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Old 01-08-2012, 10:44 PM
 
Location: SoCal, Idaho
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We watch an average amount of current tv.


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Old 01-08-2012, 11:26 PM
 
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I live in the Covina area and am fed up with Time Warner cable- the channels are always going out (pixilated)
The pixalization may be due to bad coax cables. I had that problem with FiOS a couple years ago. It was a simple fix. You may have a bad cable box. Call TW and have someone come out for a service call.
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Old 01-08-2012, 11:28 PM
 
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I have a ruku. Love it. Haven't gained the courage to cancel cable yet, though.


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I would, but some of my favorite shows are on the Discover network. You can't get those unless you have some sort of cable or satellite service.

I could probably buy the shows, but at $2.00 per episode, it would cost more than I'm paying for cable.
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:15 PM
 
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I would, but some of my favorite shows are on the Discover network. You can't get those unless you have some sort of cable or satellite service.

I could probably buy the shows, but at $2.00 per episode, it would cost more than I'm paying for cable.
Exactly - i watch a ton of Disco, NatGeo and History. Some of this content is on Hulu/Roku, etc, but its not as up-to-date as i would like. We also watch HBO quite a bit, and am eagerly awaiting HBO GO from Time Warner.
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:45 PM
 
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Exactly - i watch a ton of Disco, NatGeo and History. Some of this content is on Hulu/Roku, etc, but its not as up-to-date as i would like. We also watch HBO quite a bit, and am eagerly awaiting HBO GO from Time Warner.
I have HBO Go from Charter and I can't say I've watched it once - actually, it's not true...I did watch 3 seasons of Sex and the City (don't judge!) one night, but I also own those on DVD, so it was silly.

For a second, I didn't know what the heck "Disco" was - I thought it was some 70s history channel. I get it now: Discovery.

I love those channels, too, but I don't watch them often enough to justify paying so much at this point.

Anyone who has a Roku: can you stream Youtube channels on there? I know Xbox 360 recently made that an option (which I have), but in considering to buy a Roku, I wanted access to Youtube, too. Otherwise, I don't see the point of a Roku if I already have the Xbox 360 (thought it does require the annual Gold Pass ($50), it's worth it to stream Youtube on it as well.
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Old 01-09-2012, 01:10 PM
 
Location: SoCal, Idaho
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I have HBO Go from Charter and I can't say I've watched it once - actually, it's not true...I did watch 3 seasons of Sex and the City (don't judge!) one night, but I also own those on DVD, so it was silly.

For a second, I didn't know what the heck "Disco" was - I thought it was some 70s history channel. I get it now: Discovery.

I love those channels, too, but I don't watch them often enough to justify paying so much at this point.

Anyone who has a Roku: can you stream Youtube channels on there? I know Xbox 360 recently made that an option (which I have), but in considering to buy a Roku, I wanted access to Youtube, too. Otherwise, I don't see the point of a Roku if I already have the Xbox 360 (thought it does require the annual Gold Pass ($50), it's worth it to stream Youtube on it as well.
I don't believe so. Mine is a model that is about a year old, and i know i cannot.
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Old 01-09-2012, 01:11 PM
 
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I don't believe so. Mine is a model that is about a hear old, and i know i cannot.
Bummer...thanks. What can you watch on Roku, aside from Netflix (which Xbox 360 does) and Crackle (which never has anything I watch), or Hulu Plus (which Xbox 360 does)...?
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Old 01-09-2012, 01:13 PM
 
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roku has its own "channels" that you can "install", weather, kids, etc. I dont remember them all, but i use Hulu and Netflix only. I think you can get some photo stuff (flicker?) and music (pandora?) - but those are hardly selling points of the unit. I bought it knowing it would basically be a standalone netflix player for me. I paid for Hulu+ (plus is required to stream on roku), but canceled my subscription - just too much overlap with real TV.
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Old 01-09-2012, 01:15 PM
 
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actually, it looks like you may be able to install Youtube ... ?

Amazon.com: Customer Discussions: Can you watch youtube with Roku?
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Old 01-09-2012, 01:32 PM
 
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actually, it looks like you may be able to install Youtube ... ?

Amazon.com: Customer Discussions: Can you watch youtube with Roku?
The last comment says Youtube asked Roku to make their services unavailable through their device?

If that's true, it would make sense, since Microsoft now has a deal with Youtube on Xbox 360 - and can I just say, it is AWESOME to watch youtube on my tv now. Next, I need an internet-enabled HDTV, but can I just say...those suckers are $$$$!

Thanks, 1200RT.
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