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by mike1597
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Slow streaming on Ultra
Replies: 2
Views: 471

Re: Slow streaming on Ultra

How are you measuring/comparing the "network speed" on the Roku vs. Samsung?  Are you saying there is excessive buffering on the Roku and no buffering on the Samsung smart TV?
Are both devices connected with Ethernet cable and not wireless connections?
by mike1597
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku TV: Cheapest entrypoint with enhanced remote with headphones?
Replies: 35
Views: 23906

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

At this point I'm just going to buy a 55" TV  for $300 on black Friday and throw a $100 Roku Ultra on there, I'd probably have a better TV for cheaper, and a better upgrade path. Last I checked Amazon has 2016 Roku Premiere+ for $50, it also has remote headphone jack.  The 2017 Ultra does have...
by mike1597
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Version 8.0.0 -- Roku Premiere Plus Volume no longer works
Replies: 6
Views: 1872

Re: Version 8.0.0 -- Roku Premiere Plus Volume no longer works

Did Roku screw all 2016 devices with volume control remotes ????? After upgrading software to version 8.0.0, I can no longer control my tv with the roku premiere plus remote.  Volume buttons on the roku remote, no longer do anything. Is Roku Control other devices 1-touch play enabled?  If so do any...
by mike1597
Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Bizarre error with Roku/TV switching off into standby mode
Replies: 5
Views: 2335

Re: Bizarre error with Roku/TV switching off into standby mode

My thoughts are... ⋅ Possible power supply issue.  Besides the TV and Roku what else is plugged into the power outlet?  If using a surge protector try bypassing the surge protector.  Disconnect then reattach the power cord from the TV. ⋅ Possible defective TV remote.  Remove batt...
by mike1597
Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: New Roku remote control models
Replies: 45
Views: 14717

Re: New Roku remote control models

I got my new Ultra today. It does have an IR blaster built into it. My only complaint right now it that you can not seperate the power and volume. What I mean by that is that if you have an LG TV and a Samsung sound bar. You will only be able to control the Volume or the Power. Not both. I really h...
by mike1597
Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku Ultra: First Button Click Ignored
Replies: 9
Views: 1102

Re: Roku Ultra: First Button Click Ignored

atc98092 wrote:
Your Roku doesn't use IR for control. It's all WiFi Direct. The power button (as far as I know) is using WiFi.

The 2017 Roku Sticks and Ultra uses IR not HDMI-CEC for the remote power and volume.
by mike1597
Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku Ultra: First Button Click Ignored
Replies: 9
Views: 1102

Re: Roku Ultra: First Button Click Ignored

I'm convinced this is a remote issue and not the OS.  The remote's power button which is IR also requires 2 clicks to turn on the TV.  
by mike1597
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Internet Speed
Replies: 8
Views: 1522

Re: Internet Speed

Quick Question What would be the minimum internet speed needed in order for Roku Channels to work properly. It may depend on the channel. Netflix has the following guidelines. Below are the internet download speed recommendations per stream for playing TV shows and movies through Netflix. ⋅&nb...
by mike1597
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Problem with new streaming stick on Philips TV
Replies: 8
Views: 2326

Re: Problem with new streaming stick on Philips TV

Another thing to try...  Roku Settings under Display type change from Auto detect to 720p TV . Thanks, but I did do that from the beginning. It would only get through the setup process on 720p.  It works fine at that setting until you turn off the tv, then back to format not supported.  It makes me...
by mike1597
Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Problem with new streaming stick on Philips TV
Replies: 8
Views: 2326

Re: Problem with new streaming stick on Philips TV

I would try disabling OneTouchPlay on Roku. Thanks for the tip.  I didn't know about that setting.   Update:  The stick ended up not working right on the other tv either - gave me a HDCP unauthorized error in both Hulu and Netflix.  Took it back and got another one just to see if maybe the HDMI por...
by mike1597
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Can’t turn auto play off in Hulu app.
Replies: 12
Views: 1990

Re: Can’t turn auto play off in Hulu app.

I’m Roku Ultra and it’s great... except this one pet peeve. I can’t stand it. I’ve tried pressing the * while viewing shows multiple times on different shows and the only options I get are: Closed Captioning Audio Track Night Listening Accessibility There’s no option under Profiles, Account, or Abo...
by mike1597
Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Problem with new streaming stick on Philips TV
Replies: 8
Views: 2326

Re: Problem with new streaming stick on Philips TV

khalilk wrote:
Figured out the CEC was the problem with the tv powering back on again so I did a factory reset on the stick, went through the setup again, skipped syncing the remote and voila, back in business.  At least until I turned off the tv again.  

I would try disabling OneTouchPlay on Roku.
by mike1597
Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku Express+ Audio Issue
Replies: 7
Views: 502

Re: Roku Express+ Audio Issue

Hello, The Roku works normally when viewing/listening, either only through composite A/V, or only via HDMI (TV unmuted). Any advice for how to make my preferred setup for audio work with HDMI video, without purchasing an additional HTML audio extractor? I wouldn't expect Roku Express+ to output bot...
by mike1597
Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: New Roku Hardware Announced. 4K/HDR Stick - Roku OS8
Replies: 58
Views: 6917

Re: New Roku Hardware Announced. 4K/HDR Stick - Roku OS8

What's even more interesting is that the 2017 HD Stick supposedly comes with a 5V 1.5A USB power adapter (based on online specs, since I didn't buy this model).  This would be more amperage than what's bundled with the 4K Stick+.  Doesn't make sense, why not use the same USB power supply SKU for bo...
by mike1597
Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Ultra 4660X problems
Replies: 4
Views: 1139

Re: Ultra 4660X problems

I think I have narrowed this down to an issue with the Auto-adjust display refresh rate setting.  It was set to enabled.  I changed it to Disabled and so far this issue seems to have gone away. When the contents native format changes the display refresh rate becomes out of sync.  Not sure why this i...