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Old 11-14-2012, 04:33 AM   #1
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Roku

Any of you FF's have one. I have seen a couple go by in the fleamarket. I got one off eBay and am so far impressed. Lot's of free stuff, most with short commercials. So far so good.
Am I missing something?
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:44 AM   #2
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I've got one and I use it all the time. Mostly to stream music but often for movies or watching the TED channel. A lot of stuff on there available for free. Highly recommended.
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:07 AM   #3
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Got a Roku 2 HD, and use it with Amazon Prime. There is a lot of "free" content with Prime, and a lot of other free streaming channels you can access with the Roku.

We like it.

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Old 11-14-2012, 06:05 AM   #4
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I got the Roku 2 HD when I dropped my cable..I love it. I dopay for netflix and hulu plus .. like $7 each a month and that is it


My wife got a little mad when I installed the free porn channel and there is now a big XXX icon on the main screen
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:42 AM   #5
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My wife got a little mad when I installed the free porn channel
Heading to Best Buy.
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:51 AM   #6
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Heading to Best Buy.

2nd that!
f u c k y a!
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:45 AM   #7
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Roku is great!

Bye bye AT&T Uverse and your $100. tv bill and all the commercials. Really? I'm PAYING to watch commercials.

For us:
#1 is netflix - many many shows
#2 amazon - has a few. You can also find current shows for $2.
#3 nowheretv is pretty good. has a big mess of channels, wife likes law and order
#4 just added hulu plus. haven't found a good show there (they have a LOT, but the current stupid shows just don't do it for me).
#5 Lastly I have to mention PLEX. This let's you stream shows from your computer to your TV. Install plex media server on the PC. Log into getplexapp or plex or something online. ALSO, when you find a video online you can hit the PLEX IT! button to queue it to your Plex account and watch later at home. (add the button to your browser!)

And make sure you google ROKU PRIVATE CHANNELS as there are many that aren't official.

I got mine at radio shack.
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:52 AM   #8
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I dropped cable about 2 years ago and went to a Roku. I have never looked back. I have Netflix and Hulu for $7 each, Amazon (I'm an Amazon Prime member anyway), and an antenna to pull in local stations.

One of the happiest days in recent memory was walking in to the cable company "store" and dropping off my cable box.

I do tell people that it's not for everyone. You have to do your homework and decide if it's right for you. For me, it's been well worth it. Not paying $110 a month for a lot of shitty TV that I never watch anyway is awesome!
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:37 PM   #9
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Explain to me in simple English what this Roku thing is and what it does....please.

I looked at their website..but not very informative.
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:45 PM   #10
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Explain to me in simple English what this Roku thing is and what it does....please.

I looked at their website..but not very informative.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:20 PM   #11
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basically it is a user friendly interface for streaming internet to your TV..much like Apple TV

Main reason I got it was to make it EZ for the wife to stream Netflix and Hulu plus to the big screen
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:29 PM   #12
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free porn channel
Hold the damn phone one minute. FREE PORN???????
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:40 PM   #13
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I have three Roku's running at my house with no issues. I bought them refurbed on Woot.com for about $49 each. I nixed my ATT U-verse Tv and now use Roku and HD off air antenna's to save $100/month. I use Netflix, Hulu-Plus, and Amazon. I don't miss having 300 Uverse channels at all. The roku is dead simple and it works.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:58 PM   #14
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What channels can I watch with this contraption?

Do I have to buy each channel I can watch?

Whats the difference between a ROKU and just plugging my laptop into the tv?

GRRRRRR! I hate technology.
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:50 PM   #15
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Some channels are subscription-based (MLB TV, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and such) and quite a few are free. You just have to choose what you want to watch, and what you don't mind paying for.

Amazon Prime subscription gives you free streaming of every Star Trek ever made, Firefly, a ton of PBS content (Nova, cooking shows, etc.), and many series of UK Top Gear.

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