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#1 Ivy74

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Posted 03 October 2014 - 08:47 AM

I asked the admin to create a section for streaming devices where you have MP3's and etc. So in the meantime I am posting it here for tired of waiting.

 

Any user's of the Roku? I am constantly browsing forums, channels, the latest streaming services (recently cancelled Netflix due to my lack of use). I am right now using Amazon Prime since there is other benefits past the streaming and whatever free channels I can find which there is a lot.

 

 


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Posted 13 October 2014 - 08:29 AM

I have 3 devices.  First I have an older Sony Streaming Box this is in fact the best out of the three.  You can find one on ebay for $35 these days.  The model number is smp-n200.  Sony updates the channels frequently.  It also has a USB port that you can copy movie files to a memory stick (mp4, mov) and watch them.

 

Number 2 is a google chomecast ($35) which is good for sending YouTube's to your TV, not much more

 

My TV is a Visio it has a usb port (mp4, mov) and has a few apps, Netflix , crackle

 

The only free apps are crackle, YouTube, snag films

 

I may try a Roku at some time



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Posted 13 October 2014 - 02:00 PM

Right now I haven't had a desire to go past Roku but the Sony one you listed sounds interesting. On my downtime I will check it out.


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Posted 17 October 2014 - 09:33 AM

(3) Roku 2's in my home... (2) Chromecasts..... one smart TV which streams and a couple BluRay players that stream.

 

Did you have questions about the Roku or just curious if others use them?

 

I like them because of how fast they go from "off" (standby) to Netflix/Amazon Prime to the show I want to watch.

The BluRay players are quite a bit slower.



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Posted 17 October 2014 - 09:41 AM

I am a long time user and I learn of new things here and there so putting it out there in case there is a new channel or service I missed that I can learn about. A buddy found something of my interest that isn't easily found that works on Roku: I will leave it at that.

 

I am considering also getting the Amazon Fire TV box due to some of the cool games on there. 


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Posted 17 October 2014 - 09:57 AM

I am a long time user and I learn of new things here and there so putting it out there in case there is a new channel or service I missed that I can learn about. A buddy found something of my interest that isn't easily found that works on Roku: I will leave it at that.

 

I am considering also getting the Amazon Fire TV box due to some of the cool games on there. 

 

Roku, and some of the others, are quite customizable.

"Unofficial" channels, etc.... found all over the internet.






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