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Offline EmperorNorton

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Roku/modem
« on: January 31, 2020, 01:17:48 PM »

Starting to research some changes to the TV/hardware set up here.   I am considering buying my own WiFi modem along with a Roku.  The modem will replace the Comcast wifi modem that I am currently paying a fee for each month and the Roku would go in place of the small TV modem currently being rented for $14.95 a month for the second TV.  I have been told the Roku can be used to stream regular network programming, using the Comcast app that I would download. 

If anyone here can share any feedback about using the Roku, I am all ears.  thanks
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Re: Roku/modem
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2020, 07:26:21 PM »
I'm interested in modem recommendations.

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Re: Roku/modem
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2020, 01:49:28 PM »
Careful with the modem. Couple years ago my in laws got cable for the first time. Mother in law was not happy to pay rental fee on a modem so I was tasked with finding her an alternative. I don't recall the specifics, but I was unable to find a modem that was compatible with Comcast at a reasonable price. It might have been something to do with voice? Wish I could remember more.

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Re: Roku/modem
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2020, 01:58:05 PM »
I do income tax prep for a guy who works for Verizon and he recommended a Motorola MG7550 so probably going with that and a Roku ultra..  MG7550 is $149.  These two items with replace the router and the second mdem both currently rented from Xfinity.

And if anyone is looking for a tax guy , I am always looking for a few new clients   thx
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Re: Roku/modem
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2020, 03:38:01 PM »
Looks like Amazon can deliver the Motorola modem by July 10. 

Onward to plan B.   
can someone explain why I need the 'with voice" feature on the modem?  Does it work with my Sprint cell phone service?  we have Comcast for cable and internet

I think I am looking for a 300ps or up wifi/modem with voice.  comcast page has three listed  netgear, arris and motorola
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Re: Roku/modem
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2020, 02:00:51 PM »
I think "with voice" means you can plug a land line phone into it.   Our Comcast modem has a phone jack for the land line as they no longer run separate wires for it.   If you don't have a land line, I don't think you need "with voice".

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Re: Roku/modem
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2020, 08:40:18 PM »
I dropped my land line when I moved, but use the Comcast phone jack with a desktop speaker phone for conference calls.  No extra charge and I don
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« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2020, 08:41:30 PM »
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Re: Roku/modem
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2020, 08:46:47 PM »
One more try.  .....do not even know the number
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