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Postby -LD » Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:03 pm

techmonkey wrote:
philsoft wrote:
techmonkey wrote:I would really like to here for one of the ROKU Mods if this is legit. I see in the FAQ it still says the ROKU channel store does not include adult content.


There is still no adult content in the channel store. This is a backdoor method to get the content onto the box. It was never in the channel store.


Awww gotcha, Would still like to know is this something ROKU will 100% allow or can/will it be shut down?

Who knows if they will. Certainly I'm sure they can.

To use the iPhone example. Apple has an officially supported method of creating apps outside the realms of the App Store. And they work fantastic if developed by a good developer. There's no reason Roku shouldn't offer the same. They certainly don't need to advertise the apps, just like Apple doesn't, but having an officially supported method for custom channels should be encouraged.
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Postby philsoft » Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:04 pm

techmonkey wrote:Awww gotcha, Would still like to know is this something ROKU will 100% allow or can/will it be shut down?


Yeah, if I had to guess, I would say, they probably won't comment at all if possible. If pressure for a comment builds, and they need to make a statement, they will probably say something like.

Roku policy is to disallow adult content on the DVP, however, Roku does not filter or censor content on private channels.

Or something along those lines.
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Postby Giljorak » Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:16 pm

I was able to register just fine. I was also able to access and view the free content.

This appears to be legit as you have to go to roku.com to get the channel added to your channelstore.
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Postby smankins » Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:32 pm

jcmolet wrote:
KennyJ wrote:That back door method isn't just for beta testing. It's for "private" channels. Someone had posted about a different service coming to Roku but would only be available to users from certain ISPs. Eg, Comcast could offer their channel only to Comcast subscribers.

It's very possible this was okay'd by Roku.


I believe that is Skitter.TV you are referring to. However, I haven't heard or seen anything to indicate that they have an active channel, one that is available only to existing Skitter customers.

Anyone out there with a Skitter account and a Roku?

Edit: Can anyone confirm that they have been able to add EroticVision.TV?


I just did it and you have to go through Roku's website to do it so yes, I would say Roku knows about it. Now that I have done it I will go undo it. I am not a prude, I am just cheap and won't pay for this (or Amazon movies). It works but there is not much on there except some trailers. I guess it is just starting up.
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Postby troydogtvtvtv » Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:54 pm

It works video and audio are great. previews are nice and have a ad for roku at the end of them
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Postby troydogtvtvtv » Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:56 pm

also kid safe. You have to enter a pin to see anything on it. It is a 5 number code you make up when you add it to the box/
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Postby Alanf51 » Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:03 pm

Well VUDU has adult content for rent, Fyre TV has their own STB with about 10000 movies, its a huge market. For those of us that watch porn its nice to not have dvds and tapes laying around the house.
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Postby -LD » Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:59 pm

Luckily you can order replacement Roku remotes for when yours, uh, gets dirty...
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Postby MoonChaser » Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:20 pm

It's also kid-safe and family-safe in that you have no idea it's even an OPTION unless you know about it first... YOU have to personally add it to the Channel Store by visiting the Roku website with a special code. If you don't do that then it's not in the store. No kiddos asking Mommy, what's eroticvision TV?

However, the promotional video on the main site only mentioned ONE affiliate site, and that site is primarily fetish and such, not your average adult content.... And like others here I'm too cheap to pay for what I can get FREE elsewhere. If they had a way toadd the various "blue" versions of youtube then I might occasionally watch them, when I'm in the mood for that sort of thing (which is rare.)

The way the did this is perfect... Roku can sell to those who wish to view adult material without offending the conservative element. It's not being "pushed" on anyone, and it's not even sitting there waiting to be added (and causing temptation for some and offense for others by its mere presence on a list.)

I doubt Roku will ADVERTISE the fact that it's out there, but for those who already view the content on the PC those sites can advertise directly to (and only to) their existing customer base.
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Postby dusty » Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:08 pm

if you don't like it, don't watch it.. i don't see why this would even be an issue. there is porn on the web, that doesn't stop me from using my browser..
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Postby jeffrok » Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:40 pm

-LD wrote:Luckily you can order replacement Roku remotes for when yours, uh, gets dirty...


+1.. But eww :wink:
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Postby dellsweig » Wed Dec 23, 2009 5:42 am

jcmolet wrote:If this is true, and EroticVision.TV is the newewst Roku channel, I am pretty certain that tech news sites like Engadget, Gizmodo, etc. will pick up on it soon. As I said before, I think that would be unfortuante as I don't think that is the kind of headline Roku needs at this point...or perhaps I'm wrong. Maybe there is a large group of new consumers that were on the fence considering the Roku and now they are ready to buy.


:D

Stream "The People Vrs Larry Flint" on Netflix.

The channel will be w HUGE success

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Postby billc124 » Wed Dec 23, 2009 7:22 am

dusty wrote:if you don't like it, don't watch it.. i don't see why this would even be an issue. there is porn on the web, that doesn't stop me from using my browser..


I don't think anyone here has said anything negative about this being an option. It just goes against what they have said their policy is. That is why this is an interesting development.
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Postby jcmolet » Wed Dec 23, 2009 7:33 am

billc124 wrote:
dusty wrote:if you don't like it, don't watch it.. i don't see why this would even be an issue. there is porn on the web, that doesn't stop me from using my browser..


I don't think anyone here has said anything negative about this being an option. It just goes against what they have said their policy is. That is why this is an interesting development.


Hopefully this isn't an indication that Roku is having a hard time striking deals with premium content providers. If EroticVision.TV is the best content they can come up with, I don't think it bodes well for their future viability in this market.
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Postby robertm » Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:00 am

jcmolet wrote:
billc124 wrote:
dusty wrote:if you don't like it, don't watch it.. i don't see why this would even be an issue. there is porn on the web, that doesn't stop me from using my browser..


I don't think anyone here has said anything negative about this being an option. It just goes against what they have said their policy is. That is why this is an interesting development.


Hopefully this isn't an indication that Roku is having a hard time striking deals with premium content providers. If EroticVision.TV is the best content they can come up with, I don't think it bodes well for their future viability in this market.


I doubt one thing has anything to do with the other.
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