Watching the ball drop and Super Bowl on Roku is it possible

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Watching the ball drop and Super Bowl on Roku is it possible

Postby programmergeek » Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:06 pm

Since I have Roku we dropped broadcast TV however we would like to watch the ball drop on TV and the Super Bowl is there way to get this on Roku?
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Re: Watching the ball drop and Super Bowl on Roku is it poss

Postby mikebdoss » Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:13 pm

programmergeek wrote:Since I have Roku we dropped broadcast TV however we would like to watch the ball drop on TV and the Super Bowl is there way to get this on Roku?


Nope, not legally. Put up an antenna - both events are available for free OTA.
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Re: Watching the ball drop and Super Bowl on Roku is it poss

Postby Buckeye911 » Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:09 pm

Just curious, why on earth would you drop free broadcast TV? I gave up cable a year ago. I have two Rokus, Google TV, a PS3 for streaming and an antenna DVR. Free broadcast TV still makes up about 80% of my viewing (mostly timeshifted with the DVR).
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Re: Watching the ball drop and Super Bowl on Roku is it poss

Postby bmn » Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:55 am

NBC is going to be streaming the Super Bowl online for the first time: http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football ... 52101970/1

Not quite the same as using the Roku to watch it but better than nothing. And personally I think that the setup NBC has for NFL games is pretty slick with the multiple camera options, dvr controls for rewind, fast forward etc. I'm just wondering if they will have enough servers up and running to handle the crush of people that will want to use it.
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Re: Watching the ball drop and Super Bowl on Roku is it poss

Postby programmergeek » Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:22 am

I found we don't watch much TV and with the roku we can catch up on all the previous sequils and watch without commercials which was much better than broadcast TV so basically broadcast hd TV was running us about 70+ bucks a month just for the tuner card in our area in nj I have two kids and we don't have enought time to watch enough to justify it. In my also I can't get reception via an antenna on the roof. There is a big hill between myself in New York and when they went to digital the power of the signal dropped enough that now I can't receive any broadcast.
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Re: Watching the ball drop and Super Bowl on Roku is it poss

Postby krisbee » Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:06 am

There's always a possibility someone will have it up on justintv, but don't count on it.

I would check tvfool.com, depending on where you are in NJ, you might actually be able to get philly with a tv antenna, even if your are in the upper part of jersey...

Otherwise, you are skunked, I am afraid.
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Re: Watching the ball drop and Super Bowl on Roku is it poss

Postby mommom » Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:59 pm

I bet Justintv will have it.
But you might want to checkout OTA again as the signal is the best HD and Its hard to believe there is an area of NJ that cant get channels from Philly or Ny or somewhere.Go here http://www.antennaweb.org/aw/welcome.aspx and input your address to see if you can.
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Re: Watching the ball drop and Super Bowl on Roku is it poss

Postby mastermesh » Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:15 pm

Roku needs to have some fta wild feeds being directed in to the roku simiar to what justin tv or ustvnow does... Back when I had an fta setup before last year, there was ALWAYS tons of wild feeds on New Years Eve showing the ball drop. Nowhereman, maybe you should buy an fta receiver and a way to re-stream it. ;)

Would be nice to see other fta stuff on roku like the cuban channels.
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http://forums.roku.com/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=46566&p=359897#p359897 -channel lists/tools
http://forums.roku.com/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=63553&p=409506#p409506 -fta
http://forums.roku.com/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=64096 -linear channels
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