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Old Nov 28th 2013, 2:34 am
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How the eff do you blokes get all the time to do (and research) this stuff?
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At work of course

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Did my own research and ordered one, it's cost just shy of 98 squid - including delivery.

That's "the present to the family" sorted
Arrived yesterday.

...So tempted to open it up and play with it (), but nope, "do not touch" 'til Christmas. Better wrap it up I s'pose...
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Arrived yesterday.

...So tempted to open it up and play with it (), but nope, "do not touch" 'til Christmas. Better wrap it up I s'pose...
I've ordered a Roku 3 from the US and one from the UK (the US one costs in USD what the UK one does in GBP )

They are also my Christmas present
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I've ordered a Roku 3 from the US and one from the UK (the US one costs in USD what the UK one does in GBP )

They are also my Christmas present
Ganna tray the UK one first...

In that link which I sent to Renth I think it mentioned that a US addy for the US Roku account is needed. Are you prepared for that/do you have a workaround?
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Ganna tray the UK one first...

In that link which I sent to Renth I think it mentioned that a US addy for the US Roku account is needed. Are you prepared for that/do you have a workaround?
I've got a US address - I have close family in Hawaii

I use it for my US Kindle account
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I've got a US address - I have close family in Hawaii

I use it for my US Kindle account
That's good. I have close family over there too so might do the same if the UK one is good. Please let me know your opinion on the US offering when you've got it all set up.

Interesting about the Kindle. What are the advantages with having the US one?
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Interesting about the Kindle. What are the advantages with having the US one?
US Kindle site has mote choice of books and lower prices. You need a US address and credit card but there is plenty of info online explaining how to do it

I won't post a link as it's slightly illegal
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US Kindle site has mote choice of books and lower prices. You need a US address and credit card but there is plenty of info online explaining how to do it

I won't post a link as it's slightly illegal
Cool!
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I live in Oregon (no state sales tax)
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I live in Oregon (no state sales tax)
That's a long way to commute
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Arrived yesterday.

...So tempted to open it up and play with it (), but nope, "do not touch" 'til Christmas. Better wrap it up I s'pose...
Ah well, the temptation got the better of me and instead of wrapping it up it's all set up. Problem is I seem to have all of the US channels. And it's not live stuff at all. You have to select clips, episodes, movies, etc. No more vegging out on the sofa and watching one programme run into the next. Even Sky News is "on demand" - not really rolling news. I reckon I can get used to it though.
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Ah well, the temptation got the better of me and instead of wrapping it up it's all set up. Problem is I seem to have all of the US channels. And it's not live stuff at all. You have to select clips, episodes, movies, etc. No more vegging out on the sofa and watching one programme run into the next. Even Sky News is "on demand" - not really rolling news. I reckon I can get used to it though.
You need Nowhere TV for non-on demand "live" Sky TV. There are quite a few live streams. RT is another that comes to mind.

http://thenowhereman.com/roku/

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You need Nowhere TV for non-on demand "live" Sky TV. There are quite a few live streams. RT is another that comes to mind.

http://thenowhereman.com/roku/
Great! Got it now, thanks.
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Great! Got it now, thanks.
MOX is another good channel, if you like weird music.
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The only way to get HBO Go is if you share (for a price) someones login. Have a look at Whirlpool as I think I read about it on there.

Alternatively there is HBO Nordic. Same HBO programs and they have an English language option. I use Unotelly and it is listed on there and I can access it on my computer but not WDTV. Think it was about 10euro p/m. Again Whirlpool has the answers how to get it as I have not signed up.....yet!.
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