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PostPosted: Jun 11 2012 10:50 am 
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Went to Sams club and got the ROKU 2 XS with the 2 months of Hulu Plus and the HDMI cable for $79.

I love it!!

Totally portable. So convenient for letting my gf watch her stupid shows while I go and watch something in the bedroom (we never got a second cable box). And way cheaper than buying a whole new PC to link to our TV (even though I know it is prolly the better way to move towards getting rid of the cable)

I haven't tried the Playon thing just yet. I wanted to really spend some time using the Roku for Netflix and Amazon and Hulu first to make sure the streaming is better.

I must say, on the ROKU, Netflix streams WAY better than on the Xbox. With the Xbox, the HD quality hardly ever shows. With the ROKU, HD is pretty much the entire time. Also, the Xbox for some reason lags and has to buffer mutiple times, while the ROKU has only had one or two moments of having to rebuffer, and we watched pretty much 1-2 seasons of a show on it this weekend.

It came with Angry Birds too lol. Apparently this model has the Motion (wii)mote for games and such. So that will be cool to see what they come out with for it someday

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PostPosted: Jun 11 2012 12:44 pm 
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I must say, on the ROKU, Netflix streams WAY better than on the Xbox. With the Xbox, the HD quality hardly ever shows. With the ROKU, HD is pretty much the entire time. Also, the Xbox for some reason lags and has to buffer mutiple times, while the ROKU has only had one or two moments of having to rebuffer, and we watched pretty much 1-2 seasons of a show on it this weekend.


We would load movies and get 1 bar of signal strength with low quality footage. Quit the movie and load back in. OH HELLO 5 BARS, HAVE SOME HD! Every time it would downgrade our picture, quit out, jump back in and HD was back....conspiracy theory was they were reducing load on their servers.


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PostPosted: Jun 11 2012 12:47 pm 
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CloudyPrison wrote:
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I must say, on the ROKU, Netflix streams WAY better than on the Xbox. With the Xbox, the HD quality hardly ever shows. With the ROKU, HD is pretty much the entire time. Also, the Xbox for some reason lags and has to buffer mutiple times, while the ROKU has only had one or two moments of having to rebuffer, and we watched pretty much 1-2 seasons of a show on it this weekend.


We would load movies and get 1 bar of signal strength with low quality footage. Quit the movie and load back in. OH HELLO 5 BARS, HAVE SOME HD! Every time it would downgrade our picture, quit out, jump back in and HD was back....conspiracy theory was they were reducing load on their servers.



Well, that is just obnoxious.. and I dont have the patience to do it all the time lol. (I have actually done that myself. Annoying process)

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 Post subject: Re: ROKU
PostPosted: Jun 11 2012 2:18 pm 
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Netflix on my PC seems to go non-HD a lot more often than it does on the PS3. I think the PS3 client does a lot more buffering. And HBO GO is almost worthless for HD watching.

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 Post subject: Re: ROKU
PostPosted: Jun 12 2012 2:01 am 
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Netflix on my PC seems to go non-HD a lot more often than it does on the PS3. I think the PS3 client does a lot more buffering. And HBO GO is almost worthless for HD watching.


You should give your HBOGO pass to a friend!


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