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Re: Can Roku be hacked

Postby vtagrl » Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:35 am

FYI......... regarding "nasty movies" and netflix........ from netflix FAQs

Q:Why don't you carry x-rated or mature titles?
A:We have made a business decision not to carry these types of titles.
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Re: Can Roku be hacked

Postby bigthrust » Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:53 pm

They have Caligula (unrated) available for streaming and let me tell you that the unrated version is straight up XXX porn. So there are some movies some people would consider "nasty".
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Re: Can Roku be hacked

Postby robertm » Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:21 pm

We have beat this dead horse so much. Look, some people think R rated movies are nasty. The definition of a nasty movie is a moving target depending on how conservative or liberal you are with regards to nudity, language, and adult situations.

Remember there was a time in this country where TV shows were not allowed to show a man and a wife in the same bed because it was considered to be too suggestive. They always had to be in separate twin beds.
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Re: Can Roku be hacked

Postby cwniles » Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:24 pm

bigthrust wrote:They have Caligula (unrated) available for streaming and let me tell you that the unrated version is straight up XXX porn. So their are some movies some people would consider "nasty".


Caligula (the 156 minute version on The Imperial Edition) is an odd duck and not really comparable to any other films available via Netflix streaming....it does feature pretty much straight up porn like you say but you cannot discount the artistic merit of this film, something true pornography does not offer. It is the brutally true story of the rise and fall of the notorious Roman Emperor Caligula. Granted, the word "true" must be taken with a grain of salt as it can only be based on writings of historians, something that is fundamentally biased. Also, Caligula has a great score, once again, not something pornography would generally offer.

Interestingly, on The Imperial Edition disc(s) is a clean version of the film that runs 102 minutes....kinda surprised thats not the one Netflix chose to put up...
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Re: Can Roku be hacked

Postby bigthrust » Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:31 pm

cwniles wrote:
bigthrust wrote:They have Caligula (unrated) available for streaming and let me tell you that the unrated version is straight up XXX porn. So their are some movies some people would consider "nasty".


Caligula (the 156 minute version on The Imperial Edition) is an odd duck and not really comparable to any other films available via Netflix streaming....it does feature pretty much straight up porn like you say but you cannot discount the artistic merit of this film, something true pornography does not offer. It is the brutally true story of the rise and fall of the notorious Roman Emperor Caligula. Granted, the word "true" must be taken with a grain of salt as it can only be based on writings of historians, something that is fundamentally biased. Also, Caligula has a great score, once again, not something pornography would generally offer.

Interestingly, on The Imperial Edition disc(s) is a clean version of the film that runs 102 minutes....kinda surprised thats not the one Netflix chose to put up...


I agree, Caligula is not what I would consider a typical porn film. There are a number of great actors in this film. It does however have enough graphic sex to deem it a XXX rating. Last time I watched the UR version (20 years ago maybe) I had to rent the VHS tape from a "specialty" video store.
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Re: Can Roku be hacked

Postby bigthrust » Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:35 pm

Never addressed the OP's initial question:

The Roku CANNOT be used remotely. To view any of of the content from the said Roku, the viewer must be local to the Roku at the time of the viewing.
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Re: Can Roku be hacked

Postby kc8pql » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:45 pm

cwniles wrote:
Interestingly, on The Imperial Edition disc(s) is a clean version of the film that runs 102 minutes....kinda surprised thats not the one Netflix chose to put up...

They may not know they're streaming an uncut version. They usually get the primary source material to make their encodes from, and the disks they send out are, well, disks.
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Re: Can Roku be hacked

Postby jeffrok » Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:19 pm

If you google "Porn on Netflix" you will find that several titles are available that feature full on female-to-male oral sex (not simulated) as well as shots of actual penetration. One night I searched out of curiosity, and yep, it's there. At least 4 or 5 titles have what I'd consider to be higher than NC-17 rated, even. They're usually foreign films so it's passed off more as "artisitic", and it is, compared to straight up nonstop porn movies, but still, the content when it finally arrives, is the same.
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Re: Can Roku be hacked

Postby cwniles » Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:35 pm

bigthrust wrote:
cwniles wrote:
bigthrust wrote:They have Caligula (unrated) available for streaming and let me tell you that the unrated version is straight up XXX porn. So their are some movies some people would consider "nasty".


