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can i browse web with roku?

Postby darrka » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:20 am

Hello

I’m thinking to get roku.
However for me is very important to be able browse web on tv.
Do Roku have browser which is capable to open every page and play flash movies?
Thank you
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Re: can i browse web with roku?

Postby SuetyStanes » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:26 am

No.
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Re: can i browse web with roku?

Postby destruk » Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:33 pm

Doesn't your phone do that?
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Re: can i browse web with roku?

Postby darrka » Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:46 pm

yes, my phone does.
I thing all new smart phones can browse web ans show flash muvies.
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Re: can i browse web with roku?

Postby gonzotek » Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:54 pm

I guess iPhones aren't smartphones any more?

In any event, no, the Roku doesn't browse the web, nor does it play any flash content. For <$99, I'm not sure you'll find a device that meets this need. You could consider looking at GoogleTV: http://www.google.com/tv/getit.html but the price is significantly higher.
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Postby SuetyStanes » Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:58 pm

Where did this phone conversation come from? Were there posts deleted from this that I'm unaware of?
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Postby kc8pql » Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:01 pm

SuetyStanes wrote:Where did this phone conversation come from? Were there posts deleted from this that I'm unaware of?

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Re: can i browse web with roku?

Postby SuetyStanes » Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:17 pm

kc8pql wrote:
SuetyStanes wrote:Where did this phone conversation come from? Were there posts deleted from this that I'm unaware of?

no


So what's with the phone comments? Inside joke?
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Postby gonzotek » Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:25 pm

SuetyStanes wrote:
kc8pql wrote:
SuetyStanes wrote:Where did this phone conversation come from? Were there posts deleted from this that I'm unaware of?

no


So what's with the phone comments? Inside joke?

OP is looking for flash support. Roku can't do flash but many smartphones do. I was merely observing that iPhones are notorious for not supporting flash, and yet I still think of them as smartphones. Perhaps a little snarky, but then I also took the time to answer the intent of the original question with what I thought was a reasonable reply.
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Re: can i browse web with roku?

Postby mommom » Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:18 pm

You know some of us old farts do not have Smartphones or Iphones.I refuse to buy one,or pay for the use,then have to squint at some teeny tiny screen.When they make one with a 10 inch screen,Im in their.My DD says I need a Netbook with a Magic Jack . :P
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Postby kumasuki » Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:27 pm

mommom wrote:When they make one with a 10 inch screen,I'm in their.

They do - it's called an iPad.
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Re: can i browse web with roku?

Postby renojim » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:09 pm

I didn't know you could make phone calls on an iPad. Oh wait, you can't make them on an iPhone either.

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Postby mkiker2089 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:24 pm

renojim wrote:I didn't know you could make phone calls on an iPad. Oh wait, you can't make them on an iPhone either.

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Now that's not fair. Some people have reported being able to make call as long as they don't actually touch the phone.
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Postby kumasuki » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:39 pm

renojim wrote:I didn't know you could make phone calls on an iPad. Oh wait, you can't make them on an iPhone either.

You certainly can via Skype - and the app is free!
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Re: can i browse web with roku?

Postby mommom » Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:09 am

Maybe I should point out the fact that I am too chea-ahhh-frugal to spend the money on a device that doesnt do what I want it to.No flash is a killer for me.My DD just bought a Dell Duo Convertable (netbook that has a flip over screen that converts to a tablet)dual core Atom,Flash :D ,etc.$399.Plays Netflix beautifully.But I would rather put that cash toward building a great HTPC.
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