Field of Streams: Roku Celebrates 5 Million Set-Top Shipments

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PCLinuxguy

looking at getting one of these as the sluggishness and lack of apps on my 'smart' blu ray player has disappointed me, and it'll be cheaper to run the player for discs only and the roku for all my internet content.

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jgottberg

I highly recommend picking one up. I bought the lowest model and it does everything they say it does and it's cheap.

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jonnyohio

I bought one last year and it is a pretty good little box. It has tons of channels and even unofficial ones are available for beta testing. Recently I got the time warner app that let's me stream live tv without the need to run a new cable outlet to a TV in a bedroom (got to sub to both their Internet and digital tv to get it). I rented a movie from Vudu recently and that was nice. Only thing oddly missing is an official youtube channel.

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silverblack

I noticed that too. There is one through Plex if your PC is on.

The Time Warner Cable app might actually make this worth it. I can't get Big Bang Theory without a CBS or TBS channel, and show times are EST instead of PST, but it's enough that I could get rid of one cable box and save some money.

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silverblack

I got mine during a sale, and I kind of regret buying it at all. I was hoping for a simple solution to get the stuff on my PC to the living room without carrying the heavy gaming PC back and forth. Instead I found it to have a frustratingly lack of function and control. And the functionality it does have is redundant with the Wii and my Blu-Ray player. I think I'm going to just repurpose my old gaming PC for the other stuff, and plant it next to the TV.

Now if I can just find someone to take the Roku box off my hands.

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jgottberg

Last year I bought my first one and love it. It's nothing sensational but for $50, it streams to the TV in my bathroom :)

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