Good info, thanks. So, (dumb alert) I can not tell the Roku to "browse" view via my router and internet connection anything that is on a website.... just those things that essentially have a deal with Roku?
I am in a deep canyon. Antennas no workie here. (My cell phone neither.) My Internet is new gen WildBlue - "Exede." It averages about 3.5 mbps download.
Your current speed won't be all that critical if you stream at standard definition. It's the total monthly bandwidth allotment that you may find is a concern.
I looked up WildBlue Satellite Internet. Their top plan, from what I can tell, is 25GB/month for $130. If that's already the plan you're on, then you may be able to save money by dropping your current satellite service. However, if you are on the $50/month plan (10GB/month), you may need to move to a higher plan, since it doesn't take long to eat up 10GB (for me, anyway). The extra cost of Internet, minus the cost of satellite, may work out to a savings. But, in your situation, perhaps not.