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With Father’s Day coming up, a lot of you are looking for a great gift idea, hands down I would say the Roku is the most awesome gift for any dad.  These little boxes are amazing and basically replace your need for cable.  We have one in our living room and we love it!

Right now at Amazon.com, you  can get the Roku HD for just $49.99 with FREE Shipping. This is cheaper than you can buy it from Roku’s site. While it’s  called a Roku HD, it only streams in HD quality but doesn’t reach full 1080p HD.

If you’re looking for the best quality for your money, Best Buy has the Roku XD for just $69.99 with FREE Shipping! This has all the features of the HD but gives you the 1080p quality as well. And again this is cheaper than from Roku directly and cheaper than Amazon.

Roku allows you to stream movies, TV shows, and music through Netflix (currently giving a 30 Free Trial), Hulu Plus (1 week Free Trial), Amazon Instant Video, Pandora, Crackle and other programs to your TV.

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    • Beth Anne

      I have a Roku.  I pay for internet through my cable company but have cancelled all other cable.  I use my Roku only.  Instead of a $120+ cable/internet bill, I pay around $50 added to my Hulu+ and Netflix fees, I am still saving almost half.  I promise that you can cut that cable cord if you get one of these. I paid $80 for my XD, although it DID include rca and hdmi cables.  Not sure if this does.  Bottom line: get it.  You won’t be sorry!!

      • Thebriggsfam

         Do you have to pay for things like the sports channels they mention, etc.? I DO NOT understand how that part works. I feel like my PS3 does almost all the same stuff this Roku box does. HELP! Don’t want to miss the deal. I don’t even pay for cable as it is but would LOVE to get some other channels like sports, etc. besides what my antenna picks up. Thanks!

        • Kei2448

          the ps3 does the exact same. These are just streaming devices for people who don’t have a wii, ps3, etc… You can do all the same things on both.

          • Christina

            So we can use our Wii that we already own and not need to buy this Roku?

            • dingaling

              Yes as long as you have a wi fi connection on your wii. You can also buy a bluray player and make sure it has hulu plus and have everything and the roku does and more since roku can’t play dvd or bluray movies. Why waste your money on a roku when you can buy a bluray player for 100 bucks with build in wifi.

            • dingaling

              In short a roku box is like a bluray player that doesn’t play dvd or bluray discs. It can only stream. IMO is a major waste of money

            • Ucmba97

              For anyone who does not own a blue ray player because they don’t plan to buy blue ray movies, a roku is now a waste of money. bUt if you don’t have a Wii, and Wii can do the same as the roku, plus play games, when coupled wiht a wifi connection.  SO consider a Wii at $99 if you might like the game aspect in addiiton to the streaming to TV.

            • DC

               I agree. We have a Sony Blu-ray player with Google TV. It allows for streaming and internet. So it’s like TV, DVD player, and computer all-in-one.
              It also has apps to download from the “Google Play Store”. Also I love the remote which has a keyboard and mousepad. It feels much like an Xbox controller holding it and it’s easy to key in titles with your thumbs on the keyboard instead of moving an arrow around the alphabet on the tv screen with other remotes.
              One drawback with Google TV is that it doesn’t have Hulu Plus. We still subscribe to cable, so that’s not a problem for us. One problem I hear with some of these streaming devices is that you can’t watch Amazon Prime on them. They allow for Amazon Instant Video (where you pay for the videos) but you can’t access Amazon Prime Videos if you are a member. With Google TV you can go to amazon.com through the Chrome browser and enter your Amazon account and access the Amazon Prime Videos. So this is a plus. I also like that Google TV will show ALL programs you can watch, whether it’s from Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, HBO GO, cable channels, etc on one screen instead of having to go to that specific app. and search.
              If you want something that’s a little more advanced and all-in-one, then a Blu-ray player with Google TV is a better choice. You get DVD/Blu-ray, streaming tv and movies, games, Google Chrome web browser, and lots of apps in the appstore.

          • SarahR

            It really depends on what you want to watch.  I enjoy Amazon Prime streaming and my husband pays for MLB TV.  We had to get a Roku for the MLB.  Amazon just added Xbox but we do not have a membership with Xbox.  The only way you can stream on Xbox is a memebership with Microsoft. 
            Also, we put a Roku in my youngest son’s room.  His room does not have cable tv.  It was much cheaper to add a Roku than have the cable company add a box. 

