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Old 11-22-2012, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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50% of our TV watching are the series programs on pay channels (Dexter, The Big C, Homeland, etc. etc. etc.) And we want to watch the current seasons. I know that I can get the older series episodes on Netflix, etc., but we don't want to wait 2+ years. We also watch many of the made for HBO movies and documentaries.

Are we forced to have cable or satellite to get these programs?
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:32 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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50% of our TV watching are the series programs on pay channels (Dexter, The Big C, Homeland, etc. etc. etc.) And we want to watch the current seasons. I know that I can get the older series episodes on Netflix, etc., but we don't want to wait 2+ years. We also watch many of the made for HBO movies and documentaries.

Are we forced to have cable or satellite to get these programs?
You did not mention how you get your "pay channels", Cable, Satellite or High Speed Internet would be the methods...

We recently bought a Roku streaming player Roku Streaming Player | Roku Streaming Player after 15+ years of satellite. Yes we like Netflix, it serves our purposes, there are other services through Roku. They also offer HBO GO | Roku Streaming Player, but I did not study the "fine print" on HBO...
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Old 11-23-2012, 04:31 PM
 
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You did not mention how you get your "pay channels", Cable, Satellite or High Speed Internet would be the methods...

We recently bought a Roku streaming player Roku Streaming Player | Roku Streaming Player after 15+ years of satellite. Yes we like Netflix, it serves our purposes, there are other services through Roku. They also offer HBO GO | Roku Streaming Player, but I did not study the "fine print" on HBO...
You have to have HBO through cable or satellite to get HBO GO.
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Old 11-23-2012, 04:48 PM
 
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Nice. I just checked out HBO Go. Worked perfectly. Do other channels have this?
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Old 11-23-2012, 04:52 PM
 
Location: A Very Naughtytown In Northwestern Montanifornia U.S.A.
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Default No such thing as free !

If you want to view the latest titles you have to shell out some dollars.
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Old 11-23-2012, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Is Roku part of cable?
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Old 11-23-2012, 04:57 PM
 
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Default Wait awhile

and buy the TV boxed series DVD sets
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:39 PM
 
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Is Roku part of cable?
No. As far as I know, HBO GO is the only service that works through a streaming player from cable/satellite. A Roku is mostly used by "cable cutters" trying to get rid of cable/satellite. Or if you don't have a Smart TV or DVD player, you can use a Roku to stream Netflix, Hulu, Crackle, etc...
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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No. As far as I know, HBO GO is the only service that works through a streaming player from cable/satellite. A Roku is mostly used by "cable cutters" trying to get rid of cable/satellite. Or if you don't have a Smart TV or DVD player, you can use a Roku to stream Netflix, Hulu, Crackle, etc...
What you are saying is:
HBO is only on cable or satellite.
Roku is used to avoid cable or satellite.
without a smart TV you can use Roku to avoid cable or satellite.

My town has no cable. I have no satellite. So I might be able to use Roku with dial-up, but no HBO is that correct?
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:11 PM
 
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You'll need something faster than dialup to stream online content sufficiently.

Roku works with HBO. I tested HBO yesterday. I don't see why Showtime and others wouldn't work. I tested Showtime, Encore and Cinemax on my laptop.
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