy HD 1080p movies and TV shows from VUDU
  • Stream your favorite TV shows and movies from Hulu Plus (subscription required)
  • View YouTube videos
  • Stream Pandora Internet Radio to listen to your favorite music
  • View your photos using Picasa
  • Use VUDU apps
  • 1080p HDMI output
  • Built-in WiFi
  • Analog AV outputs (for connection to older TVs)
  • Full-function remote control (includes 2 x AAA batteries)
  • Compact size for flexibility in placement with existing AV equipment

Specifications

Battery Type: Does Not Contain a Battery
Primary Color: Black
Model No.: DSB872WR
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 4.63
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 3.0 x 3.6 x 1.1
Walmart No.: 550978589
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by dmonk 12/3/2012
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  • A. I use it with an older TV. You'll need the same 3 prong cord (yellow, white, red) that you used with your older VCR or DVD player. It does not come it, though. I think you can buy one at Wal-Mart or RadioShack.
    by MrStyle1/5/2015
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  • A. yes if you have a aux port or you have to get a converter my set is old works great
    by IbyfromWalmart12/19/2012
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  • A. No, it also has a standard yellow video out along with the red and white audio out.
    by Layoutlifer1/5/2015
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  • A. I have an old tv too and I hooked it up with the red, yellow and white connectors, works great.
    by merlomack1/5/2015
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  • A. No you do not need an HDMI cable, there are plug ins for yellow, red, white cords (composite).
    by sales28girl1/5/2015
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  • A. Boxee TV only supports HDMI so it won't work on TV's from earlier than 2005 or so.
    by BoxeeAndrew6/20/2015
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  • A. Will work if old tv has RCA plugs (yellow (picture) Red & White (sound Right and left))
    by BCTexas1/5/2015
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by Bob 12/8/2012
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  • A. Unlike with Roku this does not ask for a credit card to set it up.But you will need subscriptions with HuluPlus,Netflix they ask that you pay their monthy $7.99,you can use a prepaid card you can get at Walmart.I have used one myself to pay for both of them.YouTube is free as long as you have an account with them.You should have access to a computer to set up the accounts.
    by gsos761/7/2013
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  • A. No, the unit itself does not. However, individual content providers such as Netflix and HuluPlus will require accounts and credit cards.
    by Jerry85212/22/2012
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  • A. YouTube is free. Some of the other services might require membership, like Netflix. I have a Pandora account so I just used my password. I didn't even try to use the free version of Pandora, so I'm not totally sure if that's available.
    by MrStyle12/21/2012
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  • A. no only the service you have
    by IbyfromWalmart12/19/2012
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  • A. No
    by Alwaysgamin12/17/2012
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  • A. depends. for netflix yes, for youtube, no. hulu plus, yes. not sure about pandora, have not used it!
    by Jumbovein12/11/2012
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Customer Reviews | 106 reviews | 3.2 out of 5

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Netflix works great
11/24/2012

Customer review by CubicKu

5.0 stars 11/24/2012 by CubicKu
by CubicKu

I do not normally submit reviews, but the only one I found on this product was completely negative and yet I had a good experience ....... I purchased this on a Walmart Black Friday wim.... $29.99 . Unlike the other reviewer I found the RCA DSB872WR to be easy to set up and was downloading a Netflix movie within minutes! This model does NOT come with an HDMI cable, but I had a spare thanks to the cheap prices at monoprice.com (a good place to get all kinds of cables). I had no problems with the setup screen timing out ... or any frustration at all! After first booting I did have to reboot it, but maybe it was just searching and I grew impatient? Hit the setup button on the remote and everything worked smoothly from then on. The remote is plastic feeling, but worked fine. I may buy another for my Mom-in-law.

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CubicKu
Pittsburgh, PA
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Male
Usage:A few times per month
Perfect media streamer for the value!!
9/17/2013

Customer review by An anonymous customer

4.0 stars 9/17/2013 by An anonymous customer
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Bought this discounted for $38 on Friday. Went home and had it connected to my TV using the HDMI connector within 5 mins. Another 3 minutes to walk through the wifi connection and I was streaming my Netflix shows on my older 50" tv at 1080p. Performance was a tad slower in connecting to Netflix than my iPad but not anything to be upset about. The slower performance in switching movies or scrolling through a movie is completely acceptable once you understand it takes a second to acknowledge the button command. If you've watched streaming movies from an iPhone, iPad, or xBox360 there's really no difference in lag. Now.. I have a Blueray Player with the Netflix app and this RCA media streamer is much faster in performance. I used it all weekend streaming Breaking Bad shows and not once did it hangup, overheat, or underperform. I will say the remote feels cheap..."HOWEVER" the price is cheap! I don't know if I got a good remote and/or good batteries but it works just fine when I press the buttons normally. The remote is infrared so you do have to point it at the media streamer. The remote worked at 6 feet in the bedroom and at 30+ feet when I moved the box to my living room. #Note also that the wifi is now two rooms away about 60 feet in distance# I also tested YouTube videos and it worked as advertised. It's working so well that I am thinking of going back and getting one for the living room and my media room! I have a N600 linksys wireless router and only a 6MB DSL connection. We were running Netflix in two rooms #one on iPad and the other the RCA streaming device# with no buffering or lagging. This is a great little box at a great price!

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An anonymous customer
Florida
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
just plain great
11/24/2012

Customer review by Zippy134

5.0 stars 11/24/2012 by Zippy134
by Zippy134

i was looking at the roku and found this on sale for less so thought would give it a try works great no issues what so ever don't understand why people are have issues with the remote mine works great going to buy another one my other room

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Zippy134
Gardner,IL
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:25 - 34
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
Love it!
11/23/2012

Customer review by punknlove

5.0 stars 11/23/2012 by punknlove
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I've been using my Wii for Hulu & Netflix for years and when I saw this, I thought it would be fantastic because it also allows you to access Vudu, YouTube, and Pandora and I use these programs a LOT. Its definitely worth it for me! Its really easy to use and I haven't experienced any issues with the remote.

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punknlove
Mass
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:25 - 34
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Female
Usage:Every day
Great device for the price
11/24/2012

Customer review by rj26

4.0 stars 11/24/2012 by rj26
by rj26

I used to have Samsung Blu-Ray streaming device which has horrible performance. Gets heat and hangs out very frequently. Typing takes 5 to 10 seconds for each letter!! I explored many devices and at last bought this device because of the low price. Pros: Its very good for this price. Tiny device. Streams very well. Remote works very good. Navigation is easy. I used for more than 8 hours continuously, still the device works fine and bit warm (not hot like other devices) . Cons: Remote doesn't have the keyboard. At least it should have numbers keyboard.

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Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:25 - 34
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
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