I am facing very slow response from roku 2 xs after the update to the new interface, even viewing channel store is slow with thumbnails not loading. It feels sluggish and is really getting frustrating. event factory resting doesn't work, i don't have much channels installed on it .. just netflix amazon and dishworld and just a few more apps. It was ok b4 but now dont feel like turning it on. Is there any update for roku 2 xs that i can install ? thanks.
I'm right with you. The Roku is now a useless pile of buffering after the Roku software update. I have an entire collection of 1080p mp4 files that are ripped from Blu-rays at Handbrake video quality 20. I think that puts their bitrate around 5-6 Mbits/sec. I do Plex direct play and have a 100 Mbits/sec wired network all around. In fact, with the prior Roku software, my computer server could stream two movies at once to two separate Roku 2 XS's with absolutely no problem.
So yeah, I have TWO OF THESE NOW USELESS Roku 2 XS boxes since the "upgrade". I haven't had time to do significant testing on other channels, but Vevo is also a pile of crap now too. It does seem to work with a 4 Mbit Plex transcode. That is absolutely ridiculous. The box could easily support 20 Mbit transcodes with no problem on my network before the upgrade.
Absolutely the UI and remote response has gotten terrible after the upgrade too. They only have a couple of models of Rokus. Certainly the UI sluggishness alone on their prior generation's top model should have stopped them from updating to this pile of crap.
I'll be dumping this Roku crap on eBay if they don't fix and/or acknowledge this within a month.