[Canadian Tire] Roku Express HD Streaming Media Player $24.99
- Deal Link:
- December 7, 2022
- Canadian Tire
PLEASE NOTE LINK WILL NOT SHOW SALE PRICE UNTIL DECEMBER 1, 2022
SPECIAL BUY-No Rainchecks
Nov 28th, 2022 4:52 pm
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Amazon's won't ship until Dec 30.sprung wrote: ↑Same price on Amazon and available now
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07YCFQQD5?tag ... bead4cf3bd
Best Buy too
https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/ro ... 44&irgwc=1
Nov 29th, 2022 5:10 am
Interesting. I've had the total opposite experience. Firestick is more cluttered, ads are more in-your-face and obstrusive, and overall have had more glitches and performance problems than Rokus. Roku ads are off to the side, interface is simple and easy to find everything in the order you place it in, none of this multi-level non-sense, as if a TV UI should be the same as Netflix.
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Dec 1st, 2022 2:24 pm
maybe this is anecdotal. i have both. i find roku is more user friendly, however, comparing like for like apps (discovery+ and youtube) i find the firestick navigates quicker.ClarkZuckerberg wrote: ↑ Interesting. I've had the total opposite experience. Firestick is more cluttered, ads are more in-your-face and obstrusive, and overall have had more glitches and performance problems than Rokus. Roku ads are off to the side, interface is simple and easy to find everything in the order you place it in, none of this multi-level non-sense, as if a TV UI should be the same as Netflix.
Dec 1st, 2022 2:50 pm
My old ROKU 3 supports CEC on my old 720p Panasonic plasma TV. I imagine newer ones should support it too??ES_Revenge wrote: ↑ The most major disadvantage to [standalone] Rokus is they don't work with CEC; so you are basically stuck with using two remotes unless you have something programmable where you program in the Roku commands/codes.
Some Roku's come with volume control and power buttons but they work on IR AFAIK and you have to program it for your TV brand, then it works. The Express devices do not come with such a remote (note the missing volume and power buttons). This would not be a problem if Rokus supported CEC like basically everyone else (then you could just use your TV remote) but they do not so you are SOL.
I've got no idea how/why they are making devices like this in this day and age but there you have it. With any Fire TV you can plug it in and your TV remote will work fine and on the opposite side your Fire remote will control the TV as well. You don't even have to think about it--just works, either way. I haven't used a Chromecast myself but if it has CEC it should work the same...again just like any other CEC device in the past decade plus.
On a TV with built-in Roku you obviously avoid this whole problem of lack of CEC.
That said the only other complaint I have about Roku as an OS is there is a lack of 3rd party apps, like you'd get with something Android based. The worst implication here (IMO) is you can't put an ad-free Youtube app on it (that I know of anyway). The ads on Roku YT are also arguably ridiculous at times--popping up like 2-3x, sometimes unskippable, in a 20-30 min video. You can obviously avoid ads by subscribing to YT but I mean anywhere else--PC, Android, etc. you can easily use an adblocker or 3rd party app to block the ads. If you watch a lot of YT content and don't subscribe to YT's paid service, you might want to skip Roku. Also putting on apps/services for getting content via "questionably legal means" (let's put it that way), if you're into that kind of thing, is pretty much not happening. In theory things can be sideloaded on to Roku, but when nobody makes anything to sideload...it's barely worth mentioning.
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Dec 1st, 2022 3:22 pm
They don't. There were some older versions of it that did, which is probably why yours does, but these modern ones do not. As I said it's pretty baffling in 2022.
Dec 1st, 2022 3:24 pm
It's a nice feature yeah. If you get the better remotes (which you can buy separately but not really worth it as you can just buy a better Roku with that remote instead) and they even have an earphones jack on the remote.
Dec 1st, 2022 3:44 pm
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Most likely the HD version. See here the sale price is the same on the HD Express https://www.roku.com/en-ca/products/players
Dec 1st, 2022 5:49 pm
It's not.. I bought it from Best Buy and probably need to return. I wanted to use it in the car, but the hot spot is slow since I need to enable the lower band.
Dec 1st, 2022 6:02 pm