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Old Oct 4th 2018, 2:00 am
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Of course, but what happens if you want to change after?
Let's say the 3.00 Saturday match finishes on 105 (it used to be 300+ with the previous provider) and the 5.30 match is on NBC, which is 9 for me. Imagine having to click down between 100 and 300 times, because you can't input a number.

But I know with Netflix you don't need numbers. I suppose with other things that Roku enables, you don't need as many numbers as on your typical TV service, so it's less of a nuisance.
Roku is different. You get some basic channels and then you can add them and you scroll across with the forward and backward arrows and then click on the channel you want. I think I have 3 pre-loaded and the only one I pay for is Netflix.

There are hundreds of channels with most of them a waste of time. I haven't had a problem with the remote so far.
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Old Oct 4th 2018, 3:04 am
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There are hundreds of channels with most of them a waste of time.
Just like 'normal' TV then
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Old Oct 4th 2018, 3:11 pm
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Just like 'normal' TV then
Worse but I'm not paying for them.

https://www.roku.com/en-ca/whats-on
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How do you get iplayer on Roku? I have one and use Netflix, Youtube etc but all the other channels are pretty gash. Does it have a search function? If so I've never seen one.
It's a Roku from the UK.
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How do you get iplayer on Roku? I have one and use Netflix, Youtube etc but all the other channels are pretty gash. Does it have a search function? If so I've never seen one.
MIne has a search function I think but it isn't great.

I have about 30 channels in the favourites or saved category. Any idea on how to get them removed down to what I actually now watch..Netflix, Amazon Prime (2 weeks left), Reuters, Al Jazeera, Sky News, Ted Talks, Youtube, Man U TV, Euro News, France 24
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I've recently been using "Transponder.TV" It requires a subscription, and shows programs at real UK time. However you can record them and also download to a HDD.
Doesn't require a VPN. So far so good.
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I've recently been using "Transponder.TV" It requires a subscription, and shows programs at real UK time. However you can record them and also download to a HDD.
Doesn't require a VPN. So far so good.
Does it have all of the BBC programming, or selections?
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Does it have all of the BBC programming, or selections?
Channels currently on offer: https://www.transponder.tv/channels

I haven't yet subscribed, still sorting other stuff, but the coverage looks good and their support people are very helpful.
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Originally Posted by BuckinghamshireBoy View Post
Channels currently on offer: https://www.transponder.tv/channels

I haven't yet subscribed, still sorting other stuff, but the coverage looks good and their support people are very helpful.

I saw the channels, but what I was asking was do they transmit all the Beeb broadcasting as it happens, or only selected programmes.
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I saw the channels, but what I was asking was do they transmit all the Beeb broadcasting as it happens, or only selected programmes.
As I understand it, it's full broadcast as it happens, nothing is selectively removed. I was going to wait for the HD channels to come into the packages before trialling.
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Channels currently on offer: https://www.transponder.tv/channels.
Looks very like FilmOn.
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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
I saw the channels, but what I was asking was do they transmit all the Beeb broadcasting as it happens, or only selected programmes.
It has BBC 0ne,Two and Four. They are shown live, but you can schedule in advance to record them and watch later, and even download to your HDD. Pay monthly you can always cancel if you don't like.
Yes it does show all the BBC programs.

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I am not in a hurry as I currently have BBC One and Two via my ISP. I also have BBC World News, but it's not the same channel (News HD) as I had when watching directly over Freesat. Too many repeated articles, interviews and featurettes on the World News channel for my liking.

I would welcome BBC Four, ITV/ITV2/3/4, Channel 4, Channel 5, 5 USA , BBC Parliament, Red button, and Sky News though.

11, possibly 12 additional channels seems like it might be worth it.

My mid-term infrastructure is not yet in place; I would not watch directly on the PC, but pump it to the big screen via HDMI and AVR. That requires an additional piece of furniture, which is in now the garage, in the process of being butchered, sanded and stained. Not sure I'll get that done by Christmas...
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Originally Posted by BuckinghamshireBoy View Post
I am not in a hurry as I currently have BBC One and Two via my ISP. I also have BBC World News, but it's not the same channel (News HD) as I had when watching directly over Freesat. Too many repeated articles, interviews and featurettes on the World News channel for my liking.

I would welcome BBC Four, ITV/ITV2/3/4, Channel 4, Channel 5, 5 USA , BBC Parliament, Red button, and Sky News though.

11, possibly 12 additional channels seems like it might be worth it.

My mid-term infrastructure is not yet in place; I would not watch directly on the PC, but pump it to the big screen via HDMI and AVR. That requires an additional piece of furniture, which is in now the garage, in the process of being butchered, sanded and stained. Not sure I'll get that done by Christmas...
Fortunately my computer is in the room adjacent to my TV, a simple matter of connecting both with a HDMI cable. I guess the same would work using a laptop in the same room.
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