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JPLSU1981
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Roku/Netflix problem...1st time ever...


I clikck on Netflix, It say's "retreiving..." and then gives me an error

"netflix services experienced an internal error"


It's been doing this all night, I can't get Netflix to pull up. Any advice? any others having same issue?







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TheoreticalTiger
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re: Roku/Netflix problem...1st time ever...


Try unplugging device power and lan cable and reboot. I have yet to have an issue with my Roku box. It is more cool than my TIVO or Cox DVR.





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OBUDan
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Can someone explain this to me?

What exactly does it do?

Obviously it enables streaming through the television, but I see they advertise other "channels" like UFC where you can watch all the events live or taped?

So would you need an extra subscription for that? Or is that free?

From the site, it makes it sounds like you'd still have to have your own Netflix/Hulu Plus etc. etc. accounts to access that content. But no real mention of the UFC/NHL/NBA stuff.

ETA: I have a PS3, so I can already stream NEtflix through my TV (as well as Hulu). But if this gives me the option to watch live UFC stuff plus NBA/NHL games without paying anything more than the initial cost of the box... I may just have to do that.



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TheoreticalTiger
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quote:

ETA: I have a PS3, so I can already stream NEtflix through my TV (as well as Hulu). But if this gives me the option to watch live UFC stuff plus NBA/NHL games without paying anything more than the initial cost of the box... I may just have to do that.



I have an X360 and I find that both the PS3 and X360's are gaming systems that multitask. The ROKU is much like you just said but works more like "apps" that you subscribe too. It has an intuitive remote and it's easy to order VOD movies from Amazon etc...

The box is really small, cheap, and is designed for MEDIA only so the GUI is super user friendly. The setup is a breeze with either wifi or direct LAN. I'm actually thinking about traveling with it and an HDMI cable at hotels but I don't think they will let me change their video inputs. BTW... Droid/iPhone/iPad have Roku apps that you can use instead of a remote. It's not fancy but it's quick and simple.






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OBUDan
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re: Roku/Netflix problem...1st time ever...


So you do have to pay for the extra services though? Like the NBA/NHL/UFC stuff?

That content isn't just free through the box, right?






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JPLSU1981
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I'm not sure man...I got the Roku pretty much primarily to stream Netflix on my TV (I also use Amazon VOD channel as well), but other than those two channels I haven't really explored the 100 or so other channels they offer.

I know there is a UFC channel, as well as an NBA channel, but I'm not sure what the costs look like. The channel itself would certainly be free, as are all the Roku channels, but some of them (like HuluPlus and Netflix), have their own subscription costs.

I found this about the UFC channel...

quote:

The new UFC Channel offers both live HD streaming of pay-per-view events, plus access to past UFC content via UFC Vault. Some of this content is free and more is available either à la carte or as part of a subscription.


Ultimate Fighting Championship fans are getting another forum for watching the latest bouts. UFC has signed a multiyear agreement to stream live fights on Roku set-top boxes.

The agreement kicks off May 29 with a match between two former UFC champions. Roku owners will pay $44.99 per fight, the same as on pay-per-view, a Roku representative said.

UFC fans will still have the option of watching games on pay-per-view through their satellite or cable provider.

As part of the new deal, fight fans will also have access to UFC Vault channel on the Roku box. The channel includes pre-fight events and press conferences held before and after the bouts. The UFC Vault channel costs $59.99 for six months, the Roku representative said.

UFC's service will work similarly to Major League Baseball's Roku channel, which allows owners to stream live games after paying for access.



Read more: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-20005105-17.html#ixzz1H6pr1Uk6


Here is the full channel lineup that Roku offers... LINK

I know the Roku has a really nice user interface which is better than most WiFi blue-ray players and gaming systems. As far as the Roku goes, I think it's awesome and love it. From all my research (and I did a lot of it before buying the Roku), AppleTV and Roku are far and away the best streaming players out there, with Roku having the lead on content at the moment and Apple having a slightly sleeker user interface. ONly reason I went with Roku over ATV is because my bedroom tV doesn't have an HDMI port and the appleTV is only HDMI compatible, roku allows for standard composite/component connection AND Hdmi connection.



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OBUDan
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re: Roku/Netflix problem...1st time ever...


Ahhh thanks.

Sorry, didn't mean to make you dig that up

Thought maybe you guys knew off hand.






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JPLSU1981
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re: Roku/Netflix problem...1st time ever...


After checking the Roku forums, there appears to have been a nationwide Netflix issue last night on streaming devices.

The issue seems to be resolved now, everything is working fine today.






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