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Wed Jun 13, 2012, 08:18 PM

How many Roku owners here?

And how many look around online for links to the private channels?

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Reply How many Roku owners here? (Original post)
xmas74 Jun 2012 OP
NYC_SKP Jun 2012 #1
xmas74 Jun 2012 #2
KoKo Sep 2012 #17
xmas74 Sep 2012 #19
cbayer Jun 2012 #3
xmas74 Jun 2012 #4
xmas74 Jun 2012 #5
cbayer Jun 2012 #6
xmas74 Jun 2012 #7
jannyk Jun 2012 #8
xmas74 Jun 2012 #9
M0rpheus Jun 2012 #10
xmas74 Jun 2012 #11
cynatnite Jun 2012 #12
xmas74 Jun 2012 #15
Lydia Leftcoast Jun 2012 #13
xmas74 Jun 2012 #14
KoKo Sep 2012 #18
ejpoeta Jun 2012 #16

Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 08:27 PM

1. Here:

But no online links.
Got any?

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 08:43 PM

2. Actually,

I just typed in Roku channel links and found quite a few.

http://streamfree.tv/tag/roku-channels-2/

(I've used the above site before and have had some success.)

http://thenowhereman.com/roku/
http://www.roku-channels.com/
http://www.rokuguide.com/channels

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Response to xmas74 (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 1, 2012, 08:39 PM

17. Nowhereman is the one you need....It is fantastic. We travel with our ROKU

and can watch our Netflix, International News, PBS and so much else with it.

Even Apple TV is not portable like ROKU.

If anyone needs help traveling with it.....just reply. Roku has saved our sanity...in these times...

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Response to KoKo (Reply #17)

Sat Sep 1, 2012, 10:37 PM

19. I have Nowhereman.

I'm thinking of adding Play-On. The lifetime pass right now is around $70 and it includes a Roku LT-perfect for a bedroom.

I have my shows that I really love-Doctor Who, American Horror Story, The Walking Dead-and they aren't available on network tv.Two of them are available on Netflix a month or two after the season airs and the other could be found online. (I'm sure it could.) I think it's time to cut the cable and go with an antenna and the Roku.

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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 08:47 PM

3. I wish.

I got a Samsung blu-ray player instead, which I really dislike.

What I really want is something with more buffering capacity. My connection is very, very slow and my current device gives me only about 5 minutes. It's incredibly frustrating.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 08:50 PM

4. I purchased mine at Radio Shack and I've been very happy with it so far.

I've had it since January and rarely have problems. (It'll freeze but that seems to happen when I've been running it for hours on end, like listening to music. With a quick restart it's ready to go.)

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Response to cbayer (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 08:58 PM

5. Just wanted to add this offer from Roku, if you're interested.

http://www.roku.com/huludeal
It's a Roku with 6 months of Hulu Plus for about $80.00. I don't know how well it'll work with your buffering issues, though.

When I purchased mine at Radio Shack I had 30 days to return it for any reason.

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Response to xmas74 (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 09:03 PM

6. That's a pretty good deal, as I currently pay $8/month for Hulu Plus.

Thanks!

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Response to cbayer (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 09:30 PM

7. So do I.

That is a good deal, if someone wants to try out Roku.

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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 09:45 PM

8. Me. Had it about 3 years

Probably time for an upgrade. Private channels come and go - I haven't kept up lately. What with NF, Democracy Now, Amazon, Acorn, PBS and Hulu Plus I'm pretty full up.

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Response to jannyk (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 09:52 PM

9. I have a link for private channels listed above.

I'll check every so often just to see if there's something new. Ya never know, I guess.

Have you ever tried Play-On? I'm thinking about giving it a try. Even adding that would still be cheaper than a cable bill.

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Response to xmas74 (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 10:31 PM

10. Playon is good stuff!

Out of the box it's got the usual suspects (Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, etc) to play with.
It shines in allowing you to use Hulu/Hulu Plus to stream stuff to your TV that hulu does not allow.
I also like the TV.com channel for CBS shows I like to keep up with.

For your Roku, you'll need the Playon Channel https://owner.roku.com/Add/MYPLAYON
It'll also stream to an XBOX from the media section natively.

Past that, it doesn't really show it's potential until you start playing with Plugins and scripts.
http://playonplugins.com/
http://www.playonscripts.com

With plugins, you can stream live TV from a variety of sources.

I believe they still have the 30 day trial out there. After that it's 19.95/Yr.
Once you've actually signed up, there are many offers for "playon for life" so no need for a recurring subscription if you choose.

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Response to M0rpheus (Reply #10)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 03:32 PM

11. I saw the Play-On for life

and have thought about it. It was about $80-a steal if it's a good product.

I might have to try the 30 day trial, per your recommendation. Thanks!

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Response to xmas74 (Reply #11)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 10:36 PM

12. We use Play-On...

We use it a lot. Well worth the money.

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Response to cynatnite (Reply #12)

Sun Jun 17, 2012, 12:34 AM

15. I haven't done it yet

but plan to shortly.

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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 04:37 PM

13. Happy Roku owner here. I now have more content available than I have time to watch

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Reply #13)

Sun Jun 17, 2012, 12:34 AM

14. So do I

yet I still check the store every day, in case there is a new channel!

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Reply #13)

Sat Sep 1, 2012, 08:46 PM

18. Absolutely and that I can travel the US with it....is just great, connecting in Hotel and other

places. We are out of town now and the condo we rented had it's cable go out. But, ROKU allowed us to watch what we wanted on Netflix and News, etc., without having the Cable working. You do need to be in a place that you can access internet though. Most places in the US, Hotels, Vacation Rentals...do offer internet these days....although not if you are in wildnerness or very rural areas without internet access, though.

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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Mon Jun 18, 2012, 09:32 PM

16. have been on the roku for a year and a half now. never looked back.

wish I could watch leverage from tnt, but other than that I have become accustomed to watching things at my convenience instead of working my life around the tv schedule. And my kids don't ask for as much stuff since they tend to watch netflix and youtube a lot. haven't checked private channels in awhile. we have netflix and hulu plus and put a mini computer in so we can watch regular hulu or some of the channel websites if necessary.

As for playon... it's great. but I don't have the computer power to handle it. Either that or it's my router or internet or something. I wish I did because I would be glad to pay for it I could get it to work better for me.

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