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locknar
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Post by locknar » Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:34 pm

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Re: roku 3

Post by beats me » Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:55 pm

I'll stick with my Apple TV, but it is neat that you can run headphones to the remote so you don't have to disturb anybody else in the room who isn't watching. I feel grateful that I’m never in that situation, but it’s a cool option.

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Re: roku 3

Post by locknar » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:59 pm

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Re: roku 3

Post by delicioso » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:29 pm

locknar wrote:anyone gonna get one / have one ?

The good: The Roku 3's excellent new interface and faster processor makes it feel quicker and more responsive than any other streaming box. More than 750 channels are supported, including Netflix, Amazon Instant, HBO Go, Hulu Plus, Pandora, MLB.TV, Amazon Cloud Player, and Vudu. It also has cross-platform search that scours several major TV and movie services to find content. And Roku's nifty new remote has a built-in headphone jack that lets you listen without disturbing others.

The bad: There's still no official YouTube channel. Some services have an outdated interface on Roku compared to other streamers. The Apple TV still works better within the Apple ecosystem. And the Roku 3 isn't a great option if you're mostly looking to stream your personal digital media collection.

The bottom line: The Roku 3 is the best streaming-video box yet, with tons of content sources, lightning-fast performance, and an innovative remote with built-in headphone jack.
Nah. You can do way more with a box running XBMC, like I do with a jailbroken Apple TV 2.

If you jailbreak an Apple TV, you can install things like XBMC and Plex and still have the regular Apple TV functionality as well. Both XBMC and Plex have plugins you can install to extend functionality. XBMC especially has a huge community of users creating plugins and channels for all kinds of content. I can basically stream virtually any existing TV show or movie, and watch live broadcast tv channels all over the world including live sports, all for absolutely free. It's like having free cable tv on steroids. And of course, Apple TV supports Airplay from iOS devices for all kinds of media including games.

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Re: roku 3

Post by footsy » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:09 pm

My parents have the first Roku, I've got an Apple TV, and a Xbox.


They're all the same thing..................... Except Xbox you have to have a Live Subscription.
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Re: roku 3

Post by beats me » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:52 pm

I got my parents an early roku box and then 2 Apple TVs and I don’t think they use any of them because they can’t figure them out. They’re first major hurdle is just trying to remember how to change the input source on the TVs. :x

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Re: roku 3

Post by locknar » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:40 am

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Re: roku 3

Post by locknar » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:17 pm

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Re: roku 3

Post by H20nly » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:36 pm

roku has Crackle though... Crackle is pretty 8) especially when you consider the price.

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Re: roku 3

Post by beats me » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:41 pm

H20nly wrote:roku has Crackle though... Crackle is pretty 8) especially when you consider the price.

I’m Nu Hipster. I don’t watch or listen to anything without paying money for it directly.

I only go to youtube for the advertisements which I click and then purchase whatever it is they are selling. And that's the only way I ever buy anything.

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Re: roku 3

Post by locknar » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:43 pm

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Re: roku 3

Post by H20nly » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:05 pm

i dunno... they're listed alphabetically not by body part.

*shrugs*

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Re: roku 3

Post by locknar » Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:38 am

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Re: roku 3

Post by locknar » Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:07 pm

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Re: roku 3

Post by beats me » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:32 pm

http://www.amazon.com/Roku-4200R-3-Stre ... rds=roku+3

In stock. I honestly don't know why people go to physical stores anymore for anything other than food.

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