Den of the Cyphered Wolf

Thursday, January 2, 2014

My Thoughts on Roku LT

It's time I was up front about this otherwise when things get going again everyone is going to look at me funny. I really like anime. I love the stuff in fact, but the most economical way to get anime is to subscribe to streaming services. Particularly Funimation.

While yes I am generally broke that hasn't been the reason why I never actually subscribed especially since they offer a two week free trial. (Same deal with Crunchy Roll except their trial is a whole month and a lot of the content of both can be found on Hulu.) Nope the reason is that the only way or rather simplest way to get Funimation on a TV was to get a Roku Box. For a while I've been thinking about grabbing one, but it was just outside of my reasonable amount of throwaway money index, costing $50. But since I wanted one for about a year now and I had a little post holiday cash I bought one, solely for two reasons. Livestream/Ustream and Funimation.

To my surprise I find myself thinking that for most things the interface on the Xbox 360 is still better. (If I'm complaining about a $50 Roku box do you think I'm going to drop half a grand on the Xbox One) I was not going to break the bank and bought a Roku LT and it's a little sticky.

Yes I know I was stupid and Roku One was on sale. Okay the actual reason why I'm so pissy is that  if I had just had the courage to buy the damn thing a week before I did I could have saved $13 on Amazon. But no, I had to calculate just how Christmas would turn out. Baka!

Anyway the things I can't do on the Xbox are still worth it. I've been jonesin' for some new anime. The Livestream and Nowhere stream apps are still a little restrictive compared to a computer though, but hey at least I finally get a third screen for that stuff now. (cell phone, computer, TV)

Right now my biggest gripe is that since no device is perfect I have to fumble with four different remotes right now (damn you YouTube) and I don't feel like spending any more money on a universal remote.

Now back to our not regularly scheduled programming. I think it's time I bite the bullet and actually watch Tenchi Muyo War on Geminar, something I've been avoiding like the plague.

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