Roku 3
Goto page 1, 2, 3  Next

 
Post new topic    LakersGround.net Forum Index -> Off Topic Reply to topic
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
lakerjoshua
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 28 Nov 2007
Posts: 11115
Location: Bay Area

PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:53 am    Post subject: Roku 3

I'm thinking about getting this.

http://www.amazon.com/Roku-XS-1080p-Streaming-Player/dp/B005CLPP84

I've read that I can connect to NBA.com and get my LP streamed through there. If this is indeed the case I might dump cable all together.

Does anyone have one? Any advice, opinions, suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Edit: ended up getting the 3 instead.


Last edited by lakerjoshua on Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:09 pm; edited 2 times in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
shnxx
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 09 May 2013
Posts: 3382

PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:00 am    Post subject:

http://www.nba.com/leaguepass/roku

According to NBA.com, it seems like you can connect to league pass with Roku.
But without cable, you will be missing all the games from national TV channels and local games will be blacked out.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
lakerjoshua
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 28 Nov 2007
Posts: 11115
Location: Bay Area

PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:01 am    Post subject:

shnxx wrote:
http://www.nba.com/leaguepass/roku

According to NBA.com, it seems like you can connect to league pass with Roku.
But without cable, you will be missing all the games from national TV channels and local games will be blacked out.


I hadn't thought of that, I'll still need TNT, ESPN, ABC, etc...- Thanks.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
shnxx
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 09 May 2013
Posts: 3382

PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:03 am    Post subject:

http://deadspin.com/nba-league-pass-broadband-2013-14-still-(bleep)-you-sh-1464685027

This review is quite down on the NBA League Pass.
Not surprisingly, there seem to be glitches.

Oh well, what can you expect from something run by David Stern.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
lakerjoshua
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 28 Nov 2007
Posts: 11115
Location: Bay Area

PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:11 am    Post subject:

shnxx wrote:
http://deadspin.com/nba-league-pass-broadband-2013-14-still-(bleep)-you-sh-1464685027

This review is quite down on the NBA League Pass.
Not surprisingly, there seem to be glitches.

Oh well, what can you expect from something run by David Stern.


My true motivation behind the Roku is to be able to stream the first 8 episodes of Walking Dead season 4 from Amazon. As I began reading more about it there seems to be a ton of content that would take the place of day to day TV viewing.

I'm going to go buy it and then I'll post a review later once I get it hooked up.

I hate cable so much I'd love to be able to get rid of it.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
shnxx
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 09 May 2013
Posts: 3382

PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:13 pm    Post subject:

lakerjoshua wrote:
shnxx wrote:
http://deadspin.com/nba-league-pass-broadband-2013-14-still-(bleep)-you-sh-1464685027

This review is quite down on the NBA League Pass.
Not surprisingly, there seem to be glitches.

Oh well, what can you expect from something run by David Stern.


My true motivation behind the Roku is to be able to stream the first 8 episodes of Walking Dead season 4 from Amazon. As I began reading more about it there seems to be a ton of content that would take the place of day to day TV viewing.

I'm going to go buy it and then I'll post a review later once I get it hooked up.

I hate cable so much I'd love to be able to get rid of it.


I like the idea too but I'm waiting for updated Apple TV.

Are you buying Roku 2 or 3?
I currently use WDTV Live but need to buy more of these devices.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
lakerjoshua
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 28 Nov 2007
Posts: 11115
Location: Bay Area

PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:30 pm    Post subject:

shnxx wrote:
lakerjoshua wrote:
shnxx wrote:
http://deadspin.com/nba-league-pass-broadband-2013-14-still-(bleep)-you-sh-1464685027

This review is quite down on the NBA League Pass.
Not surprisingly, there seem to be glitches.

Oh well, what can you expect from something run by David Stern.


My true motivation behind the Roku is to be able to stream the first 8 episodes of Walking Dead season 4 from Amazon. As I began reading more about it there seems to be a ton of content that would take the place of day to day TV viewing.

I'm going to go buy it and then I'll post a review later once I get it hooked up.

I hate cable so much I'd love to be able to get rid of it.


I like the idea too but I'm waiting for updated Apple TV.

Are you buying Roku 2 or 3?
I currently use WDTV Live but need to buy more of these devices.


I sprung for the Roku 3. My son will have fun with the Angry Birds and I like the Ethernet option. Just got it plugged in and gonna play around with it.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
NickF
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 05 Jun 2006
Posts: 1945
Location: Caerbannog

PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:38 pm    Post subject:

I use roku 2 to stream netflix over hdmi at 1080p all the time and its great, used amazon instant with it only for a short while so cant really say but netflix uses amazon web services as its backbone so should be similar.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
lakerjoshua
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 28 Nov 2007
Posts: 11115
Location: Bay Area

PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:06 pm    Post subject:

NickF wrote:
I use roku 2 to stream netflix over hdmi at 1080p all the time and its great, used amazon instant with it only for a short while so cant really say but netflix uses amazon web services as its backbone so should be similar.


