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  1. gs300

    gs300 Oakley Collector

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    Anybody on here stream tv with roku and over the air local HD channels with antenna?

    I am thinking of dropping directv and doing the roku and over the air antenna for locals. BUT I'd like to get input because I have younger kids and the have their shows they watch

    Input would be much appreciated guys
     
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  2. bad fishy

    bad fishy Oakley Expert

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    We cut the cable cord in my house years ago. I have a Roku in one room and an Apple TV in the other. I have to say I prefer the stability and UI of the Apple TV over the Roku.

    As far as content, I have netflix and Hulu plus. I also have a nice HD antenna in the attic for HD local channels. I have a 2 yr old who finds plenty if kids shows to watch. My wife and I love the original netflix shows that have been coming out: House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, and lilyhammer.

    We do still hit the redbox for new release movies every few weeks. The content on Netflix is plenty. The content on Hulu is current. The content on antenna is live. We spend about $20 a month for both services. Saves us roughly $80 a month compared to cable. We love it.
     
  3. gs300

    gs300 Oakley Collector

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    Bad fishy,

    Here is the antenna I'm wanting for all locals The Lava HD 2605 ULTRA Outdoor HDTV Antenna


    I need a streamer roku/apple to stream anything that's not local live that's why I was leaning roku way. Gotta have my espn live. I will need to set all this up for 6 tv's
     
    Last edited: 2/25/14
  4. Lexkempo

    Lexkempo Frog Fanatic

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    Sadly most internet in Canada is capped ... You can only go so far with 75Gb a month ... :(

    I gotta look into a better provider ...
     
  5. gs300

    gs300 Oakley Collector

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    Well I know I'm going with roku now I need to find the best over the air Antenna for hd and 60miles away from louisville ky
     
  6. bad fishy

    bad fishy Oakley Expert

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    Yeah, the channel selection on ATV is less and they have an interest in keeping some out as to not compete with their iTunes sales. Roku is nice, but it's just not as polished. Kinda like android vs iOS!

    As far as antennas, I got online and made sure I positioned the antenna towards the towers using a compass and the locations of the towers. Reception is great most of the time and I'm about 40 miles away from the towers. I don't have a power antenna since I'm within range to not need it. I would suggest you get a power antennas since you're so far from the towers.

    Edit: just looked at the antenna you are getting, it looks nice! Way better than mine...
     
  7. gs300

    gs300 Oakley Collector

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    That antenna I posted gets mixed reviews that's what sucks about online items. If I could get away with using attic antenna I will
     
  8. cdelly

    cdelly Oakley Beginner

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    I am strongly looking into doing this soon, I plan on getting an attic antenna, already have netflix, getting Hulu+, and hopefully aereo if it passes in the supreme court
     
  9. IUSTEVE

    IUSTEVE Oakley Expert

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    For those that have done this...what about the ability to watch live sporting events?
     
  10. bad fishy

    bad fishy Oakley Expert

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    If it's on public, over the air stations I watch them in HD using my HDTV antenna. Otherwise, you have to find an online site that streams them. There are some sports channel subscriptions on Apple TV and Roku, but I've never looked into them. I just watch football and all my teams play on the local networks.