My father (age 78) wants to reduce monthly costs. He wants to replace Time Warner Cable with Roku. He is a huge basketball fan. I have suggested him to subscribe to the NBA games, but cannot get much info from the NBA website because the season has not started yet. I have a few questions, some on Roku and some on NBA, and I wonder if anyone can help me with it.
1) WiFi vs Ethernet - given this is action game, I presume that Ethernet will be better than WiFi as far as connection goes. Only XS offers Ethernet connection now;
2) For NBA subscription, do I subscribe to the broadband options? The starter program is $27x5 or $120 per season;
3) Because of his old age, he normally goes to bed quite early. What type of games are live and what are on-demand? ie he can get up in the morning and watch what is available in on demand the next morning;
4) is there any other things he needs to pay attention to?
Thanks for your help
I'll do the best I can as I did not subscribe last season.
1) I prefer ethernet. Eliminates the possibility of reload/rebuffer from interference. I have a Roku2 XS and it is wired to the router.
2) For the Roku League Pass channel to work you do need the "broadband" package. $120 to follow 5 teams only or $179 to follow all 30 teams (the entire league). The NBA League Pass on Roku page is @ https://account.nba.com/roku
3) All games are live, most with a choice of home or away feeds with the exception of network games and the local teams in your area. All games are available to watch as archives approximately 90 minutes after they end. All are in 720 HD.
4) The fine print, auto-renewal if you don't cancel, etc.
55" Insignia-Roku 4K TV, 40" Hisense Roku TV, Roku2 XS #13A164000326, R3 #1GJ36A038993, R4 wired to Netgear WND 3700 router, 300 mb TWC broadband (Subscriber- 2016 MLB.TV Premium, 2016-17 NHL.TV, Hulu+, Netflix, Amazon Prime)