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Forum topic by Rick M. posted 05-14-2013 05:04 PM 3088 views 0 times favorited 19 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-14-2013 05:04 PM

Topic tags/keywords: roku blip pbs roy underhill woodwrights shop television

Heads up to anyone with a Roku, there are a number of woodworking shows now available.

PBS has the last several seasons of The Woodwright’s Shop, same ones that are online but it’s nice to watch them on TV instead of the computer and there were a couple I missed the first time around.

Blip.TV has The Wood Whisperer, Matt’s Basement Workshop, Garage Woodworks, Renaissance Woodworker, and Woodworker’s Guild of America.

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#1 posted 05-14-2013 05:07 PM

Sweet, I’ll have to check these out. Is blip.tv free?

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#2 posted 05-14-2013 05:18 PM

Yep, both are free.

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#3 posted 05-14-2013 05:21 PM

Rick, thanks for posting this. Now if I can just get the other half to stop watching Bravo, Lifetime, E, etc., I might be able to watch these on my Roku.

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#4 posted 05-14-2013 05:25 PM

Thanks for posting Rick, good reminder.

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#5 posted 05-14-2013 05:37 PM

Awesome. I’ll check it out. My local PBS hasn’t played Roy in a while.

Roku is a little box that just keeps on giving.

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#6 posted 05-14-2013 05:45 PM

Rick … Thanks for pointing this out! We have had a ROKU for a couple of years, but have really only used it for Netflix … never looked at the other channels available.

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#7 posted 05-14-2013 06:31 PM

Sweet I have a Roku I will have to check that out.

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#8 posted 05-14-2013 06:36 PM

What’s a Roku?

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#9 posted 05-14-2013 06:41 PM

Roku Streaming Internet TV
I love mine.

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#10 posted 05-14-2013 09:32 PM

Is the Roku a one time fee to buy the box and remote or is there monthly charges like cable?

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#11 posted 05-14-2013 09:46 PM

It’s a one-time deal and you can get access to free content, but there are also paid content such as Netflix or MLB.tv both of which I subscribe to.

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#12 posted 05-14-2013 09:58 PM

Thanks for the info Brandon....Because of the ever increasing monthly bills, I don’t have cable anymore. I couldn’t justify all that $$ every month. I have a digital antenna and receive local HD channels plus PBS and the Create Channel (which is the what I always tune into). Maybe I’ll look into this Roku…

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#13 posted 05-15-2013 03:37 AM

The Roku is a sweet little machine. I originally wanted it to watch Netflix on my 2nd television but there must be hundreds of channels. There are quite a few free movie channels with relatively new movies, they play commercials but only about one every twenty minutes, not too bothersome. Many of the channels are amateurs but there is still interesting content. There are channels dedicated to horror movies, science fiction, hunting, religion, weather, technology, news, sports, politics, with more added all the time.

http://www.rokuguide.com/

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#14 posted 05-15-2013 10:14 AM

Rick M....thanks for the link

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#15 posted 05-15-2013 10:41 AM

Hey,

Thanks for the heads up. I love the roku setup. Pretty much have given up on regular TV with the commercials and we are just about ready to dump the satellite system and go with that for our TV watching, Thanks again for the link and the info.

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