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by beq
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: New Fireflies Screensaver
Replies: 24
Views: 7535

Re: New Fireflies Screensaver

Bumping a very old thread (or should I start a new thread instead?)... The $5/year Fireflies screensaver subscription had stopped working again the past few weeks/months (presumably the same goes for the free version).  Network error, no image or weather data available.  Was hoping it would eventual...
by beq
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku streaming remote not working
Replies: 5
Views: 352

Re: Roku streaming remote not working

Good to know, thanks
by beq
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku streaming remote not working
Replies: 5
Views: 352

Re: Roku streaming remote not working

You know, I can’t remember which Roku hardware has 90 day warranty?
by beq
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku, STILL no keyboard/remote combo? Is this a patent encumbrance problem?
Replies: 19
Views: 6307

Re: Roku, STILL no keyboard/remote combo? Is this a patent encumbrance problem?

Since the IR and wireless only has a limited set of commands, the only way to get a full keyboard is through a network connection and app. I was thinking about that years ago. Would it be possible for someone to make an (updateable) electronic physical controller that sends these ECP network comman...
by beq
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku TV annoyance
Replies: 6
Views: 1008

Re: Roku TV annoyance

I did a quick test on one TCL 4K TV with a Wi-Fi remote (using Prime Video, Hulu, Netflix, HBO Go, Starz, Showtime Anytime, DirecTV Now, YouTube TV, Sling, YouTube, etc). Basically launch each channel and repeatedly press Vol Up/Down while the channel splash screen is loading. Seems when some of the...
by beq
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku TV annoyance
Replies: 6
Views: 1008

Re: Roku TV annoyance

I've noticed this too even on TCL 4K Roku TV's (which supposedly use faster hardware than the 1080p TV models).  But usually only upon loading of the channel.

Shouldn't real time reaction to user input be maintained as a priority thread?
by beq
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Cable logins transfer?
Replies: 9
Views: 437

Re: Cable logins transfer?

Ouch reading these made me cringe. I sympathize, when visiting family households I often spend time updating TV app changes and expired TV Everywhere authentications.  Usually involves incognito browser window on my phone as we all have different pay TV accounts. The TVE "Single Sign On" f...
by beq
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Can I disable the lower 4 buttons on the Stick remote?
Replies: 35
Views: 23528

Re: Can I disable the lower 4 buttons on the Stick remote?

Seems a divisive issue, people have various suggestions such as this one on the other, parallel thread.
by beq
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku TV: Cheapest entrypoint with enhanced remote with headphones?
Replies: 35
Views: 22861

Re: Roku TV: Cheapest entrypoint with enhanced remote with headphones?

This is strange.  I had a brief time with my first non-4K TCL Roku TV this week (last year's 1080p Costco model 43 S303, updated to firmware 8.1.0 and bundled with the basic IR remote). https://image.ibb.co/dOW9Fp/TCL_43S303_5143X_about.jpg There were also several existing RC127 Roku player slim Wi-...
by beq
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: 2017 Remote controls - transmission types/modes?
Replies: 21
Views: 12982

Re: 2017 Remote controls - transmission types/modes?

I can confirm this. Good to know! No one has mentioned the bluetooth remotes from the past which worked great for me, but the wifi remotes work equally as well. It's interesting that since the old Roku 2 XS with Bluetooth remote, Roku has steadfastly stuck to Wi-Fi Direct for its enhanced remotes. ...
by beq
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku TV: Cheapest entrypoint with enhanced remote with headphones?
Replies: 35
Views: 22861

Re: Roku TV: Cheapest entrypoint with enhanced remote with headphones?

I am going to get the new TCL 6-series 65R615 or 65R617. The only difference between the two, according to a TCL phone call, is one has the enhanced remote RC580 and the other has the RC280. I was told by TCL support that you can't use the enhanced remote on the 65R615. It would be unfortunate if T...
by beq
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku TV: Cheapest entrypoint with enhanced remote with headphones?
Replies: 35
Views: 22861

Re: Roku TV: Cheapest entrypoint with enhanced remote with headphones?

Is the 'Roku Enhanced Voice Remote' (model RC193 aka RC-AL4) compatible with TCL 55p605 TV? (Short answer is "semi-compatible" per below...) If not, is it a software or hardware limitation/issue? Does an OTA software update on the TV or remote allow voice search functionality? Just purcha...
by beq
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: What happened to my news summary in my Home??
Replies: 30
Views: 4034

Re: What happened to my news summary in my Home??

The News category was actually AOL On News. If you go to https://channelstore.roku.com/ and go to the News category, you still see AOL On News listed and showing as installed. At least, I do. It doesn't show in the News category on the actual Roku, though. This is similar behavior to how M-GO and F...
by beq
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Home screen tears after Google Play Movies
Replies: 4
Views: 326

Re: Home screen tears after Google Play Movies

I too had noticed similar glitch with the Viki app in the past. When I launched the app on family Roku's (to login), then exited, the home screen display would have those issues -- until I restart or launch another app (which can be a bit difficult to navigate with the screen messing up). But the Vi...
by beq
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: SmugMug API Return invalid.
Replies: 31
Views: 4336

Re: SmugMug API Return invalid.

What a thorough and insightful answer.

I didn't realize Roku has a particular "new intern" :)
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