Can anyone tell me if Roku works with Direct TV services? I'm thinking of switching from Cox (though Cox works fine with Roku) to Direct TV in order to save some money with their tv service.
Also, what about Charter TV service, or Dish?
Thanks for any help.
The Roku will work in concert with any other video source be it a VCR, DVD player, cable or stallite provider or any other source. I have DirecTv, a Wii and a DVD Recorder/VCR hooked up to my surround system right now. I have a network cable that I pulled to my Roku so I didn't have to put up with wireless.
I sometimes take it downstairs where I have DirecTv, a VCR, a DVD recorder, a laserdisc player, a Playstation, a Dreamcast and a FTA satellite TV receiver.
As long as you have a way to watch the video, it will work with any video source. You will not be able to watch DirecTv content on the Roku, that requires their receiver. DirecTv even has lots of "On Demand" content if you get a HD receiver and plug it into your network.