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Liz Greenberg
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Liz Greenberg,
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10/28/2014 | 11:43:18 PM
Re: Competitive threat
You may be right but then there is two other Goliaths called Samsung and Google once we start talking about Internet capable TVs.  It should be a fun fight to watch.
pcharles09
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10/28/2014 | 8:31:43 PM
Re: Competitive threat
@Mitch W,

Do you think Chromecast & the Amazon competitor will put a dent in Roku's margins?

I was thinking about getting a ROku but the Chromecast looks good too.
Mitch Wagner
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10/28/2014 | 7:51:22 PM
Re: Competitive threat
Liz, I quite agree. We're pretty heavily invested in Apple at our house. We have an Apple TV in addition to our other iGear. But we also have a Roku, and I prefer that.

I'm not saying Roku is doomed. Just that they face powerful competition, and they -- and all the other OTT video boxes and dongles -- are having a tough time differentiating themselves. 

My $0.02 is that it's a two-way race between Roku and Apple and Apple's chief strength isn't its technology. It's the brand, and its deep financial chest that it can use for marketing. If Apple decides to treat Apple TV as more than just a "hobby," then Roku is going to face a real fight. 
Liz Greenberg
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Liz Greenberg,
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10/27/2014 | 9:29:09 PM
Re: Competitive threat
Mitch not everybody is in love with Apple and everything it does.   Roku represents an independent approach that is not tethered to any telephone.  I can send one to my father, he can hook it up and voila, internet video streaming without leaving his basic phone for one that he cannot operate.  I really hope that they succeed as many people need a solution that is independent of both their TV and phone.  Over time this will shift, but for the present, it is a really useful option.
Mitch Wagner
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Mitch Wagner,
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10/27/2014 | 2:36:37 PM
Competitive threat
Roku faces several serious competitive threats, chiefly from Apple. I wonder if the cash infusion can help Roku fend the threats off. Certainly all the set-top boxes and dongles now available look similar from a feature perspective. 


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