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by ykill
Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Enhanced remote design flaw!
Replies: 17
Views: 4605

Re: Enhanced remote design flaw!

@jeffrok, I agree. It's not a flaw if it's uncommon, or caused by misuse. I am glad that it isn't happening to everyone. I think it is a flaw in the sense that it's a weakness that could have been avoided. I'm not trying to normalize droppage, but there are easy and inexpensive ways to avoid solder ...
by ykill
Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Enhanced remote design flaw!
Replies: 17
Views: 4605

Re: Enhanced remote design flaw!

@jeffrok, I know. I may just be guilty of mistreating the remote. On the other hand, think about how many remotes you've had that quit because an internal component broke off. Have you heard of a phone or GPS where parts fall off inside? I've been using remotes since they used ultrasonic tones to tr...
by ykill
Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:15 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Enhanced remote design flaw!
Replies: 17
Views: 4605

Re: Enhanced remote design flaw!

Oh, oops! I was near the end of whatever the warranty period is. I hope you are right, and this isn't going to happen to my third remote. However, two remotes with the same failure mode is too coincidental to be pure chance. I still say that if a component comes off due to the solder joint failing, ...
by ykill
Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Enhanced remote design flaw!
Replies: 17
Views: 4605

Enhanced remote design flaw!

We all know that the enhanced remote should never dropped or handled roughly. On the other hand, we expect handheld electronics to have a certain robustness, as they are being handled by humans who make mistakes. I purchased a Roku 3 and I love it. after about nine months, the remote stopped working...