Don was disgusted with our Direct TV bill and the fact that we were paying over $165 and there wasn’t much on.
For the past 2 years we said we were going to cut the cable and get an outside antenna just to be done with it but something always stopped us, I think it was fear. After Don died and I realized that my income was going to be cut almost in half I had to do something and that darn TV bill was staring me in the face so I made the decision.
I first done my research and because I have a dumb TV I decided on a Roku. Then it was which one, the Roku Stick, Roku 1, 2 or 3 and now I see they’ve come out with a Roku 4. In 2015 they upgraded the Roku 2 so it had the same guts as the 3, the difference was in the remote. The 3 has a remote that doesn’t have to be pointed at the device and it’s got a headphone jack for private listening. Now, I don’t know about you but I’m use to pointing my remote at my TV so what’s the problem there. I’m also the only one in the house so having a headphone jack in the remote was a bit overkill so I saved about $50 by going with the updated 2.
I only ordered one Roku 2 and put it in the bedroom and I can honestly say, it was love at first watch.
I’ve since ordered another device for the living room and the granddaughter recently came to live with me to finish out the school year so I bought a refurbished Roku stick for her TV.
I can honestly say I don’t miss my satellite like I thought I would. Almost all of the shows I watch are on Hulu the next day or shortly after. The DVR which is what I thought I’d miss most is a non issue since Hulu, CBS All Access has almost everything I watch and if that fails there’s always Amazon though I do have to pay $1.99 to watch The Walking Dead.
If you’re looking for a Roku I suggest looking at Amazon where you can compare all they offer and make the best decision for you and your situation.