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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by westview, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. westview

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    I am still trying to hook up my computer to my tv. A guy at Best Buy says I can use a Roku. He said I can hook up the ethenet cable from router to my tv and run an HDMI cable to my TV. He also said I could do this with a Blue Ray. I mainly want to stream ballgames. Will this work? Thanks for any help.
     
  2. sbl

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    If you have a Roku, you provide it network access (wireless or Ethernet, depending on model) and it has an HDMI output. You'd run the HDMI to the TV (or your A/V system if you have one.) If Roku lets you stream games, you're done. Roku does have a MLB.tv channel.

    Not sure what the Best Buy guy meant by using a Blu-Ray player. Some have streaming options, but this varies.
     
  3. jdspencer

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    Not if you are trying to stream DirecTV content.
    If your TV and/or Blue Ray has a Roku client then you can use those for Roku content.
     
  4. MikeW

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    Samsung TVs and BluRay players have an MLB.TV app.
     
  5. tonyd79

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    I don't know any Blu rays that stream MLB but if your Blu ray is Internet capable, you can connect it up. I have both.

    I know Sony Blu rays can find media on computers in the network and play it if you share out media player.
     
  6. sbl

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    Oh, and taking advice from anyone at Best Buy is good only for a laugh.
     
  7. westview

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    I am an Iowa hawkeye fan. Do to the stupid BTN contract 5 Iowa games were on the BTN.com only. I was able to watch them on my computer. I would like to be able to watch them on my tv.
     
  8. joed32

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    I use an HDMI cable from the computer to the TV to stream things. I have 4 Rokus and love them but they don't stream all the stuff that the computer can.
     

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