Caligula (the 156 minute version on The Imperial Edition) is an odd duck and not really comparable to any other films available via Netflix streaming....it does feature pretty much straight up porn like you say but you cannot discount the artistic merit of this film, something true pornography does not offer. It is the brutally true story of the rise and fall of the notorious Roman Emperor Caligula. Granted, the word "true" must be taken with a grain of salt as it can only be based on writings of historians, something that is fundamentally biased. Also, Caligula has a great score, once again, not something pornography would generally offer.

Interestingly, on The Imperial Edition disc(s) is a clean version of the film that runs 102 minutes....kinda surprised thats not the one Netflix chose to put up...


I agree, Caligula is not what I would consider a typical porn film. There are a number of great actors in this film. It does however have enough graphic sex to deem it a XXX rating. Last time I watched the UR version (20 years ago maybe) I had to rent the VHS tape from a "specialty" video store.



Well if we can gets today's kids to view what is essentially a 156 minute history lesson based on the promise of a little nitty gritty, I say it's a fair trade......of course they would probably just fast forward to the goods but ya' never know, a few kids might actually absorb something meaningful.......and that I think signifies just why 'Caligula' is not pornography. There is a story with meaning....morals and ethics figure prominently.

I think there is a valid delineation between art and pornography. Art is meant to invoke feelings and emotions...happiness, sadness, titillation, anticipation, anxiety, fear etc. Pornography on the other hand is concerned with only the feeling of sexual arousal, it is not meant to inspire.

at any rate, not looking to beat a dead horse or anything but just taking part in a discussion.
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Re: Can Roku be hacked

Postby jhernes » Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:55 pm

cwniles wrote:Well if we can gets today's kids to view what is essentially a 156 minute history lesson based on the promise of a little nitty gritty, I say it's a fair trade......of course they would probably just fast forward to the goods but ya' never know, a few kids might actually absorb something meaningful.......and that I think signifies just why 'Caligula' is not pornography. There is a story with meaning....morals and ethics figure prominently.

I think there is a valid delineation between art and pornography. Art is meant to invoke feelings and emotions...happiness, sadness, titillation, anticipation, anxiety, fear etc. Pornography on the other hand is concerned with only the feeling of sexual arousal, it is not meant to inspire.

at any rate, not looking to beat a dead horse or anything but just taking part in a discussion.



Well Amen to that Niles...edited offending comment.
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Re: Can Roku be hacked

Postby jeffrok » Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:25 pm

By the way, this thread is very suspicious to me.
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Re: Can Roku be hacked

Postby jpumpkinn » Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:40 pm

This is also happening in my house. Dirty movies have been showing up on our recently watched list on the Roku box browser. There is no one in the house that has watched these. The movies show up in the watched list but have not been viewed. We are not sure why.
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Re: Can Roku be hacked

Postby philsoft » Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:46 pm

jpumpkinn wrote:This is also happening in my house. Dirty movies have been showing up on our recently watched list on the Roku box browser. There is no one in the house that has watched these. The movies show up in the watched list but have not been viewed. We are not sure why.


You wouldn't by chance have a teenage son that would never watch such movies? :mrgreen:
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Re: Can Roku be hacked

Postby hn333 » Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:58 pm

I bet it was that lame demon from that boring paranormal activity movie.
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Re: Can Roku be hacked

Postby hn333 » Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:59 pm

jeffrok wrote:If you google "Porn on Netflix" you will find that several titles are available that feature full on female-to-male oral sex (not simulated) as well as shots of actual penetration. One night I searched out of curiosity, and yep, it's there. At least 4 or 5 titles have what I'd consider to be higher than NC-17 rated, even. They're usually foreign films so it's passed off more as "artisitic", and it is, compared to straight up nonstop porn movies, but still, the content when it finally arrives, is the same.



Thanks :mrgreen:
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