Roku, Chromecast, Apple TV, opinions?

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  1. MUSTKILL

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    I had the first gen Roku and thought it was decent, but didn't replace my pc to HDTV setup. Recently got the Roku 3 and I'm impressed. Anybody have any experience with the Chromecast or Apple TV(lol)?
     
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    Roku ftw. I love mine and use it quite a bit.
     
  5. Guestx

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    I have the Roku 1 (which has since been replaced by the Roku stick). I love it. Not only are there over a thousand channels (including Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, PBS, the Smithsonian Channel, etc) but with PLEX I can play all my downloaded movies on my TV without having to run a cable to it.
     
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  7. MUSTKILL

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    Get the Roku 3, it's MUCH faster than the other models.
    I had the original Roku and found its performance to be too slow, however, the Roku 3 is solid and snappy as fuck.
     
  8. MUSTKILL

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    Yeah, I do that too but sometimes I'm too stoned and lazy to look for shit to download.
    I've been using the Roku like crazy and I download everything.
     
  9. Tebowned

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    Chromecast for the price.
     
  10. MUSTKILL

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    How is the mirrored performance? I was considering a Chromecast for gaming with my tablet to TV but I heard the performance wasn't spectacular.
    It's a cool concept but the lack of remote takes some points away.
     
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    i bought chrome cast for youtube and hbo go, it works flawlessly
     
  12. MUSTKILL

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    What are some good free channels with actual content?
    I've got a Netflix account but that's it. All the other major channels require you to sign up with a paid subscription.
     
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    My only gripe with my Amazon Fire Tv box is that it doesn't have Crunchyroll, so I can't watch certain anime on it. My Roku downstairs gets all that and then some. But since its relatively new, I hope that more apps will become available in the near future. It is blazing fast though.
     
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    Is there anything available on HBO GO that's not already On Demand?
     
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    Any cheap and easy ways I can do this on my TV? My comp is too far for an hdmi cord.
     
  16. Guestx

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    If you get into educational shit, PBS and Smithsonian are surprisingly good. Both have quite a bit of free content.

    Crackle also has free stuff, but the library isn't huge (it's all Sony Pictures properties) and it's ad-supported so be prepared to watch commercials.

    There are a handful of other channels I've installed that are supposed to have entirely free movies (like popcornflix and tubitv) but I haven't fucked with them much. From what I can tell, it's mostly content that I've never heard of so I guess it's kind of a roll of the dice.
     
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    Xbox/blu-ray or anything else you can plug a thumb drive into. you can put whatever on the drive and watch it on your tv
     
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    Thanks man.
     
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    I watch a lot of shows and movies from my USB and portable hard drives so Western Digital is the best for me. It takes every single video format I've thrown at it.

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    Chromecast for me. Love it.

    Can stream anything from my pc too. Which is nice.
     

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