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RCA RCA DSB872WR WiFi Streaming Box

The RCA Streaming Box, DSB872WR brings you a world of movies, TV shows, music, online apps and more — without monthly cable TV or satellite TV subscriptions. Just connect the RCA Streaming Box, DSB872WR to your WiFi network, connect its 1080p HDMI output to your TV and you're ready to enjoy Internet-connected content on your time and your terms. The RCA WiFi Streaming Player can instantly stream Netflix movies and TV shows (Netflix subscription required). You can rent or buy HD movies and TV shows from VUDU. You can also watch your favorite TV shows and movies on demand from Hulu Plus (subscription required). The RCA Wi-Fi Streaming Media Player also delivers you a wealth of free services, such as YouTube, VUDU apps, Pandora Internet Radio and Picasa.
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Questions & Answers for RCA RCA DSB872WR WiFi Streaming Box

Question

Do you have to use the HDMI cable? I wanted to use it for an older tv will it work?

asked 1 year, 8 months ago
By
dmonk
on RCA DSB872WR WiFi Streaming Box
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
I use it with an older TV. You'll need the same 3 prong cord (yellow, white, red) that you used with your older VCR or DVD player. It does not come it, though. I think you can buy one at Wal-Mart or RadioShack.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
MrStyle
answer 2
yes if you have a aux port or you have to get a converter my set is old works great
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
IbyfromWalmart
answer 3
No, it also has a standard yellow video out along with the red and white audio out.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Layoutlifer
answer 4
I have an old tv too and I hooked it up with the red, yellow and white connectors, works great.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
merlomack
answer 5
No you do not need an HDMI cable, there are plug ins for yellow, red, white cords (composite).
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
sales28girl
answer 6
Boxee TV only supports HDMI so it won't work on TV's from earlier than 2005 or so.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
BoxeeAndrew
answer 7
Will work if old tv has RCA plugs (yellow (picture) Red & White (sound Right and left))
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
BCTexas
Question

will this product let my lenovo laptop with a built in wireless steamer send netflix to my TV?

asked 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Boomer
on RCA DSB872WR WiFi Streaming Box
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
No
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
TCinIL
answer 2
No! This device has it's own Netflix player, just hook it up and go to the menu. click ok on Netflix, enter your log in and password and thats it
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
TCinIL
answer 3
i do not think so. it only looks for home networks and does not allow you many options for setup. Although i did not try this.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
roundman72
answer 4
If you buy the cord and plug it into your tv it works without a laptop. it has wifi built in. you can access netflix from your tv then. :) I dont believe there is anyway to connect a laptop to it.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Bossyaussie
answer 5
You won't need your laptop at all. You bring up Netflix on your tv using the RCA streaming box, sign in to your account, and your queue and other Netflix menus are all there.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
punknlove
answer 6
There is absolutely no need for your laptop because the unit already has Netflix, Hulu Plus, Vudu, and YouTube already built in. You only need to log in to your account.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
SOHAudio
Question

i dont have a computer, can i use this device without one?

is there a simular device that i can buy that doesnt require a computer?
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
By
mel
on RCA DSB872WR WiFi Streaming Box
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
You don't need an actual computer, but you do need a wi-fi router and internet service. In other words, this box can hook up to the internet by itself -but only if you have an internet connection for it to use!
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Jerry852
answer 2
It seems unlikely you'll have the stuff that usually goes WITH the computer? A fast web connection via cable for example, and a wireless router. I suppose if you have those things already, but no PC, it could be worth a try, but don't quote me.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
MrStyle
answer 3
this one does not have to have a computor but you do have to have the net
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
IbyfromWalmart
answer 4
Yes no computer needed, but you must have high speed internet.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Layoutlifer
answer 5
Hi Mel, you'll need an Internet connection at home, and some sort of device that can connect to the Internet to set it up.

All similar devices will require an Internet connection. If you comment back and tell me what you're hoping to do with the device, I can make a recommendation on what to get.

- Andrew
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
BoxeeAndrew
answer 6
Yes it works without computer but you have to have Wi-fi router (b,g or n)
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
BCTexas
Question

Can this product be use to get local tv channel withouth subscribtion?

asked 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Susy
on RCA DSB872WR WiFi Streaming Box
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
No.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Jerry852
answer 2
Nope. No way. The answer is no.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
MrStyle
answer 3
No this product only works with Netflix, Pandora, and Vudu services
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
ChipChiperson
answer 4
no
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
IbyfromWalmart
answer 5
No. I have not been able to do that. I just use it with my subscription to Netflix.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
mattp1803
answer 6
no you need a dtv converter to pick up over the air broadcasts
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Jumbovein
Question

Do you have to set up an account and give credit card #s with this Unit?

