Let me introduce myself…I’m Mrs. CancelCable.com. Thought I’d try my hand at adding to our blog! Here’s the latest….
In late December, we had some bad weather and our Roku unit’s power adapter was fried during a lightning storm. This was a pretty big deal since we (including our kids) have been relying on it to watch just about all our tv and movies for the past couple of years (Netflix and Hulu Plus for free shows and movies, and Amazon on Demand for current release pay per view movies).
The timing of the power surge was unfortunate because the whole family was all set for movie night. My husband descended into the basement and hastily searched through his big bag of transformers and what-not that he’s saved from every appliance we’ve ever owned. Luckily, he found a power adapter that worked, even though it wasn’t an exact match. To the delight of the kids, and myself, movie night continued.
This was a couple of months ago, and instead of calling for a new power adapter, we continued to use the temporary fix. The only problem was that it was causing the Roku to need rebooting every couple of days, which it never needed before. My husband appointed our 7 year-old to be in charge of this, and that actually worked pretty well until now.
Technically, the Roku unit’s still working, but I think using the wrong power adapter has taken its toll on it, so we’ve finally decided to buy a new one. The good news is it looks like they are cheaper than the $99 one we bought several years ago. The bad news is there are now three different units to choose from, so we’ll need to do some research. To be continued…