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I don’t know about the Ruko 3, I have an Ruko LT and a HD.. tiny little boxes about 6″ square, you just plug it in your tv imput. For the intitail setup you do need to got to their website to enter a number to activate it, but after that there’s no need for a computer unless you want to stream your personal library (movies, music, or images) to it.
I can’t recall ever having any streaming issues. the picture and sound is always sharp and in sync, I’ve never had it stop and have to buffer, it uses almost no electricity, no subscription cost, and it’s only depenency is a TV and a wireless signal.
There are 100’s of free channels to subscribe to. My personal favorites would be Crackle, Popcorn Flix, and Classic Cinima for movies (unedited and uncut, but does occassionally interupt for comercials) You can get the exact same content via your computer but it’s a slightly different interface.. (One example http://www.crackle.com/chromewebapp/ ) The major difference is the TV interface, the simpler access and the remote.
I also like the History Channel, National Geographic, PBS, amonst others. Also the network news channels and the enternainment news.. There used to be one to watch youtube but they discontinued that due to too many infringment rights.
You can opt for premium channels such as Netflix and the like, for only a couple bucks if you want.
About the only thing I miss with Ruko is not being able to get local channels, but suspect eventually they too will be abvailable.. it already is in some locations.
I don’t know if that answers you questions, and no, it doesn’t offer everything cable does.. Still, I’m real happy with it. I can only the Ruko’s I have have been well worth the $40 (or was it $50?) price tag!