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Old 09-30-2013, 05:04 PM   #1
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Alternitive to Premiere Netflix App ??

How does a Roku3 fare as far as an alternative for a Netflix/Amazon Prime app. I'm getting tired of dealing with junk Premiere attempt.

How would it compare to the P5/Mini app ???

It has a 30 day money back guarantee, but if it is known to also be a kludge, it'll save me some time and trouble.

Beyond that, any other solutions ...
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Old 09-30-2013, 05:22 PM   #2
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The Roku (all versions, not just Roku 3) has a great implementation of Netflix and Amazon Instant.

Roku's Netflix app/channel supports Super HD (on Roku 2 and above).
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:43 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info. I'll get one ordered in the next day or two ...
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:44 PM   #4
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Apple TV.
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:50 PM   #5
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Apple TV.
The op did mention Amazon Prime, something that isn't available on the AppleTV.
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Old 10-01-2013, 05:14 PM   #6
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I think the Roku is the cheapest option. You can get a Roku 2 HD for $50 on Amazon. AppleTV is $100
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Old 10-01-2013, 05:16 PM   #7
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You can see my thread here in regards to a Roku 3 vs Tivo.
http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...d.php?t=508913

The Roku 3 blows away the Premiere for any streaming service. It will be painful to switch back to the slow interface on the premiere after using the Roku 3. Things are instant like they should be on the Roku.
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Old 10-01-2013, 05:47 PM   #8
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The Netflix app on the Roamio however is fantastic. I hated the Netflix app on the Premiere so much that I bought a Smart TV to access Netflix instead. (needed a new TV anyway) I used that exclusively until I got my Roamio. Now with the Roamio the Netflix app is actually a little faster then my Smart TV and the video is higher quality.
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Old 10-02-2013, 06:56 AM   #9
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I think the Roku is the cheapest option. You can get a Roku 2 HD for $50 on Amazon. AppleTV is $100
Apple TV. WEEELLLLL worth that $50
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Old 10-02-2013, 02:30 PM   #10
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So my Roku3 came in and boy what a difference !! It makes the Premiere look like a pile of c@@t. Once I get back to work I can see 2 more in my future, 1 in the BR and 1 out in the garage. I can see my download cap (if they even monitor this market) getting saturated real easy ... I have my Harmony programed and all is good ..
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:51 PM   #11
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I think the Roku is the cheapest option. You can get a Roku 2 HD for $50 on Amazon. AppleTV is $100
I thought the Chromecast at $35 was the cheapest option for a Netflix streaming device?
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Old 10-03-2013, 01:07 PM   #12
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I thought the Chromecast at $35 was the cheapest option for a Netflix streaming device?
Substitute Chromecast for AppleTV in the following response from earlier in the discussion.
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The op did mention Amazon Prime, something that isn't available on the AppleTV.

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Old 10-03-2013, 04:44 PM   #13
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I thought the Chromecast at $35 was the cheapest option for a Netflix streaming device?
I forgot about that. But it's kind of a companion device really as it requires a tablet, phone, PC for the UI portion.
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Old 10-09-2013, 03:43 PM   #14
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For my streaming needs I have TiVos (S4 and S5), xbox360, PS3, Samsung SmartTV, Roku 2XS, ChromeCast, GoogleTV, (had) AppleTV, a Media PC, and an uncontrollable addiction to electronics. I've tried them all, and one thing I'm clear on:

Go with the Roku...

It's an awesome little hockey puck that's super easy to use! Amazon has the Roku 2XS refurb for $50 delivered. That's a steal!
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Old 10-09-2013, 04:00 PM   #15
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:38 PM   #16
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I bought 2 Roku3s and the only thing it appears not to have is DLNA support. I have an NAS with 4+TB free ....
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Old 10-10-2013, 06:04 PM   #17
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I bought 2 Roku3s and the only thing it appears not to have is DLNA support. I have an NAS with 4+TB free ....
Yes, this is one thing I don't understand why they didn't build it in.

Depending on what's on your NAS, you can try the free Plex channel and Plex media server on your computer to serve it up.
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