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 Posted: Sat Feb 10th, 2018 05:38 am
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Anybody have experience with this? Saw one of them being pitched on a shopping channel in the middle of the night and it looked like it might be a reasonable way to pick up some extra programming free.

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 Posted: Sat Feb 10th, 2018 06:37 am
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I have one that I use constantly, just a good old fashioned no frills version, it works as good as the higher priced version with all the bells and whistles.

No problems at all with streaming and I never get the dreaded blue circle of doom, plus using it I have been able to get rid of overpriced cable.

I have HBO GO, Netflix, WWE network, and Sling TV and between them I don't need anything else to keep me occupied.

There is one free app that I really love: RASSLIN

With that app you can and will see anything from mainstream WCCW, WCW, Southwest, down to vintage Buddy Rogers vs Haystack Calhoun or stuff from the 50s, it alone might be worth the purchase price of 25 dollars or so



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 Posted: Sat Feb 10th, 2018 08:09 am
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I have one built into the TCL TV I bought a few months ago. I have about 20 channels bookmarked. Pretty easy to use.  Works best if you have a good Internet Provider. I have Google Fiber, so never run into buffering issues or loading problems with the channels. 

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 Posted: Sat Feb 10th, 2018 08:15 am
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Buddy of mine gave me his old Roku 2 and I use it at work. I have a charter cable box in my office as well and I use the Roku more than the cable. It’s a pretty cool item, amazing what all you can get on it..



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They're already becoming a bit outdated because of smart TVs and streaming services on apps that you can cast to your TV, but if you don't have any of that, then yeah, you can't go wrong with a Roku.



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 Posted: Wed Feb 14th, 2018 01:52 am
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Yea, I now have a Smart TV, Ultra HD. Paid $450 for it - 55 inches. Has Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and a bunch of other stuff. The internet works pretty well which surprised me. Have actually accessed this site from there.

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srossi wrote: They're already becoming a bit outdated because of smart TVs and streaming services on apps that you can cast to your TV, but if you don't have any of that, then yeah, you can't go wrong with a Roku.
The Roku is built into a lot of those TV's now, which is helpful.
I love my Roku, have had it for several years now. It's fun to explore new a different channels once in a while too, especially the private channels. Some neat stuff in there sometimes. 



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khawk wrote: srossi wrote: They're already becoming a bit outdated because of smart TVs and streaming services on apps that you can cast to your TV, but if you don't have any of that, then yeah, you can't go wrong with a Roku.
The Roku is built into a lot of those TV's now, which is helpful.
I love my Roku, have had it for several years now. It's fun to explore new a different channels once in a while too, especially the private channels. Some neat stuff in there sometimes. 
I will have to check to see if it is built into mine.  Didn't think of that. 

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yeah lots of things are, like a Netflix app, for example. My buddy got a newer tv (not a high end one even) at Christmas and it has a Roku built in.

Hell I think even the stand-alone blu ray player I bought my kid a couple of years ago may have had it built in. It had a Netflix app in it which she still uses to access that.

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I have Netflix and Amazon as buttons on my remote control now. Best thing ever! Within the Smart TV itself we also have Hulu. Not sure about Roku.

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