reddice wrote:Does the Roku Netflix UI use HTML5?
reddice wrote:To the best of my knowledge, the Roku Netflix UI is still powered by BrightScript, the programming language Roku uses for most channels. Can you post a screenshot of the aspect ratio problem (digital camera/phone is fine)?Does the Roku Netflix UI use HTML5?
trekkeriii wrote:Keep in mind Roku is not a powerful box, PS3 is.
mikeyts wrote:trekkeriii wrote:Keep in mind Roku is not a powerful box, PS3 is.
The UI used in the PS3's player is common, on every other device that I own which plays Netflix other than the Win8 app, Silverlight web player and Xbox 360: PS3, TiVo Premiere, Sony BDP, Panasonic BDP and WD TV Live. I'm fairly sure that the BDPs and WD TV Live are not more powerful than a Roku--remember that Roku 2 runs the excellent common VUDU player app really quite well, which is no less complex than the common Netflix one, if not more complex.
Netflix tried a slew of HTML5/Webkit UIs out on the PS3 and that's the one they chose to standardize on across platforms. It's probably the best that they came up with whose memory footprint fit in the largest number of platforms. (My personal favorite was this one; it had an impressive number of genres and subgenres and would display up to 250 titles for each. The one they chose will do).
That being said, I think that the Roku's player is OK; it starts from the home screen quickest of all of mine (5 or 6 seconds), navigates smoothly and starts streams more quickly than anything that I have other than the PS3. I wouldn't call it "ugly", though it is kind of plain.
album art is fatter and not the right aspect ratio. Also it seems blurry.
Frankp999 wrote:Is there any way to sort the Netflix queue on Roke3? At least a sort on Title in alphabetical order would be better than the random jumble I now have in my queue.
Gilgamesh wrote:Frankp999 wrote:Is there any way to sort the Netflix queue on Roke3? At least a sort on Title in alphabetical order would be better than the random jumble I now have in my queue.
Take a look at The Netflix Queue Sorter.
I use it and it works fine. Of course you run it on your computer not your Roku.
reddice wrote:Is anyone's else's Netflix UI as ugly as mine. The album art is fatter and not the right aspect ratio. Also it seems blurry. Coming from the PS3 which looks way better. At least it is faster than the PS3.
Wondering if there will be a update to take advantage of the Roku 3 processor?