        • Kei2448

          the ps3 does the exact same. These are just streaming devices for people who don’t have a wii, ps3, etc… You can do all the same things on both.

        •  For sports check out ESPN3 it is a service that is free for a lot of folks depending on who your internet provider is.  With it you can pretty much watch any game on any ESPN channel.  We use it hooking a laptop up to our TV or just watch a game on the computer.

          • Ucmba97

            In my area, ESPN360 on the web will only allow you to watch if you subscribe to a cable level which includes ESPN.  Because we only subscribe to internet service and not any level of cable, ESPN360 won’t allow my household to watch sports vie that website.  Just an FYI. I’m with Time Warner SC.

          • Ucmba97

            In my area, ESPN360 on the web will only allow you to watch if you subscribe to a cable level which includes ESPN.  Because we only subscribe to internet service and not any level of cable, ESPN360 won’t allow my household to watch sports vie that website.  Just an FYI. I’m with Time Warner SC.

    • Beth Anne

      I have a Roku.  I pay for internet through my cable company but have cancelled all other cable.  I use my Roku only.  Instead of a $120+ cable/internet bill, I pay around $50 added to my Hulu+ and Netflix fees, I am still saving almost half.  I promise that you can cut that cable cord if you get one of these. I paid $80 for my XD, although it DID include rca and hdmi cables.  Not sure if this does.  Bottom line: get it.  You won’t be sorry!!

    • Jana

      We allso have Roku.  Got it about 2 years ago, we DO NOT miss cable one bit.  Our “cable” bil for only internet is down to under $40/month.  We pay for Neetflix and Amazon Prime, just got rid of hulu because most of what we watch is on Netflix and Amazon Prime has other benefits.  We also got a digital antenna and get all of the local channels, I think that was $10.  

      • Beth Anne

        Can you tell me more about Amazon Prime?  Good TV shows or just movies?  Do you pay the $79 yearly or is it divided up monthly?  I’ve got Hulu+ and Netflix, but I don’t watch Hulu as often as the other.  Wondering if I would benefit more from Amazon.

      • Ginger

        So, to clarify, if you have Amazon Prime, you automatically get Amazon Instant Video? Because that would be awesome! I’m on there now, looking at what’s available.

        • Sarah

          No.  You get Prime Instant Video.  Which isn’t that great.  Most of the good stuff you still have to pay per rent.  

        • Sarah

          No.  You get Prime Instant Video.  Which isn’t that great.  Most of the good stuff you still have to pay per rent.  

    • Holly

      O.k., I hate to be ignorant but what type of shows do you get to watch. We have Dish and I’m thinking about getting one of these for our family but not familiar with how it works. Any guidance will be appreciated. Thanks.

      • Monique

         Holly,
        This is a streaming box. A fantastic one, but you have to have memberships through Amazon, Netflix, Hulu plus etc to stream their shows. Netflix lets you stream tons of movies and older tv shows. Hulu plus lets you stream several of the popular networks’ shows. ABC, Fox etc.

      • Beth Anne

        Hulu+ has just about everything but CBS.  There are ways to watch CBS.com by hooking up your computer to your tv, but that’s a different thread.  ;) You subscribe to Hulu+ for $8/mnth.  

        Netflix has LOTS of movies and tv shows streaming and for $8/month and for add’l $8/month you can also get DVDs mailed to you.  I just watched 6 seasons of How I Met Your Mother and am waiting on season 7.  It was streaming through my Roku device to my tv– just like on demand!

        I also use the Pandora app a LOT.  There are some old movie apps if you are into that (I am).  These kinds of apps are free.  There is even an app to watch network television for free, with an add’l charge for some cable channels, but the extra isn’t worth the cost.  

        There are things you’d never have thought about like TED Talks, and even iPodcasts.  I am a fan of QVC and there is a “private” QVC channel to watch it streaming live.  There are tons of religion channels, too.

        There are games and other movie and tv apps that have either a monthly subscription charge or a one time charge.  Amazon Prime looks great, but it seems so much of the content is available on Netflix and Hulu+ that I couldn’t justify $79 a year for it.  Perhaps Jana can tell you more about that.  I know I’m interested in learning more about it.  

