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Old 11-14-2012, 09:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Roku has recently released the Streaming Stick. One of the most interesting home theater products at CES 2012, packing an entire streaming-video box into what looks like an oversized USB dongle. Roku Streaming Stick sells for $99. That's the same price as its flagship Roku 2 XS and, in fact, Roku says the Streaming Stick is largely a Roku 2 XS in a smaller enclosure.

I do like the Roku better then Apple TV and Google TV.
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I just connect a PC to the TV, easier!
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I just connect a PC to the TV, easier!
Not always practical.
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Laptops or Netbooks are pretty practical...
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Laptops or Netbooks are pretty practical...
They consume more energy and are more expensive. If you're looking for a small, inexpensive solution, then something like the Roku products are nice.

Only thing, in order to use the Roku stick as previously mentioned is you need a Roku-stick compatible TV. Not all TV's will have that compatibility.
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They consume more energy and are more expensive. If you're looking for a small, inexpensive solution, then something like the Roku products are nice.

Only thing, in order to use the Roku stick as previously mentioned is you need a Roku-stick compatible TV. Not all TV's will have that compatibility.
Monthly fee for streaming?
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Monthly fee for streaming?
Only for subscription services like Netflix, Amazon, exc
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Default Re: Roku Streaming Stick

ive bought both the mk802 android stick and ug802 android stick which are both comparable to this device.

i like the mk802 for its native android interface and expansion ports. but it sucks at doing things quickly.

so i bought the ug802 for the increased memory and faster arm proc. its snappy but lacks expansion ports and locks you into their speical ui. blech.


i may try out the roku at some point for the internet dvr feature. i think its limited use right now tho.

i still default back to using a laptop via hdmi cus android has compatibility issues with certain apps / websites.
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I think you can use SuperOneClick on the UG802 to root :\
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