It is good for me that I have Roku 3s as well as my Ultra. The 7.5 firmware made my Ultra almost as pleasant to use as my 3s. By eliminating the extremely irritating audio dropouts after resuming from pause there were no real noticeable problems during regular usage. But after the rollback my Ultra has again gained that problem and made it such that using my Ultra results in a gradual frustration level increase during an extended period of usage.
I really wish Roku could have come up with a way to allow users to choose to roll back or not roll back so that those of us that had no problems and improved overall operation could have kept the better (for us) firmware on our Ultras.
As I said I have Roku 3s and I have switched back to using them as my primary Rokus but I do not think it should have been needed. In situations like this user choice should be paramount but Roku place their ease above their customer's desires. It "should" have been almost as easy to make the rollback optional and then upgraded both groups to whatever new version contains the needed fixes. But Roku did not think of that and they did not ask their users but, rather, the took the easiest route they had to fix their screw-up and thereby screwed a percentage of their Ultra user base.
There still is no better option for my streaming usage but Roku (the company) has become an unpleasant company to deal with and they have also become too big to even think about what adversely impacts their customers.
Roku screwed up the streaming for some of their users with the 7.5 release BUT the 7.5 release fixed problems for a number of us so, in order to fix the problems for one group, they screwed the rest of us because they were too lazy to temporarily have two versions of the software out in the wild.
This is not the first time Roku has placed the good of their developers above the good of their customers and I am sure it will not be the last. Roku makes the best streaming device there is but their interaction with their customer base sucks.
Two Roku Ultras, three Roku 3s and a Roku 1
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