We finally had it with Direct TV service to Far Guys TV. It warmed up and there was still no signal…must be a problem with the cable in the ground someplace. We have been struggling with that signal since Jan 1st, three service calls later still no signal.
We have been sharing one TV, which works fine…just like in the olden days. Let me tell you we need TV in Minnesota in the winter time…and face it two TV’s is better than one.
One day Far Guy was watching the “searching for signal” message and I said “How about a Roku?” We researched it a bit, I related what several bloggers had mentioned. We went to wally world and bought one.
The set up was quick and almost painless…new stuff and old people..anyways we got it all set up. You do need a Credit Card to set up an account… we signed up for a Roku account and a Netflix account. ( Netflix is $7.99 a month)
Since our televisions are HD, the color and picture are awesome. I made another trip to wally world and got another Roku for the Living Room…we can stream off the same Netflix account.
I like animal movies and nearly used up a whole box of Kleenex during Hachi: A Dog’s Tail. I am enjoying the series Lost also as we never got the channel that aired that series.
We still have a basic package with Direct TV and we now get local channels. We will see what happens..but I think our Direct TV days are numbered.
So do you Roku? If so what are your favorite channels?
So far we have Netflix for a paid service. There are others but I heard Hulu Plus has commercials, and I know nothing about Amazon Prime.
PBS is free, as is a weather channel, History, A&E and Smithsonian…oh and BYU. I like a few programs on BYU and you can catch their live stream. There are hundreds of channels to choose from, some are free, some you pay a yearly fee. We found Crackle to be irritating with repetitive commercials, they have more commercials than regular TV.
For those of you who do not Roku, it is a small box that connects to your television with a HDMI cord. You plug in the Roku and it will find your wireless Internet signal, you get a code to use to access the Roku website and you are all set to go. The remote control even has a set of earphones that work remotely…fancy smancy.
I have not been paid by Roku to share my experience..just so you know. Roku 3 is about $98 for the unit and another $24 for the cable (or two Direct TV service calls.)
From what I have seen it is a pretty cool little invention!