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Posted: January 31, 2011

The Jay at Maverick'sRoku brings you a new channel dedicated to The Jay at Maverick's Big Wave Invitiational 2010-2011, an invitation-only surfing competition being held between December 1, 2010, and February 28, 2011. The competition takes place at a location known as Maverick's, which is located approximately two miles offshore, north of Half Moon Bay, California. The participants are 24 of the world's best big-wave riders and include well-known names such as Kelly Slater.

Posted: January 31, 2011

The Jay at Maverick'sRoku brings you a new channel dedicated to The Jay at Maverick's Big Wave Invitiational 2010-2011, an invitation-only surfing competition being held between December 1, 2010, and February 28, 2011. The competition takes place at a location known as Maverick's, which is located approximately two miles offshore, north of Half Moon Bay, California. The participants are 24 of the world's best big-wave riders and include well-known names such as Kelly Slater.

Posted: January 30, 2011


Roku recently introduced the ability to purchase channels and apps directly from your Roku player. Unfortunately, Roku provides no on-screen instructions, only a "buy" option. When I attempted to buy a game app, I got a notice that the "operation is not supported at this time". Not very helpful! Roku is hopefully working on a more-informative notice, but in the meantime here are instructions on how to set up your account to allow on-screen purchases directly from your Roku digital video player.

Posted: January 25, 2011

Pub-D-Hub

I like old films. Turner Classic Movies is one of my favorite cable channels. I have a boxed set of Bogie and Bacall on DVD. So Pub-D-Hub is, of course, one of my favorite Roku channels. The channel is best described on Pub-D-Hub's website: "Pub-D-Hub is home to classic movies, television shows, and cartoons that have entered the public domain."

Posted: January 11, 2011

My Damn Channel

This Webby Award-winning provider of original videos from independent producers has brought four of their comedy series to Roku. In the lineup are cooking tips from the Ghetto Gourmet, a chronicle of a man dating in New York City, a "mockutorial" for Photoshop users, and a series that is billed as "an evil, comic soap opera". Is My Damn Channel worth adding to your Roku channel list? Read on and decide for yourself.

Posted: January 4, 2011

Roku Newscaster

UPDATE (December 6, 2011): After releasing the standalone NBC News channel, Roku has pulled all NBC content off of the Roku Newscaster channel. Full-length NBC shows can still be found on Mediafly OnAir.

Posted: December 31, 2010

I hope all of you had a great 2010. If you want some insight into what's in store for you in 2011, check out these two Roku channels.

Posted: December 30, 2010

(Click here to see the updated list of Essential Roku Channels.)

A lot of you probably just got a Roku digital video player for Christmas. You've hooked it up and watched a few films or TV shows on Netflix, maybe you've even subscribed to Hulu Plus. But you're wondering about those 100+ other channels, and which ones are worth watching. To help you venture beyond Netflix, here is my "starter pack" of Roku channels.

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