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Old Jul 30th 2019, 2:58 pm
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This is purely about the services. I've read plenty about how one is better than the other and how one should get an ultra box rather than express or plus gadgets. I'm just looking to see if there's any advantage in having one of each or two the same.

We have a Smart TV that is Fire. We have another TV that we need to make smart by use of a stick. So the question is Roku or Fire?

Does having one of each give a significantly different selection in what can be accessed? Even if it does, is there a greater disadvantage because the two services have a different appearance or operation? Would you pick up the remote and do the wrong thing because most times it would be the right thing on the other TV?
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Old Jul 30th 2019, 4:08 pm
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The only disadvantage of having 2 of the same device would be if they were reasonably adjacent and the remote control could drive both units.

Yes, been there, done that with 2 older Rokus on the same TV. Had to build a little 'hutch' to hide whichever Roku box we didn't want to use at any one time from the magic, invisible signals from the remote.
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Old Jul 30th 2019, 4:37 pm
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Default Re: Fire and/or Roku

Originally Posted by celticgrid View Post
The only disadvantage of having 2 of the same device would be if they were reasonably adjacent and the remote control could drive both units.

Yes, been there, done that with 2 older Rokus on the same TV. Had to build a little 'hutch' to hide whichever Roku box we didn't want to use at any one time from the magic, invisible signals from the remote.


I think we'd be okay. One would be upstairs, the other down. Plus one would be in the west wing and one in the east.
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