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Old 04-07-14, 12:04 PM
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I'm happy to hear that! These were a lifesaver for me.
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Yup, today my receiver did a big FW update. No issues at all.
Old 04-09-14, 05:17 PM
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When did Flixster stop allowing you to watch your movies? I have several movies on Flixster from the UK that dont transfer over to vudu.
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Originally Posted by PhantomStranger
It's a freebie but MLB tends to promote most of their terrible teams on the free game. Expect a lot of the Mariners and Marlins, for instance.
Originally Posted by TheBigDave
Yep. I don't think I've ever seen a popular team on the free game. It's always something like Kansas City vs Minnesota. Never see the Yankees or Red Sox. I wish it was picked at random so that you'd occasionally get a good game.
True, but beggars can't be choosers. I often listen to the Red Sox on radio, but with no cable and no other baseball viewing options during the week for me, sometimes I enjoy just watching a few innings no matter who's playing. They had me at "free, in HD".
Old 04-16-14, 03:39 AM
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Well pleased w/my Roku 3. So now want another set top/streaming for living room. Should I just get another 3? Other than speed and game are there major differences w/the 2 and 1?
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I would get a Fire TV.
Old 04-16-14, 07:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Sdallnct
Well pleased w/my Roku 3. So now want another set top/streaming for living room. Should I just get another 3? Other than speed and game are there major differences w/the 2 and 1?
The Roku 3 is the only version that has the actual updated OS. With that means some newer apps, including YouTube and Netflix (w/ Profiles, Post-play, and "Casting" features from your phone/laptop) and such . I would just wait until the refurbs are available.

Fire TV isn't ready for prime time yet.
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Originally Posted by Sdallnct
Well pleased w/my Roku 3. So now want another set top/streaming for living room. Should I just get another 3? Other than speed and game are there major differences w/the 2 and 1?
The Roku 3 is the only one with an ethernet and USB port. Also, I think it's the only model with Youtube. And it's the only one that can cast from Youtube & Netflix apps. I love browsing Youtube on my PC/iPad and playing it on my TV.

The Roku 2 & 3 both have the headphone jack in the remote. And they both have dual band wireless.

The Roku 1 is missing the headphone jack, dual band wireless, ethernet port, USB port, Youtube app, and Youtube/Netflix casting.
Old 04-16-14, 09:32 AM
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I bought the Roku 3 just because of the Ethernet port, as I don't have a wireless router, and I have to say, I'm happy that I paid the extra money for the 3.
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Nope, Roku 2XS has ethernet and USB ports---I connect with an ethernet cable.
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Originally Posted by Ky-Fi
Nope, Roku 2XS has ethernet and USB ports---I connect with an ethernet cable.
That's an old model. Of the current models, only the 3 has ethernet and USB.

http://www.roku.com/products/compare
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Originally Posted by otmetrud
That's an old model. Of the current models, only the 3 has ethernet and USB.

http://www.roku.com/products/compare
Oh, okay--didn't realize my model was discontinued.
Old 04-16-14, 10:05 PM
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Well I talked to wife and she wants Roku like I put in bar.

I set bar TV up with all my accounts, ill set up living room with her accounts. We share Netflix, but each have our own google and amazon accounts.

She mainly uses living room TV, I most the bar. So she can set up how she wants, but will be similar enough she can use bar.

Sounds like just get a 3 and be done with it.
Old 04-18-14, 01:37 PM
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What about the Roku Stick? Even though my TV is several years old, it does have USB. I would assume it also has the most current interface and selection for youTube, etc.

Other than the speedy process and headphones in remote, what else to lose?
Old 04-18-14, 01:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Sdallnct
What about the Roku Stick? Even though my TV is several years old, it does have USB. I would assume it also has the most current interface and selection for youTube, etc.

Other than the speedy process and headphones in remote, what else to lose?
The roku stick is basically a roku 2 isn't it? ie: no youtube?
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Originally Posted by RichC2
The roku stick is basically a roku 2 isn't it? ie: no youtube?
I have YT with the Roku Stick. I had to add it.
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The Roku stick works through the HDMI port, not the USB port. It can be powered through the USB port but from what I have read it works better when it is plugged into an outlet.
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Well I presume he's going to need an open HDMI port regardless. The USB aspect for power just makes it easier. Mine has worked fine so far powered through the USB.
Old 04-20-14, 12:09 PM
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Yea, I have an open HDMI. I didn't realize the Stick wasn't USB.

I ended up just getting another 3. I need to reprogram my remote, but I assume the Stick uses a RF remote and thus I wouldn't be able to use a universal remote.
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Someone (with much more free time than I have) should tabulate how many religion-themed apps the Roku has in comparison with everything else. I get excited every time I see they've added new stuff, and then 90 percent of the new apps are trying to convert me to something.
Old 04-21-14, 08:23 AM
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I don't actually look in the Roku store. If it's important, tech blogs cover it (ie: ESPN, YouTube, etc; ). Otherwise, odds are it's crap.
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I usually look in the channel store once a week, but just ignore the religion/spirituality heading.
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Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt
Someone (with much more free time than I have) should tabulate how many religion-themed apps the Roku has in comparison with everything else. I get excited every time I see they've added new stuff, and then 90 percent of the new apps are trying to convert me to something.
Almost every local church is now putting their Sunday services up as a ROKU channel.
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Originally Posted by PhantomStranger
Almost every local church is now putting their Sunday services up as a ROKU channel.
I wish mine would, but I have to settle for sermonaudio.
Old 04-22-14, 01:39 PM
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Probably a dumb question, but I've never bought digital video programs before. If I buy an Amazon instant video, can I watch that on my Roku without paying for Amazon Prime? I have the Amazon Cloud player on my Roku where I can access digital music I've bought from them--does video work the same way?

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