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    Quote Originally Posted by Novalee View Post
    One more question - which Roku should I get? There are 4 options...
    Well I have the Roku LT which was the cheapest one but has been replaced by the stick version and does everything I need. Your TV needs to have an HDMI connection but I assume it does
    You can still get the LT from Amazon and its slightly cheaper: Roku 2400EU LT AV Receiver Set-Top Box: Amazon.co.uk: TV

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    Google chromecast is supported via the plex app, for £30 it's worth ago!!
    Not used a Chromecast but doesn't that require you to be at the PC sending stuff to the TV? With the Roku you can hide your media server away and just use the Roku remote to browse your content.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    Not used a Chromecast but doesn't that require you to be at the PC sending stuff to the TV? With the Roku you can hide your media server away and just use the Roku remote to browse your content.
    Not necessarily at a PC but you need something to initiate a stream, be it a tablet, phone or computer with Chrome installed.

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    "Cast to TV direct from the Netflix and YouTube apps"

    Is this important? It is only on the Roku stick and Roku 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Novalee View Post
    "Cast to TV direct from the Netflix and YouTube apps"

    Is this important? It is only on the Roku stick and Roku 3.
    Depends on whether you want to do this or not. Basically it means you can send Netflix and YouTube content directly from your phone/tablet to the TV (if you have Roku app on phone/tablet). Doesn't really bother me as I just go to Netflix channel on the Roku and play stuff from there, but I guess it could be handy.

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    oh yeah - not entirely sure what the point of that is? If you can navigate on the Roku? I suppose if you'd been watching something you could send it, but only takes a few minutes to look it up I reckon?

    oo I'm so excited! Can watch the rest of Ugly Betty on the TV! (Well the rest of season 2 - Netflix don't have 3 and 4 :-( )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Novalee View Post
    oo I'm so excited! Can watch the rest of Ugly Betty on the TV! (Well the rest of season 2 - Netflix don't have 3 and 4 :-( )
    Argh I hate that. I got hooked on Modern Family but Netflix only has the first few seasons with no prospect of getting the rest

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    Argh I hate that. I got hooked on Modern Family but Netflix only has the first few seasons with no prospect of getting the rest
    I love Modern Family - I know it's so frustrating when not the whole show is on there :-( I know it's down to licensing etc but I see what they have on Netflix USA (NCIS! I want to have NCIS on our Netflix) but I guess the grass is always greener.
    They just lost LOADS of channel 4 things though - IT Crowd included :-(

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    Not that I'd ever suggest doing such a thing but you could use a DNS Service such as PlayMo and get access to American Netflix and all the goodies that come with it. Especially good if you're a SciFi fan, it has all of the Star Treks and Stargates on there

    No Modern Family though

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    Well... there are various ways of getting US Roku channels on UK boxes but its either UK or US and its a faff to switch between so have left well alone.

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    Yeah I heard that you can do that but it sounds complicated?

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    Not at all. All you need to do is set the DNS settings on your Roku or whatever to PlayMo or a similar service and you'll get American Netflix. That's all it takes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norphy View Post
    Not at all. All you need to do is set the DNS settings on your Roku or whatever to PlayMo or a similar service and you'll get American Netflix. That's all it takes.
    Mmm you can't change DNS settings on the Roku so you need to alter them on router.

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    Ah - but I guess that's an option on PC though - but then would be back at square one sitting at my PC to watch Netflix again!

    Just looking at the Roku's - apparantly Roku 1 doesn't have 4OD? Is there anywhere to see a list of what it has to offer? Can't seem to find it anywhere - I do like 4OD but I can get that on TV if necessary but it'd be nice to have all in one place.

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    Ok! Ordered the Roku Streaming stick :-) Can't wait!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Novalee View Post
    Ok! Ordered the Roku Streaming stick :-) Can't wait!
    Cool, just shout if you need any help

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