Originally Posted by goodnsimple
ok...I have a question. and it is a dumb one.
if we give up the dish now, how do we watch the regular channels? do we have to get a converter box???
We are discussing the budget.
So what about this Roku box...do the channels you get depend on where you are?
I don't know about the convert box thing-I will say I think it depends on how old/new your TV is??? My friend was talking to me about it but I didn't fully understand...
The Roku box I know about. We don't get any local channels. No local news or weather, no PBS or anything. We use the internet for that. Same channels are offered no matter where you live, nothing local, all internet based channels.
The Roku channels are internet channels. (like the homeschool channel)-it's not anything you can get on your TV through dish or cable. But you can view it on the internet. There are channels on the internet that make their own shows just like CBS or NBC makes their own shows.
here is a list of the Roku channels.
Some you pay for, others are free. Netflix is one of their channels that you pay for. They also have sports channels and amazon, ect.
Then there are free internet channels. We watch mediafly a lot and some bliptv quite often. And we use the pandora radio all the time. The others we use a lot less often. Though I did just notice they have added 3-4 new free channels since we signed up about 3 months ago....so I'll have to check those out.