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by fluke
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: SD memory card incompatibility
Replies: 8
Views: 714

Re: SD memory card incompatibility

When I put one in the Roku 3, the pins faced *up* toward the ethernet port. Regardless, never try to force the card into the slot.  If it is put the way the slot requires, the notch will line up and the card will go smoothly in.  If you are trying to force the card into the slot then the notch isn't...
by fluke
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Repeal of Net Neutrality vs. Roku?
Replies: 4
Views: 706

Repeal of Net Neutrality vs. Roku?

Several of the top used channels on Roku are probably already paying major internet providers for direct peering or paid prioritization.  So, users that focus on channels like Netflix, Amazon, HBO Go or HBO Now, there probably will not be much of a change.  It also is unlikely that internet provider...
by fluke
Sat May 26, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Is there anyway to increase volume of remote finder of roku ultra?
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Re: Is there anyway to increase volume of remote finder of roku ultra?

Can Roku please provide a way for a channel manifest to extend the library of remote finder sounds?  For example, if NBC wanted to provide their branding chimes as a remote finder option then installing the NBC channel would extend the setting menu to include the option to push the correctly formatt...
by fluke
Fri May 25, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: No compatible files found
Replies: 10
Views: 3937

Re: No compatible files found

It might be that some character in the file name is not getting parsed correctly by either the Roku or when handed back to the ReadyMedia server. Try renaming the file to something simple like x.mkv You may also want to confirm you are using version 1.2.1 and also confirm that the ReadyMedia service...
by fluke
Fri May 25, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Aspect Ratio question
Replies: 3
Views: 1366

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: 4325

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: 499

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: 534

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: 1366

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: 499

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: 2128

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: 69328

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: 1174

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: 1174

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: 4772

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 ...
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