Originally Posted by SaintsBrazil
Thank you for the reply. Basically, I am looking at setting myself up for local channels via antenna (in Baton Rouge) and some kind of internet streaming box for cartoons, older tv series, etc.
I've been told that some networks let you watch their current season's shows online, ABC, etc... can you do those through the box and watch them at your leisure instead of having to be infront of the tv at 8:00pm for example?
Ps, are there any digital recorder boxes that work without subscription TV and just picking up what comes over the airwaves?
Regarding cartoons, older tv shows, etc. the Roku has all of that kinda thing and much more. I know there are others (Apple TV, Western Digital Live boxes, etc) but I'm not familiar with them so can't answer reliably.
I also have heard of the shows that networks stream online but haven't ever looked into them. I don't think they have channels on the Roku system to do that though. I also don't believe they stream 'tonight's show' tonight, either. I think you get last week's and before.
On the other side of the coin, I run a Plex media server on my PC, and it streams saved content from the PC to the Roku box and also has it's own 'channels' that feed internet based videos to the Roku. (YouTube, Wimp.com and many others.) I'm not aware of any that stream from the network sites but I guess it has to be possible....