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Old 07-01-2013, 12:18 AM   #31
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gotcha, roku's great for streaming on a large HDTV. if youre on a computer, then stream on!

I was going to jump on an apple tv back in the day but it didnt offer HDMI at the time.
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Old 07-01-2013, 12:25 AM   #32
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gotcha, roku's great for streaming on a large HDTV. if youre on a computer, then stream on!

I was going to jump on an apple tv back in the day but it didnt offer HDMI at the time.
Oh yeah, that was the good old days when it was just an iPod for your tv..

Yeah Sake, if its just you, no reason to get a streaming box unless you really like not having money to spend on fish stuff.
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Old 07-01-2013, 05:29 AM   #33
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I like the idea of the streaming boxes.. I have an Apple TV in the bedroom and I'm toying with the idea of getting something for the (soon the be built) fish room.

If you're in a multi-tv home they might make sense. Otherwise it's just redundancy.
A TV in the fish room...why would you want that?
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Old 07-01-2013, 05:47 AM   #34
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So you can watch fish tank kings, or tanked while enjoying your tank?
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:29 AM   #35
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A TV in the fish room...why would you want that?
Local weather and streaming audio mostly. Not gonna lie though, WC's are quicker with jean luc Picard in the background.
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:42 PM   #36
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So which is better if you don't have a computer or HDTV? I have internet and WiFi router.
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:51 PM   #37
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I cut the cord (cable) about 3 years ago, never look back. I came to the same conclusion as u did, paying over $200 a month for cable was painful.

Put up a $40 antenna in the Attic, get all of local HD, subscribe to Hulu plus&Netfix, plus Amazon on deamand from my student account...there are not enough time for me to watch everything.

Only thing i miss is baseball, but radio is fine for now.
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Old 07-04-2013, 07:50 PM   #38
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Comcast is catching on and constantly raising my internet rates. The bastards have me at close to $100 a month now. There's no other option but one company that offers a "up to 1mb" dsl. That's not likely to happen.

I cut off my cable probably a decade ago. I've only had Netflix for the last couple years and I can't say I've ever run out of stuff to watch on it. If you're trying to keep up with the Joneses, you may have issues, but if I've never seen it, it's still new to me right?
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Old 07-05-2013, 12:40 AM   #39
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Of course I still have to order internet for $65 a month. Wish there was a way out of that bill.
Depending on where you live, maybe split it with a neighbor, ... or two


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Old 07-06-2013, 02:58 AM   #40
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We haven't used cable in 4 years. We use an antenna to get local stations, then use Netflix and the non-subscription Hulu to watch other shows. Some stations also stream some of their shows on their websites, so that may be an option. It's annoying to have to wait sometimes... there doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to the length of time we have to wait for one show compared to another, but we deal with it. I do miss Food Network and BBC America at times, but I find other ways to get my BBC addiction fed.

We tried the Roku box once and it wouldn't work for us. That was a few years ago, so maybe they've improved it. We have a laptop with an HDMI connection, so we just move it over to the big TV when we all want to watch something on Hulu. We can play Netflix' instant play through one of the game consoles, so that's not an issue. Our internet bill is horrendous, but we have a family of 10 who are online from the time we get up to the time we go to bed, so we use a LOT of bandwidth per month. Considering it covers our entertainment, educational needs, and my business needs, I'm not too unhappy with the bill.
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Old 07-06-2013, 03:09 AM   #41
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I have one ruku and 2 xbox 360.
Imo, ruku work fine, some initial investment but if u plan to stream in HD, it's well worth it for the price.
Xbox is for gaming, but stream just as well also.
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