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Old 10-16-2013, 07:50 PM   #1
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Do I need Roku 3 if I have a xbox 360 to stream tv shows and some movies?
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:30 PM   #2
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Do I need Roku 3 if I have a xbox 360 to stream tv shows and some movies?
Well, Roku has over 500 "channels" a lot of it specialty things, web-only things, all kinds of different movie channels, tech channels, sports channels, private channels, you name it? Depends how much you want all of the extra content? We have 3 Roku's, one in every room, love them!

http://www.roku.com/now-playing

http://dealspl.us/freebies/p_roku-pr...annel-listings <-- Kind of dated

http://mkvxstream.blogspot.com/2013/...u-channel.html

http://streamfree.tv/apps/roku-private-channels/all/

Plus, good or bad, Roku adds and deletes channels all the time. They usually add a lot per month, then delete the ones nobody watches.

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Old 04-20-2014, 09:55 PM   #3
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+ 1 on the ROKU's lots of channels both Amazon and Netflix support HD
streaming to Roku also Netflix Super HD (high bitrate 1080p stream 5800kbps) looks real good on the Roku if you have adequate bandwidth 6-8 mbps is all you need for super HD of more doesn't hurt either .

Often the Roku works better than most embedded smart TV or other device apps.
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As Straybeat says, the Roku has "channels" but I found them to always have old content that rarely get's updated. When I had a Roku, U used it to stream Netflix.
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As Straybeat says, the Roku has "channels" but I found them to always have old content that rarely get's updated. When I had a Roku, U used it to stream Netflix.
Roku is now saying that they have 1000 to 1500 channels (depending on whose numbers you go by), so they have updated a couple things.

Dish bought into them 2 years ago and pumped in lots of cash. They upgraded the crap out of the place.
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Old 10-13-2014, 03:03 PM   #6
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I heard that people buy this roku and has a chan that can stream all the international chan for a fee of 25.00,of course this is piracy
how is this possivle?

http://mkvxstream.blogspot.com/2014/...e-channel.html
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Old 10-14-2014, 09:34 PM   #7
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I heard that people buy this roku and has a chan that can stream all the international chan for a fee of 25.00,of course this is piracy
how is this possivle?

http://mkvxstream.blogspot.com/2014/...e-channel.html
I believe it's Dish supplying the international channels.
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HBO yesterday and CBS today have both announced they'll be offering an OTT streaming service w/o needing a cable/sat sub..You can probably add those two channels to Roku too.CBS will offer a live stream,while it's unclear at this point exactly what HBO will offer.Possibly a combination of live and archived content.
This is good news.It shows cracks are appearing in the cable/sat. monopoly.
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Old 10-25-2014, 05:35 PM   #9
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I believe it's Dish supplying the international channels.
Not true. WowTv is a private chan and some of the international chan are not offered on Dnet,chan like Sportv1,2,3,4.this is simple piracy,Dnet doesn't have no chan on Roku.
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Not true. WowTv is a private chan and some of the international chan are not offered on Dnet,chan like Sportv1,2,3,4.this is simple piracy,Dnet doesn't have no chan on Roku.
Okay, I don't watch international things myself, I just knew that Dish offers the international package over Roku now with like a dozen channels.
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For information to any reading this thread, are there any unique channels available on Roku only that are not available on a PC?

Or with a HTPC can all the "channels" of Roku be streamed by going to the websites. I know amazon, hulu and netflix are available on any PC, for example.

And if there are unique "channels" on Roku where can we get a list?
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For information to any reading this thread, are there any unique channels available on Roku only that are not available on a PC?

Or with a HTPC can all the "channels" of Roku be streamed by going to the websites. I know amazon, hulu and netflix are available on any PC, for example.

And if there are unique "channels" on Roku where can we get a list?
Depending on whose numbers you go by, Roku claims 1000 to 1500 channels now. I know there's a lot, but I haven't seen THAT many. Ever since Dish bought into them a lot has been added than it used to have.

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Depending on whose numbers you go by, Roku claims 1000 to 1500 channels now. I know there's a lot, but I haven't seen THAT many. Ever since Dish bought into them a lot has been added than it used to have.
Are these exclusive to Roku?
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Are these exclusive to Roku?
That I'm not sure about? Since I have them on Roku I have never bothered looking for them elsewhere. A number of them are tech websites, so Roku has their hour-long shows, but you can watch them on the web too.

Others are "private" channels created by people and are exclusive to Roku, like Nowhere Man ( http://thenowhereman.com/roku/ ). Roku used to teach you how to create your own channel, which he did.

Here's a good list - http://www.roku-channels.com/category/roku-channels

And this shows newly added channels - http://www.roku-channels.com/category/roku-channels
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Well while ROKU is a fantastic Media Player,BUT IF YOU THINKING OF BUYING ROKU FOR THE SINGLE PURPOSE OF WATCHING WOWTV ON ROKU PRIVATE CHAN BE AWARE THIS IS PIRACY AND YOU MAY BE OUT OF THE MONEY THAT ROKU COSTS AND THE FEE YOU PAY FOR THIS WOWTV,AND BE AWARE THAT THIS PIRATE WOWTV WILL BE CUT OFF AS THE TV PROVIDERS WILL PUT IT DOWN FOR SURE,
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