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#1 staggerlee024

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 06:00 PM

These things are amazeballs.

Anyone else have one?

http://www.roku.com/


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#2 staggerlee024

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 10:21 PM

am i the only one with this awesome product? :shocked:

#3 Uncle Coulro

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 10:29 PM

We have one and like it.
There's another recent thread about Roku, if you're interested.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 10:30 PM

http://www.gathering...ead.php?t=66133

#5 Erinisme

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 10:31 PM

is that to watch netflix on the TV..thinking of gettng one :)

#6 Uncle Coulro

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 10:33 PM

is that to watch netflix on the TV..thinking of gettng one :)

Netflix, Amazon, Hulu+, and dozens of other channels.

#7 Erinisme

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 10:38 PM

I was going to get suckered back into cable (it's $10 more a month then I pay now for a year...but I can get a 'promo' on my internet and save $30 for the next six...)

So I'm gonna take my savings from my cable and buy one!

#8 Uncle Coulro

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 01:53 PM

I was going to get suckered back into cable (it's $10 more a month then I pay now for a year...but I can get a 'promo' on my internet and save $30 for the next six...)

So I'm gonna take my savings from my cable and buy one!

The entry-level model (which enables you to watch everything the most expensive model does) lists for $50. Don't buy the three more expensive Roku 2s unless you need (or just want) their features.

#9 staggerlee024

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 04:38 PM

we went with the more expensive model for the ability to play local files. but i agree with uc. if you are using this only to stream only content spend $50.

#10 DF

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 05:48 PM

so, could this box provide internet connection a well? so I could finally tell Time Warner to go eat ##$@!!! .

#11 Uncle Coulro

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 05:51 PM

so, could this box provide internet connection a well? so I could finally tell Time Warner to go eat ##$@!!! .

No. It just makes streaming to your TV seamless. You can cancel your cable TV subscription, but will still need some sort of high-speed internet access.

#12 DF

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 05:56 PM

No. It just makes streaming to your TV seamless. You can cancel your cable TV subscription, but will still need some sort of high-speed internet access.


I see. Thanks.

#13 beerzrkr

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 02:14 AM

I got one and love it!

#14 moonstone

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 04:46 PM

I almost can't respond since you said 'amazeballs', but I'll overlook it for the Roku. Yes, this thing kicks some major ass. I just got one, and LOVE it. I haven't had cable in 3 years... you can imagine my excitement. :Phishfolk:

#15 staggerlee024

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 04:47 PM

whats wrong with amazeballs, precious?

#16 moonstone

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 04:49 PM

whats wrong with amazeballs, precious?


:lol:brings back bad memories.

#17 orion

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 05:12 PM

Also the most expensive model is the only one with an ethernet port, if you are concerned about wifi in the house.

#18 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 05:19 PM

Never heard of this before, don't want cable, will have to check this thing out.

Can you get live sports on it? That's the only reason Ty wants cable, and I'd prefer to avoid it altogether so if he could still see the games he wants to see, then this may be the answer...

#19 unbroken_chain

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 05:19 PM

Also the most expensive model is the only one with an ethernet port, if you are concerned about wifi in the house.


Does this simply mean, unless you do have WIFI, you must buy the Most exp? Just wanna be sure the one I get (el cheapest) is ok (wireless=yes)

#20 orion

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 05:25 PM

Yes, if you don't have wifi or don't want wifi you have to buy the most expensive.

#21 staggerlee024

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 06:00 PM

Never heard of this before, don't want cable, will have to check this thing out.

Can you get live sports on it? That's the only reason Ty wants cable, and I'd prefer to avoid it altogether so if he could still see the games he wants to see, then this may be the answer...



We get all of our networks (abc, etc) through an antenna. You can also buy the MLB, NHL, etc packages and play all games through the Roku. The one thing of value that you will be giving up is ESPN. But, you have to ask yourself, is ESPN worth $50 per month.

#22 Chip

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 06:10 PM

Never heard of this before, don't want cable, will have to check this thing out.

Can you get live sports on it? That's the only reason Ty wants cable, and I'd prefer to avoid it altogether so if he could still see the games he wants to see, then this may be the answer...


Roku on it's own gets NHL and NBA if you subscribe with the league websites individually in order to get the games, not sure of price.

I don't have Roku and don't know if it has other options, but Roku does work with another pay service that I do use PlayOn, which has ML Baseball and NFL again with subscription to the league's own service, again not sure of those prices.

But with PlayOn I bought a one time license for the premium service for about $100, they have a monthly and yearly subscription model too. BTW they are all half price I noticed, lifetime is only $50, year $20 and month $5.
http://www.playon.tv/index.php

It also has mobile phone apps for android and iphone which gave me netflix, amazon video, hulu and local file streaming months before they had android apps.

Now if you add up all those costs they are most likely below cable anyway. PlayOn would need a computer on your home network to have it installed and running in order to view it on the Roku box. PlayOn has many scripts that you can add in addition to it's advertised Channel content giving you hundreds of channel options for free or little one time script cost.http://www.playon.tv/channel-store/, and a couple of unofficial script sites too.

#23 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 06:31 PM

Awesome, thanks for the info, folks!

#24 staggerlee024

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 06:34 PM

roku now has mlb on its own too. no need for play on.

#25 Erinisme

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 08:55 PM

just asked my dad for one for christmas...now to go and lower my internet bill! woohoo!

#26 Uncle Coulro

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 10:29 PM

Can you get live sports on it? That's the only reason Ty wants cable

Roku has NHL, UFC, ML Soccer, NBA, Racefans TV, Sail TV, SurfNetwork, Willow (pro Cricket), and several others.
For NFL games, get an antenna. OTA HD is better quality than cable HD, anyway.

#27 Uncle Coulro

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 10:32 PM

Also the most expensive model is the only one with an ethernet port, if you are concerned about wifi in the house.


Does this simply mean, unless you do have WIFI, you must buy the Most exp? Just wanna be sure the one I get (el cheapest) is ok (wireless=yes)

WiFi comes with all the models, including the $50 model. If you want a wired connection, you need the $100 model.

#28 unbroken_chain

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 10:48 PM

:Phishfolk:Right on... remember it used to be the other way around??? want wireless? pay EXTRA~!~!

Anyway just ordered one thru Amazon, as all the wallymarts were sold out.

#29 DF

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 09:54 PM

For NFL games, get an antenna. OTA HD is better quality than cable HD, anyway.


Unc, what do you think about this antenna?

http://www.ebay.com/...=item53dfae2d07

#30 PeaceFrog

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 12:18 AM

hey staggerlee, why don't you post in the politics section any more?

#31 staggerlee024

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 04:49 PM

nobody ever goes to that section and the police got too rowdy on posting in country

#32 PeaceFrog

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 04:55 PM

nobody ever goes to that section and the police got too rowdy on posting in country


There's been more activity lately, especially from the Ron Paulbots and their anti-communist propaganda. The place needs your presence.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 05:13 PM

http://deals.woot.com/sellout

This looks like the wired version for $59. Is that a deal?

#34 staggerlee024

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 08:29 PM

not bad. you can get on amazon or direct for $15 more and it won't be refurbished.