Posted: Feb 14, 2011 8:15 am
Yes this shit works!
Roku may not replace cable, but it reduced my cable bill. I dropped all expanded/hd/whatever cable to the $13 broadcast cable where I get 15 channels of whatever, and 10 more channels of Jesus and QVC.
I also have Road Runner(TWC) regular. You have to have good internet for Roku...depending on your wireless signal, you can either hardwire it or just connect it to your wireless network.
I get ESPN 3 and it's legit too. Every Heels game so far, except ones on Fox. ESPN 3 also has Italian/German soccer, bball, rugby, whatever else...and most importantly, no idiots playing poker. ESPN 3 is only on the computer. So you have to have good internet, which here means I have to keep the cable company. Go to ESPN 3, look up your internet provider, login, watch. Just like Hulu.
Speaking of Hulu. Hulu is NOT available on Roku or any other 'system' as far as I can tell. It's only Hulu Plus, which seems shitty because you have to pay $7.99/month to watch crap that you can see for free on NBC/CBS/ABC/etc...TheNowhereMan over at the Roku Forums recently updated the PodTV channel to include Premier League soccer from FoxSoccer.tv streams FOR FREE!
Exactly. Nowhere Man rules.
You can also get the channel directly from him here:http://www.thenowhereman.com/roku/
Also, I noticed by about 10 minutes into each EPL match, the feed clears up. Man U vs Man City was crystal clear (480), however; Liverpool match @ 10am on saturday took a little while to clear up. Yesterday, Everton-Bolton clear as a bell.
Also, there's 7 channels so ALL games are on...not just a featured game..er, fixture.
The EPL 'channel' is only on during live matches.Fulham- Chelsea today @ 3pm!