Vicki R
Vicki R
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  • Atlanta, GA
Asked on May 19, 2012

Who could I call to have devices hooked up in my home? I am trying to cut out pay tv and add devices such an Roku , Ooma

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  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    on May 19, 2012

    Try a home theatre tech. I am not endorsing or not not endorsing, but this one is the first one that came up when I googled to give you an example. http://www.atlantahomeelectronics.com

  • 3po3
    on May 19, 2012

    Your device dealer might have some recommended installers in your area. Those things are designed to be pretty DIY hookups, though. If it seems too tricky, you might be able to convince a tech-savvy neighbor to help you out in exchange for cookies or something.

  • Vicki R
    on May 19, 2012

    I do make a mean snickerdoodle. But any other ideas?

  • Those devices are pretty much plug and play. Not really that difficult to install or use. You can Google all sorts of sites on how to hook up device that offers all sorts of help. Also U tube will have all sorts of how to videos on doing this as well. Some manufactures also provide a install CD that shows you how to install their products.

  • Vicki R
    on May 20, 2012

    Thank you for your reply. I'll try DIY.

  • KMS Woodworks
    on May 20, 2012

    Vicki ...we ditched our TV stattelite service almost 18 months ago and now have 2 Roku boxes. One in the master BR and one in the kids room. The Roku box only needs two connections...the power plug and the "out to TV" connection. If you have a somewhat modern TV this is best done with a "HDMI" cable. Once the box is set up ( there is no power switch on ours ...it runs 24 /7) you will be prompted by onscreen commands to register and set up your account...you will need a WiFI computer link in your home or you will need to add a data feed as well. If you already have a WiFi modem the instal will only take about 10 minute to set up. We use our Netflix account for 90 percent of our viewing on the "big" tv. but that only gets used now and then...I have had a Nook tablet now for a few months and watch most of my shows on that ...headphones in bed so the misses is not disturbed.

  • Vicki R
    on May 20, 2012

    KMS, Thank you for the info. I have WiFi . Can you get all your channels such as AMC ...Lifetilme ...ESPN...etc. Are you just watching movies on your Netflix? I have cable tv now and internet through that company....(comcast). They tell me my internet bill will increase by about $20.00 a month when I cut out their cable tv. How does that work for you? Do you like Roko?What model do you recommend.? I would love to cut pay tv . Thank you again, Vicki

  • KMS Woodworks
    on May 21, 2012

    We only watch a handful of shows. Netflix by far is #1, Hulu plus is a "pay per month" ( about 8 or 9 bucks) thing (Hulu is where a lot of normal TV content can be found, like Jon Stewart's daily show) I"m not sure if espn AMC and that other stuff is there?...you can search online from Hulu to see about those. we use our laptops for Non - netflix or Hulu content. I will watch a show or two on the history channel, and we watch Survivor on CBS's Web page. We were only watching 2 to 3 hours a week so the $60 a month for the Satellite was a rip off. I have found more content on netflix than I will ever have time to watch. I just watched 4 seasons of "Eureka" there and am now working my way through "warehouse 13" I might watch an hour program at night before bed My internet is from my phone company and I actually got a faster internet connection for less by getting some kind of promo deal. If you have multiple users you may want to get at least 5 mbps DSL service. I have noticed that when my girls are streaming netflix on their Roku my Nook gets really slow and will drop out now and then. I have a HD (720 i) roku, it is the middle model...and I got it at amazon for about $70. Once you start to wean yourself from TV...you do not miss it that much.

  • Meg S
    on May 21, 2012

    do you have a geek squad out of best buy in your area?

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