Originally Posted by Donald Bou View Post
It makes sense to me that Christmas day wasn't congested. People are out of town, or they get gifts that day but don't have time to hook them up right away. That was the case with me. I just got around to hooking up my Roku, although I rec'd it before Christmas.
I'm disappointed in it, so far. Mainly with the slow, laborious way to search and add/remove channels. Users should be able to do that online lickety split. The remote letters will wear off in no time. Also, some of the channels weren't working. Third, there isn't much that's good that's free, that I've found so far.
Roku is okay for special viewing or occasional viewing, but I don't see how it's any replacement for daily or regular tv viewing. It's such a pain to use and requires intense babysitting.
I'm assuming you didn't grow up with black and white OTA crt tv or the early 60's color sets that had maybe 25 tubes in them and drifted their settings all the time and required a lot more babysitting than a Roku
We had an 21" RCA CTC 12 in 1963 I think it had ~22 or 25 tubes in it and you never knew what the picture was going to look or what color the faces were going to be before you set the tint or when the set was going to need a tube or service.not to mention the less than optimal NSTC OTA signals and only about 5 channels available before cable /Sat became common .
Anybody remember when the OTA broadcasters were having technical difficulties and put up a test pattern until they fixed whatever the problem was?
Now I have 200+ channel Dish package ,some OTA and HTPC also PS3 and Roku , Plasma and LCD/LED sets in the house quite remarkable all in all compared to what was available even 15 yrs ago .I also use Amazon prime their HD isn't bad.
Roku isn't hard to use you can add channels on line easily then just hit the update on the Roku done. I put maybe 85 channels in mine so far it was a snap.. picture is quite good on Netflix Super HD or even their regular HD stream . I watched a movie last night on Netflix in super HD
no buffering or re setting it was fine . ofc being in SF bat area probably helps lots of internet infrastructure here .My isp server (ATT u verse ) is in
San Jose Santa Clara area so the bandwidth is pretty stable at least on that 1st hop.
I think Netlix is great deal even though they still have issues occasionally my service seems to be working well .
Roku is a great deal also it works well not expensive .
I'm watching the NFL playoffs OTA now that's usually some decent picture quality except for Fox channels NFL telecasts now that's something to complain about but that's another thread.Edited by tubetwister - 1/5/14 at 4:07pm