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by optikhog
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Something goofy with Amazon Prime Video and TCL Roku TVs
Replies: 5
Views: 251

Re: Something goofy with Amazon Prime Video and TCL Roku TVs

After a tremendous amount of effort in complaining and sitting on the phone with Amazon techs, this issue was apparently related to the Roku app on Roku TVs specifically sometimes reporting low bandwidth. I was able to get this moved up the chain far enough that they reduced the trap and now everyth...
by optikhog
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Something goofy with Amazon Prime Video and TCL Roku TVs
Replies: 5
Views: 251

Something goofy with Amazon Prime Video and TCL Roku TVs

I've spent quite a bit of time on this issue with Amazon and the issue appears to be isolated to our Roku TV's - we have a 32" and a 28" Roku TV in different parts of the house and this happens on both.  In a nutshell, what is happening is that when I play back specific videos via Amazon P...
by optikhog
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Spectrum app - What just happened?
Replies: 9
Views: 245

Re: Spectrum app - What just happened?

The Spectrum app is dependent on their cable service - as latency goes up, quality goes down.  Since cable-based internet is ultimately a 'shared' service, you're at the mercy of how much bandwidth your neighbors are using as well, resulting in good or bad quality which is out of your control.
by optikhog
Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Sling TV last week's episode not showing
Replies: 16
Views: 1157

Re: Sling TV last week's episode not showing

I am currently having this same issue with FX's, 'Snowfall'. Not able to watch the most recent episode, whereas I had been able to watch previous episodes anytime after they air, regardless of me not having DVR. Anyone have a solution? Did you reach out to FX? They make and maintain that channel. h...
by optikhog
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Pluto changes channel. Pluto won't hold desired channel
Replies: 10
Views: 756

Re: Pluto changes channel. Pluto won't hold desired channel

@optikhog that’s helpful. The only way I can get that  URL (outside of your post) is to do an internet search for “Pluto tv submit support request”. I don’t find a link in any of the numerous pages in the Support section of their site. I actually had it bookmarked.  I've been using it since it was ...
by optikhog
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Pluto changes channel. Pluto won't hold desired channel
Replies: 10
Views: 756

Re: Pluto changes channel. Pluto won't hold desired channel

@scottypie1234 have you looked at their site? Tgeir is no means to contact them directly. Their Support area is strictly FAQ and other similar static documents. No way to submit issues. It is a Pluto issue that they have chosen to be completely silent about on every forum where Roku users complain,...
by optikhog
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Poor picture quality using Spectrum TV app
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Re: Poor picture quality using Spectrum TV app

We see this quite a bit with this app.  They have some kind of adaptive stream that increases and decreases in quality based on network usage.  I've done some testing is it does seem to reflect the relative speed/latency you're getting via your cable modem.  I have found that restarting the app seem...
by optikhog
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: How do I disable ads on my homescreen?
Replies: 16
Views: 8104

Re: How do I disable ads on my homescreen?

I will install one of these network wide ad blockers to get rid of the ads.  Otherwise, it will only be a matter of time before Pepsi or Ford is buying ad space there. I won't tolerate being advertised to without my consent, on a connection that I have to pay for. Actually, you will tolerate it.  Y...
by optikhog
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Troubles last night on Amazon Prime Video?
Replies: 2
Views: 325

Re: Troubles last night on Amazon Prime Video?

I was watching Lo Sound Desert on Prime at around that time and had no issues.
by optikhog
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Plex Roku Questio
Replies: 2
Views: 170

Re: Plex Roku Questio

The "Watch Later" function is no longer supported by Plex in the new Roku interface (or many others as well):
https://forums.plex.tv/t/discontinuation-of-plugins-watch-later-recommended-and-cloud-sync/312312
by optikhog
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku Express Spectrum App "Something went wrong" ??
Replies: 7
Views: 477

Re: Roku Express Spectrum App "Something went wrong" ??

I've seen the "Something went wrong" message before, but sometimes it's gone an hour later.. I'd try rebooting your cable modem and router, just to make sure it's nothing related to the app not talking to the Spectrum server correctly.. What he said - usually this is the result of the Spe...
by optikhog
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: HDNET Channel "commercial -free" BUT
Replies: 5
Views: 922

Re: HDNET Channel "commercial -free" BUT

That sucks, have you reached out to HDNET for help with this since it is their content and channel?
by optikhog
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Cable-cutters be advised:
Replies: 29
Views: 1597

Re: Cable-cutters be advised:

The OP is not promoting conspiracy. Specifically, I was referring to the " I'm beginning to think that they're just all in bed together... given cables' deep pockets, they probably just quietly bought Roku, left it mostly alone to appease cable haters like me, and just as quietly s...
by optikhog
Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Cable-cutters be advised:
Replies: 29
Views: 1597

Re: Cord-cutters be advised:

I don't think that there is a way to control your Roku settings so that Roku ONLY displays channel that are completely free, with no outside subscription or fees required. That said, many channels on Roku offer a combo of "free" and subscriber programming. ...and it clearly notes in the d...
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