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by Steve244
Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Netflix on Roku only Streams at 480
Replies: 46
Views: 8622

Re: Netflix on Roku only Streams at 480

Thanks for the update. The work-around provided was fine but it's nice to know the underlying cause (netflix app bug) got fixed.
by Steve244
Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Netflix on Roku only Streams at 480
Replies: 46
Views: 8622

Re: Netflix on Roku only Streams at 480

Check Settings -> Display Type. Make sure it is set to correct setting 1080 or greater depending on your Roku and setup. I suggest at least toggling the setting even if it is correct.  If you change the setting, powercycle the Roku and then try Netflix again. That worked. I didn't expect it to: Rok...
by Steve244
Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Netflix on Roku only Streams at 480
Replies: 46
Views: 8622

Re: Netflix on Roku only Streams at 480

Nope. Netflix also asked me to delete the channel and re-add with no effect. I have not tried a factory reset...
by Steve244
Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Netflix on Roku only Streams at 480
Replies: 46
Views: 8622

Re: Netflix on Roku only Streams at 480

Hi Dale, directly to the TV (no receiver at all). Here's a google album with screenshots from both the Roku system screens and the Netflix app screens

Google Album

TV's a Samsung UN46EH6000 46-Inch 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV (Black) (2012 Model)
I think I listed all other pertinent devices.
by Steve244
Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Netflix on Roku only Streams at 480
Replies: 46
Views: 8622

Re: Netflix on Roku only Streams at 480

I've been experiencing degraded streams with Netflix as well. 480P is the best I've gotten for the last week or more. All other channels (HBO, CBSN, YouTube, etc have no problem streaming 1080p) Some background: I'm in the IT/HW biz. OK my environment is POS transactions, but I spend a lot of time o...
by Steve244
Thu Aug 28, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: 2 XS Users: Has 5.5 FW Update fixed the reboot problem?
Replies: 194
Views: 53096

Re: 2 XS Users: Has 5.5 FW Update fixed the reboot problem?

Are you telling me you've never had a computer crash? Those devices are probably closed platforms with no third party applications, or very limited. Roku is an open platform. Still, if Netflix super HD was a cause, this should have been caught. It wasn't some obscure private channel. Long term soak ...
by Steve244
Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:48 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku 2XS reboot issue-Continued
Replies: 89
Views: 23017

Re: Roku 2XS reboot issue-Continued

That's harsh. But which competitor's and what is it you like about it? I despise iThingies and Amazon's box seems too biased towards selling Amazon products. My solution was to put a timed outlet on it and power cycle it nightly. This works if your viewing habits are less than 4-5 hours HD per day. ...
by Steve244
Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:44 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku 2XS reboot issue-Continued
Replies: 89
Views: 23017

Re: Roku 2XS reboot issue-Continued

let us know... I can see how a corrupted build could be the cause, but I'd have hoped there would be integrity checks before it installs. Timers are sooooo 1960s.
by Steve244
Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:55 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku 2XS reboot issue-Continued
Replies: 89
Views: 23017

Re: Roku 2XS reboot issue-Continued

The timer is a "Rube Goldberg" solution to the reboot problem. Very steampunk (ok that's an abuse of the term, but it's very low-tech). Seems to be working though: users in my household have commented the roku has been working well over the past few days. Much more responsive (lagginess is...
by Steve244
Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku 2XS reboot issue-Continued
Replies: 89
Views: 23017

Re: Roku 2XS reboot issue-Continued

kc8pql wrote:
^ If nothing else, it would be an interesting experiment.


I'll report back in a week or so. $4.70 plus tax at Home Depot for a timer.
by Steve244
Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:02 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku 2XS reboot issue-Continued
Replies: 89
Views: 23017

Re: Roku 2XS reboot issue-Continued

While my powering off my Roku's at night is "rebooting" them, it is not the spontaneous rebooting some are posting about while they are watching content. I leave one Roku on continuously from roughly 6am in the morning till 8pm at night every day and in the last year it has not spontaneou...
by Steve244
Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku 2XS reboot issue-Continued
Replies: 89
Views: 23017

Re: Roku 2XS reboot issue-Continued

Is this reboot tied to how long you are watching a particular channel or streaming content? The following may not be of benefit but will post it anyhow. I've got two Roku 2XS's and neither one appear to have this reboot problem. Lately when I have seen a reboot it was when I had a corrupted MP4 fil...
by Steve244
Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:42 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku 2XS reboot issue-Continued
Replies: 89
Views: 23017

Re: Roku 2XS reboot issue-Continued

Having pared my 2xs down to two channels, Amazon and Netflix, it helps, but I still experience reboots. The frequency seems to depend on how much HD content is viewed. I've had pretty much exclusive use of the box since removing the extra channels and power cycling. Since then about 200 minutes of D...
by Steve244
Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:23 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku 2XS reboot issue-Continued
Replies: 89
Views: 23017

Re: Roku 2XS reboot issue-Continued

Good discussion. I think Netflix is unique in two ways: It is the most used, so the most likely to be in use when a reboot occurs, -and- It uses a unique buffering mechanism: It seems it immediately plays a low bandwidth stream while it's buffering a second and maybe third higher band stream. I noti...
by Steve244
Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:40 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku 2XS reboot issue-Continued
Replies: 89
Views: 23017

Re: Roku 2XS reboot issue-Continued

I test hardware and software at work. I don't want to do it at home. Thanks just the same.

Reading between the lines I see a software glitch. Tell engineering to hurry. I almost bought a firetv box but they have awful reviews. I may yet out of spite.
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