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by makaiguy
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Aspect ratio query...
Replies: 8
Views: 731

Re: Aspect ratio query...

Unfortunately the OP doesn't seem to have a Zoom Feature on a 500 year old TV Set, nor can the OP call up Amazon and have them encode their material so it plays on said Ancient Alien TV. If the TV can't be replaced, sit closer. Roku isn't at fault for viewing strangeness with analog TV sets they st...
by makaiguy
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Multiple Accounts login option
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: Multiple Accounts login option

Or maybe get a second Roku, connected to a second HDMI port, one Roku on each acvount.
by makaiguy
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Need one Roku remote for two co-located TVs
Replies: 10
Views: 2070

Re: Need one Roku remote for two co-located TVs

Then I guess you'd want to use one of the Roku Stick models.  They plug directly into the set's HDMI port, and communicate with the remote via RF rather than IR, so you don't have to be careful where you point the remote.  Thus, once the remote is paired to both Roku's (I assume this is possible, an...
by makaiguy
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Aspect ratio query...
Replies: 8
Views: 731

Re: Aspect ratio query...

... This makes no difference when viewing on an HDTV because it fills the screen from top to bottom and has black sidebars the way 4:3 shows always appear on HD sets, however this looks terrible on older TV's because the 4:3 image no longer fills the screen, instead it appears with black bars on al...
by makaiguy
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku Ultra remote batteries draining
Replies: 5
Views: 12096

Re: Roku Ultra remote batteries draining

Additional things to check:

Make sure you don't have a remote key stuck in the depressed position.

Make sure you don't place anything on top of the remote that might depress a key.  I've found it doesn't take much to do this.
by makaiguy
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: No audio when TV is turned on, have to restart Roku
Replies: 5
Views: 583

Re: No audio when TV is turned on, have to restart Roku

I'm guessing all you need to do is force another HDMI handshake between the TV and Roku. What happens if you switch the TV to a different input and back?
by makaiguy
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Slide show with audio from local network
Replies: 2
Views: 191

Re: Slide show with audio from local network

Okay, I'd rather have it all in one app, but...

I'll expand my request to also ask about screensavers that can produce a slide show using image files from a local network. All I've found so far use images from a cloud or usb drive. Ideally one with f.lexible slide change timing.
by makaiguy
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Slide show with audio from local network
Replies: 2
Views: 191

Slide show with audio from local network

My DirecTV used to have a useful option to play slide shows with independent simultaneous audio, with both image slides and audio files coming from a networked DLNA server.  Unfortunately, recent DirecTV firmware updates have dropped the whole display local net video and audio option.  The current R...
by makaiguy
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Volume going to 0 after removing headphones
Replies: 6
Views: 416

Re: Volume going to 0 after removing headphones

There are a number of threads on this problem.  Until they find a fix and update your unit with it, you've found the only work-around: reboot the Roku.
by makaiguy
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: No internet for roku stick
Replies: 5
Views: 502

Re: No internet for roku stick

The regular Roku stick doesn't support 5ghz, I don't believe. I think you need the Stick+ for that. Roku Stick 3600X here and it connects to 5ghz fine.  Note that it does not see ALL the possible 5ghz channels, so be sure your router is set to use one of the channels your Roku can use.  Maybe in yo...
by makaiguy
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Adding a wi-fi extender
Replies: 11
Views: 7521

Re: Adding a wi-fi extender

Did you set the extender up with the same SSID as your router?  If so, try changing the extender's SSID (I just added  2 to the end of the router's SSID) and have your Roku connect to that new SSID.
by makaiguy
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Spectrum limits FOX New Live
Replies: 10
Views: 10599

Re: SPECTRUM BLOCKS FOX NEWS LIVE

RayDav wrote:
It seems that when the provider was Charter, Fox recognized it, but does not know it is now Spectrum.  Whose issue is this, Fox, Spectrum or Roku?

I would say FOX.  It's their app that is bouncing you to the wrong authentication site.   Possibly SPECTRUM needs to inform FOX of the change.
by makaiguy
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Amazon didn't work yesterday
Replies: 3
Views: 356

Re: Amazon didn't work yesterday

Using it right now to watch an old NYPD blue.

Have you tried reinstalling via this procedure?

1) Remove the Amazon Prime Video app.
2) Restart the Roku to remove all vestiges of the app from memory.  (Very important, don't skip this step.)
3) Reinstall the app
by makaiguy
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: MLB.TV 2018 on Roku devices
Replies: 96
Views: 18172

Re: MLB.TV 2018 on Roku devices

Used to be able to change to other audio so commercials would at least be silent but they've now removed that option, too Press * to bring up the options screen.  Move down to the Audio option.  Press Select several times to get the third option for the audio from the radio broadcast. Move down to ...
by makaiguy
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: ESPN app error - live content fails to load
Replies: 3
Views: 1842

Re: ESPN app error - live content fails to load

The first response will likely be an ESPN app/server blame game.  However, I can play the content without issue on my phone, my PC, my Fire TV, and my Chromecast.  The issue lies somewhwere with Roku (and perhaps their interaction with ESPN). Yep.  ESPN provides the app, which has to be written for...
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