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Dstarzero

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#155927 13-Nov-2014 12:12
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Hey guys ,

Started shopping for x-mas and i'm trying to decide what to get my folks. They have slingshot and a Netflix subscription so I thought a simple, intuitive streaming device would be good. Which one of the three should I go with?

Also, what's the speed difference between the roku stick and the roku 3?

Thanks!

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nakedmolerat
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  #1175138 13-Nov-2014 12:46
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roku 3 is a bit dated now (couple of years)

Fire TV  is great, especially if you are Amazon Prime member





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  #1175140 13-Nov-2014 12:48
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I'm not yet a member, but considering I have Netflix and only buy from amazon once or twice a year, is Amazon prime worth it?

 
 
 
 


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  #1175155 13-Nov-2014 13:10
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Dstarzero: I'm not yet a member, but considering I have Netflix and only buy from amazon once or twice a year, is Amazon prime worth it?


I used to have Netflix, hulu plus, Amazon.

Now, I only suscribed to hulu and Amazon. 





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  #1175177 13-Nov-2014 13:31
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If you're going to subscribe to an unblocking service, then the roku still has the best selection and compatibility of channels.

Amazon prime imo isnt worth it outside of the USA,you lose a lot of the great local benefits for shipping costs etc, and the media options dont make it worth it.

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  #1175219 13-Nov-2014 13:57
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I just setup my folks with an Amazon Fire TV and a Netflix subscription and I am using DNS4ME.

Everything works very well and even my eldery folks are capable of using it with no major problems.

All up cost was $158NZD including purchase, delivery, and a local purchase of a US to NZ power adapter.

I have DNS4ME setup as my account with my folks as a separate zone.

Matt.

Dstarzero

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  #1175235 13-Nov-2014 14:15
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I have slingshot in our place. global mode is on, do I still need DNS?

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  #1175236 13-Nov-2014 14:16
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nakedmolerat:
Dstarzero: I'm not yet a member, but considering I have Netflix and only buy from amazon once or twice a year, is Amazon prime worth it?


I used to have Netflix, hulu plus, Amazon.

Now, I only suscribed to hulu and Amazon. 


Why did you ditch Netflix??

not really a fan of hulu plus.

 
 
 
 


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  #1175242 13-Nov-2014 14:22
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Roku 3 is great. The hardware is plenty fast and UI/UX is intuitive. The Plex app for Roku 3 is quite mature as well with features and functionality.




Do whatever you want to do man.

  

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  #1175257 13-Nov-2014 15:03
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Dstarzero: Why did you ditch Netflix??


I guess I prefer Amazon prime content more than Netflix





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  #1175273 13-Nov-2014 15:50
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billgates: Roku 3 is great. The hardware is plenty fast and UI/UX is intuitive. The Plex app for Roku 3 is quite mature as well with features and functionality.


I love the Plex app on Roku, but aside from crackle, hulu, Netflix, youtube and amazon video, are there other channels work checking out in roku? I know they have google play now.

I tried vudu but it was soooooo slong I felt like I was watching a power point presentation of someone with narcolepsy.

The UFC app doesn't work as it keeps saying fightpass is not available in my region but it works fine on my ipad :(


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  #1175340 13-Nov-2014 17:23
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I love the Plex app on Roku, but aside from crackle, hulu, Netflix, youtube and amazon video, are there other channels work checking out in roku? I know they have google play now.


Besides PLEX I use mine to watch the BBC, ITV, Sky News and some other UK channels. I love mine and the remote has a headphone jack which works well


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