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JCGoodwin
Roku Guru

Proud Cord-Cutter/Roku User For Two Years

Celebrating this weekend by re-watching some of the earliest videos I saw when I cut the cord. My first device was another brand that introduced me to cable replacements, but I knew I'd be switching to Roku because of the convenience and the greater selection of apps.

Two years later, I still have no desire to return to cable. Just wanted to say keep up the good work.

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Williamt100
Roku Guru

Re: Proud Cord-Cutter/Roku User For Two Years

I second the kudos to ROKU -- I bought my first ROKU when the 3500 stick was introduced, dropped cable, and now have 4 ROKU devices in regular use.

Roku 3500X
Roku 4400X
Roku 4661X
JCGoodwin
Roku Guru

Re: Proud Cord-Cutter/Roku User For Two Years

Very nice. I used to love my Roku Premiere, but now I can't imagine not having a Roku TV, particularly the R8, due to the ability to connect a flash drive, which I use to watch a lot of downloaded videos ad-free.

Iona-D
Roku Guru

Re: Proud Cord-Cutter/Roku User For Two Years

Don't forget a good antenna(s) for each of your television set(s).  Then you will have full access to whatever is offered now (especially for free).

OwnerofDevices
Roku Guru

Re: Proud Cord-Cutter/Roku User For Two Years

I am proud cord retainer for 22 years and counting. I have been with Verizon Fios TV and Internet for 10 years straight. Verizon started to distribute wireless cable boxes for secondary TVs in your home a couple of years ago. I have one of these wireless cable boxes and the device is really small. The only Live TV Steaming service that I might consider is DirecTV Stream Ultimate edition if there was not a known sound issue. I watch a lot of sports on Regional Sports Networks. I am paying a little less for Verizon's TV service than I would be paying for DirecTV Stream Ultimate Edition. I also like having a TV subscription, so I can watch TV on other devices, besides my TVs. So, I can basically watch anything except the local channels on my laptop or phone in addition to my 2 TVs.

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JCGoodwin
Roku Guru

Re: Proud Cord-Cutter/Roku User For Two Years

Are you saying that you're a Roku user who maintains a cable subscription? To each their own. That's just not for me. Besides being cheaper than cable, streaming gives me the built-in DVR that comes with Philo, and I can generally watch whichever tennis matches I prefer via apps, as opposed to what the networks air.

I'd certainly appreciate a real Roku browser, so I didn't have to occasionally use a Fire Stick to access Amazon Silk.

I'm a proud Fios user myself. Great service.

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OwnerofDevices
Roku Guru

Re: Proud Cord-Cutter/Roku User For Two Years

I basically have a cable subscription because my household watches a lot of live sports. I also subscribe to ESPN+ and DirecTV Sunday NFL Ticket stream version for out of market football games. 

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JCGoodwin
Roku Guru

Re: Proud Cord-Cutter/Roku User For Two Years

Right! I thought we talked before. You prefer Sunday Ticket, while I prefer NFL+.

I don't use Sling anymore, but I believe that it offers the major Fox Sports and ESPN networks for $50 (Blue and Orange combined), with a sports add-on costing around $10. If you can get more sports than that with cable, for a lower price, I can see why you'd stick with it. All of this depends on preferences.

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OwnerofDevices
Roku Guru

Re: Proud Cord-Cutter/Roku User For Two Years

The only ways that I can watch an Orioles game in my area of Maryland is to subscribe to Verizon, Xfinity, or DirecTV Stream.   

JCGoodwin
Roku Guru

Re: Proud Cord-Cutter/Roku User For Two Years

Then it makes perfect sense for you to keep cable. When I started streaming, I realized that Roku offered a better deal on everything I used to watch via cable, and more. I hope you can eventually find what you're looking for on an app, if that's what you'd like.