Turn your dumb TV into a Smart TV.
Forget the others, Roku is the winner… this little box allows you to instantly stream tons of entertainment on your TV. Watch movies and TV shows from Netflix, Hulu Plus or Amazon VOD, listen to music on Pandora, catch the latest ballgame, and more – it’s all available whenever you want it. The HD, with built-in wireless, delivers top value in high-definition streaming.
Each Roku player comes with both composite video and analog audio (red/white/yellow) cables to connect Roku to virtually any TV, right out of the box. Other Roku models also support HDMI, component video and/or S-video connections.
Remember to tune your TV to the appropriate source/input depending on which one the Roku player is connected into. And don’t forget to add the Infowars Roku channel to keep up to date on the fall of Western civilization.
Look What the Future Holds
Move over Ruku, here comes the PC on a Stick. Your next PC may be one that is the size of a pack of cigarettes that you can put in your pocket and take with you. Out of the box, these mini computers run Google Android 4.0 for under $100. Some of these devices will also be able to run Ubuntu Linux (also see here).
There are many devices like this flooding the market and unlike the Roku, they are an actual computer on a stick. Look for the best price and best reviews, I found the Mini MK802 on Amazon. This 7-ounce device gives you a 1.5-GHz Allwinner A10 CPU, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage running on the Android 4.0 platform which give you access to both Google TV and Netflix…. here is what one user had to say:
Read who user had to say:
In less than two minutes, I was at an Android 4.0 desktop home screen (running in 1920×1080 resolution). It connected to my WiFi AP on the first try and seems to pull decent speeds even though my router is on the other side of my house and most devices only get ~50% signal in this room.
It turns out a lot of people report problem connecting to Wifi, but clearly that is no true of everyone as the quote above proves. One downside of this model is that it has not ON/OFF switch, but another user found a cleaver work around:
After playing with the unit for a couple of days, I mounted it behind my 47″ Vizio that’s on the wall. My biggest concern was that this device would be running constantly 24/7 as I started to fish a power cord through the wall to supply power to the unit. Then a light bulb went off in my head. I took the supplied mini to full USB cable, plugged the mini side in the unit and the full side in my TV’s USB port. Now when my TV’s is turned on the unit gets it power and boots up. When I turn the power to my TV off, the unit powers down. No need for the power supply.
Learn more by watching this video:
Pros: Smallest computer you can buy; Full Android 4.0.4 OS; Two USB Ports; Full-size HDMICons: Resolution limited to 720p without hacking; No power-on button; Modest performanceThe Verdict: For less than the cost of a night at the movies, this Android computer-on-a-stick lets you enjoy Android apps and stream multimedia to a monitor or TV.