Not if you live where we do and Centurytel (Centurylink) is the only ISP available. I pay for broadband yet enjoy dialup.
Cable TV Companies are toast.
But they still charge outrageous amounts and you STILL have to buy their stupid bundle packages.
I have been cable-free for 5 years now. Never going back.
I want my FReeper-TV
The present of PORN TV is Internet, everybody knows that!
It is the future, but the future is farther away than these guys think. They still need to expand past the digital elite. And they have to solve the sports issue. Eventually it’ll happen, but we’re talking at least another decade, maybe even 2.
Roku needs to sit down with YouTube and iron something out.
So far, that is my only disappointment with Roku: no YouTube.
I dumped my $70 cable tv bought a Roku, now I pay $8 for netflix. So when they went down, just rented a HD movie on Amazon. Did the same for my mom and she loves it too.
I don’t get any espn but I would have boycotted them anyway.
You can run software that emulates any of them, and you can download any content you want.
I talked to several other family members who indicated their Netflix service was down last night as well. i didn’t realize it was nationwide. Yeah I’d say the interview was ironically and badly timed...lol
I've had a Roku for two years now and right away we were using it 20% of the time (compared to cable). Now it is easily 80% of the time we go to the Roku and we've cut down to the basic cable service. Other than NFL football (which I DVR), I'm hard pressed to think of something I like to watch on cable that I can't get through the Roku (Internet streaming)
Netflix and Hulu are definitely worth the monthly payments they charge but I wish Netflix would have more available streaming (most of their movies you still have to get the DVD mailed to you).
This is not news.
OK, so they took a prat fall. It’s still true. The technology is there with plain vanilla ADSL to stream movies as good as what the old 525 line NTSC TV could display, with far better sound. Better quality can be, if not streamed on economy broadband, then downloaded within a reasonable time. They’ll be laughing about the server prat fall in a couple of years while bragging that it came to pass in spades.
There are still some flyover areas that need better bandwidth, I would love to dump traditional cable in favor of on demand, but more reliable broadband service would be needed.
Dropped cable 3 years ago, I have an LCD plugged directly into my computer, watch everything via internet via a channel’s website, I use a wireless mouse and keyboard, no cable bill, Comcast owns MSNBC, I will never watch nor affiliate myself with any subsidiary owned by Comcast Universal NBC! I would rather get my info from North Korean state TV than watch any of Comcast’s socialist propaganda!
I love seeing how the pundits have aged though, but I love the fact I no longer have to hear them yelling over each other.
I bought a ROKU 1000 on Ebay to play with.
Does anyone know how to connect the old roku’s to a computer to play video files?
The man is correct. Cable will be relegated to broadband. Satellite will be consumed
Okey, dokey, so you cut off cable, as many report above, and then order Internet only service. From who[m?}, the cable company or the phone company? For how much, as opposed to cable+Internet?
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