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Roku 3 HD back down to £69.00 @ Amazon

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Hello all,

This deal was up a few weeks ago on amazon but I just found it priced at £69.00 again.

Happy Holidays.
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1 Like #1
Thanks for your deal. I've added the merchant and image for you :)
#2
Amazon Fire TV is theeee box to buy at the moment.!
#3
Amazon fire or Roku 3 its a close call for the same money. I would probably go Amazon fire , think this deal would need to be £59.99 for me to jump but still a great find heat added.
#4
says £99 on the site
#5
£99
#6
looks like Amazon out of stock, only 3rd party left
#7
just bought an Amazon fire TV and I must say I'm very impressed with it. The build quality is exceptional and the hardware is very impressive for the money. Was going to wait for the nexus player but the extra gb of ram, Ethernet port (should I ever need it) and better remote plus availability now swung it for me. Could not recommend it enough.
1 Like #8
Or a £13 Now TV box with a couple of months free Sky Movies, then hack it...now you have a Roku box for 13 quid!
#9
^Not exactly, the Roku has a far more extensive app library then the NowTV, plus the added benefit of Ethernet connection and the headphone adaptor on the remote.

To me those additional features are worth it over a NowTV box, it's just a shame the Roku doesn't have SPDIF out - then it'd be perfect imo
#10
GrantG182
Or a £13 Now TV box with a couple of months free Sky Movies, then hack it...now you have a Roku box for 13 quid!

No ethernet or USB port, no blu-ray remote and slow as anything compared with the Roku 3.

Edited By: fuzzydunlop on Dec 24, 2014 00:15
#11
Apple TV. Nuff said.
#12
Got a roku lt which i use everyday decided to upgrade to this as great price. Managed to get it for £64 with the MasterCard offer :)
#13
I fancy the roku because you can plug your headphones into the remote for late night loud play. I'm just wondering if there's any audio sync lag though, also wondering if the Amazon fire can do this too???
#14
if Amazon fire TV had 4od and ITV player I would prefer it, but at the moment roku has the better selection of apps....
#15
muise
if Amazon fire TV had 4od and ITV player I would prefer it, but at the moment roku has the better selection of apps....

Plus you can add a load of private channels ;)

The only channel I really wish they would add would be Amazon prime tv, its available for Roku in the US just not here! :(
#16
As discussed Amazon prime video not available due to Sky's funding of roku in the UK. I tried this and the Fire but the shoddy parental controls made me go with one of the PS4 deals and sell the games that came with it. Still costs more I know but it also then plays games and blurays.

If you don't need parental controls then either this or FireTV should do you fine. Only thing with the fire is how much they push paid for stuff in your face and you have to click loads of times to get to apps such as plex etc. pity as the hardware is really nice.
#17
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treb
I fancy the roku because you can plug your headphones into the remote for late night loud play. I'm just wondering if there's any audio sync lag though, also wondering if the Amazon fire can do this too???
no it can't. Only a roku or ps4 can do this afaik
#18
mankymanning
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treb
I fancy the roku because you can plug your headphones into the remote for late night loud play. I'm just wondering if there's any audio sync lag though, also wondering if the Amazon fire can do this too???
no it can't. Only a roku or ps4 can do this afaik

you could prob do it with bluetooth headphones
#19
i got apple tv, 2x rokus & a Neo X8H

The Neo is the best, followed by the Apple TV now that I can use the apple TV thanks to a friendly comcast customer.
Roku's offer me nothing but trouble.
#20
NightHawk82
just bought an Amazon fire TV and I must say I'm very impressed with it. The build quality is exceptional and the hardware is very impressive for the money. Was going to wait for the nexus player but the extra gb of ram, Ethernet port (should I ever need it) and better remote plus availability now swung it for me. Could not recommend it enough.

The major feature it lacks is playing files from USB (and obviously supporting the various codecs). Unfortunately, this is a massive ommision and what stops me buying the Amazon Fire TV. I can get all of the features, minus the gaming aspect which i dont care about, with a cheap £20 Chomecast. So without playing USB files it's handicapped. I'm happy with my sluggish WDTV because it plays everything

Edited By: bman on Dec 24, 2014 12:22
#21
Roku has awful codec support - if you intend to stream to it.

