[olug] Cutting the cord
joseph.gulizia at gmail.com
Sun Sep 15 02:50:39 UTC 2013
Recently got a Chromecast device ($42 with shipping) plays YouTube and
anything (web pages, facebook, and gmail using Chrome Browser). Embedded
video works from cbs.com...not from abc.com or nbc.com -- different players
it appears. Chromecast tested from 3 linux (Ubuntu) desktops, Windows 7,
ubuntu laptop, ubuntu netbook, iPhone 4, android tablet (ICS 4.0)....not
tested on windows vista laptop. not working from old iMac G4 (doesn't
support chrome) or android 2.1 tablet. Chromecast needs to be plugged in
to outlet or USB for power...easy three or four steps to set up. Had to
re-boot twice in roughly three weeks.
Also have Roku 3.0 ($99) with Hulu Plus and Netflix. $8 each per month --
(plus Amazon Prime $79/yearly plus free 2 day shipping on many items).
NOTE: still have DirecTV but I'm trying to wean family off of it....need a
better HD antenna.
Cox high speed internet roughly $62/month
Between Roku and Chromecast I get the TV and internet content I
want..family hasn't come around to TV/Video on demand
Hope this helps.
On Sat, Sep 14, 2013 at 1:58 PM, Shannon <ridgid at gmail.com> wrote:
> we just have roku box. it works ok. wish we could get at web content from
> station websites and the like with it.
> I have thought about getting an android box. but haven't researched it
> netflix just put out viewing *profiles* which looks great but it doesnt
> work on roku yet that i know of.
> at any rate we haven't had cable or dish now for about 2 years and I
> wouldn't go back. I really should look into a new tv though mines about 20
> years old.
> On Sat, Sep 14, 2013 at 1:37 PM, Matthew Botts <mbotts00 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I really don't care for sports much. Between myth, plex and a lifetime
> > subscription to PlayOn, I'm covered pretty well. With 10+TB of storage at
> > home, we can watch, record anything of interest to watch there, or
> > remotely. At home, we have two Roku boxes, and a Google tv. With what we
> > have, it's been more than enough for the content were interested in.
> > On Sep 14, 2013 1:00 PM, "T. J. Brumfield" <enderandrew at gmail.com>
> > > Have any of you cut the cord to cable/satellite?
> > >
> > > What did you go with? Roku? Apple TV? Custom Myth boxes?
> > >
> > > What are you paying in monthly fees currently?
> > >
> > > -- T. J.
> > > "I'm questioning my education
> > > Rewind and what does it show?
> > > Could be, the truth it becomes you
> > > I'm a seed, wondering why it grows"
> > > -- Pearl Jam, Education
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