I am seeing sales on the Roku device as we approach the holidays. What exactly can I do with this thing right out of the box? Is there a monthly service fee or just fees for channels you buy ala carte? Is there a decent ammount of free stuff available immediately?
I tried to hook up a computer to a HDTV several times and failed miserably. Wondering if this device will get me some the results I was hoping for with a PC to HDTV hookup. Stream videos from computers on the network to the HDTV via Roku?
I guess what I mainly looking for is the basic function. For example, if you get a cell phone, it is worthless without a contract with a service provider. The device and service are both required. In the case of Roku, I am just wondering if there is a similar relationship....or can you just buy the device, hook it up, and view stuff without contracts or subscriptions. I understand you can improve the experience by buying channels as you go.
I am completely ignorant of these TV devices as a whole. After FedEx delivers it, and I hook it up and turn it on....what's going to happen. Anything?
Not exactly a specific answer to the question but I used to admin a Roku music/mp3 distribution network at a venue that I worked at. It, for that purpose, was very reliable, flexible and more easily setup/used/tweaked/etc than the previous system made by TurtleBeach.
It was set up to serve both pre-programmed and user requested music to 8 different Roku music stations throughout the bldg via a music server that was updated with mp3 files.
I only bring this up because I was impressed with the product and in the research I did before we bought it so were many other customers.