[olug] Roku vs Boxee

Lee M. Meysenburg lmeysenburg at ravelsolutions.com
Tue Mar 13 14:31:33 UTC 2012

We have been using Roku boxes since they first came out and are very 
happy with them. We also use PlayOn <http://www.playon.tv/> with the 
Roku to get access to the Web Only content of Hulu as well as many other 

We used MythTV for years but have since switched to MediaPortal 
<http://www.team-mediaportal.com/> for DVR, DVD Content, etc. and are 
not looking back. I always felt like I spent more time making things 
work and keeping things working with MythTV then actually using it. That 
isn't to say MediaPortal doesn't have it's occasional hiccups, but they 
are far and few between compared to issues with MythTV.

My two cents,


On 3/13/2012 9:07 AM, Shannon wrote:
> I just got a roku box. have and old xp box we had been using so we could
> watch netflix on the tv. With the computer we have been watching some shows
> from station websites like CW and TNT but so far I have been unable to find
> a way to watch those with for free on the roku box. So I have not
> disconnected the computer yet. though I guess I could play for hulu $8 and
> $9 for netflix..  its starting to add up.. going to be playing cable prices
> yet
> http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/why-hulu-plus-sucks-and-why-you-should-use-it-anyway
> Shannon
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