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Old 01-09-2012, 01:37 PM
 
Location: SoCal, Idaho
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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 HD tv, but can I just say...those suckers are $$$$!

Thanks, 1200RT.
For what its worth, i have a laptop connection to my HDTV - and figure'd it be awesome to watch Youtube on it from time to time. I've done it maybe 5 times this past year.

Thats how I decided i'd like the Roku - i used my laptop to stream Netflix and display on my TV. Worked well, but with no remote control for my laptop, it got annoying fast. Enter Roku - solved this problem. In theory, you can circumvent the Roku and use your computer fro streaming content, but the Roku is so cheap why bother?

Good luck ... all I can tell you is that if your goal is to stream netflix and/or Hulu+ on your TV, you can't go wrong with the Roku.
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Old 01-09-2012, 05:24 PM
 
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For what its worth, i have a laptop connection to my HDTV - and figure'd it be awesome to watch Youtube on it from time to time. I've done it maybe 5 times this past year.

Thats how I decided i'd like the Roku - i used my laptop to stream Netflix and display on my TV. Worked well, but with no remote control for my laptop, it got annoying fast. Enter Roku - solved this problem. In theory, you can circumvent the Roku and use your computer fro streaming content, but the Roku is so cheap why bother?

Good luck ... all I can tell you is that if your goal is to stream netflix and/or Hulu+ on your TV, you can't go wrong with the Roku.
From what I understand about Hulu Plus, you can stream only certain shows, not all shows that are on the NBC/Hulu thing. For instance, I think I read somewhere that you can only get the Bravo shows on Hulu Plus online - not streaming. Is that true? Because if it is, it defeats the whole purpose of Hulu Plus anyway.

But what I may end up doing is getting a Roku for one of the rooms to stream Netflix, and using the Xbox 360 in the other to stream the rest (including Youtube which - if you know the "right" channels - can be awesome ). It's still a cheaper option than cable, esp. if most of what you watch is movies. I'll miss Bravos hows, Food Network, and History/Discovery, etc. but well...it won't be a huge sacrifice to be without them.
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Old 01-09-2012, 08:40 PM
 
Location: SoCal, Idaho
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From what I understand about Hulu Plus, you can stream only certain shows, not all shows that are on the NBC/Hulu thing. For instance, I think I read somewhere that you can only get the Bravo shows on Hulu Plus online - not streaming. Is that true? Because if it is, it defeats the whole purpose of Hulu Plus anyway.
Correct. I canceled it months ago, so I may be remembering it slightly different, but there were some shows that allowed streaming to computer only, not the Roku. Wasn't worth the $10/month (or whatever).
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:53 PM
 
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Correct. I canceled it months ago, so I may be remembering it slightly different, but there were some shows that allowed streaming to computer only, not the Roku. Wasn't worth the $10/month (or whatever).
Total rip-off, then.
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Old 01-10-2012, 10:17 AM
 
Location: SoCal, Idaho
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Well, I would sign back up if i canceled cable altogether. There was just too much of an overlap with cable TV to justify the expense.
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