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Trying to figure out what I need and what works best when it comes to streaming. I have a Roku 3 (when I temporarily cut the cord - now I'm back on cable), a Tivo Bolt that I got when I signed back up for cable and now use it all the time to access Netflix, Amazon, etc. And I just got a brand new Android Sony 4K Bravia TV which can also access all the places I stream from.

So my question is - based you everyone's experience, do I still need the Roku? Should I use my Tivo rather than my Sony? Is one better than the other? I do have my Tivo hard wired via ethernet to my router. And I can hardwire my Sony as well.

One thing I have noticed on the Tivo - Amazon buffers a lot. It never happens when I'm using my Samsung tablet via wifi so that makes me wonder if the Tivo is the problem?

Anyway, if anyone has some feedback on all this - I'd very much appreciate it!


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If you hardwire the Sony and it does everything well I don't see the need for the other boxes but there if there isn't much of a difference then go with whichever your most comfortable using.

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