P4bloG wrote:I recently purchased the latest roku stick model and noticed the following:
- So far the only app that has dolby digital capability is HBO GO. My receiver doesn't detect dolby digital 5.1 from Netflix and Amazon.
- Captions settings shouldn't pause the video and sometimes even takes you back to the menu in some apps.
EnTerr wrote:I think i understand - the simplicity of use is the hallmark of Roku players. But there is a simple and elegant solution that Roku can do -
Simply present "Screen Mirroring" as a channel on the Home screen -
just like HDMI1/2/3 and OTA TV inputs are presented on RokuTV! And when somebody starts that channel, only then become receptive to miracasts - and for a limited amount of time.
There are additional benefits from that, besides security:
- "Explicit is better than implicit" - the mere presence of the channel icon will educate the new users they may be able to cast video from their devices - something that many have no idea about in the first place (not, they will not read the leaflet or box end to end).
- Starting the channel gets opportunity to educate (instructions / video) and troubleshoot/wizard on how to cast from another device.
- Want to disable mirroring altogether? Just delete the channel! Simple and obvious. (Yes, of course you can re-install it later from Channel Store May need the account PIN though, thus locked down)
- This does not necessarily require use of the physical remote - the "channel" can be launched with a remote app (subject to ECP qualification, i.e. device has to be connected to the LAN, drive-by casts can't happen)
- No more "deus ex machina", no supernatural closing of the current show i am watching. This relates to #1 but from different point of view. If currently someone (next-door prankster, child, even me by mistake) activates mirror-casting, the screen gets hijacked and when casting is stopped... the previous show is gone^. Treating mirroring as a "just another input", equal to the others would make the process more wholesome.