Roku XDS, wired, comcast, Pennsylvania. As of the past week, no changes that I know, things seems to be slower than normal. The Roku has never been a snappy device, but for most screens, things happen when you press a button. Some things now have a second or two pause from when I press a button to something happening. Mainly while playing a video. I'll press pause, nothing will change so I'll hit it again, nothing, again... nothing... again... oh, now it's paused. So I get up to go do something, and it starts playing again. Crap, how many times did I hit it? I forget. It pauses. Then plays. Then pauses. It's like it has to catch up. It wasn't always like this.
Mainly happens in Netflix, but has happened in Crackle, TED and YouTube. The roku box has rebooted itself sometimes during these pause/play fits. I have trained myself to hit pause once and just wait 5 seconds (which seems longer) and then it pauses. It's really annoying, especially when trying to pause at a specific point to see something. Like reading text that's going too fast, etc.
Oh, and many times when I unpause, there's a few second delay to when it starts playing video again. But the PLAY/Pause box along with the bar stays up on the screen for a good 30 seconds or more. It's in a well ventalated area, it's on top of the stand, it's kind of cool in the room right now. The box doesn't feel extra warm or anything.
I also haven't been able to completely watch anything on Crackle. Got about 25% into Ghostbusters yesterday and it kept rebuffering and playing the same scene over and over. I gave up after 20 mins of that.
Version 2.9 build 1553. It's unplugged right now and I'm going to leave it unplugged for at least another half hour to see if that makes a difference. But it is getting quite annoying.