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Old 03-05-2013, 06:42 AM - Thread Starter
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Right now, I'm only using OTA for 99% of my TV viewing (we did watch an occasional movie on disc, but now all the local Blockbusters have closed). I gave up Directv years ago and am happy with OTA - it's very flat in new orleans so I get a good signal, and we have a decent and fairly varied amount of programming. But I'm considering jumping into streaming.

I work nights quite often (restaurant biz) so I miss a lot of stuff. In short, will streaming services like Netflix, Vudu, and Hulu+ work any better on a pure streaming device like Roku, or should I spend a few more bucks and get a smart bluray player?

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Old 03-07-2013, 10:33 AM
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The quality of streaming should be identical between the Roku or a "smart" blu-ray, although the specific streaming services that are supported will vary from device to device. If you don't already have a blu ray player, I'd say your decision is kind of a no-brainer. biggrin.gif

Since you work late and miss a lot of shows, have you considered a DVR solution (Tivo)?

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