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CBS going all in to internet streaming:

http://www.cnet.com/news/watch-out-h...eb-tv-service/

If they add this functionality to the CBS Roku channel (currently useless since it's nothing but clips) and stream in 1080, I'm in.

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CBS going all in to internet streaming:

http://www.cnet.com/news/watch-out-h...eb-tv-service/

If they add this functionality to the CBS Roku channel (currently useless since it's nothing but clips) and stream in 1080, I'm in.
It's $6 a month. Are you saying you don't get in now?

HBO will start streaming in 2015
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Well, right now, it's only usable on my smart phone.

When I can get it on my home theater, whether it's through Roku, Fire TV, or some other method, *then* I'm in.

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Do you get CBS any other way?
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I do get it over the air, but the local affiliate multicasts 2 other subchannels, resulting in ridiculously subpar picture quality.

The difference between the local affiliate picture quality, and that of Amazon Prime on Under the Dome and Extant, is NOT subtle. Amazon blows the over the air picture completely away.

I'd love to watch other CBS shows (Blue Bloods, Good Wife) in similar quality without having to pay Amazon or Vudu per episode.

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Well there is Usenet.
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Hey, the first rule about Usenet is, you don't talk about Usenet!

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Well you were the one talking about paying the man! $6 no less.
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You probably still need to spend over the 6 dollar amount anyway as you probably want a dedicated provider not to mention that some ISP's use bandwidth caps so even with Usenet you have a cost.

I do look forward to internet only channels, I could see some local college underground providing better news, and coverage then some of the local boys. I also like the idea that this could usher in the age of more customer choice.

I look forward to this aspect as the more content we have available online, the advertising costs will come down. then I can block out the advertisers and only get the content I want. Just waiting for a online only, not netflix show that really takes off.

I think the local providers should be taking note, as this should be a wake up call for them. I don't watch much local content, and if I could get everything off the net I would be happy. I really don't care much for commercials. I understand the concept and how we need to pay for content and how this only happens with advertising. But the more content that is online the better everyone is as far as I am concerned.

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Nobody claimed Usenet is free - but it's plentiful.

CBS online = no NFL
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Excuse my ignorance here but I want to confirm something. We have a primary residence and a vacation home. Both have cable and high-speed internet service but the primary residence also has movie channels like HBO, etc. Can I safely connect a Roku 3 at the vacation home, log into HBO GO, for example, on the Roku 3, and access the programming because I do have service at another location? I'm 99.9% sure that I can but I want to make sure.

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Excuse my ignorance here but I want to confirm something. We have a primary residence and a vacation home. Both have cable and high-speed internet service but the primary residence also has movie channels like HBO, etc. Can I safely connect a Roku 3 at the vacation home, log into HBO GO, for example, on the Roku 3, and access the programming because I do have service at another location? I'm 99.9% sure that I can but I want to make sure.

Thanks in advance.
Yes, you can. But if it's comcast at the primary residence, then you need to replace the Roku with something else for HBOGO (Apple TV or Chromecast, the last one does oly 2.0 sound)
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Yes, you can. But if it's comcast at the primary residence, then you need to replace the Roku with something else for HBOGO (Apple TV or Chromecast, the last one does oly 2.0 sound)
Thanks for the reply. We have Cablevision/Optimum at our primary residence.

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It should work; if not they need to change the name to something other than HBO Go. As an HBO subscriber with some multi-channel television subscriber you should be able to roam the world (or at least the country) and view HBO's library anywhere on any network service. "High Speed" Internet in hotel rooms, hotspots in cafes, your phone or tablet's network connection (I know that that works); wherever.

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Roku gets Google Play

http://blog.roku.com/blog/2014/10/31...u-google-play/

you'll get xmen in hd for free.

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Roku gets Google Play

http://blog.roku.com/blog/2014/10/31...u-google-play/

you'll get xmen in hd for free.

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The Amazon Instant channel has slightly changed their playback UI. You won't notice it unless you pause or FF/RW through videos.
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Roku gets Google Play

http://blog.roku.com/blog/2014/10/31...u-google-play/

you'll get xmen in hd for free.

Mediocre; sad video quality, no digital surround sound. There are many, many better services to rent from on Roku. They should stick to portable device apps and web browsers if this is the best they can do for an STB app.

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Yeah, this was so close to being ideal, but the lack of 5.1 surround sound is a deal breaker. Every streaming service needs to offer that.
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The XMen didn't look HD to me and yes, lack of surround is a killer!

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Roku gets Google Play

http://blog.roku.com/blog/2014/10/31...u-google-play/

you'll get xmen in hd for free.
Are the movies free on Google Play?

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