[mythtv-users] HDPVR for $169 at buy.com

jedi jedi at mishnet.org
Wed Jun 23 01:13:56 UTC 2010


On Tue, Jun 22, 2010 at 03:06:05PM -0600, Brian Wood wrote:
> On Tuesday, June 22, 2010 02:49:10 pm Kevin Kuphal wrote:
> > 
> > The Roku only offers content via it's "channels".  This typically includes
> > providers like Netflix, Amazon VOD, or MLB.TV among others.  There are
> > third-party channels available for the Roku such as Roksbox
> > 
> > http://roksbox.wikispaces.com/
> > 
> > which offers a media streamer application on the platform.  For supported
> > video types see here:
> > 
> > http://roksbox.wikispaces.com/ConvertFiles
> > 
> > But it looks like it is still limited to 720p content based on that
> > information.
> 
> So the Rokus can't play local files in any way? That seems odd to me.  At the least it could have a USB port you could plug 
> a flash drive into, but an NFS and/or Samba client would be even nicer.

    Yeah. Roku boxes are pretty limited. They have the virtue of being 
small and cheap though. I'm not sure I would recommend one to anyone.


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