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TNGTony
11-20-2011, 08:30 PM
I stopped using Roku a couple of months back when I dumped Netflix. But today I just checked it out and discovered, much to my delight, that HBO GO is now a channel on the Roku Box. In combination with the Epix channel on Roku I am almost completely covered here. Just need them to add the Starz app and I would be good to go!

Some may think this irrelevant because of all the other "on demand" places HBO Go is available, but to me this is a God Send. I personally still have trouble with Dish Network's VOD interface. It is so clunky in comparison the ROKU. The PQ is great and sound is okay.

I am looking forward to a "Blockbuster" channel on Roku. I know its a longshot, but it's great!

Indy
11-25-2011, 05:47 PM
I just purchased and installed the Roku 2 XS and played with it awhile. I bought this model because it has Angry Birds on the box. My six year old grandson loves the game. Also I have Dish and HBO so the HBO GO is a nice addition. We are all flying down to Marco Island next week and I am planing on taking the Roku for my grandson so he can play Angry Birds and we can watch Netflix & HBO in the hotel. I like the ability to pause the HBO or Netflix movie and get back to it latter. These liittle boxes are a great to tuck in the suitcase. Takes up no room to speak of!

jayn_j
11-26-2011, 09:16 AM
You can only subscribe to HBO GO if you have HBO already, and further your provider needs to sign on for it. TWC does not, so although I subscribe to HBO, I could not use this. I wonder a bit about usefulness. The Roku isn't portable like an iPad, and by definition, you already have the HBO feed going to your TV.

I could see the point if HBO was willing to provide a net only subscription.

Reigster at SatelliteGuys