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Old 09-19-17, 02:15 PM   #901
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Looks like it's available in R2 at AmazonUK.
I don't have a RF player.
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Old 09-26-17, 07:06 PM   #902
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The Roku Channel has started rolling out. Free ad-supported movies from major Hollywood studios. There's about 20-40 movies in each genre. It's a pretty good selection of titles, almost all are mainstream films.

https://channelstore.roku.com/detail...e-roku-channel


UPDATE - Here's more info on the Roku Channel:

https://www.groovypost.com/reviews/t...s-improvement/
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Old 09-27-17, 03:58 AM   #903
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Department of redundancy department app. Aren't there already a dozen or so App's like Crackle,Tubi etc who provide the same content as the Roku Channel.
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Old 09-27-17, 10:09 AM   #904
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Department of redundancy department app. Aren't there already a dozen or so App's like Crackle,Tubi etc who provide the same content as the Roku Channel.
Well the TV section is a straight lift from Nosey.
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Old 09-28-17, 05:44 PM   #905
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I really hope Roku announces their new products soon. That Amazon Fire TV new dongle pretty much checks all the boxes if you want HDR+4K at a cheap price.
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Old 09-29-17, 01:12 PM   #906
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They went Public yesterday at $14/share, currently are at $28.25/share

Now they have money, they better start pouring out the features.
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Old 09-29-17, 03:46 PM   #907
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Shoulda bought at $14.
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Old 09-29-17, 07:44 PM   #908
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To be fair, that was the IPO price, the actual price when trading started was around $17.

Shoulda bought at $17.
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Old 10-02-17, 05:33 PM   #909
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So they did announce their new products: https://www.wired.com/story/roku-201...up-4k-players/

Looks like I'll be getting streaming stick+. Checks all the boxes, does 4K + HDR. Cheaper than the Ultra, but I don't need the USB/MicroSD stuff.
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Old 10-02-17, 05:45 PM   #910
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They went Public yesterday at $14/share, currently are at $28.25/share

Now they have money, they better start pouring out the features.
Down to 23.50 today. Don't be surprised to see it hit below 20 soon.

Unless you were prepared to invest heavily don't feel so bad.
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Old 10-02-17, 10:38 PM   #911
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So they did announce their new products: https://www.wired.com/story/roku-201...up-4k-players/

Looks like I'll be getting streaming stick+. Checks all the boxes, does 4K + HDR. Cheaper than the Ultra, but I don't need the USB/MicroSD stuff.
I upgraded to a streaming stick last year and I'm really happy with it, but I may upgrade to the new stick if they have some good deals during the Christmas shopping season. My mom and dad still have two Roku SEs that were released on Black Friday 2015 for $25 and they still work great. I streamed NFL Redzone on one for close to seven hours on Sunday and the picture quality looked great. I really like Roku products. They always seem to stream better than other devices.
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Old 10-22-17, 07:40 AM   #912
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If you like cooking shows, check out the Genius Kitchen channel.

https://channelstore.roku.com/detail...genius-kitchen

They have classic episodes of Iron Chef Japan, Nigella Lawson, Anthony Bourdain, Mario Batali, etc. It's free and doesn't require a cable/satellite provider.
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Channel Pear is no more,looks like it was taken down in the last few days.
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Old 10-27-17, 10:14 AM   #914
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If you like cooking shows, check out the Genius Kitchen channel.

https://channelstore.roku.com/detail...genius-kitchen

They have classic episodes of Iron Chef Japan, Nigella Lawson, Anthony Bourdain, Mario Batali, etc. It's free and doesn't require a cable/satellite provider.
Agreed...I just wish/hope they obtain more episodes of each show. Oh yeah, Nigella better watch her back with Sophie Dahl on the channel.
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If you like cooking shows, check out the Genius Kitchen channel.

https://channelstore.roku.com/detail...genius-kitchen

They have classic episodes of Iron Chef Japan, Nigella Lawson, Anthony Bourdain, Mario Batali, etc. It's free and doesn't require a cable/satellite provider.
Oh damn, thanks for the heads up on this one! I was telling my wife just a couple of days ago how I missed watching the original Iron Chef, so it's awesome they have some episodes. Doesn't hurt to have Nigella, Bourdain, and Dahl with their shows as well.
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Old 10-27-17, 10:57 AM   #916
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Agreed...I just wish/hope they obtain more episodes of each show.
It looks like episodes are available for a limited time. And when they expire, other episodes will be listed. So they won't have full seasons, just a dozen or so episodes at a time.

It's run by Scripps Network, which owns Food Network and the Cooking Channel. So they have a huge library of shows available.

I hope they add some more classic Food Network stuff like 30 Minute Meals, Semi-Homemade Cooking and Good Eats.
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Old 11-16-17, 03:21 PM   #917
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Can you play 4k UHD on Google Play movies w/ Roku? I have Streaming Stick+ (this year's model) and when I pull up Google Play movies, it just says HD. I tried playing a movie and it didn't look like UHD 4k as compared to running the Google Play app built into my Sony TV.
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Down to 23.50 today. Don't be surprised to see it hit below 20 soon.

Unless you were prepared to invest heavily don't feel so bad.
Currently trading at about $40. This is why I SHOULD block you, bub!
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Old 11-16-17, 05:28 PM   #920
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to be fair it was risky
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yeah, it got that huge bump with that licensing deal they just signed.
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I still think the stock is very overpriced but for those taking a nice profit on it kudos. Still not really even sure what the hell its value is based on, although look at Amazon for proof that such things are irrelevant when it comes to stock pricing.
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Old 11-17-17, 08:08 AM   #923
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Bound to happen. Really not that different from XTV.
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Old 11-17-17, 08:58 AM   #924
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I still think the stock is very overpriced but for those taking a nice profit on it kudos. Still not really even sure what the hell its value is based on, although look at Amazon for proof that such things are irrelevant when it comes to stock pricing.
Really? It dominates the market share by a large amount.
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18 million shares @ $14 a piece was their initial value. That'd put them at about $252 million valuation which is about right.

The rest is just hype like any other stock, people think Roku has a chance to take over in several areas and are hopping on that train. It'll all come crashing to earth, GoPro style, if they don't manage to sustain their numbers. Investors buy on prospective growth, not actual numbers.

Amazon dominates and are very profitable but they don't pull in Apple-style incomes (it's like $2.8b income for Amazon vs. $48.35b for Apple, though Apple is the most highly valued stock on the market so that doesn't surprise me -- and by a wide, wide margin), but more importantly Amazon AWS is crushing it in growth. That's reflected in their stock prices though (Amazon's Market Cap is $548.03B, Apples is $878B)

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