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Old 03-26-2013, 10:42 AM   #1
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I loaded the new Time Warner app on my Roku 2. I currently pay for a HD DVR and a HD box and still have one other HD TV that I didnt want to spend extra on. I use its QAM tuner to get all the locals in HD, but was stuck watching other stuff in glorious SD...ughhh...

The Roku app is really nice, there is a kind of guide, with the current program and the next program displayed, and the channels are broken down by category (something that TW's own boxes will not do) and there is a graphic of what show is currently on in the channels icon. If TW would put this in its boxes, it would be a huge hit.

Still need the QAM for locals and no SD channels are displayed in Roku (no big deal), but it sure makes the un cable-boxed TV more friendly. And, for the $69 I paid for the Roku, it is quite a bargain compared to a TW cable box. If only univesal remotes could run a Roku....

Wonder how long until other cable providers catch up?
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Old 04-26-2013, 02:33 PM   #2
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If only univesal remotes could run a Roku....
While I'm anything but a fan of Roku....

The Harmony remotes will learn all of the ir commands presented by the Roku remote.

Just an fyi Doc!

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How responsive is that APP? I mean is there much delay changing channels?

What's wrong with Roku?
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That depends only on which model Roku, how you have it connected and how good of an image you desire.

Roku misrepresented to me just what a roku2 HD could/would do when connected via HDMI thru a state of the art avr to a calibrated plasma display.

imo, rokus are ok for those that want access to a myriad of channels.

If you want great performance on a large screen display with DD+ and 5.1 DD engaged, there are far better alternatives.

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Old 09-16-2013, 01:37 AM   #5
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Mike is excited that he can use the Roku 3 as his Time Warner cable box. Leo says that while Mike still has to pay for Time Warner Cable, he can finally use a quality, tiny box, rather than that large and junky box by Time Warner.

Mike wants to know if he can travel with the Roku. Leo says it's possible, but Time Warner could look at the IP address and deny it. The Chatroom says they do check and he must be inside the Time Warner network. He can find out more on what he can or cannot do with the Time Warner app on Roku at .

PadreSJ says that it'll be tied to the MAC address of the cable modem to validate. Leo says it's very easy to spoof MAC addresses, though.

Raymondjtoth in the chatroom points him to this thread on Roku's According to this, he would have to authenticate every time he uses it, and if it's outside the network, it'll likely deny his request.
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