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wheregreggeats.com

~ My ROKU box... Sun, 08/5/12 10:51 AM (permalink)
I've had the cable cut for the better part of a year and relying strictly on my Roku WIKIPEDIA media streaming device.
I'm wondering if I'm alone ...
 ~ Do any RFr's have a Roku ???
 ~ What channels do you subscribe to ???
 ~ What free channels do you enjoy (especially re: food) ... (Alton is on a Food Channel feed from time to time).
 ~ What private channels have you found  ???
 ~ Etc. ???
 
#1
    chewingthefat

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    Re:~ My ROKU box... Sun, 08/5/12 11:35 AM (permalink)
    I have never even heard of it, sounds interesting!
     
    #2
      Extreme Glow

      Re:~ My ROKU box... Sun, 08/5/12 12:23 PM (permalink)
      Roku has been my favorite toy for a couple of years now.  I don't do many channels, just Netflix, Amazon, and Pandora as I almost only watch movies.  I still have DishNet but sometimes wonder why.
       
      #3
        jajarino68

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        Re:~ My ROKU box... Sun, 08/5/12 1:31 PM (permalink)
        Netflix is the channel that gets the most use. Crackle is a good channel with free movies, but there are limited sponsor interuptions. Pandora is used for music. I've tried some of the foreign channels, trying the Bollywood experience, but haven't had much luck.
         
        #4
          Foodbme

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          Re:~ My ROKU box... Sun, 08/5/12 7:36 PM (permalink)
          Never heard of it.
          Checked their web site - http://www.roku.com/
          Might get one!
           
          #5
            Mosca

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            Re:~ My ROKU box... Sun, 08/5/12 9:33 PM (permalink)
            We have one, and use it a lot. Mostly Amazon Prime and Netflix.
             
            #6
              mayor al

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              Re:~ My ROKU box... Sun, 08/5/12 11:16 PM (permalink)
              Hard for me to admit it...but I haven't a clue as to what you guys are talking about !
              ROKU  is the number 6 in Japanese.
               
              #7
                mayor al

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                Re:~ My ROKU box... Sun, 08/5/12 11:17 PM (permalink)
                Duplicate message, Sorry.
                 
                #8
                  RC51Mike

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                  Re:~ My ROKU box... Mon, 08/6/12 7:54 AM (permalink)
                  We recently got one having moved aboard our boat full time.  It's linked to our Verizon Mifi so it can get expensive if we're on it a lot.  It's still cheaper than installing sat tv though.  My wife mostly uses it for Netflix and surfs the free channels.  Works great.
                   
                  #9
                    Tampico

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                    Re:~ My ROKU box... Mon, 08/6/12 8:10 AM (permalink)
                    Major league basebal works great on it. You can spend hours searching weird stuff. JasonTV is excellent for all kinds of stuff.
                     
                    #10
                      wheregreggeats.com

                      Re:~ My ROKU box... Sat, 08/18/12 7:14 PM (permalink)
                      Here's one:
                      A CHANNEL I JUST DEVELOPED FOR A CLIENT
                      (Right now it is a private channel ... we'll be making it a free public channel in September)
                      I am realizing what a powerful video distribution tool Roku is becoming.
                       
                       
                      #11
                        ces1948

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                        • Location: Port St Lucie, Fl
                        Re:~ My ROKU box... Sat, 08/18/12 11:31 PM (permalink)
                        A lot of ISP's are capping monthly bandwith usage or starting to charge extra. For instance Comcast has a 250 gig monthly limit but is not enforcing it while the come up with "new" aka more expensive plans for what they consider high usage. People who stream things like a lot of blu-ray quality movies could run into these limits. Here's a couple of links you heavy streamers might want to check out.
                        http://lifehacker.com/591...width-im-using-at-home
                        And a handy guide for how much bandwidth is used for Internet activities.
                        http://datacalculator.comcast.net/index.html
                         
                        #12
                          edwmax

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                          Re:~ My ROKU box... Sun, 08/19/12 9:23 AM (permalink)
                          I found the Roku website about 2 hours before reading your post.   http://www.roku.com/
                           
                          I can't get cable, but I cut the satellite service ($89 per month) about 12 years ago. Renting DVDs was less expensive.  For the past 2 years I have been using a laptop connected to the TV for free movies & TV.
                           
                          #13
                            wheregreggeats.com

                            Re:~ My ROKU box... Tue, 10/30/12 8:28 PM (permalink)
                            I'm excited that a ROKU channel I curated for a client is now in the Channel Store:  CSB Connections (today it is under NEW)
                            Or, simply hit: https://owner.roku.com/add/GOCSB
                             ... if you are  ROKU user.
                             
                             
                            #14
                              Davydd

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                              Re:~ My ROKU box... Tue, 10/30/12 11:14 PM (permalink)
                              My son has the Roku box. I use the Apple TV box. On both you get Netflix if you subscribe. I use Netflix but haven't subscribed to Hulu Plus. I also rent movies from Apple iTunes. So movies, Netflix and YouTube get the most viewing on my Apple TV. It does make you wonder why you need cable TV anymore.
                               
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