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Anybody have a Roku stick and does it work well?

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  1. jerseyguy

    jerseyguy VIP Whale

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    Thinking of getting one for my 1 year old Sceptre 55 inch so I can watch netflix in my man-cave. I,ve read pros and cons .The tv came with a promo for Roku so I guess it is supposed to work ? Right now I have 3 remotes,DTV,SCEPTRE and an after market remote for the Sony Blu Ray. Netflix works on my Daughters lap-top but we cant get it to work on the Blu-Ray even though it has a netflix logo on it. Could be the cheap Walmart remote?
    Keep in mind I'm a 70 year old tech caveman.
     
  2. Breeze147

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    I have the Roku III and it is fantastic. You will lose the signal every once in a while, but if you make sure there are no obstructions between the Roku and your router, you will have no problems. It will produce an orgasm of viewing options.

    I was introduced to this by Hobo Frank, so you can be sure it is reliable.
     
  3. DougFur

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    I have a roku stick, a chromecast, and a laptop connected to my living room tv. We no longer have cable.

    Roku stick is great. We almost never use the other two devices. Netflix, Amazon video, pbs, and nbc news roku apps all work well.
     
  4. Turtleman

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    I'm also thinking of getting Roku and "cutting the cord." However, I'm concerned about being "punished" for exceeding Comcast's 300MB monthly bandwidth limit. (I get close just from downloading to the computer.)
     
  5. frankelthepirate

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    I've got an Amazon fire stick. Works great, and, if you have an Amazon prime account, you get additional content.
     
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    I have 3 Roku sticks and one Roku box. We too are cableless. The Roku sticks work excellently throughout our house. I like that fact that if your tv also has a USB port, you can power the stick using it, and it only powers on when the TV is powered on, vs the box which is powered via wall power and always on.
     
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    If you are already close, then yes, you will probably get dinged. I have a 200gb limit locally and I monitor it pretty regularly. There's just myself and wife - no kids downloading or gaming - and to be honest we've not yet come close to our limit, BUT.. we don't watch that much using the Roku. Mostly sports on ESPN and a movie now and then. I think a general rule is about 1 gb of data per hour of high def viewing. For us, cutting the cable has been painless so far.
     
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    Wow ,thanks ,maybe I'll give it a try .
     
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    I have a Roku 3, and it's great.
     
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    I have a roku box and a fire stick, both work great. My old blu ray player didn't work for a shit with netflix.
     
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    Roku 3 plus Plex, man it rocks.
     
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    What does it cost for Roku?
     
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    Until I read this thread, I thought you were talking about some kind of new age massage tool!
     
  14. DougFur

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    A Roku Stick is about $54 from amazon. No monthly fees for the device. But you need to pay netflix, Hulu, etc to access their content. Some content apps (pbs, news) are free.
     
  15. jerseyguy

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    My local Walmart has the Roku special edition media player for $39.99 and the streaming stick for $46.99. The tv remote has buttons at the bottom to control the stick ,I like saving money so what should I do ??
     
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