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by ApK
Sun Jul 03, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Black borders around Netflix TV shows?
Replies: 10
Views: 9881

Re: Black borders around Netflix TV shows?

Having played those shows you mentioned and not seeing the issues you describe my guess is that either you have something set wrong on the TV Shows the same way on all my TVs, and there is nothing to set on any of them ..all old-style simple sets. Anyway, most 4:3 content still displays fine, as al...
by ApK
Sun Jul 03, 2011 5:49 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Black borders around Netflix TV shows?
Replies: 10
Views: 9881

Black borders around Netflix TV shows?

Hey there, Some Netflix content, eg, the original Twilight Zone and Star Trek series, are displaying on my 4:3 SD TV as a smaller 4:3 rectangle with a black border all around. Searching here, I see references to content that was not encoded correctly and shows the black borders on a PC as well, but ...
by ApK
Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:13 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Remoku - A Web App for remote control of Roku Players
Replies: 82
Views: 51053

Re: Remoku - A Web App for remote control of Roku Players

Hey everyone, I am the developer behind Remoku - the increasingly controversial App Store App. Hey there, Gonzotek doesn't seem too concerned, we just like to stand behind our own. So I'll still be selling pitchforks and torches if anyone wants them, but only through the catalog, on request. :D Wel...
by ApK
Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:17 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Remoku - A Web App for remote control of Roku Players
Replies: 82
Views: 51053

Re: Remoku - A Web App for remote control of Roku Players

EnTerr wrote:
ApK wrote:
there is a third option too - not to do anything.

That's true. Not only might it not matter at all, but, it's possible the added, if misleading, name exposure could even help.

However, if you are looking to start building a brand name, you have to start somewhere.
by ApK
Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Remoku - A Web App for remote control of Roku Players
Replies: 82
Views: 51053

Re: Remoku - A Web App for remote control of Roku Players

By the way, I noticed the other way another iPhone remote for Roku app has been published on AppStore, by the name of "Remoku" by one "Ender Labs". see http://itunes.apple.com/app/remoku/id440132221 "Remoku" is not a registered trademark but it seems low-brow reusing a...
by ApK
Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:15 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Remoku - A Web App for remote control of Roku Players
Replies: 82
Views: 51053

Re: Remoku - A Web App for remote control of Roku Players

By the way, I noticed the other way another iPhone remote for Roku app has been published on AppStore, by the name of "Remoku" by one "Ender Labs". see http://itunes.apple.com/app/remoku/id440132221 "Remoku" is not a registered trademark but it seems low-brow reusing a...
by ApK
Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:44 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Lobby VUDU for a Roku Channel
Replies: 29
Views: 18511

Re: Lobby VUDU for a Roku Channel

Vudu changed models a while back (2009?). Once they switched to a "basic" vod provider and stopped producing their own boxes, they started using standard streaming technologies. That is why their service is now on multiple devices (TVs, Blu-ray players, etc.). Oh. Good. Then I want a Vudu...
by ApK
Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:29 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Lobby VUDU for a Roku Channel
Replies: 29
Views: 18511

Re: Lobby VUDU for a Roku Channel

I love the Roku box but without Vudu I might as well just use a Bluray. Need a Vudu Channel! I may have misunderstood, or things may have changed, but I thought Vudu's whole model was built around local caching...distributing content to the various devices. If so, I don't think Roku hardware has th...
by ApK
Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:25 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: 1080i Discussion thread
Replies: 364
Views: 288512

Re: 1080i Discussion thread

No sense in whining about it -- if you have a 1080i display and intend to keep it just ditch your Roku now and get on with life. Probably equally no sense in resurrecting a 5 month-dead thread to get out the soapbox. Sounds like the guy who paid $20k for a TV that supports just 1080i is one who cou...
by ApK
Tue May 10, 2011 1:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Wireless Keyboard/Mouse
Replies: 9
Views: 19390

Re: Wireless Keyboard/Mouse

For anyone interested, I went ahead and got the least expensive Rii 'wireless' device I could find on Amazon. It works perfectly, but I suspect there are two differences between the one I got and the slightly more expensive models. The one I got is NOT Bluetooth. It use a proprietary wireless system...
by ApK
Wed May 04, 2011 10:59 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: [Private Channel] TV.com (No longer available)
Replies: 155
Views: 113508

Re: [Private Channel] TV.com (No longer available)

I was able to use this channel yesterday. Was it pulled in the same way the YouTube channel was pulled, in other words, if you had it installed already, you can still use it? Or will the content eventually go away? I wonder this too, because I can still get it to work as of right now. Same here, th...
by ApK
Tue May 03, 2011 5:48 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: [Private Channel] TV.com (No longer available)
Replies: 155
Views: 113508

Re: [Private Channel] TV.com (No longer available)

Aww. Now I won't see those shows...or the ads. Hopefully they'll figure out a way to get this audience back.
by ApK
Sun Apr 24, 2011 6:25 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Netflix Instant: Awesome Movies you should see.
Replies: 54
Views: 36717

Re: Netflix Instant: Awesome Movies you should see.

Speaking of Forbidden Planet, it's worth mentioning (maybe) that it itself was based on Shakespeare's "The Tempest", with Robbie the Robot filling the role of Ariel.
Space robots and high culture!
An off-Broadway musical version of Forbidden Planet really played up this angle.
by ApK
Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:13 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Crackle Updated
Replies: 72
Views: 82352

Re: Crackle Updated

I presume the other recurring 15-20 second long breaks where I just saw the Crackle logo and the movie poster shot are where the commercials would have been, which was fine for a free channel Having now tried to watch two more movies that had actual ads, I find them unwatchable. The ads are repetit...
by ApK
Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Wireless Keyboard/Mouse
Replies: 9
Views: 19390

Re: Wireless Keyboard/Mouse

Price is an issue, as I'm trying to downsize and stay within a budget =D I've been look at the Rii mini for a while now, considering it pops up whenever I do a search at Amazon. I'm glad to see that you both posted a link to it. I'm just looking for some feedback before I spend again. The remote I ...