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by Arwen
Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku Ultra local USB Media player vs Plex app
Replies: 5
Views: 3257

Re: Roku Ultra local USB Media player vs Plex app

One of the complaints I have with so called smart T.V.s, disc players, (CD, DVD or Blu-ray), and receivers, is that they get fewer updates to their software. Bugs found may not get reported well, or even at all. Plus, manufacturers have little incentive to make updates after the sale, (or after the ...
by Arwen
Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Amazon interface started bad and is getting worse
Replies: 5
Views: 2901

Re: Amazon interface started bad and is getting worse

I started a thread about the issues, specifically on the lack of
forward and rewind by 1 block, (10 or so seconds). Here is a
link to the topic;

Are you annoyed with Amazon channel changes?
by Arwen
Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Are you annoyed with Amazon channel changes?
Replies: 31
Views: 6607

Re: Are you annoyed with Amazon channel changes?

Yes, this new interface is on Roku 3s. After I wrote the original topic, I got a new Amazon channel update, (litterally 24 hours after I opened the case / ticket). But, no obvious changes. I too dis-like how long loading takes, (in addition to the loss of forward and back by one). About 2 years ago ...
by Arwen
Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Are you annoyed with Netflix channel changes?
Replies: 58
Views: 7465

Re: Are you annoyed with Netflix channel changes?

My list of annoyances on the Roku Netflix channel are more than I have fingers on a hand... (Okay, I only have 5 fingers on each hand :-). Here is the list in my priority order; 1 - Preview play on any video before I can read the description 2 - Auto-play in video selection before I can read the des...
by Arwen
Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Netflix Playing Previews Automatically?
Replies: 27
Views: 11676

Re: Netflix Playing Previews Automatically?

Yes, it's something new and annoying. I find animated menus and things like this to be distracting when trying to read the descriptions. It would be Nice (tm) if Netflix would give us an option to disable this so called feature. I started a thread on this subject; Are you annoyed with Netfli...
by Arwen
Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Are you annoyed with Amazon channel changes?
Replies: 31
Views: 6607

Are you annoyed with Amazon channel changes?

The recent Amazon channel change adds in more annoyances. The forward and back buttons no longer move one segment, (a few seconds). They activate a new menu that does not allow that function, only fast forward and fast rewind. Roku 3, model 4200X. And yes, I contacted Amazon. Even got a case ID 0099...
by Arwen
Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: New Amazon App Problems
Replies: 24
Views: 3411

Re: New Amazon App Problems

It's not just U.K. issues. I got the updated channel and it would not let me watch
Doctor Who specials, (which is listed as Prime). Gave me an error, both for the
first update yesterday, and a newer update today.
by Arwen
Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Are you annoyed with Netflix channel changes?
Replies: 58
Views: 7465

Re: Are you annoyed with Netflix channel changes?

I like mindless browsing sometimes, which is impossible to do now on Netflix. Yes, that is the biggest reason I dis-like the new behaviour. Simple scanning through the titles is too distracting now. Please note Amazon updated their video channel, it's worse now too. Just in time for the holidazes :...
by Arwen
Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Are you annoyed with Netflix channel changes?
Replies: 58
Views: 7465

Re: Are you annoyed with Netflix channel changes?

andyross wrote:
Not sure if it will help, but if you go to the Netflix site and your account settings, there is a "Test participation" entry. If you turn that off, it may hold off on some of these weird changes.

My "Test participation" was already off, so that won't make a difference for me.
by Arwen
Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Are you annoyed with Netflix channel changes?
Replies: 58
Views: 7465

Are you annoyed with Netflix channel changes?

The recent Netflix channel change adds in one more annoyance. When at the video selection, (for any video now), it starts playing something. Pretty distracting to the point I can't read the descriptions. All in all, I can list 6 different annoyances with the Netflix channel on Roku. (Mine is Roku 3,...
by Arwen
Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku 3 is designed for 720p!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 3119

Re: Roku 3 is designed for 720p!!!

My 1080p monitor won't do 24/25/30 hertz vertical refresh, just 50 through 76. So my old Roku XR would only work in 720p, not 1080p60hz. Went and bought a Roku 2 XS and that worked fine with 1080p60hz. Roku 3s are designed to also be 1080p60hz, (I own one with same monitor). It's possible that your ...
by Arwen
Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:22 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: HBO Now on main menu
Replies: 103
Views: 11790

Re: HBO Now on main menu

kc8pql wrote:
Folks, it's just freakin' TV. Just delete it and get on with your life, assuming you actually have one...

Yes, this is more or less what I did. (Other than read this thread to be sure I did not do anything to get it...)
by Arwen
Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: how can I do this
Replies: 3
Views: 829

Re: how can I do this

In general, BIF files for your personal media work well. I have it reasonably
automated as part of the rip process. But, it's Linux/*nix only.
by Arwen
Fri Dec 18, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Mysterious Channel Added
Replies: 53
Views: 12899

Re: Mysterious Channel Added

Roku, please stop changing things like this. I had a moment of panic that someone hacked my network and Roku account. Whence I realized it was a promo, I deleted the stupid thing immediately. I guess Roku could look at the statistics of when people got the promo channel, and when we deleted it. Then...
by Arwen
Sun Oct 04, 2015 7:33 pm
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: Any way to restore Roku page on Wikipedia?
Replies: 5
Views: 1548

Re: Any way to restore Roku page on Wikipedia?

Some of the details for the comparison table were added by me. If I recall correctly, I added the microSD card column, and possibly some other items. Basically I wanted a place so others could determine what they needed. Oh well. In the case of other Wikipedia additions I've done that have been remo...
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