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by Dakotah
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: New Plex Update fails to stream HD content from Synology
Replies: 5
Views: 323

Re: New Plex Update fails to stream HD content from Synology

The new update wipes out most of the user-defined settings...including the play-back quality settings. Make sure you go in there and set them to "original" or whatever you were using prior to the update. Failing to do so can cause unnecessary transcoding that your Syno may not be able to d...
by Dakotah
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Build 8.0.1.4018 on 2016 Ultra: Screeching Audio at Start of Stream
Replies: 69
Views: 4945

Re: Build 8.0.1.4018 on 2016 Ultra: Screeching Audio at Start of Stream

I re-read this thread from the start looking for the posts from a Roku staffmember who said they'd look into it, but didn't promise anything.  Those posts have disappeared. Somehow, for some reason...this thread got split in two. The other half of this thread is here... https://forums.roku.com/view...
by Dakotah
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Build 8.0.1.4018 on 2016 Ultra: Screeching Audio at Start of Stream
Replies: 69
Views: 4945

Re: Build 8.0.1.4018 on 2016 Ultra: Screeching Audio at Start of Stream

It's simply unacceptable that such a debilitating issue has been allowed to fester for nearly 5 months now. 
by Dakotah
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Ultra now doesnt have optical output?
Replies: 19
Views: 15571

Re: Ultra now doesnt have optical output?

The 2016 Ultra (Model 4640) had the optical out...but it was removed in the 2017 Ultra (Model 4660). If optical is a must for you (and it sounds like it is)...I'd return your Model 4660 and try to find a 4640 (although be aware of the momentary screeches that some of us are getting with the optical-...
by Dakotah
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku Ultra - PLEX issues
Replies: 9
Views: 2066

Re: Roku Ultra - PLEX issues

In the Plex app on your new Ultra, check the video quality setting. Set it to "original". If you have it set to something lower, you may be triggering unnecessary transcoding...which can cause the issues that you're describing.
by Dakotah
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Sound Quality
Replies: 6
Views: 1106

Re: Sound Quality

What is the audio codec for the music you're playing? Is the plex server transcoding it?
by Dakotah
Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Build 8.0.1.4018 on 2016 Ultra: Screeching Audio at Start of Stream
Replies: 41
Views: 11672

Re: Build 8.0.1.4018 on 2016 Ultra: Screeching Audio at Start of Stream

This is becoming increasingly unacceptable for me. The screech/tone that the Ultra that is hooked up to my receiver produces is simply skull-crushing. I'm not only concerned that it is damaging my speakers, but I honestly believe that it would damage my hearing given prolonged usage. After 2-3 insta...
by Dakotah
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Build 8.0.1.4018 on 2016 Ultra: Screeching Audio at Start of Stream
Replies: 41
Views: 11672

Re: Build 8.0.1.4018 on 2016 Ultra: Screeching Audio at Start of Stream

I have two Roku Ultras with the same symptoms... #1 Roku Model - 4640X - Roku Ultra Firmware - 8.0.1 build 4018-29 SN - YP0080244510 Device ID 7LC688244510 Set to DD only, and connected via optical to an Onkyo TX-SR706 (the sound is painfully loud (literally) and lasts ~1 second) #2...
by Dakotah
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Build 8.0.1.4018 on 2016 Ultra: Screeching Audio at Start of Stream
Replies: 41
Views: 11672

Re: Build 8.0.1.4018 on 2016 Ultra: Screeching Audio at Start of Stream

My other Roku Ultra...which is connected to a Sony Soundbar via optical was automatically updated to Build 8.0.1.4018. Similar issue noted. While the sound is not as loud or long as it is on the other Ultra...a noticeable "beep" is present at the beginning of most stream-starts.
by Dakotah
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Build 8.0.1.4018 on 2016 Ultra: Screeching Audio at Start of Stream
Replies: 41
Views: 11672

Re: Build 8.0.1.4018 on 2016 Ultra: Screeching Audio at Start of Stream

I reverted back to 8.0.0 and the screech is gone...it was unbearable. 
by Dakotah
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Build 8.0.1.4018 on 2016 Ultra: Screeching Audio at Start of Stream
Replies: 41
Views: 11672

Build 8.0.1.4018 on 2016 Ultra: Screeching Audio at Start of Stream

Just manually updated to Build 8.0.1.4018 on one of my Roku Ultras (2016 model). It's connected to my Onkyo receiver via optical. Roku is set to Dolby-Digital only. Now, on about 50% of my stream starts, I get about a second of LOUD high-pitched screeching before the receiver syncs-up with the strea...
by Dakotah
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Which models are actually new?
Replies: 20
Views: 2095

Re: Which models are actually new?

Where are you seeing these specs? Does the new Ultra still have DD encoding capabilities? I'm wondering how it will handle AAC5.1 now. https://image.roku.com/ww/docs/compare-chart-products-en-us.pdf  No, they are not including the decoder either. AAC5.1, They would be marketing the feature if it we...
by Dakotah
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Which models are actually new?
Replies: 20
Views: 2095

Re: Which models are actually new?

For the Ultra, they claim improved wireless. They also removed the optical port and the Dolby Digital decoder. Other than the claimed wireless improvements, I doubt there are any noticeable performance changes., The Stick + is of course new, as it has 4K/HDR capability. They also claim improved wir...
by Dakotah
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: New Roku Hardware Announced. 4K/HDR Stick - Roku OS8
Replies: 58
Views: 7074

Re: New Roku Hardware Announced. 4K/HDR Stick - Roku OS8

[*] You can now configure your Roku player for 24, 25, 30 or 60 Hz HDMI output based on your audiovisual equipment and viewing preferences. For more information, click here . [*] Niiiiice. Is that link for more information working for anyone? It's not working for me. I'm really curious to see if th...
by Dakotah
Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Premiere+: Max bit rate?
Replies: 9
Views: 2008

Re: Premiere+: Max bit rate?

That is interesting. I'm looking at this here...Roku UHD streaming requirements, where it says HEVC or VP9 is required. https://sdkdocs.roku.com/display/sdkdoc/Audio+and+Video+Support#AudioandVideoSupport-4KUHDVideoStreamingRequirements Appears to be a discrepancy between the two. I will say, howeve...