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TV box

by dnsj21 / September 7, 2015 8:43 PM PDT

I want to cancel my cable and purchase a TV box. I don't understand much about these boxes yet I want to purchase the best one at the best price of course.

I know that roku 3 is a streamer. Is this the same as an android tv box?
I was also looking at Matricom G-Box Q Quad.

Please advice me..somone..
If I want to cancel my cable what TV BOX should I buy??????

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Internet TV
by James Denison / September 7, 2015 9:50 PM PDT
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Obviously I have internet but...
by Oldartq / September 7, 2015 10:32 PM PDT
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For some reason I never got involve with the free TV channel. I wonder if they are any good. I did bought a "rabbit TV" dongle for $5 awhile back. But to register it you have to give your birthday and all kinds of information...I said forget that crap.

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So call TV box,
by Oldartq / September 7, 2015 10:40 PM PDT
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I wonder if they can really take the place of cable. I think if you can live without cable then you can probably do just fine with over-the-air TV. To me Netflix and OTA is all I need.

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Cut away
by cpudocs / September 10, 2015 8:01 PM PDT
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Disconnect the TV from the box and toss it. Roku has some interesting devices that plug into an HDMI port on the TV and a subscription to Netflix, etc runs from ten to thirty dollars a month. Depending upon your location in respect to Over The Air (OTA) broadcasters for you local channels. A small antenna outdoor works well within 50 miles. These are digital (HD) broadcasts and are FREE, Still. The Roku and others rely on you providing a WIFI access to the internet to get the video stream of your selection. Some major metro areas have nearby WIFI hotspots and you may not need your own router but those units will surely be maxed out but you can look. I use insider to find those hotspots within range.

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