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I'm looking for a set top box streamer type hardware that I can use to stream the Xfinity Comcast channels that are available. If you have a Comcast account then you know you can login online through a web browser and see all those channels live. You can also select things on demand from there too. You can also download the app on your smartphone to stream those same live channels and watch those on demand shows.

How can I get this to a TV?Will the Roku 3 do the trick?
You can use a Chromecast to stream whatever you can see on a web interface.
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So, I noticed that the Roku has some type of "casting" ability, but how does casting from a hand-held device really work in terms of resolution? (I don't think it is for me in my little apartment with a laptop connected to a 720p TV. There, having a 720p phone would not be an issue.) But if I were to get one of the sticks for travel, would the phone limit the "cast" material to 720p even when I connect to my sister's 1080p TV?

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Adding to pbarach and m-scott's responses...keep in mind, when using Rokus and other streaming devices that don't belong to you, entering your sign in passwords will permit others to stream Prime on it as well. I believe there is a 2 streams at the same time limit, so if you're at home and streaming while your brother is watching a second Prime title, another in your house won't be able to stream something else.
Thanks for the info. I did find something that mentioned this and now I totally understand.

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Does anyone here use Hulu Plus. I am thinking of subscribig since we are OTA without a DVR. I am getting the sense CBS is holding back to get all the money for themselves. The real question is can I see CBS shows on Hulu Plus or is it going to redirect me to the CBS site where I would have to pay another fee to CBS for access their shows.
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Does anyone here use Hulu Plus. I am thinking of subscribig since we are OTA without a DVR. I am getting the sense CBS is holding back to get all the money for themselves. The real question is can I see CBS shows on Hulu Plus or is it going to redirect me to the CBS site where I would have to pay another fee to CBS for access their shows.
CBS does not provide new content to Hulu+. AFAIK, the only ways to view those shows via streaming are through other paid sites, or sometimes you can go to CBS the next day and watch it on CBS. com.
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CBS does not provide new content to Hulu+. AFAIK, the only ways to view those shows via streaming are through other paid sites, or sometimes you can go to CBS the next day and watch it on CBS. com.
That's the sticking point. Most of the shows in question are CBS. Hell with them all, I'll just put the money into a HTPC and let it PVR all the family OTA stuff.
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I use a laptop hooked to the TV so I can watch CBS shows on their website (without paying for anything). I usually watch them within a couple of weeks of airing and (knock on wood) have not missed too many of them. The laptop is also used for SyFy shows on Hulu - they don't get the "+" treatment...

(Knocking on wood again) it hasn't been much of a problem, but I have been thinking of getting one of the cheaper dedicated PVR to get better video quality (I already have some HHD laying around replaced by SSD).

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I use a laptop hooked to the TV so I can watch CBS shows on their website (without paying for anything). I usually watch them within a couple of weeks of airing and (knock on wood) have not missed too many of them. The laptop is also used for SyFy shows on Hulu - they don't get the "+" treatment...

(Knocking on wood again) it hasn't been much of a problem, but I have been thinking of getting one of the cheaper dedicated PVR to get better video quality (I already have some HHD laying around replaced by SSD).

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I hear you. I have a 500GB HDD in a P4 system running Win 7. It was an experiment in HTPC, and I have a 1TB in storage. I feel a new build HTPC / PVR will be the way to go. Then we can just record shows OTA and watch at will when WE want to.
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