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by mkiker2089
Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:55 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku 3 shows up as a wifi hotspot
Replies: 92
Views: 410360

Re: Roku 3 shows up as a wifi hotspot

Mark, My Netgear router and my Belkin both disagree with the Roku Wifi Direct not adding to congestion. My new router (I bought a new one since we last talked in the hands on thread) is a Belkin n600 Dual Band. It uses one channel in 2.4 since there are other SSIDs but gives me a speed reading of 14...
by mkiker2089
Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku 3 shows up as a wifi hotspot
Replies: 92
Views: 410360

Re: Roku 3 shows up as a wifi hotspot

I think some people aren't understanding the math of it. The Roku isn't 1 device, it's three. One for the Roku to Router, one for the remote to the Roku, and a third is the SSID being bounced all over the house. Also adding one more device CAN affect performance. Every device added has the ability t...
by mkiker2089
Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: If you thought Google Fiber was fast
Replies: 21
Views: 10515

Re: If you thought Google Fiber was fast

Given what I pay Time Warner, and the fact that I had to buy my own modem or pay their extortion I'd jump in a heartbeat to fiber. Actually there are some companies testing fiber the next town over and I hope they decide to extend it. I want internet free of other "bundles" as well. I'll m...
by mkiker2089
Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:35 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: The Roku Netflix UI is ugly.
Replies: 56
Views: 20262

Re: The Roku Netflix UI is ugly.

Roku's is designed for someone who has to hit a right, left, up and down arrow on the remote to navigate.. You push on what you want on an iPad screen, and you instantly get it.. If you had to "scroll" through asymmetrical, differently shaped squares on a Roku screen, it'd be a nightmare....
by mkiker2089
Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:23 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku 3 shows up as a wifi hotspot
Replies: 92
Views: 410360

Re: Roku 3 shows up as a wifi hotspot

Just give us the option to set the channel for the remote, that's all I'm asking for. Ugh. That was discussed in the "hands on" thread. Forward your router in to RokuMarkin and / RokuShawn. They are investigating it (last I heard, any updates) but it seems to be something we will have to ...
by mkiker2089
Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:01 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Goodbye VideoBuzz - And Thanks
Replies: 119
Views: 38569

Re: Goodbye VideoBuzz - And Thanks

I was thinking this was about accessing YouTube was the issue, not the content on YouTube. Basically the issue is we are using their bandwidth without getting their ads, which Google Voice and NoWhere Music don't do either. That's where my argument was coming from. Thank you for the clarification. ...
by mkiker2089
Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Goodbye VideoBuzz - And Thanks
Replies: 119
Views: 38569

Re: Goodbye VideoBuzz - And Thanks

The thing that gets me is that right now Roku has no choice but pull the channel. It's stupid though because if I made a Firefox channel you could browse to Roku and watch YT that way. In essence VB is just a stripped down web browser. I respect that Google needs control over their content but when ...
by mkiker2089
Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Can anyone recommend an ethernet adapter?
Replies: 11
Views: 6331

Re: Can anyone recommend an ethernet adapter?

If you have a Sears nearby they just marked the RCA Power Line kits down from 120 to 17 dollars. The range on those varies greatly though. In my home they have a very short range but at a church they go from one side of the building to the other which is larger than my house by far. I have no idea w...
by mkiker2089
Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Sony 4K media player
Replies: 12
Views: 5943

Re: Sony 4K media player

Seiki's are good. It's a smaller company that has them assembled at the same plants that the majors do with "extra" parts from the majors. I've had one for years.
by mkiker2089
Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:18 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Goodbye VideoBuzz - And Thanks
Replies: 119
Views: 38569

Re: Goodbye VideoBuzz - And Thanks

Some thoughts 1- VB and other channels strip out the advertisements As does every other YouTube app I've seen. 2- Aero won in court regarding the unaltered rebroadcasting of free content for a fee. There is precedent that VideoBuzz could claim the same rights. It would be a costly legal battle and ...
by mkiker2089
Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Aereo wins court battle ~ this could change pay TV
Replies: 13
Views: 4959

Re: Aereo wins court battle ~ this could change pay TV

Looking over the court rulings it's not too far a stretch to say that the geographic limitation isn't necessary. They cite cable DVR and remote DVR service. The idea of remote DVR is the interesting bit as it isn't relegated to geography. I realize they don't want to fight this one yet. Also of note...
by mkiker2089
Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Goodbye VideoBuzz - And Thanks
Replies: 119
Views: 38569

Re: Goodbye VideoBuzz - And Thanks

Religious content is also treated differently as in it's given for free as a public service in most cases. Kind of like PBS allowing use of their programing more liberally than the NFL. edit-- There is something political about this however. Google has had it out for Roku for a while now. We get vag...
by mkiker2089
Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Sony 4K media player
Replies: 12
Views: 5943

Re: Sony 4K media player

Here's the thing, I didn't think 4k would take off because the content issue. I was wrong and I'll tell you why. How do people shop for TVs, they stand RIGHT IN FRONT of them. Too close, I keep telling them to step back even but they won't do it. They want to use a magnifying glass and look at the p...
by mkiker2089
Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:03 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Chaneru DLNA Beta avalable
Replies: 87
Views: 43041

Re: Chaneru DLNA Beta avalable

Done, the Belkin server is crap anyway so I'll probably try to get my 40 dollars back out of it. It doesn't seem to support thumbnails at all. I just don't like using my router as a media server but I may have to live with it.
by mkiker2089
Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:59 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: need help with "c" drive video files
Replies: 15
Views: 4996

Re: need help with "c" drive video files

Even if the dvd he rips is one he purchased? that's just like buying an LP in the old days and making a cassette tape for the car. Wasn't that declared to be legal? Pretty much in the US. Is It Legal to Rip a DVD That I Own? That's an unenforceable law however. It's ilegal to rip them because the s...