Your Digital Media Has Never Looked So Good

Search found 2700 matches

by mkiker2089
Sat Apr 05, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: My Media - Your Music and Video on the Roku DVP
Replies: 1915
Views: 1323781

Re: My Media - Your Music and Video on the Roku DVP

I can't get the channel past the link page.
by mkiker2089
Sat Apr 05, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: need help with media server
Replies: 15
Views: 3725

need help with media server

I've used Chaneru and while it works well it's UI is not for me. I want the play button to play the movie and don't need to get bogged down with sub menus. I then tried the official Roku and it has problems connecting. All other devices do fine with it but I have to power cycle the media server anyt...
by mkiker2089
Wed May 15, 2013 3:30 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku 3 shows up as a wifi hotspot
Replies: 92
Views: 411213

Re: Roku 3 shows up as a wifi hotspot

Let's not derail this thread with security issues again. It's not a security issue. It is however a WiFi performance issue that so far isn't being addressed.
by mkiker2089
Wed May 15, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: ABC hates Cable Cutters?
Replies: 28
Views: 9070

Re: ABC hates Cable Cutters?

The article says "free Hulu" so this could be a non-issue to Plus members. They are just moving it from one online site to another which is less of an issue as long as I can still get it on my TV. Most of my Hulu shows are Fox anyway with a few from NBC.
by mkiker2089
Tue May 07, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku 2 XS - Low Initial Quality of Netflix HD Streams
Replies: 37
Views: 18762

Re: Roku 2 XS - Low Initial Quality of Netflix HD Streams

Odd, if I bck up one frame it doesn't rebuffer or change anything, it just starts right back where it was same quality and all just one frame back. I'll have to try it again and make sure. Maybe I need to go two frames back. Actually Netflix is loading better today. I don't know if they changed anyt...
by mkiker2089
Tue May 07, 2013 2:23 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku 2 XS - Low Initial Quality of Netflix HD Streams
Replies: 37
Views: 18762

Re: Roku 2 XS - Low Initial Quality of Netflix HD Streams

Start the video Wait 8 to 10 seconds Back it up one frame Restart and it is at top quality. Doesn't work for me. I can back up more than that as one frame doesn't trigger a buffer (as the skip back button doesn't either). I'd have to wait until it's already at full quality. As for not noticing the ...
by mkiker2089
Mon May 06, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on Aereo
Replies: 155
Views: 61079

Re: Thoughts on Aereo

Whoa :shock: Crazy like a Fox: how broadcast networks could rake in billions by going cable-only I think it's a bluff. Sell and lose your airspace and lose customers at the same time? I doubt it. Nor do I see how Aereo hurts these guys. It comes down to greed, the broadcasters want their buck out o...
by mkiker2089
Mon May 06, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Thoughts on Windows8
Replies: 41
Views: 12292

Re: Thoughts on Windows8

I modified 7 to have a quick launch but I don't remember what it took (must have been easy.) Microsoft always seem to change the good and ignore the bad.
by mkiker2089
Mon May 06, 2013 3:20 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku 2 XS - Low Initial Quality of Netflix HD Streams
Replies: 37
Views: 18762

Re: Roku 2 XS - Low Initial Quality of Netflix HD Streams

I prefer a buffer screen to either breaks or low quality. Those on fast connections seem to suffer unduly. I'm on 30mbps so my Roku1 buffered rather fast. The Roku 2 and 3 buffer faster but they load a lot of low quality, 30 seconds or so, before the ramp up algorithm takes over. That same 30 second...
by mkiker2089
Mon May 06, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on Aereo
Replies: 155
Views: 61079

Re: Thoughts on Aereo

Gilgamesh, I disagree. I too think Aero may eventually fail but I don't think they are a pyramid scheme. I just think they are opening a can of worms that can't be contained. They will either lose out because of legal issues or they will cause the big boys already in place (local phone companies, ca...
by mkiker2089
Mon May 06, 2013 3:09 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku 3 rebooting on Crackle
Replies: 20
Views: 7760

Re: Roku 3 rebooting on Crackle

In the past if a channel could crash the box it meant there was a fault in the OS that needed to be patched. RokuMarkin said so in a previous post more or less when Hulu was crashing people's boxes. Channels are supposed to work in a bubble (sandbox if you will) with the OS safely monitoring.
by mkiker2089
Mon May 06, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Thoughts on Windows8
Replies: 41
Views: 12292

Re: Thoughts on Windows8

I've only dabbled with 8 but to me it feels like 7 messed up. The desktop is there, but it doesn't work as well. I find I also spend more time searching for things than having them just be where they should. With XP and 7 you spend some time getting to know them but after that things are fairly logi...
by mkiker2089
Fri May 03, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Continue Watching - Turn off "Press OK to Continue" prompt.
Replies: 36
Views: 21973

Re: Turn off "Press OK to Continue" prompt.

Shawn and I both have Roku 3 and no, that isn't in the Netflix UI for Roku nor should it appear during a show. there is something seriously wrong in your case if you are seeing it on a Roku 3.

I've seen this prompt on the PS3 when I let the autoplay run for an hour or two.
by mkiker2089
Fri May 03, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on Aereo
Replies: 155
Views: 61079

Re: Thoughts on Aereo

Should be fun, but phil and I will probably be dead before we reap much benefit from this. Unless you aren't feeling good I wouldn't bet on that. I may sound crazy but I expect some major shake ups to happen sooner than later. Showtime has started by putting content on HBO, Epix has furthered by pu...
by mkiker2089
Thu May 02, 2013 7:00 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on Aereo
Replies: 155
Views: 61079

Re: Thoughts on Aereo

I like how he says the market isn't big enough to offer HBO alone. The problem is the market is too big and it scares them. I really wish the DOJ would clean house with the cable companies. None should be allowed to own any station no matter how big or small. They've proven that they can't do it in ...