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#115063 12-Mar-2013 16:04
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Anybody else buying one of these?

http://www.roku.com/why-its-cool


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  #778805 12-Mar-2013 21:16
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Trying to source one now - do you know of local supplier?

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  #778811 12-Mar-2013 21:24
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You can always get the Roku 3 at Amazon and use YouShop to send it here... At US$99 it won't even get the GST at the border.





 

 

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  #780923 13-Mar-2013 09:43
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Yea think I will be using amazon again. I bought my Roku 2 that way.

Keen to hear from anybody that has used the Roku 3 and how it compares to the Roku 2.

I really like the earphones on the remote feature. Quite frankly I can't understand why nobody thought of this sooner. I expect to see more of these type of remotes in the future. I wonder what it does to the batteries?

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  #781831 14-Mar-2013 18:33
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Can these be used for tvnz on demand, isky and tv3 on demand thing?

had a family member ask about smart tvs for that, I had a hunt but all the android kinda boxes seem to fail at playing them...




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  #781963 14-Mar-2013 22:09
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TVNZ On-Demand is now locked into Samsung devices (TV's / smart boxes) exclusively for around a year... but having said that, it may not always be the case. For instance, in a year a manufacturer like Panasonic may become exclusive, meaning people who bought the Samsung could be stuffed... so yeah, I wouldn't suggest anything other than a computer or app on a smartphone to consume catch up TV.

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  #781971 14-Mar-2013 22:21
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I have a Roku 2 XS which I got because I wanted wired ethernet. I can't see any reason to upgrade to the Roku 3. The headphone jack in the remote is hardly compelling.

The Roku 2 XS does everything I need to do including Netflix, Vudu, Hulu+, MLB and Angry Birds :-)




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  #781998 14-Mar-2013 22:47
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Can you configure the Roku to use a VPN or a different DNS?




 

 

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  #782313 15-Mar-2013 14:38
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freitasm: Can you configure the Roku to use a VPN or a different DNS?


Not directly but it works okay with unblock-US in the router because all its video traffic is not done on  port 80 so avoids TCL's transparent proxy.




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  #788197 27-Mar-2013 19:37
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Just bought this. Awaiting delivery. $99 for the Roku 3 + $18 to ship to NZ. Will be using unblock-us or unotelly




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  #788222 27-Mar-2013 20:23
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Sorry to seem a little dull... but will you need a step-down transformer?

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  #788224 27-Mar-2013 20:27
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Dunnersfella: Sorry to seem a little dull... but will you need a step-down transformer?


No - switchmode powersupply, just an adapter or a replacement power pack.



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  #788392 28-Mar-2013 09:00
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Dunnersfella: Sorry to seem a little dull... but will you need a step-down transformer?


No - switchmode powersupply, just an adapter or a replacement power pack.


If its like the Roku2 then just one of those adaptors from the $2 shop will work. The power supply is auto switching.

billgates let us know how those earphones in the remote work. Thats the feature I'm interested in.



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  #788402 28-Mar-2013 09:20
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Will do. I have read quite a few review now of Roku 3 and the remote features with earphones seems to work very well. I hope I can plug in any standard headphones into the remote though as I cannot stand ear buds.

Edit - Created my US Roku account as well yesterday via Tunnelbear. Have a US Netflix and Hulu Plus account already. My main reason to buy this is trying to get Dishworld IPTV work here. Get more channels that way for less incl cricket.




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  #788407 28-Mar-2013 09:27
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Will it stream from your PC? Looks like a nice unit.

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  #788411 28-Mar-2013 09:36
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timmmay: Will it stream from your PC? Looks like a nice unit.


No. Big downside. There is a USB port on the unit so you can plug an external HDD to play content via that. I am getting a OUYA box for the PC streaming side of things.




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