I sold mine on eBay a week after I purchased.
#22
Just get a raspi with xbmc or Kodi as it is now and get most everything for peanuts really although it depends if you have the time and tech knowledge to set it up to its best
#23
Personally think these types of devices have no future.Soon enough a SmartTV will be able to embed all the functionality and features of this gadget.
#24
GrantG182
Or a £13 Now TV box with a couple of months free Sky Movies, then hack it...now you have a Roku box for 13 quid!
How do you HACK the NowTV Box?
#25
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sho_me_da_money
Personally think these types of devices have no future.Soon enough a SmartTV will be able to embed all the functionality and features of this gadget.

Except they will only support upgrades for a short while - if at all
Once new codecs come out you can bin it
#26
Bin what? The TV?
#27
tmohammad
GrantG182
Or a £13 Now TV box with a couple of months free Sky Movies, then hack it...now you have a Roku box for 13 quid!
How do you HACK the NowTV Box?

Exactly.

Here's a video to get you started:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCVdG4al-rc
#28
tmohammad
GrantG182
Or a £13 Now TV box with a couple of months free Sky Movies, then hack it...now you have a Roku box for 13 quid!
How do you HACK the NowTV Box?

Here is how you put Plex on a Now TV Box

And for everyone saying the Now TV Box doesn't have as much capability as Roku 3 box, that is pretty obvious considering the £50 price difference. It's just a cheaper alternative.
#29
As I said, the whole cack will hit the toilet once the TV companies expand on their SMART apps and bring the functionality to the device out of the box. I reckon there will be a major hacking community out there for smart tvs also, which will probably guide you to achieve the same type of results as a Roku etc.

Edited By: sho_me_da_money on Dec 24, 2014 12:56
#30
bojangles
i got apple tv, 2x rokus & a Neo X8H

The Neo is the best, followed by the Apple TV now that I can use the apple TV thanks to a friendly comcast customer.
Roku's offer me nothing but trouble.

Comcast?
#31
lenus337
tmohammad
GrantG182
Or a £13 Now TV box with a couple of months free Sky Movies, then hack it...now you have a Roku box for 13 quid!
How do you HACK the NowTV Box?

Here is how you put Plex on a Now TV Box

And for everyone saying the Now TV Box doesn't have as much capability as Roku 3 box, that is pretty obvious considering the £50 price difference. It's just a cheaper alternative.

I put Plex on the Now TV. I needed also to put Plex Media Server on my laptop to source the films for it which I didn't have before. Am I right in thinking that the media server is a monthly chargeable service? I think I am on a month's free trial at the moment but am not sure. Also - I don't seem to be able to get subtitles up on the NowTV Plex app. AM I missing something? It looks like I will be going back to my Samsung DVD player which can do subtitles and just bung in a USB external drive.
#32
sho_me_da_money
As I said, the whole cack will hit the toilet once the TV companies expand on their SMART apps and bring the functionality to the device out of the box. I reckon there will be a major hacking community out there for smart tvs also, which will probably guide you to achieve the same type of results as a Roku etc.

Not too sure I'd want to got messing with a TV, £100 media box yes, £1500 TV..... hmmmmmm...... :)
#33
frakison
sho_me_da_money
As I said, the whole cack will hit the toilet once the TV companies expand on their SMART apps and bring the functionality to the device out of the box. I reckon there will be a major hacking community out there for smart tvs also, which will probably guide you to achieve the same type of results as a Roku etc.
Not too sure I'd want to got messing with a TV, £100 media box yes, £1500 TV..... hmmmmmm...... :)

Software is software - be it on a £100 device or a £1500 one. You just got to know what you are doing.


Edited By: sho_me_da_money on Dec 24, 2014 13:16
#34
With Amazon Fire TV you can basically load XBMC and Google Play store, giving you access to pretty much anything. Not sure if Roku or NowTV can do the same... As far as I can tell, Fire TV is the box to own... if you're going to jail break it that is.
#35
Searcher2
lenus337
tmohammad
GrantG182
Or a £13 Now TV box with a couple of months free Sky Movies, then hack it...now you have a Roku box for 13 quid!
How do you HACK the NowTV Box?

Here is how you put Plex on a Now TV Box

And for everyone saying the Now TV Box doesn't have as much capability as Roku 3 box, that is pretty obvious considering the £50 price difference. It's just a cheaper alternative.

