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sbiller1

join:2011-05-25
Tampa, FL

TWC's new Roku app replaces Cable Box

»www.theverge.com/2013/1/7/384255···-to-roku

I suspect we will hear something from BHN soon since they tend to follow TWC from a technology roadmap perspective.


BHNtechXpert
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So what was that about us cable guys being anti-Roku and streaming? I had better not hear another peep about that nonsense

Thanks Sam for the post....

sbiller1

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said by BHNtechXpert:

So what was that about us cable guys being anti-Roku and streaming? I had better not hear another peep about that nonsense

Thanks Sam for the post....

Its a smart way for cable guys to reduce capital expense and consumer premises equipment as long as the support costs don't out-way the benefit. I see this as an excellent way to save $8.00/month to get live TV on a bedroom TV that isn't used very much. The other nice thing about the Roku is its very small and can be easily mounted to a wall-mount television.


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It would be a great alternative in my opinion especially with the amount of content on those boxes anyway.


BHNtechXpert
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It's also going to be quite a bit of trouble getting folks to connect them right meaning wired and on decent routers (yes that means you will need to buy something that isn't on the discount $29 rack) so that the experience mimicks that of the box. Right now folks tolerate the usual wireless streaming glitches for Netflix...won't be the same on the cable side...fun stuff....

sbiller1

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said by BHNtechXpert:

It's also going to be quite a bit of trouble getting folks to connect them right meaning wired and on decent routers (yes that means you will need to buy something that isn't on the discount $29 rack) so that the experience mimicks that of the box. Right now folks tolerate the usual wireless streaming glitches for Netflix...won't be the same on the cable side...fun stuff....

I suspect that H.264 should be a bit more fault tolerant over wireless networks than attempting to stream MPEG-2 over wireless networks. I view the Roku live TV streaming as identical to streaming to an iPad over a wireless network. What am I missing? Is TWC (BHN) going to stream MPEG-2 to the Roku box?

Nayan3

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reply to sbiller1
So will BH get this? If so I would love it! Of course, then my neighbors would be wanting me to set it up for them .


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I'll let you guys know more when I do...at this point its a bit premature.

OmagicQ
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I have a Roku and I would love this service.

billd104

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Given the PC on TV release, Are we getting any closer to this Gary??


BHNtechXpert
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said by billd104:

Given the PC on TV release, Are we getting any closer to this Gary??

We're always looking for ways to improve the user experience. I'll update you as needed.
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billd104

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I'll be the proverbial Guinea Pig should the need arise...


BHNtechXpert
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I will keep that in mind...