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Can you get something like that for the U.K.?
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Vulchu wrote: Can you get something like that for the U.K.?
The way the Roku really got going in the US was as the least expensive Netflix streaming option. So if Blockbuster UK or some such did a major streaming push, that might get Roku or an equivalent launched in the UK.

Until then there is Boxee, which can be done with their box (more expensive than the Roku for sure), or with free software via a computer.

I'm not sure about AppleTV in combination with either iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad, I think Crunchyroll has to add AirPlay support to allow it to happen, but if that is added, that would be another option for people who already have Apple gear.

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hi
wow!!!
me too , i like to have it too , but im from united arab emiretes
so can i have too ?
how?
Posted 3/19/11
i'll stick with my ps3 thank u
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Hey, are there any specs on the channel? How does it work - is it just a browser to the CrunchyRoll DB and a hook from the Roku player to the FLV streams?

The reason that I ask is that I would like to write a similar plug-in for Windows Media Center. Is there any way to get some information about the back-end and the API?
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Everyone who is a crunchyroll user should get one of these. Its a great investment, you will not regret getting it. It makes my wife and I so happy when we sit to watch my anime on our couch and big screen TV. Save the money and buy one.
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athaari wrote:

hi
wow!!!
me too , i like to have it too , but im from united arab emiretes
so can i have too ?
how?

You would probably have to import one.

The good news is that the AC adapter included with my Roku XD|S was a universal type (i.e., accepts 100-240V, 50/60Hz input), so you would only need a plug adapter for your local socket.

The bad news is that I don't recall any setup for video type, which means at the very least the firmware supports only the NTSC video standard. That means you would be out of luck using the composite video output unless you had a TV that accepts NTSC. That said, if you have an HDTV and would be using HDMI, more than likely your TV would have no problem with a 60Hz input.

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Fuck Roku. Where's the Samsung app?
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TheAncientOne wrote: That said, if you have an HDTV and would be using HDMI, more than likely your TV would have no problem with a 60Hz input.
Any confirmation that it works for IP addresses outside the US?

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agila61 wrote:


TheAncientOne wrote: That said, if you have an HDTV and would be using HDMI, more than likely your TV would have no problem with a 60Hz input.
Any confirmation that it works for IP addresses outside the US?


Consider that on the Roku MLB.TV Product page, they include this in the section of the terms of service regarding blackout subscriptions:

OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA

No blackout restrictions apply.


It would seem strange to include that notice unless one could actually view it outside the United States.

Unless for some reason CR was restricting the Roku/VIA encoded material from Limelight's international CDN servers, I see no reason it should not work overseas.
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What about a jadoo box?
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TheAncientOne wrote: Consider that on the Roku MLB.TV Product page, they include this in the section of the terms of service regarding blackout subscriptions:

OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA

No blackout restrictions apply.


It would seem strange to include that notice unless one could actually view it outside the United States.
That is for their PC internet browser based product, according to the Roku forums, the MLB channel is North American only.

However, also from the forums,

We are developers based in London, UK.
As some of you guys know we are creating a channel for the Roku box.

This is what we have found:
Free channels work fine for us.

Amazon does not work for us because of the country restrictions.

We cannot test Netflick because you need an American address and credit card to sign up for their service.

MLB we could not test because we are not interested in baseball enough to pay and try this service.
So it does at least seem possible.


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agila61 wrote:


TheAncientOne wrote: Consider that on the Roku MLB.TV Product page, they include this in the section of the terms of service regarding blackout subscriptions:

OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA

No blackout restrictions apply.


It would seem strange to include that notice unless one could actually view it outside the United States.
That is for their PC internet browser based product, according to the Roku forums, the MLB channel is North American only.

If that pertains to their PC internet browser product, why that text on the Roku Product page?

I could imagine someone buying a Roku to take on vacation overseas, hooking it up, finding it didn't work, and then contacting MLB.TV, mad as hell, and threatening to sue them for false advertising.

Regarding CR, the fact that someone has confirmed free channels work overseas (as I expected), is a strong positive indicator. Still, it would be comforting to have someone say, "Yes, I have a Roku, I live in (country outside North America), and I can view Crunchyroll just fine on it".

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TheAncientOne wrote: If that pertains to their PC internet browser product, why that text on the Roku Product page?
Careless boilerplate ~ though if the reports are correct, it would be strictly speaking true, as there are no blackout restrictions on their international feeds.


TheAncientOne wrote: Regarding CR, the fact that someone has confirmed free channels work overseas (as I expected), is a strong positive indicator. Still, it would be comforting to have someone say, "Yes, I have a Roku, I live in (country outside North America), and I can view Crunchyroll just fine on it".
Yes, that's what I was talking about as confirmation, but that Roku forum post was an encouraging sign.

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Posted 3/21/11
You can get a cable that will connect your t.v. to your computer for about $20 tops at radio shack or walmart. This is just kinda pointless to me. I've watched anime like this for years
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