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by DubTaylor
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku Premiere hitting 232 degrees (pic)
Replies: 9
Views: 140

Re: Roku Premiere hitting 232 degrees (pic)

232 degrees? Normal? Uh... no (unless you live on Mercury/Venus/Georgia in August). What you have there is a hockey puck hot enough to end the game when the ice melts. RMA or Out The Window (into a bucket of water - Only YOU Can Prevent Forest Fires!). Select the one that is most applicable in your ...
by DubTaylor
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Feature Request Forum
Topic: Mpeg2 Support
Replies: 1
Views: 1343

Re: Mpeg2 Support

Didn't they do that already?
(not looking at my 3, the 2HD is probably right out, but the Ultra is good to go)

'Deprecated' or 'Ancient' units may never see MPEG-2. The hardware aboard may be inadequate.
(a more experienced response is probably warranted here)
by DubTaylor
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku Eating 1 Gig An Hour
Replies: 28
Views: 531

Re: Roku Eating 1 Gig An Hour

no that hotspot is not the endusers. i can create a hotspot for peeps if i chose, but the one already there is independent of my connection. that is why if you want it off you have to go to xfinity and shut it off. you cannot ad a password to it. it is a open hotspot. I 'opted out' of that option f...
by DubTaylor
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku Eating 1 Gig An Hour
Replies: 28
Views: 531

Re: Roku Eating 1 Gig An Hour

actually the hotspot hardware built into their modems is separate from the rest of the hardware in it, so no it does not affect ones speed. in and of itself it is only 5 to 5.5 mbps down. The 'fine print'... is that total, or for each 'Rider'? Moot point. They'll have a real issue connecting to you...
by DubTaylor
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku Eating 1 Gig An Hour
Replies: 28
Views: 531

Re: Roku Eating 1 Gig An Hour

agree 1,000% been meaning to look at modems compatible with xfinity. Wise. Here's another little known fact (Xfinity/Crapcast): If you live in a metropolitan area (downtown or thereabouts) that Xfinity/Crapcast equipment has set up a WiFi "Hotspot" for all their customers in range - to su...
by DubTaylor
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku Eating 1 Gig An Hour
Replies: 28
Views: 531

Re: Roku Eating 1 Gig An Hour

i've gone through xfinity's setting in the modem / router and could not find anything.   I'm not surprised. Here's a tip for all working under an ISP Data Cap: Use your own equipment. Period. (I mean you can continue renting that modem, that'll cost you 24 thousand dollars - eventually - but from t...
by DubTaylor
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku Eating 1 Gig An Hour
Replies: 28
Views: 531

Re: Roku Eating 1 Gig An Hour

don't get me wrong i appreciate the imput. it's just i'm pretty sure that setting does limit the impage quality used for all channels not just the main menu.  Not sure what type of router you have, but my ASUS RT-AC68R (Merlin) can sniff out and report exactly how much traffic is going to each thin...
by DubTaylor
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Why is Amazon Prime video so much clearer than BBCAmerica
Replies: 1
Views: 129

Re: Why is Amazon Prime video so much clearer than BBCAmerica

Amazon Prime Video is in the bidness of delivering 'decent' quality movies and TV over the internet. BBC America is in the bidness of TV re-broadcasts, poorly compiled, edited and encoded, housed on backwater servers and run by the underpaid. Prime enjoys a fairly direct path to you ($$) - BBC-A may...
by DubTaylor
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku Eating 1 Gig An Hour
Replies: 28
Views: 531

Re: Roku Eating 1 Gig An Hour

right after my last post i went back in and checked the settings again and was able to scroll down to and set 720p. currently at 92 gigs at 85 hours into the month or 1.08 gigs an hour on the 1080p setting. will check again somewhere between 6pm and apm and see what kind of difference i get with th...
by DubTaylor
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku Eating 1 Gig An Hour
Replies: 28
Views: 531

Re: Roku Eating 1 Gig An Hour

My question to the poster is if one isn't penalized monetarily or ones bandwidth isn't capped or restricted in anyway what's the difference how much bandwidth is being consumed? I'm with Verizon and use their FIOS service and though i don't have a 4K setup they don't care how much i use. Just askin...
by DubTaylor
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku’s new soundbar and subwoofer
Replies: 6
Views: 201

Re: Roku’s new soundbar and subwoofer

Well, supporting ARC is one thing your speakers don't.  :lol: I just priced soundbars a week ago for my daughter's TV, as they had a couple of speakers die and can't afford a complete 5.1 system at this time. I got them a pretty decent 2.1 soundbar for $150, and that included a sub. It doesn't supp...
by DubTaylor
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku Eating 1 Gig An Hour
Replies: 28
Views: 531

Re: Roku Eating 1 Gig An Hour

Looking at bit rates in general - 1G an hour is Fischer Price rates, man. The low of the low. Some hardcore MakeMKV BluRay guys/gals won't even watch something that's been as much as 'breathed on' by an encoder - raw BD bit rates for 1080p can easily top 30Mbps - and yes that would be something like...
by DubTaylor
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku Eating 1 Gig An Hour
Replies: 28
Views: 531

Re: Roku Eating 1 Gig An Hour

I mean, there's a lot of factors, but 1-1.5gb per hour isn't unheard of for 1080p streaming. EDIT: A little googling about Netflix.  "Medium" which is 720 is roughly .7GB/hr streaming and high is 3GB/hr of streaming.  So yeah, using netflix, going from 720 to 1080 would vastly increase yo...
by DubTaylor
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku Eating 1 Gig An Hour
Replies: 28
Views: 531

Re: Roku Eating 1 Gig An Hour

1G an hour is probably light... lighter than it is at my house. When you consider: Netflix/Amazon maintain a 'decent' bit rate for 1080p (some would argue they're 'bit rate starved' and sub-standard)... in the neighborhood of 3.5 to 4.5 Mbps. At my house when I encode at 3.7 (normally) the file size...
by DubTaylor
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku’s new soundbar and subwoofer
Replies: 6
Views: 201

Re: Roku’s new soundbar and subwoofer

Considering I got some Logitech desktop speakers with the 'woof' for $40 that sound pretty darn good (external speaker jack), these $200 Roku Speakers better do something extra special - something I'm not exactly seeing at a glance.
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