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Old May 30 2013, 07:10 PM   #11
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Re: Dumping Cable & Getting a Roku - Advice Needed

Spot's Meow wrote: View Post
Regarding Hulu Plus, why can't those shows just be watched for free on the Network websites? I am trying to figure out the advantage that Hulu Plus has over watching the shows for free on, say, NBC.com. There must be some advantage or else people wouldn't purchase it, I just can't figure out what it is yet.
To access Hulu Plus, you can use a Roku which will run you $50 to $100 depending on the model you get--this is far cheaper than any laptop you'd want to buy that can hook up to your TV via HDMI. Of course, if you already have a laptop or another computer you can hook up to your TV, that changes the equation a bit.

Additionally from what I've seen most people don't want to futz with a laptop or HTPC attached to a TV--they just want something dead easy to use which the Roku excels in.
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