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Old 08-10-2016, 12:42 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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First off, do they work? Lots of junk on the market these days.

Second, any tricks or traps? Do you need anything else, besides an internet connection? And do the dongles work on any modern TV or only on certain systems?

And forgive me, this is my first foray into this issue, so dumb questions will be posted.
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Old 08-10-2016, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Talking about Roku sticks, Firesticks, and the like?

As far as I can tell, a Roku stick will work just like a regular Roku. Plugs into an HDMI port. Requires Wifi (don't think ethernet is an option) and a power connection of some type (USB or 3-pin plug).

It's pretty much plug and play, or at least my Roku LS was (roughly the same thing, but larger form factor and older).
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Old 08-12-2016, 07:15 AM
 
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I would go with the latest Roku stick. It has more apps than any of the other players. I tried the Fire Stick and returned it. The processor in it is not very powerful so the UI is very laggy.

No traps, all you need is an Internet connectiom and a TV with HDMI ports. Just stick it in and you will have access to tons of media.
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