FX4 wrote:I have never had an issue with my Roku 2XSs. At one time I was running 5 of the things all purchased at different times. I suspected back when people were complaining and I still do that people had some kind of network related issue that was buggering the things up. The one real ding I give Roku is their IP stack is not particularly robust or tolerant of network errors.
A network error that only the Roku2 XS is vulnerable to? That seems to be a pretty far stretch. My network system, for various reasons, was rebuilt from top to bottom several times while my Roku2 XS was under my roof and the reboots continued. I even tested it at a friends house and it rebooted regularly there.
You may have had good luck with your XSs and there are a number more that did and do BUT there are also a pretty large number of folks that have problems.
I think that the XS is just unstable and what tips them over the threshold is not known but once the failure, whatever it is, is exposed it very rarely recovers.
But this is really a moot point for me as I no longer have an XS.
I really hope, and believe, that those that think the 3 is going to fail like the XS because of firmware that is intended for the 4 being forced onto it are completely wrong and delusional in that belief. But conspiracy theorists are not always wrong as several recent (in term of the last few years) news stories and revelations have shown so I continue to keep my fingers crossed; but I would never harbor any superstitious beliefs.