        You must subscribe to internet and have a WIFI router to use the Roku.  I could almost guarantee that you would not be disappointed!

      • Kei2448

        We have had a roku for about a year now, and my kids don’t notice a difference. We still get cartoons through Netflix, and Hulu Plus. Both of my subscriptions are $8 each, netflix & hulu. My dish bill went from $85/month down to $16.00 per month with roku!

      • Cnensor

        Go to netflix.com and you can browse titles available under “watch instantly.”  There are many TV shows and movies.  Netflix is always adding more to the instant, streaming video list, but what is available now is pretty extensive.  Netflix is for older TV shows and movies (mostly just stuff that’s already out on DVD). Hulu has recent TV shows (usually posted the day after it airs, then it stays available to view instantly like DVR for a year or so, so you can get season updates).  Hulu doesn’t have older seasons, while Netflix doesn’t have newer ones. Example: I love Parks and Recreation.. I watch the older seasons 1-3 on Netflix instead of buying the DVD, then I watch the latest season 4 on Hulu. 

    • mel

      Will this work for me if I get my internet through one of those things that goes in the back of the computer like from verizon?  Hate to sound ignorant but I have been thinking about this and want to do it for father’s day if it is worth it.  I love my DVR will I miss that??

      • mel

        Which one sounds better- the one from best buy or amazon?

        • Kei2448

          Depends on if you want HD picture or not. The one from Best Buy actually pulls threw 1080p, which is your best picture for most flat screens. the one from amazon is still a good one if you don’t care about your sharpest image.

          • Kei2448

            oops! through not threw : )

      • Beth Anne

        Must have WIFI

    • Bbookie1953

      With the Roku box on the weekend there usually is a subscription to Hulu Plus free for one month . Just look at the advertisment on the bottom of the channels.
       Epix has 2 week free subscription without giving an credit card information.

    • Windermarie

      Ok. I am completely lost on this. How exactly does this work? I have internet through comcast cable. We have dish network for tv right now. Just get the box and pay for netflix and hulu and have just about all I need? I need it broken down “Barney” style for me. LOL.

      • Ucmba97

        I have had Roku for several years, and I don’t have cable or sat service.  We do have an areal that pulls local channels thru the air.  My husband very much misses ESPN and SEC sports coverage.  We use this as an excuse to go to the local sports bar and watch football games and such.  But the way it works is this: the roku connects either wired or wirelessly to you internet.  It plays movies/tv shows/contant from your netflix cue.  You can access your netflix cue with a pc or via the roku search feature.  So for the cost of internet and netflix subscription, we have more than enough content to keep us happy 85% of the time.  JustinTV.com sometimes fills in the rest.  But we sometimes have to go in search of a venue to watch SEC Sports.  We can watch netflix and surf the web via laptops at the same time with no quality issues, and I’m on time warner’s roadrunner mid grade package (bot basic and not the high end).  But I have run it on basic level internet service before.  So for about $60 per month, I cover internet access, TV viewing and phone service (Internet $35, Netflix $8, Vonage $17) after buying the vonage and netflix decives upfront.  Hope this helps.

      • Ucmba97

        I have had Roku for several years, and I don’t have cable or sat service.  We do have an areal that pulls local channels thru the air.  My husband very much misses ESPN and SEC sports coverage.  We use this as an excuse to go to the local sports bar and watch football games and such.  But the way it works is this: the roku connects either wired or wirelessly to you internet.  It plays movies/tv shows/contant from your netflix cue.  You can access your netflix cue with a pc or via the roku search feature.  So for the cost of internet and netflix subscription, we have more than enough content to keep us happy 85% of the time.  JustinTV.com sometimes fills in the rest.  But we sometimes have to go in search of a venue to watch SEC Sports.  We can watch netflix and surf the web via laptops at the same time with no quality issues, and I’m on time warner’s roadrunner mid grade package (bot basic and not the high end).  But I have run it on basic level internet service before.  So for about $60 per month, I cover internet access, TV viewing and phone service (Internet $35, Netflix $8, Vonage $17) after buying the vonage and netflix decives upfront.  Hope this helps.

