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Xfinity Roku Beta? How long?

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Xfinity Roku Beta? How long?

I'm new here and I know just enough to have more questions.  Just got a Roku Streaming Stick to stream tv on one HD TV. I've got 3 HD boxes right now, and 3 SD boxes (lots of TV's in the house) so I've got monthly rental fees for the boxes that add up.  Seems like a better choice to spend $50 (on sale at Best Buy right now for $40). Right now, the roku streaming through the Xifinty Beta is free.  Do we know how long it'll remain free and if that changes any idea what the per month or Per TV rate would be?  I'm looking at adding 5 more Roku sticks at $40@ so $200, but I'm paying $10 per box per month for 3 HD Boxes, and a couple bucks per box for the SD box. So I'm looking at 35+/- per month in rental fees. If I can ditch the box rentals, the Streaming sticks will pay for themselves in a few months.  Seems like a great deal.

 

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tkisling wrote:

I'm new here and I know just enough to have more questions.  Just got a Roku Streaming Stick to stream tv on one HD TV. I've got 3 HD boxes right now, and 3 SD boxes (lots of TV's in the house) so I've got monthly rental fees for the boxes that add up.  Seems like a better choice to spend $50 (on sale at Best Buy right now for $40). Right now, the roku streaming through the Xifinty Beta is free.  Do we know how long it'll remain free and if that changes any idea what the per month or Per TV rate would be?  I'm looking at adding 5 more Roku sticks at $40@ so $200, but I'm paying $10 per box per month for 3 HD Boxes, and a couple bucks per box for the SD box. So I'm looking at 35+/- per month in rental fees. If I can ditch the box rentals, the Streaming sticks will pay for themselves in a few months.  Seems like a great deal.

 

What am I missing?


you might want to install the one you just bought and sample the experience. You won't get HD in the current setup of the beta program unless there is a specific line on your Comcast bill that charges $10 for HD technology. When the beta is over the monthly fee will be a bit less than rental of a standard set top box but won't have the voice remote nor the apps. I thought the idea was to allow people that wish not to have a wired set top box to be able to use the Roku's wireless connection and not have an actual set top box. Personally, I like to use the set top boxes and if Comcast didn't have them, I'd probably buy a TiVo for the same function. What do you think of the Roku experience with the X1 service?




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