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by unclebob
Tue Jul 15, 2008 1:25 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Audio Issue -- Audience Applause Sounds Horrible
Replies: 8
Views: 5919

At that bandwidth, the sound should be decent, unless the DVD had bad sound to start with.
by unclebob
Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:03 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Audio Issue -- Audience Applause Sounds Horrible
Replies: 8
Views: 5919

compressing dvd content for streaming is going to accentuate flaws in the dvd, unless the contnt owner provides the original elements to work from, and that is still no ward against encoding flaws. Netflix provides four streams -- ranging from 0.5 megabits per second to 2.2 mbps. The box chooses a s...
by unclebob
Mon Jul 14, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Netflix for the Hearing Impaired
Replies: 29
Views: 29502

Netflix for the Hearing Impaired

http://community.netflix.com/group/deafmovieclub At the above URL, I'm organizing the hearing-impaired and their advocates to seek improved access to Netflix disks and streams. In order to help our advocacy, can someone from Roku describe precisely the capabilities for captioning overlay of the Pla...
by unclebob
Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:13 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Microsoft's Xbox 360 to stream Netflix movies
Replies: 15
Views: 11128

The Xbox announcement seems to add pressure for Roku to announce additional partners. If they don't announce within a few days, I will assume that they are still negotiating for a "plum" partner. The CEO of Hillcrest Labs was on C-Span today, and stated that "Any device that connects ...
by unclebob
Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Timetable for closed captions of NetFlix content?
Replies: 33
Views: 39862

This really is a question for Netflix. I understand that Roku depends on the content provided by NetFlix for closed captioning, but it's Roku's bottom line profit that is ultimately hurt by the lack of closed captions in NetFlix streams, because at this stage, with or without the Roku player, NetFl...
by unclebob
Sat Jul 12, 2008 10:27 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Problem with Eddie Murphy's 'RAW'
Replies: 1
Views: 2659

Check this thread:

http://forums.rokulabs.com/viewtopic.php?t=17291

Netflix needs to correct the bad encodes.

Apparently, selecting a different stream works around problems like this.
by unclebob
Sat Jul 12, 2008 10:24 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Issue with 100 Women
Replies: 3
Views: 4146

Had similar problems with <i>Naked Gun 3</i>, starting at the opening credits (after the pre-credit sequence). Was watching the 2.2mbps feed. Switched to the 1.6 mbps version, no problems.
by unclebob
Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:36 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Issue with 100 Women
Replies: 3
Views: 4146

At the Netflix Community website, I maintain a thread about website issues. I've confirmed the problem with 100 Women and reported it there. http://community.netflix.com/forum/topic/show?id=1993323%3ATopic%3A105189&x=1&page=11 [Edit: I've started a separate thread regarding errors in video s...
by unclebob
Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:51 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Player: The good and not so good
Replies: 7
Views: 5572

Re: Player: The good and not so good

Found the remote control to be a little difficult to open to insert batteries. Luckily I don't have long nails or it would have been impossible. I'll second that, especially since my dexterity has been impaired by stroke. I've experimented quite a bit and found this to be the easiest way for me to ...
by unclebob
Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:45 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: One Box, Multiple Netflix accounts?
Replies: 24
Views: 33505

yes, folders would do nicely.
by unclebob
Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:25 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Morse Code LED on Player
Replies: 6
Views: 5469

I believe it caches a segment of the viewed video, then idles until it needs to cache the next segmrnt. It's not a continuous stream.
by unclebob
Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:10 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: First impressions: great unit... a minor issue
Replies: 6
Views: 4123

I've been using the hdmi connection for almost a month, and no sign of the issue you are experiencing. Try a different cable, for about 5 bucks. If that doesn't resolve it, your hdmi interface is faulty.
by unclebob
Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:42 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Discussion on Netflix Movies and TV shows.
Replies: 21
Views: 14284

lesliegolf wrote:

A question about Dexter. Just how gory is it? I am not a fan of a huge amount of blood.


The opening credits always make me queasy -- more disturbing than anything in the show.

But it's just a guy making breakfast.
by unclebob
Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:33 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Current number of Roku Netflix Players in the field
Replies: 8
Views: 6939

Re: How many customers served

darktower wrote:
Without disclosing exact numbers, you could say something like 10,000 + systems sold.


Not until the insiders get a chance to speak with their brokers!
by unclebob
Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:28 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Audio Synch Issue
Replies: 35
Views: 22648

I saw some sync problems in the film "Little Murders," the first full feature I watched after getting the box. The issue has not repeated, though, and I assumed it was a temporary issue on the Netflix servers.