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by fluke
Fri May 25, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Aspect Ratio question
Replies: 3
Views: 1186

Re: Aspect Ratio question

I misunderstood what you meant when you said zoom/scale.  It sounds like the manufacturer has decided that 16:9 mode should also include performing overscan and that "Just Scan" is the terminology used to make sure overscanning is turned off.  For the Roku, you want it set the same as the ...
by fluke
Fri May 25, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Can someone explain the "glitch/sec" parameter in diagnostics?
Replies: 2
Views: 3676

Re: Can someone explain the "glitch/sec" parameter in diagnostics?

I think you might be overly focused on the wrong statistic. The IEEE 802.11 specification which is the basis of most Wifi networks allows for data to be transmitted in a series of packets were each packet can be 2300+ bytes which comes out to over 18,000 bits per packet.  Because of the nature of di...
by fluke
Fri May 25, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Vevo to only be available on YouTube
Replies: 2
Views: 441

Re: Vevo to only be available on YouTube

I would agree that Vevo's platform had stagnated in terms of trying to improve their user interface (not just the Roku app but also in general).  However, they seem to have a different monetization structure than YouTube.  There were several cases when the official music video on YouTube had much st...
by fluke
Thu May 24, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Display Type question
Replies: 3
Views: 464

Re: Display Type question

Wikipedia has a good article explaining what High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) is.  For the most part, when things are working correctly, you shouldn't need to worry about what HDCP is and everything will seem to just work.  There are some cases were HDCP can cause problems (audio sto...
by fluke
Thu May 24, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Aspect Ratio question
Replies: 3
Views: 1186

Re: Aspect Ratio question

The silly putty effect of stretching the width of 4:3 ratio video to fill a 16:9 screen should never be an issue with a Roku. You should only need a Just Scan setting for legacy devices which connect via RCA (composite or component) or S-video cables.  A legacy device needs to be manually told if it...
by fluke
Thu May 24, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Vevo to only be available on YouTube
Replies: 2
Views: 441

Vevo to only be available on YouTube

Vevo has announced that it's focus has changed to using YouTube for publishing of videos: https://hq.vevo.com/vevo-announces-changes-to-its-owned-and-operated-platforms/ This is getting reported as shutting down or giving up on it's own website/apps: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/vevo-to-s...
by fluke
Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: DO I REALLY NEED A ROKU 4....i have a Roku 3 and very happy
Replies: 20
Views: 2092

Re: DO I REALLY NEED A ROKU 4....i have a Roku 3 and very ha

If you are very happy with the Roku 3 then you should probably stick with the Roku 3. The Roku 4 is the first time they have attempted to jump to supporting ultra high definition and in doing so may have produced a product which isn't as well polished as the Roku 3 has become. Reason you might consi...
by fluke
Tue Jan 26, 2016 6:35 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: 7.0 firmware broke my Roku 2 XS
Replies: 204
Views: 68476

Re: 7.0 firmware broke my Roku 2 XS

Model: 3100X - Roku 2 XS Software version: version 7.0 - build 9044 Roku will frequently go unresponsive until power cycled if left sitting for 24 hours or right after playing a Netflix episode. Usually the front LED will still blink in response to the bluetooth remote but the home button doesn't ac...
by fluke
Fri Nov 20, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: New Apple TV Remote is Fragile
Replies: 11
Views: 1130

Re: New Apple TV Remote is Fragile

Hello: I don't have an Apple TV nor a modern iPhone/iPad but in theory would this work? Play the game on the iphone while mirroring to the TV? There is a chance video and playback response may be slow but if performance is adequate, at least in theory, this should work. Can anyone from the forum re...
by fluke
Thu Nov 19, 2015 10:54 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: New Apple TV Remote is Fragile
Replies: 11
Views: 1130

Re: New Apple TV Remote is Fragile

I got a chance to play with the new Apple TV and the remote feels like it wouldn't hold up under regular gaming abuse. Not only was it frustrating to use with Rayman Adventures but it felt like to complete the game would involve exceeding the controller "click" lifespan. And I thought the ...
by fluke
Wed Nov 18, 2015 6:54 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: roku 4 fan issues
Replies: 17
Views: 4643

Re: roku 4 fan issues

Fans are pretty standard in electronics but the smaller they are the louder and more prone to failure. If I had an extra $130 I'd buy one just to mod a massive passive heatsink onto, but I don't. I get the feeling that a massive heatsink would have increased the cost of the Roku 4 and probably not ...
by fluke
Tue Nov 17, 2015 10:56 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: roku 4 fan issues
Replies: 17
Views: 4643

Re: roku 4 fan issues

I wouldn't considered just adding an always on fan to indicate a design flaw. However, there appears to be no vents on the top of the Roku 4 so my guess is that the fan is designed to blow out the side of an unit. Given the Roku 4 is a little over 20mm in height, then it might the fan is less than 2...
by fluke
Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:24 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Rdio has apparently filed for bankruptcy
Replies: 12
Views: 1609

Pandora to acquire Rdio for $75 million

Tech Crunch just reported that Rdio is claiming itself to be bankrupted and Pandora will be buying it out:

http://techcrunch.com/2015/11/16/confir ... shut-down/
by fluke
Fri Sep 25, 2015 7:19 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: New NBC Roku Channel
Replies: 38
Views: 4900

Re: New NBC Roku Channel

NBC is one of the forces behind Hulu. I'm wondering why they didn't offer this as an add-on to Hulu. I'm not complaining, or wishing they did, it's just that I figured they might use a resource they're already in with. NBC is not really a force behind Hulu. When Comcast purchased NBC/Universal they...
by fluke
Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Hulu trying an ad free tier
Replies: 76
Views: 14033

Re: Hulu trying an ad free tier

Considering Hulu's strange application region locking and horrible customer support, I doubt an ad-free tier would be enough to make me waste money on them. I can use Netflix (USA region) and Amazon Prime (USA region) from my office. But Hulu produces a warning that I am coming from a non-USA IP or ...
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