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You can add "channels" very similar to the way that you would add an "app" on a smartphone or on your google page or on your Windows 8 screen...

There are 1000+ channels;
Many are freebies, of which some are real useful and others are real "niche" type of things;

Some of the more useful channels that will cost you a subscription somewhere:
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Netflix;
Amazon Instant Video;
HuluPlus;
Blockbuster on demand;
Spotify Premium;
HBO GO;
Showtime;
Red Box Instant;

Some of the more well known "free" channels:
YouTube;
Vevo;
Pandora;
CBS;
FOX;
Watch ESPN;
History;
Smithsonian;
Daily Motion;


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[sign in to see URL] works great on it...

no buffering (unlike on a Microsoft computer);

Picture quality and sound are outstanding (for example, on a slide the other day, I could see the individual grains of dirt/sand/clay spray in various directions);

Ability to choose the different feeds, start the game either from the beginning, join it live, or choose which 1/2 inning that you want to skip too;

Several different ways to get to the games (including archived) that you want to get [sign in to see URL] example, I've selected the "Mets" "Pirates" and "Jays" as my favorites so it automatically can get me to their games [sign in to see URL] even shows their upcoming schedule of games;

it also offers a recap of yesterday's game, which has more detail than the junk that you get from ESPN Sportscenter of BB tonight...

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The thing that surprises me the most, is how much better the music sounds and videos work on Roku using: Pandora, Youtube, Vevo and Dailymotion than they sound/buffer on a windows computer...

Maybe it's because my HDTV has a good sound bar, but the music sounds real good coming out of this little device...

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I haven't tried any of the other channels yet that need a subscription (aka Netflix, Amazon, etc) because I don't have a subscription [sign in to see URL] figured that can wait until I'm bored with the other stuff...

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there are a lot of "public domain" types of channels...

I'm paging thru one called "Public Domain Movies and Series"...
some of the more interesting oldies:
"Escape from Gulligan's Island";
Les Miserables (1935);
A Christmas Carol (1910);
Last of the Mohegans (1920);
A cricket match from 1905;
Charlie Chaplin movies;
Hitchcock movies;
Silent movies;


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It sounds cool

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Yesterday I did a comparison between the Roku and the HD Cable box:

Watching the Pilot Episode of Sleepy Hollow from Fox on both (go a couple minutes on one; then play the same scenes on the other):
Roku had a much more defined picture;
Roku's sound (playing through the same tv) was also sharper, TV volume for the same scene with Roku at 20 was louder/clearer than the Cable on-demand vs at 28.
With the Cable on demand version, you could NOT fast forward thru commercials;
With the Roku Fox channel, you could fast forward without issue;

The one thing that I have noticed though, is it occasionally gets a "glitch" during commercials, and will sometimes play the same commercial over; forget to show a commercial during the commercial break, and occasionally boot you out of the show back to the opening selection of the show...

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Hmmmm

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