This thing is super fast and the 1080p is better than most of my HD cable channels. I was using my "smart" Blu-ray player for NetFlix and the picture quality was terrible. This is like night and day difference.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Cutheon
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 10 Jul 2009
Posts: 7713
Location: Bay Area

PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:09 pm    Post subject:

I highly recommend Roku. That plus the internet takes care of my TV needs; I canceled DirectTV. I use lakeshow gold (full game streaming for lakers), firstrowsports, netflix, hulu (rarely), and dl's for everything.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
revgen
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 23 Jul 2006
Posts: 10220

PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:48 pm    Post subject:

I have one. Video quality sucks for league pass, but it's easy to find the games you missed.
_________________
I Recommend VLC Player: http://www.videolan.org/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
cmonkee
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 01 Mar 2004
Posts: 5266
Location: Redondo Beach

PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:28 pm    Post subject:

I got the Roku 3 at Costco - really like it! I've yet to find a streaming option for NBA games (other than NBA league pass)... has anyone had success?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
shnxx
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 09 May 2013
Posts: 3382

PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:57 pm    Post subject:

Cutheon wrote:
I highly recommend Roku. That plus the internet takes care of my TV needs; I canceled DirectTV. I use lakeshow gold (full game streaming for lakers), firstrowsports, netflix, hulu (rarely), and dl's for everything.


How do you stream laker games??
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
lakerjoshua
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 28 Nov 2007
Posts: 11115
Location: Bay Area

PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:25 pm    Post subject:

cmonkee wrote:
I got the Roku 3 at Costco - really like it! I've yet to find a streaming option for NBA games (other than NBA league pass)... has anyone had success?


This does not appear to stream live games....I'll fiddle with the settings.

Edit: Aaah, I see. Nevermind- Gotta set it up through NBA.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
shnxx
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 09 May 2013
Posts: 3382

PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:31 pm    Post subject:

lakerjoshua wrote:
cmonkee wrote:
I got the Roku 3 at Costco - really like it! I've yet to find a streaming option for NBA games (other than NBA league pass)... has anyone had success?


This does not appear to stream live games....I'll fiddle with the settings.

Edit: Aaah, I see. Nevermind- Gotta set it up through NBA.com


Through NBA League Pass?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
lakerjoshua
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 28 Nov 2007
Posts: 11115
Location: Bay Area

PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:40 pm    Post subject:

shnxx wrote:
lakerjoshua wrote:
cmonkee wrote:
I got the Roku 3 at Costco - really like it! I've yet to find a streaming option for NBA games (other than NBA league pass)... has anyone had success?


This does not appear to stream live games....I'll fiddle with the settings.

Edit: Aaah, I see. Nevermind- Gotta set it up through NBA.com


Through NBA League Pass?


Yeah, thought it would work like when I enabled HBO just by logging into my ATT Uverse account through Roku. Seems Uverse didn't supply me with the online credentials this year and ill have to call them. I don't ever stream LP online so I've never logged in.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
mhan00
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 13 Apr 2001
Posts: 28308

PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:45 pm    Post subject:

A Roku is worth getting regardless. Awesome streaming system, and cheap as hell. Ive been thinking about upgrading to the three; is that headphone mode any good?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message ICQ Number Reply with quote
revgen
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 23 Jul 2006
Posts: 10220

PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:22 am    Post subject:

mhan00 wrote:
A Roku is worth getting regardless. Awesome streaming system, and cheap as hell. Ive been thinking about upgrading to the three; is that headphone mode any good?


Headphone jack works fine for me.
_________________
I Recommend VLC Player: http://www.videolan.org/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
DuncanIdaho
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 26 Apr 2004
Posts: 14736
Location: In a no-ship

PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:46 am    Post subject:

Roku 3 is pretty sweet. Besides the usual Netflix, Amazon streaming, etc., I really use the hell out of the Plex app. There are Plex plugins for things like South Park, Daily show, etc, plus all of the awesomeness you get from streaming your own library. This past season I also streamed MLB games through the official app. To get around local blackouts, I ran the Roku through my VPN, which was set out of market.

Definitely recommend the Roku, especially as cheap as it is.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
PostMalone24
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 12 Sep 2012
Posts: 2289

PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:48 am    Post subject:

I stream League Pass through my xbox 360 & watch netflix defiantly better than paying for cable.
_________________
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eydw6p8hNQY
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
lakerjoshua
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 28 Nov 2007
Posts: 11115
Location: Bay Area

PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:29 pm    Post subject:

DuncanIdaho wrote:
Roku 3 is pretty sweet. Besides the usual Netflix, Amazon streaming, etc., I really use the hell out of the Plex app. There are Plex plugins for things like South Park, Daily show, etc, plus all of the awesomeness you get from streaming your own library. This past season I also streamed MLB games through the official app. To get around local blackouts, I ran the Roku through my VPN, which was set out of market.

Definitely recommend the Roku, especially as cheap as it is.


I just installed it to my Chrome browser and sent that Wilt Chamberlin video from the Lounge to my big screen! Oh, snap! This app is friggin awesome!

