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13 May 2014 00:00 #34722 by Wingcmdr77
Was thinking about Apple TV and devices like it.
Suggestions on any of them are welcome!

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13 May 2014 00:10 #34723 by Dreyvas
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I couldn't be happier with my Roku 3. Fantastic device.
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13 May 2014 00:16 #34724 by garfi3ld
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Ive been really curious what all you can watch using the Roku 3

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13 May 2014 02:14 #34726 by Wingcmdr77
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Checked out Roku's website; Has some great capability.

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13 May 2014 17:31 - 13 May 2014 17:31 #34729 by L0rdG1gabyt3
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Get yourself a NUC , and be done with it. HTPC is a great use for the Metro/Modern UI in Win8x
Last edit: 13 May 2014 17:31 by L0rdG1gabyt3.
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13 May 2014 18:16 #34732 by garfi3ld
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I actually have a NUC sitting here for that exact reason. We have always just run windows on our HTPC's. I'm just curious if running something like a Roku would give us access to enough free services to make it worth it.

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13 May 2014 20:40 #34733 by elguapo
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We usually just run an HTPC on the TV, but I went ahead and ordered a FireTV, we have amazon prime, so that's a plus and have a subscription to netflix, while plex get's me anything I download. The only downside for me is that I can;t watch any streamed hockey games (A VLC client would fix this for me)
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14 May 2014 04:28 #34737 by Wooderson
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I use to use a Seagate HD Theater Plus that I got of Newegg for $45. Great device for 720p but struggles with high bitrate 1080p. I have also used a Chromecast with the PLEX plugin on my wireless 1080p with no issues. Now though I have a 15ft HDMI connected to one of my GPU display ports, and simply extend my displays. That is in my opinion the best way to have access to everything with zero hiccups (wired connection not wireless). I prefer to keep my PC in the living room so I'm not off in a different rooms neglecting to spend time with my family when I'm home. "Happy wife happy life" and all ;) .

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20 May 2014 16:54 #34769 by Wingcmdr77
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Going with Ruku better options and my technically challenged wife can use it.

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21 May 2014 00:06 #34772 by Dreyvas
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Wingcmdr77 wrote: Going with Ruku better options and my technically challenged wife can use it.


Nice. You won't be disappointed.

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