Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 17, 2021, 18:49:
Never used or closely researched Roku. It is just a pass through device, right? You are paying up front for their UI to handle all the various streaming services, but no continuing costs (other than the streaming services themselves).
That's exactly right. There's a ton of streaming services both free and paid you can get the clients for and Roku handles it seamlessly. Most of the free stuff is fairly ghetto but they always have some gems. Your mileage will vary on the paid ones. Over winter I usually pay for a few services like Acorn, BBC, and Wondrium. The 4K stick is 50'ish US and the soundbar $100'ish. Easily worth it IMO.
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