atc98092 wrote:I've heard that bedtime story before... didn't believe it then and don't now.
TBU wrote:...Besides offering one button access to the designated channels (which some people appreciate), they also serve as an additional revenue stream for Roku, which allows them to keep the price of the player a little bit lower.
It is perplexing to me, the number of people that come to the defense of these buttons. To me they were an insidious abomination. I was instantly relieved to be rid of them.
No, Virginia, those buttons don't reduce the cost of our Rokus by even a fraction of a cent, but they do acquire additional revenue for Roku - and when we surgically remove them, that doesn't change, but the mere thought of an advertiser reading one of these threads (that won't make any difference) makes my life worth living (because I'm easily entertained).
Yes, before removal accidentally hitting one of those buttons, in the dark, stopping everything, was a regular occurrence. From their new home in the landfill, I haven't hit one of them even once, so that is a User Modification with a positive result. As long as they keep selling them, I'll keep ripping them out.
If, at some point, a Roku Guy shows up with every new Roku Purchase to screw the Un-modifiable remote down on the end table - like at the Motel 6 - I'll stop buying them. I doubt it will come to that.