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#1 Adam

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 04:09 PM

Any opinions on these two players?

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 04:41 PM

My son is an IT grad and had an Apple TV. I do not know too much about it. I bought a Roku after speaking with techs at the internet support center where I work.

I later bought another Roku.

Since then my son sold his Apple TV and bought two Rokus.

Does that help? LOL

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 04:43 PM

My son is an IT grad and had an Apple TV. I do not know too much about it. I bought a Roku after speaking with techs at the internet support center where I work.

I later bought another Roku.

Since then my son sold his Apple TV and bought two Rokus.

Does that help? LOL

Helps a ton! Is there a big difference between the Roku models?

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 07:27 PM

The one thing I remember when I researched it was that AppleTV allows you to throw from your laptop to your TV. The older Roku's do not. The new Roku might, I forgot, I didn't look in to it because you need to have an HDMI TV. I do not because I am cheap and because I don't need one. When I watch TV it is 90% cartoons.

#HDMI'soverrated.

Edited by jboyst62, 18 May 2014 - 07:30 PM.


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Posted 19 May 2014 - 05:05 PM

Helps a ton! Is there a big difference between the Roku models?


Not really. We have three. The latest generation allows you to put headphones in the handheld remote and shortcut buttons to Netflix, Pandora (only on 2 not 3) and Crackle (I think)