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by jcmolet
Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku as an alternative to cable or satellite? (don't bother)
Replies: 34
Views: 21208

Re: Roku as an alternative to cable or satellite? (don't bot

Netflix streaming is 2nd rate and you're bored of their library within 6 months (~$8.00/month). Agree somewhat. I think it is important to recognize Netflix for what it is and for what it does. It is a low cost video service looking to provide access to lots of content. That is perfect for consumer...
by jcmolet
Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:48 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Looks like Netflix is on an upswing again.
Replies: 12
Views: 3175

Re: Looks like Netflix is on an upswing again.

wow, ok... I'm not "drunk" on Netflix's Kool-aid and haven't been trying trying to insult your esteemed analytic abilities. Your spirited patting of your own back and insultatory insinuations aside, please try and calm down That's rich. You make a provocative statement, "Armchair ana...
by jcmolet
Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:37 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Looks like Netflix is on an upswing again.
Replies: 12
Views: 3175

Re: Looks like Netflix is on an upswing again.

... and they can't raise stock valuations and thereby opening up access to more capital without doing just what they're doing, opening up markets, adding content, and getting their app on every device they can. Armchair analysis of Netflix's business model is fun but they have gotten by this long w...
by jcmolet
Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Looks like Netflix is on an upswing again.
Replies: 12
Views: 3175

Re: Looks like Netflix is on an upswing again.

a lower stock valuation only affects Netflix's capital if they're selling their stock.. The revenue they make from subscribership is what they use to make content deals. Exposing their service to new markets by putting their app on as many devices as they can is what generates more revenue, which i...
by jcmolet
Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:01 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Looks like Netflix is on an upswing again.
Replies: 12
Views: 3175

Re: Looks like Netflix is on an upswing again.

None of the points - the new app on the Nook, video sharing via Facebook, etc. - raised in the article really address Netflix' biggest problem right now, a seriously depressed stock price which affects their access to capital, which in turn affects their ability to extend current content deals and/o...
by jcmolet
Sun Dec 18, 2011 6:47 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Live NBA games on roku
Replies: 20
Views: 14213

Re: Live NBA games on roku

Hopefully the NBA will offer League Pass at a discounted rate from previous seasons based on a reduced schedule and hence, fewer games.
by jcmolet
Sun Dec 18, 2011 6:37 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku Deaf User group
Replies: 18
Views: 10064

Re: Roku Deaf User group

Another option for deaf users is to take a look at foreign movies with subtitles. Korea has been putting out some stellar thrillers; movies such as The Chaser , No Mercy , and The Man From Nowhere - all available on Netflix - are as good as any American made movies I have seen recently. Perhaps a Ro...
by jcmolet
Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: New Roku iPhone app!
Replies: 23
Views: 13412

Re: New Roku iPhone app!

Downloaded the app, linked to my account and it recognized my Roku players immediately. It seems to work well and no issues so far. Hope to see the app updated for the iPad to take advantage of the increased real estate.
by jcmolet
Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:50 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: HBO GO on the Way?
Replies: 109
Views: 44036

Re: HBO GO on the Way?

I wouldn't be surprised if HBO GO makes its debut sometime today. The Friday before the end of the month would be a great time to get the channel.
by jcmolet
Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:57 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Some perspective on NetFlix service & price
Replies: 29
Views: 8203

Re: Some perspective on NetFlix service & price

"I mean...it's [Netflix Streaming] $8/month. I know people who spend more than that for coffee and a pastry at Starbucks every morning. Let's stop acting as if these price hikes are going to be sending us all to the poor house, shall we?" At the end of the day, that is the most salient po...
by jcmolet
Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:49 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Versus
Replies: 2
Views: 1127

Re: Versus

Frazier wrote:
Hello,

Is Versus available via Roku?

Thank You,

Frazier


Here are most of your sports options with Roku....

http://www.roku.com/roku-channel-store#3
by jcmolet
Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:23 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Amazon Prime Problems....
Replies: 5
Views: 4437

Re: Amazon Prime Problems....

I can try that - need to by a long ethernet cable. (about 15' away from router) Have: 1- imac 2 - mac mini 3 - xbox 4 - iphone all wireless - do any of these jump out as possibly problematic? The devices themselves wouldn't be causing any issues. However, if you are utilizing those devices (e.g. do...
by jcmolet
Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:27 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: A storage meter on the Home screen would be nice.
Replies: 4
Views: 1292

Re: A storage meter on the Home screen would be nice.

My guess is that an SD card on Roku 2 players likely negates, or sufficiently minimizes, the need for a storage meter. Have there been reports/comments suggesting that Roku 2 users (with SD cards) are coming up against memory limits? With earlier model Roku players, the trade off may not be worth it...
by jcmolet
Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:12 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Amazon Prime Problems....
Replies: 5
Views: 4437

Re: Amazon Prime Problems....

Is your connection wired or wireless? If wireless, you may want to try a wired connection to determine if the issue is related to your connection method. If it turns out you have signifiantly poorer performance with a wireless connection, you may want to take steps to mitigate the problems. Numerous...