I connected the 3800x HD Streaming Stick to my sony TV side HDMI port, and used the provided power adapter and USB cable to power it.
The remote pairs (using the provided AAA batteries), and I select the language (English), and then select my home wifi and set the password. It quickly makes it through the network test, and indicates it will download the latest firmware. The download takes less than a minutes, and after it completes, it restarts. At this point, the ROKU bouncing logo shows up, and never leaves. The stick gets very hot, and the HDMI connector end is even hotter on taking it out. I have used many different HDMI sources with these ports and never had a heat issue, so I am confident the ROKU is the heat source. I doubt an extender cable would help that. I did the long reset hold on the stick, which makes me re-pair the remote, and reselect the wifi and re-set the password. The download starts over, and then reboots to bouncing ROKU again. If I do the remote reset sequence (home x5, up arrow, rewind x2, fast forward x2) it resets the ROKU at whatever place it was at, and forces me to re-enter everything, and re-download the firmware. This is 3 hours of my life I will never get back.
I got this stick brand new from Amazon Prime Deal days, but it is not living up to its promise. Ideas, or do I have to do the return?