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Bought the Roku

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by jerseyguy, Jan 13, 2016.

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  1. jerseyguy

    jerseyguy VIP Whale

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    Bought the stick at Best Buy,matched Walmart price o f $46.99. Daughter figured out how to use it First .turn on tv with DTV control and select input,Then scroll to HDMI 3 and select using controller from Sceptre TV. Then use Roku remote to control Roku. Then you have to go on to Roku's website ,register ,open an account before the thing works.
    Long way from rabbit ears and roof antennas .to this
     
  2. donfairplay

    donfairplay Low-Roller

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    It's a bit of a pain to set up, but its an improvement over competitors like Chromecast or AppleTV or FireTV. I've set those up for relatives and they wind up not using them or get frustrated.

    My Roku 3 has only had to reboot once, iirc. If you cancelled cable, but need AMC for The Walking Dead and ESPN and quite a few other channels, look into SlingTV, which is an over the top internet TV service by Dish.
     
  3. jerseyguy

    jerseyguy VIP Whale

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    Thanks,I'm contracted to DTV .
     
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    DRPinVA Low-Roller

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    Good Luck Jerseyguy...Once you've signed into Roku and whatever other services you decide to use - Amazon prime, Netflix, etc., you shouldn't have to do that step any more...hope you find it useful.
     
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    Go to the Roku channel store and check out the channels that appeal to you. There are a lot of free channels out there.
     
  6. Hobofrank

    Hobofrank Prime Minister of Idiocracy

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    I have DTV and 2 Rokus. ..love them
    Once you add netflix and amazon prime? It comes alive
    Plus it's portable and most vegas hotel flatscreens havecan open HDMI
    So if you're getting beat up in the casino?...you can take some time off in your room
     
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