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So I have been trying to research getting a ROKU and I also ran across a thing called PlayOn.

I think I am pretty much sold on getting a ROKU, instead of renewing my Xbox Live account and using the Netflix and such through that little device

My only questions were really with HULU Plus. Has it gotten better since being released? Do they have a good enough amount of current shows available at all times? Such as, brand new show on ABC or NBC or FOX, FX, TBS, etc, airs last night, will it be on Hulu Plus today?

Also, this PlayOn thing. Anyone have any input on it? Is it worth what it says it is?

They currently have a deal where you pay a lifetime fee of $89 and you get the ROKU HD for free. So for $90, I can get a lifetime membership (no re-occurring yearly fee), and get a HD ROKU ?? Worth it? It feels like it is.. but I have no clue how worthy PlayOn really is...

I am ultimately trying to devise a way to get rid of Direct TV altogether lol. Save some money in the meantime. Get rid of Xbox live. Avoid having to buy a 2nd cable box from Direct TV.. etc. (Direct TV is the ONLY provider we can use at our apartment.. sux)

Any thoughts? Suggestions?
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I paid $20 to try out PlayOn on my Roku just so I can watch Hulu without paying for HuluPlus. It works, I don't want to pay that every year just for the one channel. I haven't found anything else on PlayOn worthwhile (that I don't already get on my Roku.)

If they had the offer for the lifetime Playon with purchase of the Roku, I would have gone for it.
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Hooking my old desktop up to my TV was one the better decisions in my life... that's not saying much for me, but computer + tv = heaven.

Oh, and get one of these: http://www.bing.com/shopping/lenovo-multimedia-remote-with-b...
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I've been considering doing this as well.

If you haven't, you should check out: http://www.playonscripts.com/

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NyQuil Driver wrote:
Hooking my old desktop up to my TV was one the better decisions in my life... that's not saying much for me, but computer + tv = heaven.

Oh, and get one of these: http://www.bing.com/shopping/lenovo-multimedia-remote-with-b...



That would work.. if I actually had a decent computer/desktop to use

You remember my good ole Laptop? Yup, the thing still works. But it's no magical machine by any means.

One day I will get a desktop I suppose


Jatoha wrote:
I've been considering doing this as well.

If you haven't, you should check out: http://www.playonscripts.com/



Yeah, those plugins are really what are catching my attention. Just hopefully they are legit

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Jatoha wrote:
I've been considering doing this as well.

If you haven't, you should check out: http://www.playonscripts.com/



Yeah, those plugins are really what are catching my attention. Just hopefully they are legit



I'd love to hear how it goes if you end up taking the plunge!
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Wow.. actually on thei page they have another bundle.

http://www.playon.tv/bundle/buy/

Playon + Playlater + ROKU 2 XD for $129 (lifetime license for both Playon and Playlater )


So, because they have a feature called Playlater (DVR), does this mean that Playon is a streaming feature? not just a look show up, pick episode and play?

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