      • Ed In Ncarolina

         One important point – the HD and XD versions ONLY accept a wireless signal as their input. The output to your TV is the “white, yellow, red” cables, and it also has an HDMI output.
        There is a “channel store” on the Roku menu, where you add the channels you want (some cost) and there are lots of “private” channels where you key in a channel code on your “Roku account” using your computer. You can search (Google, etc) and find these private channel codes. After you add a (or several) private channels, you must use your Roku remote to go into the “channel store” on your menu, then, when you exit the channel store the added channels will actually be added to your Roku menu on your TV screen.
        The XS version of Roku (gaming version) comes with a special gaming remote and CAN be wired with ethernet cable to your cable modem for input, and it also accepts a wireless signal.
        None of the models require a computer – just internet input.

    • Cnensor

      We have a Roku for a secondary tv (in a bedroom).  It is extremely easy to install and use, very practical, and economical.  I’ve never noticed a problem with the picture quality, but the TV it’s hooked up to is old, not HD… We use it with Hulu and Amazon Instant Videos (husband uses the Prime membership for home business, and also gets free Netflix-type streaming videos).  We love it.

    • Tippv2j

      I really don’t understand the point of Roku we have a Wii and a Blu Ray player.  Can I watch a current show right then?? For ex: we watch Sons of Anarchy it is getting ready to come back in August I don’t want to have to wait until the season is over to be over to watch it. Thanks!

    • Heaneycoupons

      i think a lot of people who do not know what roku does will be mislead by all the comments here. if roku will replace cable/dish satisfactorily or if it is a complete waste of money is a matter of opinion. For me, it would NOT replace cable/dish, but it would also NOT be a complete waste of money. Comparing Roku to cable/dish is like comparing apples to bananas. I personally can not stream on Roku–or any other like device, the same content I get on satellite. Even if you exclude premium channels like HBO, there are plenty of programs I could not get unless I had cable/dish. because of this, it would not replace my satellite service. However, even though I have a dvr that records all the shows I watch, a Roku would be great for me to stream movies and shows from netflix and amazon prime. when i stream anything now, I either have to watch it on my laptop (we dont have a pc) OR i have to hook the laptop up to the tv with an HDMI cable if I want to watch it on the big screen. I think roku is pretty versatile and can meet a variety of needs–but you have to decide if it will meet your specific needs. For me, it would enhance what I already have. It most certainly not replace my current services. If you dont watch a ton of tv, or pretty much watch only mainstream tv–or need this for an alternate room, this could be for you. go to amazon or netflix or hulu and see if the shows they offer are the same shows you watch. if so, this could be the way to go for you. 

    • alison v.

      with roku you can watch netflix and hulu as long as you have stuff in your queue to watch.  you have to go to your computer and set up what you want to watch.  for that reason, my hubby (computer nerd) chose the logitech revue.  you can surf the internet and watch you tube videos, too.  we basically wanted another computer.  can’t do hulu on it yet, as well as videos from tv channels, but love being able to search on it and love the apps you can get with it…expecially the video app of the fireplace with jazz music playing!  lol

      • maconchip

        I have never had to go through the computer to put things in my queue for Hulu or Netflix.  We have no problem doing everything through the Roku. 

        • DC

          With Tivo, we also had to enter movie/shows to Instant Queue from computer to be able to watch them, but they just did an upgrade a few weeks ago and now you can search and play Netflix from Tivo without entering from computer.

      • maconchip

        I have never had to go through the computer to put things in my queue for Hulu or Netflix.  We have no problem doing everything through the Roku. 

    • Ed In Ncarolina

       One important point – the HD and XD versions ONLY accept a wireless
      signal as their input. The output to your TV is the “white, yellow, red”
      cables, and it also has an HDMI output.
      There is a “channel store”
      on the Roku menu, where you add the channels you want (some cost) and
      there are lots of “private” channels where you key in a channel code on
      your “Roku account” using your computer. You can search (Google, etc)
      and find these private channel codes. After you add a (or several)
      private channels, you must use your Roku remote to go into the “channel
      store” on your menu, then, when you exit the channel store the added
      channels will actually be added to your Roku menu on your TV screen.
      The
      XS version of Roku (gaming version) comes with a special gaming remote
      and CAN be wired with ethernet cable to your cable modem for input, and
      it also accepts a wireless signal.
      None of the models require a computer – just internet input.

      • Ginger

        THANK YOU for the information, Ed!