Apple TV vs. Roku: please tell me everything

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Posted 12/26/2012 by CarrieBscrappin in NSBR Board

Going Zen in 2010

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Posted: 12/26/2012 2:00:56 AM
I'm finally going to ditch my monthly subscription TV service. I have Verizon FIOS Triple Play (phone, TV, and internet).

Current Phone: My home phone number is a joke, because I only get solicitations and misdirected collection calls (they love to give out my number I guess). Everyone who needs to get in touch with me has my cell.

Planned phone: I want to look into Vonage or Google voice and move toward a VOIP. On one hand, I really want an old school corded phone so we can stop with the roving cordless that we can never find only to rush to answer a sales or survey call. On the other hand, I think cutting the phone service will be hardly noticed.

Current Internet: Verizon FIOS
Planned Internet: Verizon FiOS Quantum (supposedly much faster)

Current TV: Basic Plus (aka: 500 channels of nothing to watch
Planned Internet: Either Apple TV or Roku, depending on what you all advise....

Thanks so much for sharing your experiences!!


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Posted: 12/26/2012 5:19:50 AM
I went with the Roku. I found a blog/website that showed the pros and cons of both and what the Roku offered fit our needs better. Do a google search for comparisons and that site might come up again. I don't know if I still have it in my computer history, but will check when I get to the computer later.

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Posted: 12/26/2012 6:33:10 AM
Just be sure to check and see if your data is limited with your Internet provider.

No experience with the Apple one, but we got our DS a Roku for Christmas and I can't tell you how many times he has told us how much he loves it.

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