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Old March 9th, 2014, 12:23 PM   #1
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Educate me on the Netflix, Hulu and Roku options.
We are absolutely done with Comcast.
With the other options what are the downsides?
Without smart TVs, how can we get the service?
What internet requirements are there?
What is the downside?
How soon can watch shows after they come out live, is it 1 season behind, or 1 day?

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Old March 9th, 2014, 12:49 PM   #2
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I am trying to decide the same thing right now. I started the free one month trial with Netflix last week and so far it is pretty cool. I cannot get cable where I am so I use DSL and it streams just fine, no pauses or buffering after the initial startup which takes ten or fifteen seconds. I haven't checked out all of the TV shows but most seem to be a season behind. The selection is pretty impressive but I have found that some of the movies I want to watch are available on dvd only, and that service is another $8 a month. After this I am going to try the free week of Hulu and see how it compares. I am planning on keeping my dish and reducing it to a basic package and adding one of these services.

You dont have to have a smart TV, I have a monitor port on mine and I just plug my laptop into it and get audio using my surround sounds input. I also have a blue ray player that has it built in but the initial connection is incredibly slow. It takes a few minutes to load the Netflix homepage.

I would recommend the free trials before you make any decisions.

I hope that helps a little at least

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Most people like netflix better
It seems to carry mostly shows from cable/sat providers
Hulu seems to specialize in antenna network shows
Hulu usually carries the antenna network shows next day where netflix is a season behind on sat/cable shows
I think this has to do with all the licensing crap
Get a roku you wont be dissappointed for the one time equip fee of $50
Ease of use remote, large selections of specialty chAnnels all make it the most user friendly
On the downside if you stream off of a smartphone or computer hulu and netflix allow access to more shows
I went with a nice antenna tower and roku 2 years ago
I get more done, watch less tv, save$, and couldnt be happier
Oh you can also rent movies from roku thru redbox and vudu
Vudu plays trailers at a push of a button
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Old March 9th, 2014, 01:05 PM   #4
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Fyi for a total of 16$/ mo I have both netflix and hulu
I usually get bored of one and bounce back and forth between the two
You wont watch all the shows you do on cable/sat
But you will watch other stuff you usually wouldnt have and find it entertaining just the same
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With any of these options is there any sports coverage?
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Roku has mlb channel
Other than that not real sure
I usually watch whats on antenna or at the bar or resturaunt
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Just got my wife a roku a couple weeks ago ( Beyond Walking Dead, I don't give a fukk about TV )

Surprising how much is available free, Crackle is freaking awesome for offbeat stuff, and there are a ton of other free channels. I got the roku 1, the 2 adds a headphone jack on the remote, and the 3 is an HDMI only with a motion sensor in the remote so you can play Angry Turds on your TV.
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We ditched cable a long time ago and went with Netflix.
Most things on Netflix are about a a season behind, but, there is a way around this.

About 90% of tv shows can be viewed two to three days after they air on tv by going the the networks website and streaming to your Tv using the browser on most BRD players, PlayStation, X box or by hooking a laptop up to your television.

on cable
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Thank you all.
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What did you decide to do?
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Don't forget about amazon prime if your a member there is a lot of free stuff to watch there as well.
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Don't forget about amazon prime if your a member there is a lot of free stuff to watch there as well.
The price of AP just went from $79 to $99 annually. Still a great deal.
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