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Discussion in 'Mexico NSR' started by el-choul, Jun 27, 2011.
Why everybody wants a slice of Raspberry Pi
I was on a waiting list for like 3 months then I got the email to buy it, I had already lost interest so I didnt buy it
Do they limit how many you can buy?
I'm interested in building one and using it as a learning machine instead of building/repairing the old desktops I have.
you can only buy one from the site I was visiting. my invitation might still be valid, I received the email not too long ago if you want to buy one.
Most-anticipated gadgets for 2013
If you throw it, it comes back to you.
I quit reading after they said the new Xbox could launch at less than the current xbox. Which was like the first I read.
got a roku
I think i'm in love
Is it any good?
if you have a pc/server you can use to stream then it almost pwns having a cable/sat.
Using an app running on your comp you can watch youtube, PBS, NPR, TED talks a few TV shows and any videos, music and files on your comp. If you take the time to organize youtube playlists etc its pwnage. Check out Roku, Plex and PLAYON for a complete list. Still figuring out how to add streamings and possibly web browsing. I doubt they will add the latter.
I tried running a streaming program in the past, forget the programs name, with a ps3 but it wasn't very reliable.
Pretty much like a WD TV Live then. I already have that and love it. It does everything that Roku does. The only thing I wish I could do would be to stream football games from like firstrowsports onto it. Then I'd really get rid of cable tv.
I'm looking into playon, they let folks write scripts which can be used to load urls... Its promising.
I think I had heard of WD, does it let you work with PlayON or Plex?
I got the Roku USB thing and got pwned. Found out it only plays on a handful of TV's. Returned it and gonna get a normal one.
Don't you people own a playstation, wii, or xboxe? Even most bluray players do what a roku does, at the same price, and plays blurays and DVDs as a plus.
Xbox in my room, Roku for the living room.
Was given Apple TV for X-Mas ... not sure how much more utility it has than PS3. The ability to stream music from iCloud has potential, though.
I am experiencing remote control proliferation. I'm looking at a Logitech Harmony. If that controls Apple TV, that would be a benefit over the PS3.
Why would I need a bluray/DVD player when I can stream everything?
idk, i hate services like netflix because they dont have all the movies.
You can use more than Netflix. Anyone considering one tof these I recommend to look at plex and playon to see if there is enough channels you can add that interest you.
Me I liked the YouTube and Ted talks. YouTube because you can find lots of gaped games and highlights obviously. If I can add a script to view cuevana and rojadirects I am canceling my Dave.
An added bonus, but, in that same boat, why would you need an expensive roku, when you can just add a $10 wireless adapter to your TV and make it smart.. If you are a quality nut, which i'm not (i'm ok with streaming quality), bluray is way higher quality, even with a super high internet connection, streaming is psudo HD.
I'd have to look at the wireless adapter and see what it can and can't do before I respond to your comment. Also, you get what you pay for.
The TV connected to the Roku doesn't have HDMI, its a samsung Digital rear projection over 10 years old...No USB, no hdmi, no net TV software, no ethernet.
The streaming quality really varies but cuevana, netflix and most youtube videos are decent and probably as good as the non-hd channels nowadays I watch, such as those La Liga broadcasted games.
A few years back I would carry a psp and stream stuff through my ps3 but it wasn't completely reliable, even if I was in the same network! I would to reset shit. I was too lazy to ******** with building a mythTV system although it has always intrigued me. So I can't say if that would have been a better system. Roku so far has been reliable and there is an apps for the android/ios to be explored.
What has me really intrigued is the PlayON app because you can wrote your own scripts if you are technically inclined.
^It has to be a relativately recent TV, USB a must.
i dont get the roku fad.
you cant watch regular chanels, local stations, history channel, fueltv, whatever, or what?
meh, no andres cantor no care
Fock your roku, I already have a laptop with hdmi ports
its a hassle to connect and disconnect if you are like me and take your laptop almost everywhere