Oh, oh! I know, i know!I think i know why screensaver "causes" the issue!
My RokuTV just developed a case of the "double blinks"!
It's a #5203 (Hisense) on 7.2.4101. It has this "feature" that sometimes after restarting it reports MAC 00:00:00:00:00:00 and IP address 0.0.0.0
(Settings > System > About). I have reported, complained and bitched about this many months ago.
@RokuCarlS said it sounds like a hardware issue (a rather interesting hardware bug if it is, given that NIC may disappear unpredictably).
@RokuShawnS said someone from the Co should be contacting me soon... months ago. Nobody did (and being around RokuCo for years, i am not surprised - it probably went to the "official support" and they are extremely unreliable).
@RokuDale... well, he seems to ignore my PMs, even if it's "nice to see you F2F last week"
"Network connection reset" from "Advanced system settings" seems to just crash reboot the TV (it pops the "Resetting network connection..." dialog for a few seconds and then reboots - in fairness it could be that's not-well-communicated "by design" restart behavior or genuine crash).
So anyway - back to my insight, when it gets in such "mode", RokuTV turns to give me a great "platform" for testing the issue. Reading here "rumors" of screensavers fracking up network connection has always seemed preposterous to me and i was tempted to ridicule it... until today. Today i saw the light! I mean, after starting to see the double-red-light, i got enlightened
You see, some screesavers rely on network connection. They use network to fetch data - and in my case that way they seem to effect the "double blinking code red". Here are some observations:(D)effecting SS:
- Default screensaver
- LED Time & Weather
- Power Saver
- Roku Digital Clock
- Roku Analog Clock
The case of Time&Weather SS is understandable, since it fetches weather info from the Net. "But the default screensaver?" - you may ask. Aha! Well recently the default screensaver has become the "cityscape" one, that shows high-rise silhouettes and ads on billboards (very ingenious, i should say!). So anyway - that's why this SS also does internet requests and can trigger the "double blink".
I have to say, RokuTV platform seems woefully unprepared to function with no network connection. I mean this not in the trivial sense of "streaming services don't work when there is no network", no
. I mean it is supposed to be fully-functional as a "dumb" TV w/o network connection - and it is not. I see it going into this double-blink-death seemingly on its own - when by design it should handle this gracefully (by showing diagnostic msg and not hanging).