Description: The article is about time warner login. This is an introduction about the Roku app review. The author introduces how to use the Roku app. The author also introduces some great features of the Roku application comparing to old traditional cable service.
Today we’re going to take a look at the Roku Time Warner Cable application. You can launch the application by clicking on that application itself. I’ve already entered in my login and password for Time Warner,but if you are setting it up for the first time,you’ll need your login,you need to make sure you’re at home so I can check your modem and then I’ll check your TV package.
First,here’s the guide,channels can be filtered by type but I like to keep them all on here,you can see the little arrow pointing to the left,you can start that program over. Now one thing you’ll notice immediately are these HBO channels,they are all in high definition. There are HBO,HBO Pacific,HBO signature. HBO zone is in HD,HBO 2 is in HD,HBO 2 West doesn’t in HD,those are things that are not available on the time warner cable box.
If you have a DVR or set-top box,you will only get HBO,HBO Latino,HBO 1 and HBO East,I’m located in the West Coast so I get the Pacific one. Most of the channels are available if you subscribe to them then you’re going to get them here.
The difference is the cable order,the guide order is a little bit different,it’s more alphabetical to look instead of by number,but I believe you can filter that. I’m not sure how to do it but we’ll scroll through here and take a look at some channels.
There are some channels which don’t have in HD on the traditional cable boxes,but they have them in HD on the Roku application,it never made much sense to me. But it’s a free application so you can’t complain about that. Changing channels takes a second to buffer,the loads and the quality is very good. You can go back to the guide,what I want to show you is this. That’s not Channel I watch a lot but I didn’t notice that,it is not in HD on cable boxes.
That’s another one. The Showtime 2 is in HD,showtime Beyond is in HD,Showtime extreme is in HD and those 3 are not available at all on the regular cable box in HD. That is another example of the premium channels being in HD on the Roku application when they’re not in HD on the traditional cable boxes. Stars is the only major network,star central is not in HD,stars edge is not in HD and they’re not in HD on regular cable either. We can click to watch it,I’ll show you how to do that, it’s not HD.
The positives are if you’re like me and you only watch HD channels,then you’re going to have more channels with the Roku application,especially if you subscribe to the premium channels,the interface is good,it’s quick,it eliminates the fee for a cable box or a DVR service,that’s going to cut back on your bill. The negatives are that you can’t record so you can’t save anything. That depends on your viewing habits.
If you are someone more into Netflix and you’re more accustomed to watching stuff on demand or watching what’s on,then this is going to be great for you because you will get the guide and you will get on-demand,we’ll take a look at on-demand.
If I’m not mistaken,I haven’t gone on demand a lot on here but from what I remember,I think it’s more Netflix,it’s more Netflix oriented. On the regular cable box,it will have this,once we get into it you will have the access to sections such as kids,preschool,lifestyle,nature and knowledge. Here’s where you have your networks and where you can go to specific networks and find what you’re looking for.
If I’m looking for a movie on HBO,it takes a little extra to scroll through but nevertheless you have to factor in that it’s free and you’re not paying a a charge for using this equipment. We can find the HBO movies. There are fifty nine of them. The scrolling is a bit annoying,if you used to have ListView,it’s going to take you a little bit longer to get to it,but nevertheless it’s an adjustment.
I’m going to see how long this takes to buffer and lug. I am going to turn up the volume and see if we can fast-forward. It doesn’t give you a live preview of the fast-forward but that’s fine,the picture quality is good,I don’t know if you can tell through the camera,but the quality looks as good as this on your traditional cable. Let’s go back into the guide again,let’s see if I can find anything else.
I’m sure there are more channels that are in HD on here that aren’t on the cable boxes,I haven’t used this a ton,I can’t tell you specifically what it is,but I noticed that the HBOs are in the show times and the Cinemax have more HD on here. That’s a big deal if you’re paying for premium networks and you only watch HD,then you should be able to watch all the channels in HD.
I don’t know why Time Warner is doing that,they claim that will transimit any channel they get in HD,obviously that’s not the case. I am going to do a little bit more and then we’ll wrap this up. This is also available on demand,let me click on that,it says click OK to restart on demand. that’s how you start over,you can click OK twice on it in the guide.
If you’re not big into deburring or you’re not big into recording basketball games or you are fine with watching it later,this is probably going to save you a lot of money. It’s definitely something to look into,it’s something to consider and if you have a Roku laying around or an Xbox or a device that works with the Time Warner,it’s definitely worth trying because it doesn’t cost anything. Maybe it’s something that you end up utilizing and cutting back on your cable bill.