you have to turn the TV on first.....and about 5 seconds later, turn the Roku on
Seriously? Because as far as I know, Roku is on all the time-- does this mean you leave it unplugged, and then when you want to watch, you turn on the tv and then plug in the Roku?
Maybe he does it like I do: TV and Roku are plugged into a plug strip that I turn off when not watching TV. I have a compulsive thing about "phantom" electrical loads... The Tivo is not on that plug strip because it does need to be on at all times to record shows, but everything else in that cabinet is on the plug strip (AVR, DVD player, etc.).
Sorry about the OT post. I haven't had that particular problem with my Roku2 XS.
No, it means what it said. Your Roku never turns all the way off, but it does go into a sleep, or standby mode. At that time, I do not believe it outputs anything via HDMI.
If you turn the Roku on to active mode prior to letting the TV turn on, you get the "Unsupported audio" message on my Sony TV.