Originally Posted by azula
question from a potential roku investor. would it be your guy's opinion that this device can replace cable/satellite? i'm not a heavy live TV watcher (mainly DVR) and I rather not blow through 100 bucks a month via Directv. It seems like the Roku has more than enough programs to keep me happy.
I asked myself that same question,so in early July i bought a Roku 2XS. When it arrived i hooked it up,and for a whole month i compared what is available and what I like to watch
on Roku,to what i watch from Dish.
Turned out that 'almost' everything i like is available thru Roku,sooo i canceled my sat.sub.and never looked back.I used to pay $96 bucks/mo. for sat. tv,now i pay $8 bucks/mo.for Netflix,saving me a whopping $88 bucks/mo.
A coupla mos.later i bought a lifetime PlayOn license,initially so i could watch Hulu through the Roku on my tv instead of on computer,but later to take advantage of all the 3rd.party plugins i accidentally found available there.Having those plugins expanded my viewing options immensely.
Not everybody likes PlayOn,some think it's a disaster,others like me think it's great. I guess it depends on what you want to use it for. YMMV
Roku has more than 700 active "channels",more if you add PlayOn,so there should be no problem finding more than enough of the type of content YOU like to watch.Edited by greaser - 4/9/13 at 1:55pm