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by thetick
Sat May 07, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: How to turn home page advertising off?
Replies: 44
Views: 14889

Re: How to turn home page advertising off?

It's pretty easy to block the ads if you are network savvy. Just use a packet sniffer and grab all ip address and just start blocking those at your router. It's usually obvious what most of the ads are based on the domain names. It takes a while and I had a few mistakes, but after awhile it works re...
by thetick
Tue May 03, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Jehovah Witness channel in Top Free ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1870

Re: Jehovah Witness channel in Top Free ?

Everyone is entitled to their beliefs even if it includes choosing death over a blood transfusion. Yes and I'm sure there were many very nice folks in 1940 Germany also. Anyway we don't need any more "well I have friend ...." stories. When my 6 year old son is concerned about being punishe...
by thetick
Sun May 01, 2016 6:16 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Jehovah Witness channel in Top Free ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1870

Re: Jehovah Witness channel in Top Free ?

They weren't exactly giving them away, but they were supposedly giving 20% discounts: http://www.jehovahs-witness.com/topic/424730001/get-your-roku-on?page=1&size=10 Ah OK now that makes sense. Funny how the poster at the website states don't post the discount code on internet .. but his text i...
by thetick
Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:21 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Jehovah Witness channel in Top Free ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1870

Re: Jehovah Witness channel in Top Free ?

As I said, it's got lots of ratings (44944 and climbing rapidly) and 4.5 stars. Looks like it qualifies. All the channels on that list have 10k or higher ratings and 3.5 or higher stars. I guess there's more JWs using Roku than we thought. I really find that hard to believe unless they are giving o...
by thetick
Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Jehovah Witness channel in Top Free ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1870

Re: Jehovah Witness channel in Top Free ?

Be careful, as you, myself and others might not agree with religions, not our right to interfere with their beliefs. Could be it had a high install rate. Regardless, if you disagree with the religion, then don't install the channel promoting the religion. No different than someone coming on here an...
by thetick
Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Jehovah Witness channel in Top Free ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1870

Jehovah Witness channel in Top Free ?

I find it very hard to believe the Jehovah Witness channel belongs in the Top Free channels alongside PBS, Smithsonian, YouTube, Pandora, Crackle and others! The Jehovah Witnesses are a dangerous cult that encourages their sheep to die instead of accept life saving blood transfusions. These folks ar...
by thetick
Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:07 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: DVD problems after connecting Roku to TV with TV/DVD combo
Replies: 5
Views: 887

Re: DVD problems after connecting Roku to TV with TV/DVD com

Make sure you switch your TV to the DVD input as the Roku is on an HDMI input.
by thetick
Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: How do I know if Roku is Outputting 4K
Replies: 8
Views: 3713

Re: How do I know if Roku is Outputting 4K

ironcow13 wrote:
I can't even tell that the TV show is 4K as a first step. Any advice?

If you can't tell by looking at the quality of TV then what good is even having 4K?
by thetick
Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku Screenshot
Replies: 3
Views: 1117

Re: Roku Screenshot

Any modern cell phone will work though with varying degrees of picture quality.
by thetick
Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku 3 hook up problems
Replies: 3
Views: 805

Re: Roku 3 hook up problems

You need an HDMI switch if want yet another remote to switch between devices. Not sure why you just can't use your TV remote to switch HDMI ports?

Also note the new 7.1 Roku OS adds CEC support so your Roku remote can be used to switch to the HDMI port with the Roku.
by thetick
Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku market share declining?
Replies: 55
Views: 9363

Re: Roku market share declining?

The age of non-vendor-specific apps is upon us; TVs are starting to ship with Google Cast. I'll believe it when I actually see it on the majority of TVs. Long ago Google Tv was going to be implemented on all TVs. It never happened. The perceived need for the TV manufacturers to differentiate themse...
by thetick
Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: 7.1 Update
Replies: 48
Views: 12152

Re: 7.1 Update

It depends on the TV model/manufacturer. What you displayed is one of many possible PSDs.
by thetick
Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: 7.1 Update
Replies: 48
Views: 12152

Re: 7.1 Update

That is actually your TV's purple screen of death. The problem is an HDMI handshake error which just means your TV and Roku are having a problem communicating video over the HDMI connection. Reboot your Roku AND TV. Also while both are powered down reseat the HDMI cable. If you still have problem ge...
by thetick
Tue Apr 12, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku 3. I want disable voice search and have 10-sec rewind
Replies: 4
Views: 8652

Re: Roku 3. I want disable voice search and have 10-sec rew

1. Is there a way I can disable this functionality on my Roku 3? I will likely never use it and hitting the button causes the Roku to jump to the search screen. I would prefer the button did nothing. Are you near the metro NY area? I would gladly swap remotes with you as I would like to add this fe...
by thetick
Tue Apr 12, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Youtube practically unusable post Roku 7.0 Update
Replies: 26
Views: 9215

Re: Youtube practically unusable post Roku 7.0 Update

This with a brand new modem, and a brand new gigabit router. The YouTube channel works and has worked fine on my Roku 3 with wireless. If you don't have a Roku 3 then get it. ALL other Rokus are complete crap for using the official YouTube. It's very clear the official YouTube channel is tested and...