moderated can a headset be plugged into the Roku


Gaylen Kapperman
 

Glen, can you plug a headset into the Roku instead of a speaker?
Gaylen Kapperman

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2022 7:21 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: CableTV, was bank on line bill pay

It's like a firestick, a small device you plug into your HDMI port and you plug it in to USB power and it comes with a remote and you connect it to your WIFI and stream from services like HULU and Netflix and Amazon Prime.
If you have Amazon Prime for shipping, you can stream TV too.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Joseph Machise" <jdmachise@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2022 7:17 PM
Subject: Re: CableTV, was bank on line bill pay


what is this Roku
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2022 8:09 PM
Subject: Re: CableTV, was bank on line bill pay


Oh and I almost forgot, Roku has a ton of free streams to play around with.

Gene...


On 7/28/2022 8:07 PM, Gene Warner wrote:
I just ordered one from Amazon, I chose the Roku Stream Bar. Since I
can't see it I don't have a TV so all I need are the speakers so the
Stream Bar is perfect for me.

The Stream Bar is a sound bar with a streaming player in it. Sighted
users would then hook it up to their TV via HDMI and they are good to go.

Gene...


On 7/28/2022 7:59 PM, Joseph Machise wrote:
wish you can by a stream box.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2022 7:55 PM
Subject: Re: CableTV, was bank on line bill pay


Picking your streams is easy, the first thing to do is to decide what
kind of programming you want. That will narrow your choices
significantly. Of course that depends on what kind of TV watcher you
are, I'm very picky about what I'm willing to spend time watching. My
brother on the other hand will watch almost anything that's on.

Since science, nature, and documentaries are my favorite programming,
Curiosity Stream is a natural choice for me. Now I only need to pick one
or two more streams. And since I'm not in any hurry to cut the cord, I'm
giving myself until the end of the year, I have time to make my choices.

Gene...


On 7/28/2022 7:40 PM, Joseph Machise wrote:

Glenn I agree with you, this streaming is to much for me also.
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Glenn / Lenny <mailto:glenn@...>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Sent:* Thursday, July 28, 2022 7:37 PM
*Subject:* CableTV, was bank on line bill pay

We are switching providers here because Sparklight is going to stream
only, and I don't want that.
We do have a couple firesticks, and a Roku, and several streaming
subscriptions, but honestly, deciding what I want to stream is not a
decision I care to put effort into.
I prefer to turn on the TV when I know a show in particular is on, or I
can check my TV guide that comes in my eMail to see what will be on, and
if nothing good is on, I don't mind not watching TV at all.
But when I do watch commercial TV, I use commercial time to read eMails
or go to the wash room, or something else that I need to do around the
house.
But this whole streaming thing of deciding over the thousands of choices
is too much and more than I care to put effort into.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Brian Vogel <mailto:britechguy@...>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Sent:* Thursday, July 28, 2022 6:10 PM
*Subject:* Re: bank on line bill pay

On Thu, Jul 28, 2022 at 07:04 PM, Gene Warner wrote:

I am very seriously considering cutting the cord on cable TV.

-
And if you can get decent high-speed internet service so you can stream,
that's a perfectly reasonable thing to do.

I still have Comcast basic cable (and I do mean basic, and they don't
even make new customers aware the option exists) that costs me $40 per
month but there's no way I want the next step up, which contains tons of
crap I'd never watch, for over $100 per month.

My internet service (all of it) is now handled through the mobile
hotspot feature of the two 5G smartphones in the household. We stream a
ton from Amazon Prime Video and Netflix, and occasionally from the
various commercial networks if there's something we missed that we want
to see. I have considered cutting the cable cord and with that savings,
if I wanted to burn all of it monthly, I could subscribe to between 6
and 8 streaming services, including PBS Passport, and never look back.

Once you start streaming it's amazing how fast it becomes painful to
have to deal with commercials. I don't miss them one bit!

