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Old 11-30-2010, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Do you have it? Is it worth it?

I'm thinking about getting it because I need a tv anyway. Should I spend the extra dollars? What do you watch?

I've been to hulu and of course, utube. Most of what I've seen are only clips or excerpts, not many shows available. I did watch Supersize Me.

I know I need a new tv and I wanted Sony anyway. And a blueray/DVD player.

So should I just do the whole thing? I can't do wireless but I do have a LAN in my house.
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Old 11-30-2010, 11:41 PM
 
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i was looking at the Roku tv box for useing with the internet tv set up..

the nice thing is that you do not need a computer system to go through first you can run it saight from the cable modem to the tv unit and use the netflix and hulu and hulu plus and other tv channels on demand ..
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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I have a dish tv and enjoy it for the most part, however there are only a few channels that I truly enjoy and watch. From what I find, I can’t get those same programs via the internet only source. I’ve checked huhu but they don’t have much that I want to view, I guess I should check it again and see if there’s something new that has been added.
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Old 12-01-2010, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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We watch 'tv' using Netflix and Hulu.
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Old 12-01-2010, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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We watch 'tv' using Netflix and Hulu.
Just through the computer or do you have a set and a blueray player?
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Old 12-01-2010, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Just through the computer or do you have a set and a blueray player?
We recently 'upgraded' from desktop PCs to netbooks [with our larger monitors / keyboard / mouse plugged in].

Works fine
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Old 12-01-2010, 06:29 PM
 
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I'm getting a Roku HD soon. I want more choices other than HBO and having to wait to receive a disk in the mail. I want to watch as many movies in a day or week as I choose and watch them on my TV not my computer. This is why I am going to try the Roku HD. The Roku must be wireless and you need Internet (LAN) access which would be through the computer. I'll let you know how it works when I finally figure out how to set it up. Suppose to be easy but I doubt it really is.

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Old 12-02-2010, 12:29 AM
 
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All of my new Samsung LED's are internet ready. However, I use the RJ-45 connectors in them to hook them into my network for purposes other than their internet TV features. I still prefer the method of having them link up to a central server and my SAN so I can access all my media files at any time. I still get all the functionality of the internet etc. through this setup, as well.
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Old 12-05-2010, 11:48 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Do you have it? Is it worth it?
My wife and I *LOVE* watching streaming Netflix shows through our XBox 360, and I'm considering getting a Roku for downstairs. I have two friends with Roku boxes ... from what I've seen the picture is quite good, and neither one of them are very technical so the setup is probably easy. Not that I care. But others might.
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Old 12-06-2010, 12:00 AM
 
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My wife and I *LOVE* watching streaming Netflix shows through our XBox 360, and I'm considering getting a Roku for downstairs. I have two friends with Roku boxes ... from what I've seen the picture is quite good, and neither one of them are very technical so the setup is probably easy. Not that I care. But others might.
The picture is "acceptable". This is true of any streaming of Netflix, because it uses the exact same encoding no matter which avenue you choose (Internet TV, TiVO, X360, PS3, Wii, Roku). Your streaming resolution is not HD, which is why it's still a good idea to queue up Blu-Rays for the movies that are visually stunning you wanna see.
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