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