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Old 09-23-2011, 12:28 AM   #1
 
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Roku's Plex channel is the goods.

I had 3 Mac Minis until today, but was able to eBay the two older ones and replace them with Roku 2 XS's for $199, and pocket $600 from the Macs. Since Roku can pull from Plex Media Server, all I have to do now is turn on my "main" HTPC Mini and either one (or both) can pull from it.

Awesome stuff. Plus, the Roku is tiny - you can double-stick tape it to the back of your TV, and it uses about 1 watt of power.

Everyone should own one of these.

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What can this do that my apple tv doesn't? I don't know these things..
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If you want the widest variety of content, go with Roku.
If you're already committed to the Apple platform--iTunes, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad--you'll probably be more comfortable with an Apple TV.
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What can this do that my apple tv doesn't? I don't know these things..
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I am Very pleased with my Roku. I couldn't get Plex working but with Netflix, Hulu, and all the free channels I have plenty to watch.

The only complaint I have is only being able to scroll left and right through the channels on the home screen. If they'd allow you to go up and down as well it would be a little faster...or is this only because I got the cheapest one?


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Nah, it's the same way on the top end one too. You just have a shitload of channels, apparently.
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Nah, it's the same way on the top end one too. You just have a shitload of channels, apparently.
There is a bunch of cool free shit: NASA, Hubble HD, Nuclear Blast, Roxwell, Pandora, etc. I couldn't resist. I think they should make it so you can scroll up and down as well that would be much faster.
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