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Playstation Vue

Discussion in 'Computers, Home Theater & Technology' started by wolves2002, Jul 8, 2016.

  1. wolves2002

    wolves2002 Junior

    Has anyone tried this streaming service? Now that it is available on the Roku, I have been looking at it. I currently use Sling. This seems to have some advantages - regional Fox sports networks, BTN, a DVR function, more channels, etc.
     
  2. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    Interesting, it came to the Roku? How would you say the functionality is compared to Sling? How is the consistency in displaying heavy volume broadcasts?
     
  3. wolves2002

    wolves2002 Junior

    I have not actually tried it yet. There is a free 7 day trial that I will do. May have some time next week.

    I have seen some comments that the Roku UI is pretty bare bones and may not have a functioning guide yet.

    Hopefully the commercials will be at about the same volume. On Sling they tend to be a LOT louder.
     
  4. CentralMOBuck

    CentralMOBuck Senior

    You can use it on android (chromecast) now as well IIRC.
     
  5. scarletmike

    scarletmike Researching the Magic!

    I'm interested in thoughts on how it works on Roku as well. Trying to decide between that and a Fire TV for the living room (Fire TV supposedly has the same UI as on a Playstation, but not sure how DVR functions would work since it doesn't have built in storage like a Playstation), and probably getting Fire Sticks for the two bedrooms. Not 100% sure I'll be moving to streaming, but it certainly looks like a great than 50% chance right now.
     
  6. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    In general I've heard that fire sticks are junk, of course I think most sticks are that way.

    We really enjoy our rokus for plex, Netflix, Hulu, watchespn and Btn, though one of them does need to be unplugged and reset every so often since there is no power button.

    It looks like I have to stick with my tablo tuner and antenna (which I never got around to setting up fully) for local stations. For now that's not an option in Columbus and I'm not holding my breath they they work out the carriage arrangements with a cord cutting service.
     
  7. scarletmike

    scarletmike Researching the Magic!

    It seems like you need at least a Roku 3 for Vue, though, and I'd prefer to not spend $80+ on devices for each room.

    For broadcast channels I thankfully live on a high point in the area, above the visible tree line to the horizon in all northward directions, which is where all the local stations are, so I don't expect any issues with an antenna for that purpose (if I even need to, might be able to just plug into the wall).
     

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