Ok, This is the TV system we now have. I said I'd let you know so here goes.
First of all, Larry unplugged the Direct TV box and
SO...Go online, on your computer, and go to ROKU.com and create an account first! And don't forget...IF you don't have WI-FI in your house...you'll need to get it!
1. ROKU2-XD is for streaming tv channels. We bought it at Best Buy for $79.99 plus tax. Larry said the instructions were almost TOO easy to follow. This is for channels like Netflix, HULU and such. The ONLY thing I bought and pay a monthly fee for ($7.99) is Netflix...I love it! Especially since I can get my English murder mysteries. There's thousands of shows and movies all for the one price. You can also get FOX News but remember, all shows on ROKU are STREAMED! NOT LIVE! Missed last nights Hannity? O'Reilly? ROKU has it....Just click on the Order Channels and you'll find them there. Your Local channels through your Antenna are the only live feeds!
I use to have HULU Plus and watched it here at the shop on my computer but there are some shows that I wanted that HULU doesn't carry. That's also a neat thing about Netflix or HULU Plus...You can watch them on Any device...phones, TV's, computers...All you need are your email address and password to sign in with. You create them when you sign up for their service.
2. See the RCA TV antenna? It cost $40.99 plus tax. This is so that you can get your local channels. Unbox it...and just plug it into the back of the TV where it says, antenna...then run a Auto detect channel run so the tv can find your local channels itself. Done!
Larry had bought another, higher priced antenna called Clearstream and it wouldn't pick up Squat! He carried it back and got the RCA one and he got 15 channels with it! Coolbeans!
We have two televisions and he hooked them both up this way. Each having it's own antennas and ROKU units. You'll figure out later what will personally work for your family.
We spent the rest of the weekend immersed in local news reports, English mysteries, sports...movies...Nice!
THEN....Monday morning I came to work and called DIRECT TV and cancelled their service. We'd been a customer since 1997. The lady tried VERY hard to keep me from leaving..."BUT! We can offer you your same service for $79.00 a month for a Whole Year!"....."No way...but thank you. We have a sequester going on...:O)"
So now...we pay for the WI-FI and Netflix...WI-FI for the internet is $62 a month (We have Time Warner for internet only, no phones) and Netflix is $7.99. See the savings? Before, we were Also paying for Direct TV at $108 a month. That was $170 or more a month...Now it's just $69.99 a month and we have more television then we could possibly watch in a lifetime...
Hope I didn't confuse the heck out of you but I thought you might like to know how things turned out for us.
Get your pen and paper out and just figure what you're spending on television. We're not destitute but we're not rich either and I'm tired of paying for programming that no longer interest me! I don't CARE about AlJazerra TV (Terrorist who've helped kill our soldiers and NO, I'm not apologizing!) ....nor am I looking to get a sex change operation. I don't Care who is the greatest singer in the world or who bitchslaps who and I do NOT speak Spanish! I'm just sick of crap TV and being FORCED to pay for it! Now, we just pay for what WE want to watch!
I know this was a LONG post and I'm sorry for that...Hope it helps you in your decision! And Yes...you can pay for cable for around $30 a month...but there Again, you're paying for programming that you do Not watch!
Have a super day Gang!!