chaddarack wrote:I'm sure I'll get Kumatsu's attention with this one.
Got my new Roku HD. Of course it would not connect with WiFi - isn't it stupid that the firmware loaded on the unit is so bad you can't even use it without plugging it in the first time to update the firmware? It is also retarded that the Roku (made by Netgear) does not have ALL of the Netgear routers on it's compatibility list. So I carried a TV into the room where my router is, plugged it into ethernet, and it updated firmware and worked. So I unplugged the Roku, carried it out to the living room 20 feet away, and plugged it into my HDTV. It now connected and even let me get on Hulu plus, open my account, and select a show. As the show started to buffer, it froze. After about 10 minutes, I power cycled the Roku, and of course now it wont connect to the network. Sometimes it can't even see my network, but it can see several neighbors' networks at 300ft away or more. Other times, and more commonly it would freeze while searching for available networks. I spent several hours trying, and gave up at 1am. Oh yeah, I tried channel 6 on the router - didn't work. The next day, after reading a few more connection issues on this board, I tried detaching the HDMI and using the RCA cord instead. Works perfectly that way. I watched several shows, with no bumps, almost no buffer times, etc. Bummer that I can't get HD on it though.
Tonight I will try using the HD on one input on my tv while simultaneously connecting HDMI to see if I can trick it. I plan on using HDMI on my livingroom HDTV and RCA out to an RF modulator to run my other tv's in the house with an iPhone remote.
Apple TV would NOT have had these firmware issues. I am not impressed with the Roku product thus far, and will have a hard time recommending this to friends. Most of them are not as computer/AV savvy as I am, and would likely never get it working. I thought Google TV was rushing their platform out the door too quickly, but ROKU certainly is.
chaddarack wrote:I'm pretty confident Apple wouldn't send out a product (I got this ROKU direct from the ROKU website) that requires hours of research to get it to work.
chaddarack wrote:No I haven't changed the video settings at all. I was trying to get it to connect with the HDMI cord immediately before I changed the cords and it worked right away. Of course I rebooted the ROKU when changing a cord. But I had rebooted the thing 50 times previously with no improvement, and this time it was hung up searching for networks again. I didn't even have to search for the network once I had the RCA plugged in, it automatically found it from the previous settings inputs.
stratcat96 wrote:It has been a known issue that some problems may arise if the user selects "1080p" as their output.
kumasuki wrote:stratcat96 wrote:It has been a known issue that some problems may arise if the user selects "1080p" as their output.
To which issues are you referring? There are reports of difficulties with 1080p content that some users believe adhere to Roku's 1080p requirements yet they can't get these streams to display. However, I'm unaware of any technical problems arising just by selecting 1080p in the Roku display settings; and using the 1080P display option still allows you to stream content at any lower resolution just fine.
stratcat96 wrote: posts ... where users that have had 1080p sets that have insisted on having 1080p selected in the Roku and thusly are having problems with connectivity have found restored connectivity by selecting a different output mode.
kumasuki wrote: 2) you now find that after selecting 720P in the Roku display settings the box no longer connects wirelessly.
Munst wrote:Point is....this is a good place to look for help, however, bashing the unit while praising "Flawless" Apple is not the best way to start.
chaddarack wrote:Well, I'm not changing any settings on the video settings. I only changed from HDMI cord to the RCA cord. I wonder if the settings automatically change when there is no HDMI cord attached.
One problem for me is that I only got the HD. So it won't have the setting for 1080p right? Channel 6 didn't work. I'll try the hard reset.
chaddarack wrote: I tried detaching the HDMI and using the RCA cord instead. Works perfectly that way. I watched several shows, with no bumps, almost no buffer times, etc. Bummer that I can't get HD on it though.