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by mc510
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Netflix new annoying auto preview when browsing will make me cancel for good.
Replies: 158
Views: 72230

Re: Netflix new annoying auto preview when browsing will make me cancel for good.

I guess the one benefit of still using a 2XS is that Netflix doesn't do auto-preview. I've actually deferred plans to upgrade to a newer device (either Roku or Fire) because I really don't want the horrible auto-preview feature to be imposed on my kids' viewing. Or mine for that matter.
by mc510
Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Anybody else ready for a new boot splash video?
Replies: 6
Views: 769

Re: Anybody else ready for a new boot splash video?

My Roku Express + has neither the bouncing logo nor the music. So obviously different hardware has different loading screens. That is very interesting. Why would Roku not update the boot animation on older models, as part of the OS update?  Seems like as long as they're updating the OS a couple of ...
by mc510
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Anybody else ready for a new boot splash video?
Replies: 6
Views: 769

Anybody else ready for a new boot splash video?

I've got a 2 XS, so I see that boot splash animation  a lot . And, frankly, I'm just sick of those guys.   "U" is the worst; that guy is positively Shatner-esque in his "look at me! look at me!" jerking and bobbing.  "R" is awfully annoying too, constantly twisting to a...
by mc510
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: RokuOS 8 has arrived on 2 XS (probably other older models as well)
Replies: 4
Views: 576

Re: RokuOS 8 has arrived on 2 XS (probably other older models as well)

I just checked my 2XS and 2XD but no update for me.  Please let us know if things are working better for you. Nope, YouTube is still crashing the Roku. Too bad, because Netflix and Amazon and Hulu work just fine. I can (and have) put up with laggy response to the remote control and un-smooth app me...
by mc510
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: RokuOS 8 has arrived on 2 XS (probably other older models as well)
Replies: 4
Views: 576

RokuOS 8 has arrived on 2 XS (probably other older models as well)

Did a manual "update" the other day and got RokuOS 8 on my creaky old 2 XS.  Haven't had a chance to really test out whether it improves stability on YouTube and PBS apps, which have been my biggest challenge with OS7.  So, just FYI for those who are eager to get OS8.
by mc510
Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Streaming files from NAS
Replies: 5
Views: 12202

Re: Streaming files from NAS

Hi all ... Just wanted to know if the new Roku Stick will stream files from my NAS If your NAS runs a DLNA server, the Roku Media Player app should be able to play from it. Personally, I've had mixed results with DLNA and the Roku. Seems that Plex is people's preferred option; can your NAS act as a...
by mc510
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Youtube won't stay on channel?
Replies: 143
Views: 30224

Re: Youtube won't stay on channel?

I had the new gray splash screen and it wouldn't play anything, then it went back to the old red splash screen and worked better, and now it's back to the gray splash and crashing left and right again.  ?!!?!?
by mc510
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: New Roku Hardware Announced. 4K/HDR Stick - Roku OS8
Replies: 58
Views: 6781

Re: New Roku Hardware Announced. 4K/HDR Stick - Roku OS8

Fixed multiple bugs that caused Roku devices to reboot intermittently when steaming specific channels.

Oh, sweet baby, I hope they mean it this time!
by mc510
Wed May 31, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Status of Roku 2 XS, Model 3100X
Replies: 14
Views: 13771

Re: Status of Roku 2 XS, Model 3100X

Hello:    I am sad to report that the stability sudden reboot issues were not corrected with the new FW update.  Anyone else here with 2 XS models can confirm if they are still getting sudden reboots after updating to the new firmware version?  How about Youtube?  Was your YT channel not working be...
by mc510
Wed May 03, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: 7.6 rollout status?
Replies: 8
Views: 1503

7.6 rollout status?

Just wondering if Roku can give an update. Is it in phased rollout on all devices, or are some currently paused?  Which devices can get it via forced update?  

(FWIW, my 2 XS has not received it yet, and it doesn't appear on forced update)
by mc510
Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: PBS channel won't show all videos
Replies: 10
Views: 2759

Re: PBS channel won't show all videos

This has been the case for ages, over a year.  Pretty sure that it's a PBS issue and not a Roku issue.  PBS Roku app and back-end video servers were clearly designed by interns from a veterinary school, not by anyone with even rudimentary knowledge of application design or programming. You can submi...
by mc510
Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Status of Roku 2 XS, Model 3100X
Replies: 14
Views: 13771

Re: Status of Roku 2 XS, Model 3100X

Hello:    I am sad to report that the stability sudden reboot issues were not corrected with the new FW update.  Anyone else here with 2 XS models can confirm if they are still getting sudden reboots after updating to the new firmware version?  How about Youtube?  Was your YT channel not working be...
by mc510
Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Firmware 7.6 update
Replies: 35
Views: 5896

Re: Firmware 7.6 udpate

The problem with the Roku is how poor their quality control has become. That's certainly my experience and the sense you get from this forum.  To be fair, I do wonder if the actual effect in the field (e.g., percent of impacted users, severity of impact, etc.) is similar to other devices, and it ju...
by mc510
Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Status of Roku 2 XS, Model 3100X
Replies: 14
Views: 13771

Re: Status of Roku 2 XS, Model 3100X

But I do blame Roku as (although slow) YT was working on my 2 XS boxes and since the last FW push 7.5 my YT channel does not work at all.  Everything plays for about a minute and then quits/crashes and goes back to home screen.  So, I am no longer the Roku fan I once was for corrupting my devices a...
by mc510
Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: 7.6 firmware available on some Roku TVs and all Roku 1 and 4s.
Replies: 25
Views: 4193

Re: 7.6 firmware available on some Roku TVs and early Roku 1s and 2s.

mc510 wrote:
Anyone try 7.6 yet on an old Roku 2 or 2XS?

Confirming not yet available on 2XS
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