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by robertm
Tue May 26, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Kodi/Fusion on Roku
Replies: 3
Views: 13453

Re: Kodi/Fusion on Roku

I find myself using Amazon Fire much more these days simply because of its support of Kodi. At this point, given a choice between another Roku or another FireTV, I would go with the Fire. I hope Roku is listening. They aren't. Roku's support for local media has been unwavering and little since it w...
by robertm
Tue May 26, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: New to ROKU3, app question
Replies: 5
Views: 1250

Re: New to ROKU3, app question

Sorry. There was a time when this forum had so many experts you would have multiple helpful replies by now. Now it is a graveyard. You mentioned an IP conflict. This is no minor situation. Make sure your DHCP range does not include anything with static IP addresses. Assign your Roku a permanent IP l...
by robertm
Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Am I missing out by not using another streamer besides Roku?
Replies: 38
Views: 11085

Re: Am I missing out by not using another streamer besides R

I have a Fire TV Stick. There are aspects of it I like better than the Roku, but two things have kept me from switching over: 1. Channels missing which we do watch. 2. A cluttered interface, which appears to be more about promoting Amazon products and services than providing the best user interface...
by robertm
Wed Apr 22, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Am I missing out by not using another streamer besides Roku?
Replies: 38
Views: 11085

Re: Am I missing out by not using another streamer besides R

While there is no doubt about it, Roku is by far the best thing that happened to us since we bought a new tractor back in 78. With all the talk about FireTV and other streamers that pops up here from time to time, it does make me wonder if we could be missin out. How many regularly use something be...
by robertm
Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:06 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku instead of a smart TV - This is why
Replies: 41
Views: 7084

Re: Roku instead of a smart TV - This is why

The Roku 1 and old Roku 2 are still supported and do receive firmware updates. Just because those two models did not get the new Netflix UI or YouTube app does not mean Roku is not supporting their devices. You choose to see it that way. It is unfortunate those devices did not get the new UIs but i...
by robertm
Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:33 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku instead of a smart TV - This is why
Replies: 41
Views: 7084

Re: Roku instead of a smart TV - This is why

This is not the first time Netflix has made Roku equipment irrelevant. It is the second time. I have a closet full of Rokus to prove it. Really? I have an N-1000 from 2009 that still can play Netflix. No fancy UI but once the movie starts it looks the same as my new Roku 3. Wow. I had no idea they ...
by robertm
Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku instead of a smart TV - This is why
Replies: 41
Views: 7084

Re: Roku instead of a smart TV - This is why

I don't believe that Android is completely responsible for the choppy animations and transitions on the Fire TV Stick. The Fire TV box can be a little choppy, but the Nexus Player isn't choppy at all. Now, the Nexus Player is running Lollipop 5.1 and the Fire TV/Stick is running 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, s...
by robertm
Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku instead of a smart TV - This is why
Replies: 41
Views: 7084

Re: Roku instead of a smart TV - This is why

I have a fully up-to-date Fire TV Stick right here, along with a brand spanking new (new) Roku 3. My Fire TV Stick responds immediately to remote presses, and though it's animations and transitions are not as silky smooth as the Roku 3, Fire TV Box or Nexus Player it is far from slow. Is it on par ...
by robertm
Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku instead of a smart TV - This is why
Replies: 41
Views: 7084

Re: Roku instead of a smart TV - This is why

The Roku 3 came out in March 2013, the Fire TV in April 2014. What I meant to say was if these individuals who jumped ship from Roku to the Fire TV for a better experience had just spent the same $99 on a Roku 3 they wouldn't have ever been disappointed and left. Instead they bought a more budget m...
by robertm
Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:38 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku instead of a smart TV - This is why
Replies: 41
Views: 7084

Re: Roku instead of a smart TV - This is why

Anyone that buys a product based on a promised future feature is a fool. Of course foolish people are the backbone of US's, and most of the rest of the world's, consumer population. God must love fools since he made so many of them. You are right. Only a fool would trust Roku with more of their mon...
by robertm
Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:08 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku instead of a smart TV - This is why
Replies: 41
Views: 7084

Re: Roku instead of a smart TV - This is why

Again you are comparing apples and oranges, a $50 device from Roku (the 1 or old 2) to a Fire TV box which is $99. If these users had spent the same money on a Roku 3 then they wouldn't be going to a Fire TV which is equally priced. I have a Fire TV Stick at $39 but yes, it is nowhere near as respo...
by robertm
Mon Apr 20, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: New Roku 3 versus older Roku 3
Replies: 27
Views: 17549

Re: New Roku 3 versus older Roku 3

They don't have a replay button on the new remotes? BOO!! Geez. They do not care about those of us with multiple units which is counter-intuitive. ANOTHER new remote design? It is SUPER annoying to go from one room to another and have different layouts and different buttons. Let me guess... they wo...
by robertm
Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:31 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Doesn't "free" mean it doesn't cost any money?
Replies: 17
Views: 5078

Re: Doesn't "free" mean it doesn't cost any money?

I despise the channel store. There is so little information you either have to do research on your own or download items just to turn around and uninstall them. I am surprised channel developers have not insisted on a better store. There is practically no consumer education available. So for channel...
by robertm
Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: SlingTV capped at 2 Million users
Replies: 39
Views: 6579

Re: SlingTV capped at 2 Million users

what gets me about ESPN is the sports covered are going to be played any ways unlike a program that is scripted for entertainment.The price demanded by various leagues for coverage rights seems highly inflated to me. This is a joke right? There is MUCH more money involved in professional sports tha...
by robertm
Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Switch user profile on Netflix with Roku2
Replies: 27
Views: 257592

Re: Switch user profile on Netflix with Roku2

No worries. The joke was if I had an older Roku 2 due to the constant renumbering of models it might now actually be a Roku minus 3 as if it reverted 5 versions back. It was not that funny or clever... even less so since I had to explain it. This place is dead now. Back in the day we helped resolve ...