replace directv with roku or hula or ???

replace directv with roku or hula or ???

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cadalicman

Waterloo, IL

#1 Feb 17, 2013
directv bill too high and do not watch most of the channls, has anyone used or have hula or roku. have nexflix but want some cable channels like tnt or a&e

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#2 Feb 17, 2013
I have a friend that gets 60 or 70 different shows free using something. I will ask and get back to you.
do it right

Columbia, IL

#3 Feb 19, 2013
I have a Roku and love it.Many free channels and I subscribe to Netflix and Hulu Plus or $8 each per month.Hulu Plus is great,has many current season tv shows.
roku

Waterloo, IL

#4 Feb 19, 2013
I have Roku, as a replacement for DirecTV, and have never looked back. I absolutely love it.$8 per month for Netflix easily beats $100/mo for 897 channels you don't watch.

Many people are making the switch! I know cable and satellite execs are shitting themselves over this mass migration away from their expensive services.
cadalicman

Waterloo, IL

#5 Feb 20, 2013
I appricate all replys,my directv bill is too high and only watch a few channels,does the Roku and Hula go out of computor and is there any channels like AMC,I am hung up on the Walking Dead
hey

Kansas City, MO

#6 Feb 20, 2013
Does ruko have like bravo and lifetime and other dtv channels?
mustangsally

Waterloo, IL

#7 Feb 20, 2013
do you need some kind of antena with roku or hula, I got on internet and it said I would need a Mohu LEAF antena, I am very interested but need to learn more
Do it right

Columbia, IL

#8 Feb 20, 2013
The only way I know of how to watch the current season of The Walking Dead without cable is through Amazon Instant Video.Each current episode is $1.99 or buy them through the Playstation network. Neither Roku,Hulu Plus or Netflix offer the current season. You can always go to Netflix and Hulu Plus websites to see which channels and shows you may be interested in.
roku user

Waterloo, IL

#9 Feb 20, 2013
To use the Roku, you don't need an antenna, you must have a high speed internet connection and preferably a wi-fi connection, unless you get the top-end Roku which has both wi-fi and a port for an ethernet cable.

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#10 Feb 22, 2013
roku user wrote:
To use the Roku, you don't need an antenna, you must have a high speed internet connection and preferably a wi-fi connection, unless you get the top-end Roku which has both wi-fi and a port for an ethernet cable.
Tell more.
roku user

Waterloo, IL

#11 Feb 24, 2013
Smithnwesson wrote:
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Tell more.
Simple, really. Buy a Roku online or in the store (Best Buy, Walmart maybe). Take it out of the box. Hook it up to your TV using the included HDMI cable. Plug in the power cord to an outlet.

Turn on the Roku device, you will then go through an easy setup (in which it will ask for your wireless network information), and it will connect.

Then, you can go to their "channel" store and add hundreds of different types of channels for free. Or, more popular, go online to Netflix.com , and sign up for an $8/month package that will let you stream all Netflix shows and movies through your Roku device. You now have access to thousands upon thousands of hours of shows and movies for $8/month (first month is free, I think).

You can also sign up for Amazon Instant Video and/or Vudu.com , which is basically the same thing as on-demand new movies (you have to pay for them, of course, but it's all done through the Roku, really easy).

Between all that, you have so much more than cable/directv - however, you aren't going to have the same traditional cable channels (like History, A&E, etc). So if there are certain channels you can't live without, it might not be for you...yet. With the amount of people switching to streaming devices like Roku, I'm sure they'll strike deals in the near future where you can add them on an individual basis for a small fee (which is what we all want to do with cable or dish anyway!)

Anyway, it's worth looking into if you are more of a movie/series watcher and don't feel like paying $95/mo to the big cable/dish companies.
Do it right

Columbia, IL

#12 Feb 24, 2013
I get Netflix on 2 tv's,one through my Roku and another through Playstation 3. You can get it on 2 devices for $8 a month for both.Hulu Plus only allows 1 device per subscription so one would have to pay $16 for 2 tv's.Amazon Prime charges for a year at a time which breaks down to $6 something per month I believe plus you get free shipping on thousands of items through Amazon included. If you shop Amazon and like their tv shows and movies they have to offer,it's a great deal. Not all items qualify for free shipping. I purchased my Roku at Walmart.I love my Roku.Remote is small and only a few buttons which makes it very simple to use.
wondering

Waterloo, IL

#13 Feb 24, 2013
Can you get your basic channels with a roku or netflix like 2,4,5,30 all of them and do you get the real housewives episodes?
wondering

Waterloo, IL

#14 Feb 24, 2013
Is there a monthly fee with roku?
cadalic man

Waterloo, IL

#15 Feb 25, 2013
I have been checking on line from the time I started and have learned a lot, I also have been on checking on HTTV antennas and it says you can pick up many channels 60 and up from 30 to 150 miles away. I am going to buy a outside antenna with amplyfier and going to pay at least $100. to $200, for it thinking I wll ay now and save later, but still looking for a easy way to pick up "walking dead" and Nacar any other inforation please post it. My plans are to buy the antenna in about a week
Xxxx

Waterloo, IL

#16 Feb 25, 2013
Is there any way to get Cardinal telecasts on Fox Sports Midwest without cable or dish? It's one of the only things I would really miss if I dropped my dish.
oh yes

Saint Louis, MO

#17 Feb 25, 2013
A subscription to mlb.com cost $100 a year( all games ).
There are some restrictions during the weekends.
Xxxx wrote:
Is there any way to get Cardinal telecasts on Fox Sports Midwest without cable or dish? It's one of the only things I would really miss if I dropped my dish.
Do it right

Columbia, IL

#18 Feb 25, 2013
You can't get local channels with Roku but there is no monthly fee.Just connect it with a HDMI cable and you're good to go.Net flix offers no local channels either but if you like movies,for $8 a month,it's a good investment.I think they have a quite large selection of movies. I bought a 1 year subscribition to Amazon Prime but will cancel when my year is over. Not nearly as good as a selection of movies or tv shows as Netflix.Hulu Plus is good for a lot of the current network tv shows.
cadalic man

Columbia, IL

#19 Mar 5, 2013
got the rocu 2xs have so many movie channels I will neve watch them all, plan to a hdtv antenna to pick up local channels. good-by directv !!!!
Do it right

Columbia, IL

#20 Mar 5, 2013
cadalic man wrote:
got the rocu 2xs have so many movie channels I will neve watch them all, plan to a hdtv antenna to pick up local channels. good-by directv !!!!
Way to go!!!!! I'm hoping that they'll add the current season of the Walking Dead to Hulu Plus or Netflix real soon or even AMC channel on Roku.

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