[olug] Roku vs Boxee

Steve Busby steve.busby at gmail.com
Wed Mar 14 01:20:41 UTC 2012

I switched my MythTV to a MacMini running Plex last year when I cancelled cable.

After several emails with Cox support, I found I can download all the
torrents I want, as long as I don't upload any content.

So I run "TVShows" to monitor when the torrents are available, it
feeds them to "Transmission", which does the downloading (but NO
uploading). Plex monitors the download directory and indexes several
times a day.

I have to occasionally manually delete watched shows to free up drive
space, but doing so weekly only takes 10 minutes or so.


On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 9:31 AM, Lee M. Meysenburg
<lmeysenburg at ravelsolutions.com> wrote:
> 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 channels.
> 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,
> Lee
> 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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