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by davezatz
Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:26 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: What would you want on the Roku 3? Hardware not software.
Replies: 90
Views: 34953

Re: What would you want on the Roku 3? Hardware not software

Nothing there though, he just links to what he says is a new support site but it appears to have been taken down. While I was blogging, a support chat window popped up and I asked the agent when I could buy a Roku 3. He said 3/6. The post has the updated pic. FYI The page wasn't hidden, nothing tri...
by davezatz
Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku Mounting System with LT or HD (non-bluetooth)
Replies: 14
Views: 11206

Re: Roku Mounting System with LT or HD (non-bluetooth)

I have two mounts, one for Apple TV (in the living room) and one for my Roku LT (in the bedroom). I've been very pleased and the IR has bounced fine off my walls. Here's a video I shot of the assembly. I think it's a fine deal for 10 or 15 bucks if you hate clutter (like I do). http://www.youtube.co...
by davezatz
Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:24 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: New 4.6 FW Update?
Replies: 1
Views: 1520

Re: New 4.6 FW Update?

The main update is French language UI translation to support the boxes that just launched in Canada. Well, pre-orders launched. Expecting to be on shelves by the end of the month. So I'd say the widespread rollout of 4.6 will happen within the next few weeks. I don't have details on bug fixes or imp...
by davezatz
Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:48 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: D-Link is going after Roku, first it was Boxee now MovieNite
Replies: 16
Views: 11455

Re: D-Link is going after Roku, first it was Boxee now Movie

I bought this box at Walmart for $48. Pros voer Roku LT & HD: 1080p, YouTube, Ethernet. Cons: Limited channels and sucky iPhone remote. The simple UI reminds me of Roku's more accessible earlier UI. But obviously the trade off is less content and customization. Vudu is a nice option, but obvious...
by davezatz
Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:23 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Gifting Roku Could Be Cleaner
Replies: 8
Views: 4230

Re: Gifting Roku Could Be Cleaner

My response to your response... The Roku I'm gifting is being bundled with a year of Netflix and I don't feel the need to drop another $10 on a gift card to overcome Roku's shortcoming in this regard. Further, I'm going to have to take their time and mine explaining Roku's registration approach and ...
by davezatz
Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:32 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku 2 Random Restarts?
Replies: 116
Views: 71650

Re: Roku 2 Random Restarts?

RokuShawn - If you're reading, maybe you can get a ETA from the team ahead of your weekly report on when we might expect the first update(s). Surely these are known issues and being worked on. Info on potential updates could stem a number of returns (I've already heard from one upset user) and allow...
by davezatz
Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:29 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku 2 XS Netflix Rebuffering and Freeze
Replies: 14
Views: 6302

Re: Roku 2 XS Netflix Rebuffering and Freeze

Another annoying oddity I have noticed is that the XS often outputs a low-res picture during the first minute or so of streaming, then suddenly "snaps in" to the correct resolution. This is not unsurprising and how many providers (HBO GO is another) get around buffering. Start at a lower ...
by davezatz
Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:36 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku 2 Random Restarts?
Replies: 116
Views: 71650

Re: Roku 2 Random Restarts?

@Dave: at what point did it crash during load, if you recall? I can't recall where it happened, but the app never loaded so it was pretty early in the launch. Also, fyi I had tried the Bluetooth remote pairing and it did nothing until I made it through device registration (with IR remote) and then ...
by davezatz
Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku 2 Random Restarts?
Replies: 116
Views: 71650

Re: Roku 2 Random Restarts?

Launching Angry Birds crashed my Roku 2 XS the first launch, but it's been fine since.
by davezatz
Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Got in my Roku 2 XS today :)
Replies: 5
Views: 2750

Re: Got in my Roku 2 XS today :)

When you first insert the card it should ask you if you want to format it. After that, you won't see any further messages related to the SD card. Will the Roku 2 only use it for storage when the internal memory is full? Once there's data on it and the card is removed, will those channels vanish? If...
by davezatz
Sun Jul 24, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku 2 Review!
Replies: 58
Views: 34502

Re: Roku 2 Review!

Here's another weird one... On my 2010 XDS, MLS is available as a new channel in the Channel Store. However, it's not visible at all in the Channel Store from my Roku 2 XS.
by davezatz
Sun Jul 24, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku 2 Review!
Replies: 58
Views: 34502

Re: Roku 2 Review!

Hm, interesting. I'm clearly having wireless problems. I have two networks, but can join only one. It periodically drops when doing certain things so I'm not sure if it's those things or the wireless itself. Make sure the Roku is not sitting on top of some metal object - in my case it was sitting o...
by davezatz
Sun Jul 24, 2011 3:55 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku 2 Review!
Replies: 58
Views: 34502

Re: Roku 2 Review!

Anyone else with a unit have trouble launching Amazon and/or losing WiFi? Not sure if these two things are related or not... hm. WiFi has been solid as a rock for me. No problems with Amazon either. Hm, interesting. I'm clearly having wireless problems. I have two networks, but can join only one. I...
by davezatz
Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:51 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku 2 Review!
Replies: 58
Views: 34502

Re: Roku 2 Review!

I shot a 3 minute video showing how Angry Birds and the new motion remote work: http://www.zatznotfunny.com/2011-07/using-rokus-wii-like-remote-with-angry-birds/ Let me know if there are other questions I can answer. Although it looks like some beta testers have already broken their silence and unit...
by davezatz
Sun Jul 24, 2011 7:14 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku 2 Review!
Replies: 58
Views: 34502

Re: Roku 2 Review!

How smooth is the framerate for angry birds? How accurate is the remote aiming etc .... The zooming in/out of the screen/level is a little weird, not entirely smooth. But otherwise the gameplay is decent. Using the remote to aim and fire took a little getting used to but wasn't too bad after I got ...