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Old 19 December 2018, 17:58
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Roku TV?

I have decided to get rid of my Dish service because its pissed my off twice this month, I'm waiting on the service man now. I have had the blue screen that has No Signal on it for two days now. I recently found out about Roku and want to get it. I would like to hear from any one who has Roku to hear how you like it.
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Old 19 December 2018, 18:38
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Here ya go. . .http://www.socnet.com/showthread.php?t=131896
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Old 19 December 2018, 19:13
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Highly recommend Roku in all its forms.

Prefer Roku Ultra due to it basically being Netflix(and a shitload of other streaming apps) in a box.

Best of luck.
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Old 19 December 2018, 19:17
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Old 19 December 2018, 19:23
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Highly recommend Roku in all its forms.

Prefer Roku Ultra due to it basically being Netflix(and a shitload of other streaming apps) in a box.

Best of luck.
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Old 19 December 2018, 20:01
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Highly recommend Roku in all its forms.

Prefer Roku Ultra due to it basically being Netflix(and a shitload of other streaming apps) in a box.

Best of luck.
Ditto. Plus, my post in the linked thread still stands, with close to another year of value in having the same hardware in place with decreased cable bills. No brainier decision for my personal situatrion (no wife, no kids) as an expense trimmer.
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Old 19 December 2018, 21:45
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Well the Dish man didn't come but I managed to get it back on anyhow, I'm definitely getting Roku's for both TV's.
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Old 19 December 2018, 22:17
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Bought two Apple TVs, a Sling subscription and killed Direct TV.

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Old 20 December 2018, 09:41
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You will need a good internet connection of at least 25M.

I cut off Comcast cable and went with Hulu Live as my primary service and still use Netflix with Amazon Prime streaming.

My 100M internet plus Hulu Live with HBO saves me about $55/mo. And I still get sports.

Get the streaming device that best matches your TV and application. If your TV is not 4k and you don't plan to upgrade, you don't need to get a 4k device. If you want to hardwire your device through an ethernet cable, look for that ability.

Both Roku and the Amazon fire products are good.
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Old 20 December 2018, 10:32
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Has anyone heard anything about UTube TV?
Lots of good stations, live local connections with sports.
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Old 20 December 2018, 12:05
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You will need a good internet connection of at least 25M.
You don't need 25M.

I started Netflix with 768K. It streamed 480 mostly fine with a little buffering every once in a while. Netflix adjusts picture quality to bandwidth available. Amazon and Hulu run fine at my inlaw's place on 2M.

I now have 10M. I can run 3 TV's at once at 1080P with no problems, while also surfing.

The major concern for ISP issues is to make sure that you either have an unlimited data plan, or a huge amount of gigs per month. Just one movie can run a couple gigs or more.
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Old 20 December 2018, 12:29
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You don't need 25M.

I started Netflix with 768K. It streamed 480 mostly fine with a little buffering every once in a while. Netflix adjusts picture quality to bandwidth available. Amazon and Hulu run fine at my inlaw's place on 2M.

I now have 10M. I can run 3 TV's at once at 1080P with no problems, while also surfing.

The major concern for ISP issues is to make sure that you either have an unlimited data plan, or a huge amount of gigs per month. Just one movie can run a couple gigs or more.
Netflix, and other streaming services, will vary the quality if the streamed video based on the quality of the network. So, if you have a slower ISP, the video service will send a lower quality video. If you have a 4k or 1080p TV, it may be up the TV to upscale to the set output.

If you have a good fast ISP, you will get more full resolution videos.

Currently, Netflix recommends 25M for 4k (with 15 as a minimum). Sure most content is 1080p for which 5m is the recommended minimum, but to be 'future proof', may as well try to get best pipeline.
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Old 20 December 2018, 12:41
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I understand.

However, you don't NEED 25M. Sure, Netflix recommends it, but you can get by with a lot less.

Think of it from the point of view of a non-technical guy reading this thread... He is thinking about cutting the cable, but can only get 10M at his house. He reads your post that he "needs 25M", so discounts the idea of cutting the cable.

Like I said, you can run 3 1080P TV's at once on 10M. The idea of "futureproofing" your internet connection for 4K is a little silly, since the technology of internet speed increases for residences is advancing as well.
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Old 20 December 2018, 13:04
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Fair enough. I meant to say that he would want a good connection rather than go for the cheapest ISP and then suffer with buffering.
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Old 20 December 2018, 13:21
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so I can run two TV's from one Roku box ?
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Old 20 December 2018, 14:06
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so I can run two TV's from one Roku box ?
No. You will need one for each TV. It is an adapter that plugs into the HDMI plug on your TV and accesses content using your WIFI.

Roku provides no content. Its an operating system that allows you to access apps for watching their content. Think of it as a TV equivalent to Android.

You will have to subscribe to the streaming services you want to use with Netflix, Amazon Streaming, Hulu, and HBO being the more popular.
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Old 20 December 2018, 14:11
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No. You will need one for each TV. It is an adapter that plugs into the HDMI plug on your TV and accesses content using your WIFI.

Roku provides no content. Its an operating system that allows you to access apps for watching their content. Think of it as a TV equivalent to Android.

You will have to subscribe to the streaming services you want to use with Netflix, Amazon Streaming, Hulu, and HBO being the more popular.

Oh ok. I don't watch movies very often, I like the outdoor channel, Travel channel sometimes,Fox news, and the Christin Channels and History Channel and ESPN and the main stream networks for my college sports. I rarely watch anything else.
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Old 20 December 2018, 14:54
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I dumped cable a long time ago. Got an antenna with a booster from Costco and a cheap Roku from Walmart. Total spent was less than $50 for both.
I have cheap internet that is pretty slow and everything works great, Netflix, Amazon, and Roku.
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Old 20 December 2018, 16:23
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Has anyone heard anything about UTube TV?
Lots of good stations, live local connections with sports.
I got YouTube TV after dropping PSvue for YT for $10 a month discount.

YT tv consistently froze and dropped shows I was watching from DVR, or would sometimes give a "Copyright Issue" message or something in the middle of a show.

Definitely not connected to my WiFi signal, everything else in the house worked fine, and I was getting 20-35 Mbs.
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