asked 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Bob
on RCA DSB872WR WiFi Streaming Box
6 answers
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answer 1
Unlike with Roku this does not ask for a credit card to set it up.But you will need subscriptions with HuluPlus,Netflix they ask that you pay their monthy $7.99,you can use a prepaid card you can get at Walmart.I have used one myself to pay for both of them.YouTube is free as long as you have an account with them.You should have access to a computer to set up the accounts.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
gsos76
answer 2
No, the unit itself does not. However, individual content providers such as Netflix and HuluPlus will require accounts and credit cards.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Jerry852
answer 3
YouTube is free. Some of the other services might require membership, like Netflix. I have a Pandora account so I just used my password. I didn't even try to use the free version of Pandora, so I'm not totally sure if that's available.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
MrStyle
answer 4
no only the service you have
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
IbyfromWalmart
answer 5
No
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Alwaysgamin
answer 6
depends. for netflix yes, for youtube, no. hulu plus, yes. not sure about pandora, have not used it!
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Jumbovein
Question

Do U need a router to use this for wifi ?

asked 1 year, 8 months ago
By
saxxer
on RCA DSB872WR WiFi Streaming Box
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, a router or gateway.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Phyggie
answer 2
You need a wifi or what is also known as a wireless router, yes.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
MrStyle
answer 3
you need something that you can link to yes
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
IbyfromWalmart
answer 4
Yes and No...

Most if not all broadband users have a router for their service.

You could use a "mobile hotspot" from most cell phone companies.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Tycho69
answer 5
It depends on your wifi. If u have a problem with strength of u wifi. Yes but if u have a repeater it will not work at all. I ended up getting a roku I have no problems. I would think twice.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Ttamsterhds
answer 6
Yes
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Alwaysgamin
Question

Does it stream Amazon

Pretty sure all of these devices include Amazon but it was not mentioned in the description so I thought I would ask.
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
By
BDT
on RCA DSB872WR WiFi Streaming Box
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
No Amazon.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
MrStyle
answer 2
No Amazon, just Netflix, Hulu and Vudu
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
TCinIL
answer 3
No Amazon. In fact, this device has only 38 channels and apps, including Weather, radio, and two photo sites. Very limited. I will replace it with a Roku.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Peanuted
answer 4
no only the listed things
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
roundman72
answer 5
No it doesnt. :(
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Bossyaussie
Question

Can you watch free hulu episodes using the RCA Box or just Hulu Plus Shows?

asked 1 year, 9 months ago
By
arhoke
on RCA DSB872WR WiFi Streaming Box
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
You can only watch Hulu Plus shows.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
BoxeeAndrew
answer 2
You have to have Hulu plus, free episodes are only available on your PC
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
TCinIL
answer 3
I think you have to have a subscription to Hulu.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Toog1970
answer 4
only hulu plus shows
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
jacoby1999
answer 5
You may watch both.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
SOHAudio
Question

do you sell the Remote thats included in the box separately?

If so please let me know.My son drooled all over it and now it does not work.
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
By
Reanna
on RCA DSB872WR WiFi Streaming Box
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
Reanna,

I'm sorry that happen, but those things do and I suggest that you call
RCA Customer Support.

>They can be reached at 1-800-506-5746.

Best Regards!
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
2004WMAssociate
answer 2
You may want to power cycle the remote before you buy another one. To power cycle, take out the batteries, and press each button on the remote one time, and then a second time, put back the batteries.

If it doesn't work check the sensor by using a digital camera, turn camera on, look through the camera lens, hold the remote sensor in front of the lens and press one of the buttons on the remote, see if you see a light, if you don't see the sensor light, you need a new remote.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
CeRos
answer 3
I've looked for the remote & no luck its no longer avail my remote finally broke to the pt of no longer worker, its very poorly made.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 4
Contact the manufacturer. http://www.rca.com/
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Summer0f66
answer 5
You will need the original remote in order to operate this model. You can get replacement accessories at www.1800customersupport.com or send an email to rcasupport@1800customersupport.com.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
JerryPatRCA
Question

Does this have to be plugged in to the wifi and tv? Can I plug it in to wifi box and watch tv in the bedroom if wifi is in another room?

asked 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Netta
on RCA DSB872WR WiFi Streaming Box
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
For digital TV you need to provide your own HDMI cable. For old school TV, get one of those cables you used with your VCR to get plug in the white, red and yellow connectors for sound and picture. Hope this helps. The "wireless" part of this product is how it grabs the internet. Not how it sends the picture to your TV.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
MrStyle
answer 2
you have to plug it into the tv and connect to your router thru the wifi
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
IbyfromWalmart
answer 3
you just plug it into the tv, not the wifi router box. then you can watch media wirelessly on the tv you connect it to! you have to enter yor wireless passkey into the streaming box so it can connect to your wireless network!
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Jumbovein
answer 4
If your cables are long enough. In your case it would be better to use the built in wireless. That is if your home already has wireless.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Layoutlifer
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