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by raqball
Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:40 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku 4- Is it loud or just me??
Replies: 271
Views: 51326

Re: Roku 4- Is it loud or just me??

For what it's worth and for those that have loud fan issues, I think this specifically relates to scaling. When the Roku 4 is set to 4k and playing a native 4k source it will maintain a fan speed of 25%. If it's set to 4k and playing a 1080p source, the output is scaled to 4k and the unit warms up ...
by raqball
Mon Nov 09, 2015 11:06 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Don't Shoot The Messenger! - Cordcutting Trend Drops
Replies: 13
Views: 1453

Re: Don't Shoot The Messenger! - Cordcutting Trend Drops

Misleading? That's a nice way to refer to that article.. I'll go ahead and call it what it really is = Garbage!
by raqball
Sat Nov 07, 2015 7:22 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: buffering
Replies: 21
Views: 4380

Re: buffering

You'll notice most responses blame your network but it's Sling TV. They really need to do something with their service and channel. I get about 90 down and 10 up on my WiFi and everything BUT Sling TV streams just fine without a single issue. As soon as I watch Sling? Yup, nothing but problems. Buff...
by raqball
Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Important Notice email from Roku
Replies: 11
Views: 4979

Re: Important Notice email from Roku

Great! Now if they would just top it off with what we should expect as normal, in terms of heat, fan speeds/noise, etc... Agreed and those are 2 very simple questions that need to be answered before I buy another. 1) What are the normal operating temperatures of the unit 2) Should the fan run 24/7 ...
by raqball
Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:30 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Important Notice email from Roku
Replies: 11
Views: 4979

Re: Important Notice email from Roku

Kudos to Roku~!
by raqball
Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:45 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku 4- Is it loud or just me??
Replies: 271
Views: 51326

Re: Roku 4- Is it loud or just me??

Then you have a magical Roku 4.. Keep it!~
by raqball
Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku 4- Is it loud or just me??
Replies: 271
Views: 51326

Re: Roku 4- Is it loud or just me??

I don't think I have a lot of defective equipment. My SP3 fan does not run all the time, but it does run at times for no reason, when the unit is sitting doing nothing CPU intensive. I'm not the only one either: http://bfy.tw/2cke As for the TiVo, I think it's just fine too. It's the one my cable c...
by raqball
Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:04 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku 4- Is it loud or just me??
Replies: 271
Views: 51326

Re: Roku 4- Is it loud or just me??

A fan should not run 24/7! Even more so when sitting idle! If you think this is 'normal' or 'acceptable' then I guess the point is moot as far as you are concerned.. For the rest of us, a fan should NOT run 24/7! Roku refuses to answer very simple questions regarding the fan and temperature levels. ...
by raqball
Wed Nov 04, 2015 7:55 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku 4- Is it loud or just me??
Replies: 271
Views: 51326

Re: Roku 4- Is it loud or just me??

Sadly, Roku has said nothing and refuses to give answers on the matter..

They have not, and they refuse to say what the acceptable operating temperatures of the unit should be and they have have not, and they refuse to say if the fan should indeed be running 24/7..
by raqball
Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku 4- Is it loud or just me??
Replies: 271
Views: 51326

Re: Roku 4- Is it loud or just me??

Interesting tidbit… I turned off my TiVo for over 90 minutes. It wasn't doing anything. No background recordings or anything of that nature. Over 90 minutes later, it's fan was still running. Sounds like you have a lot of defective equipment. Your SP3 fan runs all the time and now the Tivo too? My ...
by raqball
Tue Nov 03, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: how to convert roku 3 for a dumb tv
Replies: 6
Views: 1032

Re: how to convert roku 3 for a dumb tv

You need a HDMI to composite converter.. They range anywhere from $15 or so on up to $100+ depending..

Check amazon as I think I saw one there a while back for $15'ish...
by raqball
Tue Nov 03, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku 4- Is it loud or just me??
Replies: 271
Views: 51326

Re: Roku 4- Is it loud or just me??

Sigh! My replacement Roke 4 arrived today and it is no improvement over the original. Nice and quiet at idle, but a bit of 4K streaming and the fan ramps up to 85% with the CPU at 78C. Think I should return them both?. :-( Yeah, I'd return them both and wait it out to see what Roku does.. I doubt t...
by raqball
Tue Nov 03, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku 4- Is it loud or just me??
Replies: 271
Views: 51326

Re: Roku 4- Is it loud or just me??

I have a Surface Pro 3 which is 10x more powerful than the Roku 4. The only time the fan kicks on is under heavy load. Bad example. :) I also have a Surface Pro 3, and it has a nasty habit of running the fan at odd times and for no reason. It's not just me either, plenty of other folks have the sam...
by raqball
Tue Nov 03, 2015 9:41 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku 4- Is it loud or just me??
Replies: 271
Views: 51326

Re: Roku 4- Is it loud or just me??

Most streaming devices don't have a fan. It's one thing for R4 to require a fan when streaming 4k for several hours, in a hot room. To require a fan when sitting idle, quite frankly, is shocking. Fully agree!~ If the fan kicked in with 4k streaming then that would be fine by me and it would be expe...
by raqball
Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku 4- Is it loud or just me??
Replies: 271
Views: 51326

Re: Roku 4- Is it loud or just me??

It makes sense that the fan would be running even when you're not actively using the Roku, as it's still turned on right? I disagree, especially for a streaming device. Most CPUs "throttle" based on their usage. A cpu in a streaming box shouldn't need active cooling when it is sitting idl...
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