I put Plex on the Now TV. I needed also to put Plex Media Server on my laptop to source the films for it which I didn't have before. Am I right in thinking that the media server is a monthly chargeable service? I think I am on a month's free trial at the moment but am not sure. Also - I don't seem to be able to get subtitles up on the NowTV Plex app. AM I missing something? It looks like I will be going back to my Samsung DVD player which can do subtitles and just bung in a USB external drive.

I'm not hugely knowledgable in all honesty. I don't pay monthly for Plex and it works fine on my Now TV box so I would make sure you don't pay after the trial. I tried putting on my Xbox which requires a paid subscription so I gave that a miss. I don't use subtitles so I can't say but here is a help page on the Plex site.
#36
Searcher2
I put Plex on the Now TV. I needed also to put Plex Media Server on my laptop to source the films for it which I didn't have before. Am I right in thinking that the media server is a monthly chargeable service? I think I am on a month's free trial at the moment but am not sure. Also - I don't seem to be able to get subtitles up on the NowTV Plex app. AM I missing something? It looks like I will be going back to my Samsung DVD player which can do subtitles and just bung in a USB external drive.

It doesn't require any subscriptions. I only got mine yesterday so trying to recall from initial playing around, I'm sure subtitles are under the playback options when you select a title. Think there was also an option to change the audio stream if needs be.
#37
sho_me_da_money
frakison
sho_me_da_money
As I said, the whole cack will hit the toilet once the TV companies expand on their SMART apps and bring the functionality to the device out of the box. I reckon there will be a major hacking community out there for smart tvs also, which will probably guide you to achieve the same type of results as a Roku etc.
Not too sure I'd want to got messing with a TV, £100 media box yes, £1500 TV..... hmmmmmm...... :)

Software is software - be it on a £100 device or a £1500 one. You just got to know what you are doing.


Therein lies the problem, only takes one mess up and bye-bye TV...
#38
Searcher2
lenus337
tmohammad
GrantG182
Or a £13 Now TV box with a couple of months free Sky Movies, then hack it...now you have a Roku box for 13 quid!
How do you HACK the NowTV Box?

Here is how you put Plex on a Now TV Box

And for everyone saying the Now TV Box doesn't have as much capability as Roku 3 box, that is pretty obvious considering the £50 price difference. It's just a cheaper alternative.

I put Plex on the Now TV. I needed also to put Plex Media Server on my laptop to source the films for it which I didn't have before. Am I right in thinking that the media server is a monthly chargeable service? I think I am on a month's free trial at the moment but am not sure. Also - I don't seem to be able to get subtitles up on the NowTV Plex app. AM I missing something? It looks like I will be going back to my Samsung DVD player which can do subtitles and just bung in a USB external drive.

As others have said - no monthly fee needed - are you thinking of the Sky movies?

Re subtitles...they need to be in the file you are steaming (or available as a .srt file (I think) ) - so ensure that you can get subtites on another device - it may just be that movie or tv episode doesnt have them
#39
bman
NightHawk82
just bought an Amazon fire TV and I must say I'm very impressed with it. The build quality is exceptional and the hardware is very impressive for the money. Was going to wait for the nexus player but the extra gb of ram, Ethernet port (should I ever need it) and better remote plus availability now swung it for me. Could not recommend it enough.

The major feature it lacks is playing files from USB (and obviously supporting the various codecs). Unfortunately, this is a massive ommision and what stops me buying the Amazon Fire TV. I can get all of the features, minus the gaming aspect which i dont care about, with a cheap £20 Chomecast. So without playing USB files it's handicapped. I'm happy with my sluggish WDTV because it plays everything

If you're willing to root it you can...
#40
Synthesthesia
bman
NightHawk82
just bought an Amazon fire TV and I must say I'm very impressed with it. The build quality is exceptional and the hardware is very impressive for the money. Was going to wait for the nexus player but the extra gb of ram, Ethernet port (should I ever need it) and better remote plus availability now swung it for me. Could not recommend it enough.

The major feature it lacks is playing files from USB (and obviously supporting the various codecs). Unfortunately, this is a massive ommision and what stops me buying the Amazon Fire TV. I can get all of the features, minus the gaming aspect which i dont care about, with a cheap £20 Chomecast. So without playing USB files it's handicapped. I'm happy with my sluggish WDTV because it plays everything

If you're willing to root it you can...

Sounds too complicated to get the codecs to play nice. I'm happy enough with the WDTV - it lacks in speed but there's no alternative. Making my own home media box/pc will cost quadruple the price.

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