I thought only Netflix respected the bitrate screen?
To be honest with you I didn't know that.
In my personal experience pre-update to v2.9/1553 no matter what channel my wife was watching, the rest of my wired network was not affected.
I still have it set to the same bitrate as before the update - 0.6 Mbps (analog/wired/N1100)
As a test I turned off adsl modem, router, roku, left them off for a few minutes and started adsl modem, then router (wait for it to log in/authenticate) then started roku, reaccess the bitrate window and set it back down to 0.6 Mbps and anytime any channel is being watched, Netflix, Amazon, Crackle, Crunchyroll, news, etc instant slowdown.
I have verified that the modem is connected at the appropriate speed, have run speed tests to double verify the connection before watching any content, and even run as an additional test a traceroute to a remote location (20ms avg - first few hops).. upon starting to watch any channel in roku, traceroute values increase to 500-700ms right at the 1,2,3rd hop etc., stop playing roku, instant drop down to 20ms.
This tells me that roku with the new firmware is ignoring the bitrate setting. I performed this test for each channel mentioned above and every single time received the same results.
Do the powers to be (ie. Roku techs) read this topic/forum? or must I submit a ticket? and if so where? - In more than 1yr of usage this is the first time I experience an issue (hence my low post count).