dealsroku - netflix bundle deal | get $20 off to try…

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No thanks. it's worthless for everyone who can't get broadband.

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Just wondering where you live... Still not able to get broadband? I have lived all over the world and even in remote research stations in the rain forest I had broadband. And when I lived on a remote caribbean island i was downloading files from servers in the states at 2 megabytes per sec.

Wherever you live i feel for you. Broadband is the only utility except for elec and heat we get, but it allows us to have phone, TV, internet, and almost anything else we want. Not having it would suck.

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I guess your right there but who cant get broad band? even the phone company carries it now. I have used netflix for almost 6 years with very little problems.

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Some areas on New Hamshire do not have braodband.

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The Netflix/Roku pair is a great bargain. I pay for the cheapest unlimited netflix plan, $8.99 a month, for unlimited streaming on my TV and 1 movie out at a time. Cheapest for of good entertainment I've found. Roku is really starting to develop some other great channels as well. In fact anyone can make a channel if they wish, they have a dev kit available to the public.

Caveat emptor: A netflix account will let you hook up to SIX instant stream devices to your account(that includes PCs), but you can only SIMULTANEOUSLY watch one device at a time with the cheapest plan. In order to simultaneously watch something on more than one device, you need the 2 dvds out a month plan that runs at $13.99

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@dcallender: True.

I know there are areas that don't have it. But they are getting fewer and fewer each day.

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I have a roku and netflix, and this is a fantastic deal. You can watch a lot of movies and shows right on your TV. I only pay $10.00 per month for Netflix and I can watch movies 24/7 if I want.

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I only have the cheapest plan and I can watch movies on all 4 of my computers in my house all at the same time if I wanted. About two years ago it was like that to where you could only watch one device at a time but I dont think its like that anymore

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That may be true, I'm just going by ROKU's site. There is what they say about simultaneous devices...

http://support.roku.com/entries/221164-how-many-roku-players-can-i-use-with-a-single-netflix-membership

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Kinda disappointed the deal is only for new subscribers. What about those of us that have been streaming it on computers. I'd likely buy a Roku with a $20 discount.

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This is tempting...I'm gonna pick one of these up for my parents for x-mas...

Just wondering if the hardware will be upgraded again by then...or if I'll be able to get a better holly-day deal...

This is an AWESOME deal if you don't already have Netflix and a Netflix enabled device (e.g., XBox360, PS3, Wii)...

I can't say enough about how cool Netflix is...it's amazing how much content you get for $9 bucks a month... and it's getting better all the time..

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we bought a western digital from best buy..if u have a netflix account it will stream that and the movies u have on ur pc

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I agree... I feel shafted being a loyal Netflix member I was going to buy a Roku box within the next few weeks if not days but now I think I just may wait and see what other options are about to come along...
Roku can suck air as far as I'm concerned and trialpay can GFThemselves !

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I actually just went for this deal last week. A couple things..

I signed up under the deal for Netflix and expected to use my coupon a few days later, was disappointed when it came in the e-mail and said it was only good for 24 hours. Tried it tonight, almost a week later and found the coupon still worked.

Second, regarding how many streaming devices simultaneously, I gave them a call. I was asking if I could share the streaming account with my son across country, which they told me is fine (nice bonus!) The support guy then went on to tell me that they do now allow two devices simultaneously when using the $8.95 basic one disk at a time account. (Also two devices simultaneously on the two disk - bumps up to three on the three disk and four on four, etc.) I'd give them a call to be sure, just in case my support guy was wrong.

So far though, for almost a week now I've had 2 devices (pc and wii) streaming constantly, and no problems. The Roku box should be here in a couple more days.

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@quarlesr: It's funny that you can download files from servers in the states at 2 mbps from abroad but you can't do it if you are actually IN the states. Only city dwellers can get broadband, everyone else is out of luck. I even live in the city limits but there's nothing available, I'm too far away from the CO for DSL and cable never works. I might be able to get one of those high priced cell phone data plans but they prohibit tethering to make it really useful and data is limited to 5 Gb/mo anyway, can't watch many movies with that. Everyone seems to be raising rates but cutting back on the amount of data. Obama promised to get internet access for the entire country but so far they only got it in very remote areas of a couple of indian reservations so the rest of the country is left out. It's kind of like his worthless healthcare plan, that doesn't cover me either.

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@jameyc: your PC doesnt count as a device
the Wii and the Roku box will count as two
and don't forget whatever devices your son has hooked up if any !

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@stevec5000: My mother-in-law lives in rural western New York, at least 10 miles from the nearest city, and 4 miles from the nearest town, and she get's 3Mbps downloads on DSL. (In fact, if I could get her service here in the suburbs of a large east-coast city, I'd save $20/month and ditch my broadband provider. I don't actually need 20Mbps downloads).

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@cheetous: this is not true, my husband and i both have xbox 360's and only have the one movie at a time package, and we are both able to watch totally different shows at the same time thru netflix. have been doing this for over a year with no problems at all. and i have even watched a show on the computer while he was watching one on the xbox.

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@stevec5000: Honestly it helped that I was one of only a handful of people on my school's fiber optic line. But even with school in session we can stream videos on megavideo and other sites well enough.

Netflix did not work though. Pesky international distribution laws.

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We have my xbox, laptop, and sony TV running, plus my dads laptop, my sisters laptop and wii, and my brothers desktop, all at different houses in different cities, and usually 3 to 4 of them streaming at once, and have never had a problem. And we are on the one disc plan.

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@eddieangel333: The PC does count as a device, toward both the simultaneous viewing limit, and the 6 authorized devices limit.

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@jameyc: WRONG... if the PC was counted as a device it would have to be Authorized just like any other device ! Which it is NOT !

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I just tested it out I played netflix on 3 diffrent computers and 2 games sytems in my house all at the same time and was able to do so and I am on the $8.99 plan

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@eddieangel333: Check your account settings, you'll find the PC has to be authorized. It just does it automatically since you're presumably already logged in. (If you're not, your software will ask you to authenticate, depending on what you're using to view it.) The auth token is generated and tossed into your account settings though like any other device.

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This is really tempting, but I'm going to hold off. I suspect that soon enough we're going to see a lot of competition between Roku, Apple TV, and Google TV, and I bet there will be lots of promotions.

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I'm on the least expensive $8.99/month plan and our family uses our Netflix account on our PS3 in the living roon, a Wii in the TV room, 2 PC's and a ROKU HD in our bedroom. We use them all the time simultaneously. The kids watching their TV show Series, the little one with her Disney movies and TV shows, and Me and the Misses watching TV series/Movies almost every day. I don't even know why we are paying for cable. We never watch it! Netflix is an awesome deal.

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@stevedog1: Seems like the best deal would be to drop your cable like it is hot.

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PS3, Wii, 3 roku boxes, 3 computers, 1 laptop, and 2 smart phones, and we have watched on 5 devices at one time, and all of those devices get netflix for us. so I am thinking that the computers, laptop, and the smart phones do not count toward those limits. although I did have to take my xbox 360 off of our linked devices list to add the wii when the it allowed streaming, the 360 is crashed anyway and microsoft customer service made me a little mad so I never fixed it.