[Wolves] Roku & Zotac

Kevanf1 kevanf1 at gmail.com
Sat May 10 21:25:28 UTC 2014

It is I who owns a ROKU box :)  I have the cheapest of the lot the
ROKU LT.  I use mine to streamou various movies and tv shows that I
have stored (this is significant) on my PC.  There is now a dedicated
YouTube channel on ROKU so you can view video from there.  You cannot
view something that you could stream onto your PC and redirect it to
the ROKU :(  You do have access to Netflix and Now TV.  No doubt they
will have Amazon TV and others in the future.

So, is it worth it?  If you don't have a smart tv then absolutely.  I
would not be without mine.  However, be aware that there are an awful
lot of American Christian religious channels on there.  This is
tempered with some 'interesting' dedicated Linux tv show channels.
Plus loads of ancient horror and sci fi channels, 'Plan 9 From Outer
Space' anybody?

On 10 May 2014 17:53, John Rose <john.aaron.rose at gmail.com> wrote:
> I seem to remember someone saying that they had a Roku box. I've looked at
> its description & was not able to figure out if it is what I want. I want to
> be able to connect through my router to the web in order to stream video
> (e.g. from 4od & ITV's iPlayer) to my Sony TV. The TV can connect to my
> router with a fixed ip NAT address. I also want to be able to play a video
> file on my TV, the file being stored on my laptop.
> Is the Roku box suitable for the above? ebuyer.com is selling the Roku2XS
> box for £50. Alternatively, they are selling the Zotac Media Streamer for
> £35, though there's only one review of it & it's hammered.
> --
> Regards,
> John
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