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Old 12-01-2020, 04:18 PM   #21
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I was going to get them a Fire Stick but read that navigating around it can be a bit confusing for someone who struggles with technology. I also don't want anything that you control with your phone or a laptop/tablet since my dad already has enough trouble with his iPhone. They don't have a 4k TV and the chances of them ever getting one are slim.
I see what you did...

Regards to dual remotes: most of the TCL TV's on Amazon are roku built in. I got my 43" 4K for $299 a while back if it's in your price range.
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Best advice I can provide is get them the same thing that you have, so it's easier to explain over the phone... saving you a trip over to help them watch something. From experience.
Unfortunately my streaming device is a PC hooked up to my TV or a video game console so I'm going to have to teach them in person anyway.
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Old 12-03-2020, 11:39 AM   #23
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Did you end up picking something up?

What's your budget anyways? Some people reporting this to be $98 in store, expires today. Might be worth making some calls to see if there is stock anywhere.

https://www.visions.ca/product-detai...sku=LC32R4004U
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Did you end up picking something up?

What's your budget anyways? Some people reporting this to be $98 in store, expires today. Might be worth making some calls to see if there is stock anywhere.

https://www.visions.ca/product-detai...sku=LC32R4004U
$98 or $198? On the website it says it is closer to two hundred!
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Did you end up picking something up?

What's your budget anyways? Some people reporting this to be $98 in store, expires today. Might be worth making some calls to see if there is stock anywhere.

https://www.visions.ca/product-detai...sku=LC32R4004U
I ended up getting them a Roku Express. I don't want to invest too much into something I'm not sure they'll end up liking.

The TV deal would have been something to consider but the nearest Visions is 6 hours away and travel is restricted in Manitoba so that's out of the question.
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$98 or $198? On the website it says it is closer to two hundred!
I said what I said. Site says 198 and people said 98 in store.
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Does the Roku require downloaded apps to access content?
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Does the Roku require downloaded apps to access content?
Some but they are easy to install. Think Roku app store.
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Apple TV vote as well.

Set my mom up with the iPhone-iMac-AppleTV holy trinity in 2013 (2014?), and even when I was out of commission for two+ years she figure out how to connect her own tablet, upgrade phone, and never once mess up all the settings to make everything work. She has the Gen 1 or 2. Even when obtaining a second one a few years ago, I found one at iirc London Drugs for like $90 - not this $200-300 business for the newer ones

We don't talk about the chromecast experiment, or the Windows days. it's not good for my blood pressure to dredge those up

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