How do I get the Plug-In's?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
DuncanIdaho
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 26 Apr 2004
Posts: 14736
Location: In a no-ship

PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:53 pm    Post subject:

lakerjoshua wrote:
DuncanIdaho wrote:
Roku 3 is pretty sweet. Besides the usual Netflix, Amazon streaming, etc., I really use the hell out of the Plex app. There are Plex plugins for things like South Park, Daily show, etc, plus all of the awesomeness you get from streaming your own library. This past season I also streamed MLB games through the official app. To get around local blackouts, I ran the Roku through my VPN, which was set out of market.

Definitely recommend the Roku, especially as cheap as it is.


I just installed it to my Chrome browser and sent that Wilt Chamberlin video from the Lounge to my big screen! Oh, snap! This app is friggin awesome!

How do I get the Plug-In's?


I grabbed most of mine from https://github.com/plexinc-plugins. You have to download the zip (for example, daily show is https://github.com/plexinc-plugins/The-Daily-Show.bundle), make sure the plugin folder is named (whatever).bundle, not .bundle-master, and then drop it in the Windows folder. Make sure you disable capability checking. Here's a thread on it: https://forums.plexapp.com/index.php/topic/41508-how-do-i-install-plugins-manually/

It's really pretty simple and you get some sweet stuff! The South Park plugin, for example, plays all of the episodes on southparkstudios.com, without the commercials.

For streaming your own library, follow this media naming guide for awesomesness http://wiki.plexapp.com/index.php/Media_Naming_and_Organization_Guide
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
shnxx
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 09 May 2013
Posts: 3382

PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:03 pm    Post subject:

DuncanIdaho wrote:
Roku 3 is pretty sweet. Besides the usual Netflix, Amazon streaming, etc., I really use the hell out of the Plex app. There are Plex plugins for things like South Park, Daily show, etc, plus all of the awesomeness you get from streaming your own library. This past season I also streamed MLB games through the official app. To get around local blackouts, I ran the Roku through my VPN, which was set out of market.

Definitely recommend the Roku, especially as cheap as it is.


Wait.
So if you use Roku through VPN then you can just get all the Laker games??????
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
lakerjoshua
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 28 Nov 2007
Posts: 11115
Location: Bay Area

PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:41 pm    Post subject:

DuncanIdaho wrote:
lakerjoshua wrote:
DuncanIdaho wrote:
Roku 3 is pretty sweet. Besides the usual Netflix, Amazon streaming, etc., I really use the hell out of the Plex app. There are Plex plugins for things like South Park, Daily show, etc, plus all of the awesomeness you get from streaming your own library. This past season I also streamed MLB games through the official app. To get around local blackouts, I ran the Roku through my VPN, which was set out of market.

Definitely recommend the Roku, especially as cheap as it is.


I just installed it to my Chrome browser and sent that Wilt Chamberlin video from the Lounge to my big screen! Oh, snap! This app is friggin awesome!

How do I get the Plug-In's?


I grabbed most of mine from https://github.com/plexinc-plugins. You have to download the zip (for example, daily show is https://github.com/plexinc-plugins/The-Daily-Show.bundle), make sure the plugin folder is named (whatever).bundle, not .bundle-master, and then drop it in the Windows folder. Make sure you disable capability checking. Here's a thread on it: https://forums.plexapp.com/index.php/topic/41508-how-do-i-install-plugins-manually/

It's really pretty simple and you get some sweet stuff! The South Park plugin, for example, plays all of the episodes on southparkstudios.com, without the commercials.

For streaming your own library, follow this media naming guide for awesomesness http://wiki.plexapp.com/index.php/Media_Naming_and_Organization_Guide


Sweet! Thanks!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
DuncanIdaho
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 26 Apr 2004
Posts: 14736
Location: In a no-ship

PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:24 pm    Post subject:

shnxx wrote:
DuncanIdaho wrote:
Roku 3 is pretty sweet. Besides the usual Netflix, Amazon streaming, etc., I really use the hell out of the Plex app. There are Plex plugins for things like South Park, Daily show, etc, plus all of the awesomeness you get from streaming your own library. This past season I also streamed MLB games through the official app. To get around local blackouts, I ran the Roku through my VPN, which was set out of market.

Definitely recommend the Roku, especially as cheap as it is.


Wait.
So if you use Roku through VPN then you can just get all the Laker games??????


Yeah, I set up the VPN on my computer, and let the Roku pass through the connection. For Dodgers games, I just turned my VPN on to something like Austin, TX, and viola, no more blackout. League pass should work the same way. You can also access NFL Gamepass the same way (just set your VPN to Germany or something). I use Vypyrvpn, but there are a ton of options.


Last edited by DuncanIdaho on Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:31 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    LakersGround.net Forum Index -> Off Topic All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Goto page 1, 2, 3  Next
Page 1 of 3
Jump to:  

 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum






Graphics by uberzev
© 1995-2018 LakersGround.net. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy. Terms of Use.
LakersGround is an unofficial news source serving the fan community since 1995.
We are in no way associated with the Los Angeles Lakers or the National Basketball Association.


Powered by phpBB