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LindaJase58
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Internet connection

Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:02 pm

I have the insigna Roku tv. I'm trying to find out if there is anyway to connect use use sling and Netflix or do I have to stay with cable company?
 
LindaJase58
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Re: Internet connection

Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:33 pm

I'm trying to find another way to connect to internet.
 
atc98092
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Re: Internet connection

Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:26 pm

Well, you have to have some sort of Internet access to reach those sites. Is cable your only option? Only you can answer that. There certainly are other choices, depending on your location. Cellular, satellite, DSL and fiber are just some options. But not all might be available in your location.
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Now if you're asking if the Roku has the ability to connect directly to the Internet by itself, then no. I can only connect to a network that already has access. It can be via wireless, or wired with the correct USB connector. But whatever it connects to must have its own Internet connection.
Roku Stick (2016), 4 and Ultra, Insignia Roku TV, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network. Samsung JU7100 4K TV, Yamaha RX-V679, 40+Mbps DSL from CenturyLink
 
LindaJase58
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Re: Internet connection

Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:01 am

What speed is 50Mbs fast enough?
 
atc98092
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Re: Internet connection

Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:34 am

LindaJase58 wrote:
What speed is 50Mbs fast enough?

I've seen 4K YouTube videos in excess of 40 Mbps, but I've also seen them at under 20 Mbps. With Netflix, they top out at 16 Mbps with 4K, and 1080 is usually under 10. Unless you have multiple players streaming 4K all at the same time, 50 should be fine. My DSL bounces between 40-50 Mbps, and I've never encountered any problem streaming. 
Roku Stick (2016), 4 and Ultra, Insignia Roku TV, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network. Samsung JU7100 4K TV, Yamaha RX-V679, 40+Mbps DSL from CenturyLink
 
rockstar69
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Re: Internet connection

Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:50 pm

I believe 10 Mbps is the min.
 
atc98092
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Re: Internet connection

Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:18 am

rockstar69 wrote:
I believe 10 Mbps is the min.

10 Mbps might be the minimum for 4K, but you can certainly stream satisfactorily with less than that. When I travel, my hotel connection is usually right around 1 Mbps, and I can still watch Netflix or Amazon without a problem with my Roku Stick. Yes, it's most likely only 480, but that's roughly DVD quality. Don't forget, for many years we all considered DVDs state of the art for home video.  :D
Roku Stick (2016), 4 and Ultra, Insignia Roku TV, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network. Samsung JU7100 4K TV, Yamaha RX-V679, 40+Mbps DSL from CenturyLink
 
rockstar69
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Re: Internet connection

Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:30 pm

You are absolutely correct atc98092!

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