I Want My Roku TV!

TV Man - I Want My Roku TV!

This is Tina’s birthday card to me for 2010. It’s another one of her brilliant digital collages. Tina usually bases the card on whatever my current obsession may be (it seems there is never a shortage!) This year she’s ribbing me over my fixation with the Roku which is a sort-of TV tuner enabled by the internet.

Netflix on the Roku

I bought the entry level, standard definition Roku box in order to watch Netflix’s streaming library on my old tube television set. As it turns out and much to my delight, the box offers a number of other streaming channels. A few of them offer public domain audio and video. I’ve been having a grand old time catching up on ancient schlock horror films and ancient TV shows. Refusing to get cable, I’ve been limping by with rabbit ears and virtually no reception for years. Things improved once broadcast TV went digital and I was able to receive channels like ThisTV. Now I’m in Hog Heaven with the closest thing I can think of being a la carte cable TV!

Tina took note and now I have another great card further documenting my lunacy and her staying power! Thanks, Hun!

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6 Responses to I Want My Roku TV!

  1. Jason Snyder says:

    I love my Roku. I added the Moonlight Movies and Drive-In Classics channels for the schlocky horror and sci-fi. It’s awesome.

  2. Wyatt Earp says:

    Happy birthday, Joe!

  3. Joe Williams says:

    Jason,

    Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!

    I, too, love my Roku! (Hey, it rhymes!) It is the future of TV. I managed to escape a whole season of political ads thanks to it. I gave broadcast a break and dove into the deep end of the Roku pool!

    Pub-D-Hub has most all of the same public domain material as the channels you mentioned. There’s also an Archive.org channel that’s “private” although anybody can add it. It’s been a while since I’ve done it, but I think this is the guy’s link:
    http://www.thenowhereman.com/roku/

    You may want to check out this one first:
    http://www.roku-channels.com/

  4. Jason Snyder says:

    Joe, happy to visit! I love you’re wife’s art.

    I have the Archive.org channel. It’s another of my favorites. I will checkout roku-channels.com. Thanks for the tip!

  5. Joe Williams says:

    Jason,
    I thank you; my wife thanks you and Roku probably thanks you too! Definitely check out that Roku channels site. I found a few surprises on there when I last looked at it.
    -Joe

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