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by unclebob
Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: just updated to build 1553 and I've got issues. - resolved!
Replies: 8
Views: 4396

Re: just updated to build 1553 and I've got issues.

I've been having issues "retrieving" Netflix over the last few days, but I'm content with letting Netflix/Roku figure it out. Seems slightly better/faster today - at least it's loading. I definitely wouldn't delete my queue over it. +1 If other channels are working , I wouldn't get to has...
by unclebob
Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:18 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: just updated to build 1553 and I've got issues. - resolved!
Replies: 8
Views: 4396

Re: just updated to build 1553 and I've got issues.

I've been having issues "retrieving" Netflix over the last few days, but I'm content with letting Netflix/Roku figure it out. Seems slightly better/faster today - at least it's loading. I definitely wouldn't delete my queue over it. I would....but I tried doing so selectively to start -- ...
by unclebob
Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:41 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: just updated to build 1553 and I've got issues. - resolved!
Replies: 8
Views: 4396

Re: just updated to build 1553 and I've got issues.

So, it's not working on any channel? If that's the case, you may just need a new power supply. They've been a problem with the oldest boxes. It 's not a power issue, in between rebuffers it plays the video perfectly well - except for Netflix which, as noted above, never successfully loads. I've jus...
by unclebob
Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:09 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: just updated to build 1553 and I've got issues. - resolved!
Replies: 8
Views: 4396

just updated to build 1553 and I've got issues. - resolved!

I think I may have to buy a new player. I've had this one since the week the device was introduced, but since the latest update it is unusable. Here's the one hour and ten minute support chat I just had at Roku's site: [Note: I do tech support myself, and I've lost several jobs to offshore companies...
by unclebob
Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:30 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Browser Access to Hulu.com
Replies: 23
Views: 14558

Re: Browser Access to Hulu.com

Ayone who wants to see Hulu on their big screen and aren't willing to pay for Hulu Plus should look into Playon media server software [http://http://www.playon.tv/index.php] It requires a Windows PC and compatible TV device, which include: Sony PlayStation 3 Microsoft Xbox 360 Nintendo Wii in BETA H...
by unclebob
Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:17 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Google TV gets video chat added. Roku should get this too.
Replies: 17
Views: 14975

Re: Google TV gets video chat added. Roku should get this to

Logitech's Google box will retail at $300, and for the extra money I don't see a very compelling product. Through the forthcoming giving season, tablet computers and TV boxes willl be the thing. When the press and consumers compare Roku, Revue and AppleTV, it's Roku that will have the compelling cas...
by unclebob
Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:01 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Box stopped working?
Replies: 14
Views: 9864

Re: Box stopped working?

Where is Roku customer support commenting on this strange sequence of events? Nothing strange about power supplies ceasing function. Roku obviously knows the ps to be a weak point as they make it available as as "accessory"for $10. What should they say? "In order to keep the price be...
by unclebob
Fri May 28, 2010 3:13 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Google TV - Fall 2010...
Replies: 30
Views: 19494

Re: Google TV - Fall 2010...

Even with a couple years head-start, I'm afraid Roku hasn't a sufficient moat to protect it from something of Google's size. A couple of thoughts. First, I don't really see them as being direct competitors. GoogleTV seems to be more focused on integrating itself with cable/satellite companies and p...
by unclebob
Thu May 27, 2010 3:28 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Google TV - Fall 2010...
Replies: 30
Views: 19494

Re: Google TV - Fall 2010...

I'd like to see the Roku video player work with Google TV. The Roku box would probably need to provide the Logitech hardware something like an RSS feed of its available programming. The only trouble with this approach is that programmers might come to view Roku as a middleman that needs eliminating....
by unclebob
Sat Dec 26, 2009 3:12 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Updating twitv
Replies: 18
Views: 11718

KER-BLOOEY

TWIG #21 & TWIF #46 work now but TWIG #47 goes KER-BLOOEY after 6 minutes of playing
by unclebob
Thu Dec 24, 2009 6:56 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: 1080i Discussion thread
Replies: 364
Views: 289526

Whether it's an up conversion or a down conversion, it doesn't matter because the tiny little microprocessor in their $99 set top box HAS NOWHERE NEAR THE COMPUTING POWER TO DO IT . Not on a live stream, not in real time. If you want 1080i, talk to the content providers about supplying it. When it'...
by unclebob
Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:06 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Netflix for the Hearing Impaired
Replies: 29
Views: 29454

Yeah! SUE! SUE! SUE! I'm not advocating any such thing. But the NAD is an advocacy organization that will use whatever recourse is available to fulfill their charter. To do less would be a disservice. Without the NAD's advocacy through the FCC, closed captioning would not be so ubiquitous on broadc...
by unclebob
Thu Dec 24, 2009 8:28 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Updating twitv
Replies: 18
Views: 11718

Are others able to play TWIG #21? Or TWIF #46? These new additions just kick me out to the description screen. I got the same problem. Do we know when these were added? within the last day or so, i've been looking for them to show up. Also no luck with TWIG #21. Also, when I got kicked out, all of ...
by unclebob
Thu Dec 24, 2009 1:24 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Updating twitv
Replies: 18
Views: 11718

KennyJ wrote:
unclebob wrote:
Are others able to play TWIG #21? Or TWIF #46? These new additions just kick me out to the description screen.


I got the same problem. Do we know when these were added?


within the last day or so, i've been looking for them to show up.
by unclebob
Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:32 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Updating twitv
Replies: 18
Views: 11718

Are others able to play TWIG #21? Or TWIF #46? These new additions just kick me out to the description screen.