--

Brian -Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044

*Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.
If you’re alive, it isn’t.
* ~ Lauren Bacall











Glenn / Lenny
 

Hi Gaylen,
I sure don't know why none of these devices come with a headphone jack, for
plugging into speakers, but if you plug in an HDMI to VGA adapter, the
adapter should have a little speaker jack.
I'm sure there isn't much power out of it, I plug mine into a little powered
speaker, a little bluetooth cube that you charge up and can connect either
via eighth inch plug or bluetooth, and obviously by wire for this setup.
I'll bet ear buds would work on it but big headphones might be questionable.
The HDMI to VGA adapter can be found on Amazon for less than 15 dollars, and
although I think they all have an audio out port, make sure to read about it
in the description first.
The adapter is about exactly the size of the Roku, and I just fold them
together and put a twisty around the looped HDMI cable, which makes a cable
loop at the top for carrying or hanging.
The cable on it is about 3 or 4 inches long before folded over.
HTH.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gaylen Kapperman" <gkapperman@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2022 10:03 PM
Subject: can a headset be plugged into the Roku


Glen, can you plug a headset into the Roku instead of a speaker?
Gaylen Kapperman



-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny via
groups.io
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2022 7:21 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: CableTV, was bank on line bill pay

It's like a firestick, a small device you plug into your HDMI port and you
plug it in to USB power and it comes with a remote and you connect it to
your WIFI and stream from services like HULU and Netflix and Amazon Prime.
If you have Amazon Prime for shipping, you can stream TV too.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Joseph Machise" <jdmachise@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2022 7:17 PM
Subject: Re: CableTV, was bank on line bill pay


what is this Roku
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2022 8:09 PM
Subject: Re: CableTV, was bank on line bill pay


Oh and I almost forgot, Roku has a ton of free streams to play around with.

Gene...


On 7/28/2022 8:07 PM, Gene Warner wrote:
I just ordered one from Amazon, I chose the Roku Stream Bar. Since I
can't see it I don't have a TV so all I need are the speakers so the
Stream Bar is perfect for me.

The Stream Bar is a sound bar with a streaming player in it. Sighted
users would then hook it up to their TV via HDMI and they are good to go.

Gene...


On 7/28/2022 7:59 PM, Joseph Machise wrote:
wish you can by a stream box.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2022 7:55 PM
Subject: Re: CableTV, was bank on line bill pay


Picking your streams is easy, the first thing to do is to decide what
kind of programming you want. That will narrow your choices
significantly. Of course that depends on what kind of TV watcher you
are, I'm very picky about what I'm willing to spend time watching. My
brother on the other hand will watch almost anything that's on.

Since science, nature, and documentaries are my favorite programming,
Curiosity Stream is a natural choice for me. Now I only need to pick one
or two more streams. And since I'm not in any hurry to cut the cord, I'm
giving myself until the end of the year, I have time to make my choices.

Gene...


On 7/28/2022 7:40 PM, Joseph Machise wrote:

Glenn I agree with you, this streaming is to much for me also.
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Glenn / Lenny <mailto:glenn@...>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Sent:* Thursday, July 28, 2022 7:37 PM
*Subject:* CableTV, was bank on line bill pay

We are switching providers here because Sparklight is going to stream
only, and I don't want that.
We do have a couple firesticks, and a Roku, and several streaming
subscriptions, but honestly, deciding what I want to stream is not a
decision I care to put effort into.
I prefer to turn on the TV when I know a show in particular is on, or I
can check my TV guide that comes in my eMail to see what will be on, and
if nothing good is on, I don't mind not watching TV at all.
But when I do watch commercial TV, I use commercial time to read eMails
or go to the wash room, or something else that I need to do around the
house.
But this whole streaming thing of deciding over the thousands of choices
is too much and more than I care to put effort into.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Brian Vogel <mailto:britechguy@...>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Sent:* Thursday, July 28, 2022 6:10 PM
*Subject:* Re: bank on line bill pay

On Thu, Jul 28, 2022 at 07:04 PM, Gene Warner wrote:

I am very seriously considering cutting the cord on cable TV.

-
And if you can get decent high-speed internet service so you can stream,
that's a perfectly reasonable thing to do.

I still have Comcast basic cable (and I do mean basic, and they don't
even make new customers aware the option exists) that costs me $40 per
month but there's no way I want the next step up, which contains tons of
crap I'd never watch, for over $100 per month.

My internet service (all of it) is now handled through the mobile
hotspot feature of the two 5G smartphones in the household. We stream a
ton from Amazon Prime Video and Netflix, and occasionally from the
various commercial networks if there's something we missed that we want
to see. I have considered cutting the cable cord and with that savings,
if I wanted to burn all of it monthly, I could subscribe to between 6
and 8 streaming services, including PBS Passport, and never look back.

Once you start streaming it's amazing how fast it becomes painful to
have to deal with commercials. I don't miss them one bit!

--

Brian -Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044

*Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.
If you’re alive, it isn’t.
* ~ Lauren Bacall