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YouTube Shrunk

Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:58 am

I have my old Roku 200XS in an upstairs guest room with an old analog TV.  Other apps work properly but YouTube only appears in a small size occupying only the lower right quarter of the screen.  Any ideas?
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Re: YouTube Shrunk

Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:40 am

You Tube is almost unusable on the 2 XS. Goggle continues to update the app for the newest boxes, and makes it run terrible on the older, slower boxes. I haven't seen that particular problem with mine, but I must confess that my 2 XS is rarely even powered on any more. It's just too old and slow for everything. I can't use it to watch movies from my DLNA server because it can't handle an HD video bitstream. It maxes out around 14 Mbps, and all of my HD movies stream at least 20 Mbps (or much higher).
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Re: YouTube Shrunk

Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:49 pm

I occasionally have the same problem with my 2xd.   It seems to get confused about the resolution every once in a while.  Go to menu/settings/display type and see if you are still on 4:3 standard.  If you are not, change it to 4:3.  If you are on 4:3 change it 16.9 widescreen, then quickly change it back to 4:3.   That corrected my problem with the little display in the bottom left corner.  I seem to have this problem whenever roku does a major upgrade to the OS. I think it maybe a nudge to make us buy widescreen tvs.  If this solution works for you append the title with (SOLVED). Maybe add hashtags if they are available to make it searchable.
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Re: YouTube Shrunk

Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:43 pm

Thanks! This solved the problem (for now)
Wish this thread had come up when I searched for it, but it didn't- so I posted a whole new thread about this same topic. 

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