Best cheap media player

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  • Mfolf 13 Oct 2017 08:46:14 1,201 posts
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    Been using PS4 for Netflix, nowtv etc. but I want to set that up in spare room so need something to do the same job. I haven’t really been paying attention and now there appears to be a ton of options. Amazing, google, Apple etc. and I always hear people talking about Rokus (spelling?). Not wanting to spend too much. Cheers
  • mrpon 13 Oct 2017 08:49:11 33,614 posts
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    Perfect timing mow, get this:

    http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/tv-and-home-entertainment/digital-and-smart-tv/smart-tv/roku-3-media-streamer-21746514-pdt.html#srcid=11026

    It was £80, dropped to £35 earlier this week. It's amazing, I have two. Love them.
  • CompetitiveDad 13 Oct 2017 08:58:25 7,219 posts
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    I do like using the Google Chromecast.
  • sport 13 Oct 2017 10:12:57 13,960 posts
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    mrpon wrote:
    Perfect timing mow, get this:

    http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/tv-and-home-entertainment/digital-and-smart-tv/smart-tv/roku-3-media-streamer-21746514-pdt.html#srcid=11026

    It was £80, dropped to £35 earlier this week. It's amazing, I have two. Love them.
    Can't find a single one in my area or near work. Anywhere else you can get this for £35?
  • DaM 13 Oct 2017 10:20:51 16,795 posts
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    sport wrote:
    mrpon wrote:
    Perfect timing mow, get this:

    http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/tv-and-home-entertainment/digital-and-smart-tv/smart-tv/roku-3-media-streamer-21746514-pdt.html#srcid=11026

    It was £80, dropped to £35 earlier this week. It's amazing, I have two. Love them.
    Can't find a single one in my area or near work. Anywhere else you can get this for £35?
    Bugger all round here either.
  • GoodForm 13 Oct 2017 10:24:58 1,722 posts
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    If you have an android smart phone, buy a Chromecast and you're set.
  • mrpon 13 Oct 2017 10:32:36 33,614 posts
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    Yeah sorry all, that link is shit. Didn't check the stock aspect. Shame, it's a quality piece of kit, hence the demand I guess.
  • sport 13 Oct 2017 10:35:12 13,960 posts
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    mrpon wrote:
    Yeah sorry all, that link is shit. Didn't check the stock aspect. Shame, it's a quality piece of kit, hence the demand I guess.
    That's all well and good mrpon, but I told my kids we'd be getting the Roku 3 and now they're devastated, currently staring at me with teary eyes.
  • mrpon 13 Oct 2017 13:00:05 33,614 posts
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    I'm so so sorry about that, try this.
  • DaM 13 Oct 2017 13:02:49 16,795 posts
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    Mine are back to the black and white portable, thanks user mrpon.

    Can you imagine showing kids the tvs we had? Twisting a dial to get the channel. I remember the day the Radio Rentals man brought the tv with a remote control and teletext, the future had arrived!
  • Dougs 13 Oct 2017 13:02:58 83,515 posts
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    :D
  • Dougs 13 Oct 2017 13:03:35 83,515 posts
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    Radio Rentals and Rumblelows. Those were the days...
  • Mfolf 13 Oct 2017 13:17:25 1,201 posts
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    FUCKS SAKE PON

    Got all excited there.

    Any other suggestions or is roku worth stumping up £80+ for?
  • mrpon 13 Oct 2017 14:34:38 33,614 posts
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    :D mrpon, disappointing posters since 2006.

    What about waiting till next week for the Roku Express, £30?

    Can't vouch for it, obv. But I'd be intrigued. I'd be cautious if you've got shit wifi mind.
  • mrpon 13 Oct 2017 14:35:37 33,614 posts
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    PS: I'm thinking about all your kids, if that helps.
  • HarryB 13 Oct 2017 16:28:31 7,118 posts
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    1 left for £55 with free pubes
    https://uk.m.webuy.com/product-detail/electronics/tv-media-players/roku-3-4200-streaming-media-player-a/sacctvrok34200eua#.WeDbcWjTWaM
  • Dougs 13 Oct 2017 16:32:53 83,515 posts
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    If it's just Netflix, Amazon etc you really can't go wrong with a Chromecast.
  • HarryB 13 Oct 2017 17:24:55 7,118 posts
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    Just a warning that a Chromecast needs another device as it has no remote or menu system of it's own. Kind of annoying to some people.
  • sport 13 Oct 2017 18:30:32 13,960 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    If it's just Netflix, Amazon etc you really can't go wrong with a Chromecast.
    I want netflix, Amazon, and nowtv plus remote for under £30. The roku 3 had it all. HAD. IT. ALL.
  • mrpon 13 Oct 2017 22:08:00 33,614 posts
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    Has sport. Has it all. I'm using one now, it's great did I mention that? You should totally buy one.
  • JamesUK 13 Oct 2017 23:51:34 612 posts
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    Amazon's Fire TV stick is decent for Prime video and Netflix. Now TV boxes are always on offer and are pretty much free.

    It's highly likely that Black Friday next month will see some discounts on Amazon's Fire stuff.
  • wildbillch 14 Oct 2017 06:55:40 55 posts
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    Currys in Croydon near me actually has it in stock. Shame I don't need one as that's a decent deal
  • CompetitiveDad 14 Oct 2017 07:11:37 7,219 posts
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    sport wrote:
    Dougs wrote:
    If it's just Netflix, Amazon etc you really can't go wrong with a Chromecast.
    I want netflix, Amazon, and nowtv plus remote for under £30. The roku 3 had it all. HAD. IT. ALL.
    You can use all three of those if you don't mind your phone being your remote. Something I prefer tbh.

    I picked my Chromecasts up for £25 each. Always seem to be on offer somewhere.

    Edited by CompetitiveDad at 07:12:45 14-10-2017
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