"Good replacement for sat. or cable tv"4.5 starson by pipcraz
Pros: Only $100, Great video output via HDMI, Easy to use UI, Best replacement for sat or cable tv.
Cons: Haven't found one yet.
Summary: The people that have rated this device a low score must not have high speed internet and still have "rabbit ears" connected to their tv.
I was paying $125 per month for a ton of channels (including premium channels) from my service provider. I didn't have a true reason to cancel the service, but I thought about the money I could save if I cut them out. I went for it! Now instead of spending $1500 a year I have forecasted my yearly expense to $250 a year for shows and movies I watched via sat/cable tv.
I thought it was a joke that this little box can do more than my out-dated laptop. It sure proved me wrong. I have not experience a delay streaming shows or netflix. I mean, there is a wait for loading but these days, what doesn't stall to load for a very few seconds?!?
I'm glad I ditched my sat provider and got with Roku and the streaming services provided by Hulu, Netflix and others. I was considering Boxee Box, WD TV Live, and a few others. Roku out did the rest and to my surprise went above and beyond Apple TV.
I highly recommend Roku if you want to replace your cable tv but you will need high speed internet and an HDMI cable. I'm sure if I try Roku out with my mom's old tv, I will have the same positive experience.