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vj9999
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Fri Aug 19, 2005 11:51 am

It's still only noon on the west coast :)

I personally don't care if it is this friday or next one or in a month. As long as it gets finished and is stable (and they surprise us with few extra features we were not expecting :) ).
 
r111
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Sat Aug 20, 2005 10:23 am

Has anyone from Roku said anything about HD1K software lately? Seems like an unusually long dry period.
 
Steve Criz
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Sat Aug 20, 2005 8:50 pm

r111 wrote:
Has anyone from Roku said anything about HD1K software lately? Seems like an unusually long dry period.


Could be due to the fact that PAL HD support is a lot harder than anyone wants to admit...

I get the feeling from the tardiness of other HD Media players entering the PAL marketplace that Roku isn't alone in this regard...
 
Jowi
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Sun Aug 21, 2005 2:33 am

r111 wrote:
Has anyone from Roku said anything about HD1K software lately? Seems like an unusually long dry period.



Or an unusually long vacation period!! :wink:

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SimonO
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Sun Aug 21, 2005 7:55 am

Steve Criz wrote:
...Could be due to the fact that PAL HD support is a lot harder than anyone wants to admit...

PAL SD support would be a start... I'm not going to bash the Roku guys on this because I'm sure if it was simple they would have had it nailed down by now, but it's frustrating when you can only play 60Hz source material without stuttering...
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Mon Aug 22, 2005 8:13 am

Is the PB actively marketed in countries where PAL is the standard (I know, rhetorical question, it isn't really 'actively' marketed anywhere is it...)? Considering Roku is a USA company, I'd bet a VERY high proportion of existing customers don't even know what PAL is, let alone care if the PB supports it. It WOULD be a nice feature to have, as I've got quite a few PAL DVD's that I can't play any more since my region-free DVD player died and new one doesn't have a hack, BUT, the vast majority of customers would be better served by fixes to other stuff. I sincerely HOPE they wouldn't hold up releasing a beta (or final) that fixes many other things solely because PAL doesn't work good.
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Mon Aug 22, 2005 8:18 am

There is a world outside the USA!!! I doubt very much the delay is down to PAL issues, but I can live in hope :wink: ...
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elephant911
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Tue Aug 23, 2005 7:55 am

I'm one of those naive to PAL and its issues. I think that Roku is spending the extra time to get ready a really kicking release.

RokuDon said he was almost ready a few weeks ago. They must have decided to throw in a few more features, maybe the hooks for true dvd navigation, or maybe something new, something we don't even know about.

We're in the trust tree right?
 
CaminoFrancisco
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Wed Aug 24, 2005 12:34 pm

elephant911 wrote:
We're in the trust tree right?


No, but sometimes it feels llike the cone of silence...
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RAB
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Thu Aug 25, 2005 7:18 am

Haven't heard that term for about 35 years.
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waynedunham
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Thu Aug 25, 2005 11:36 am

Would you believe?.......

Sorry about that Chief

Ahhh, the old delayed Beta trick
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Thu Aug 25, 2005 12:24 pm

I'm not saying anything this week 8) ...
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Toots Mutant
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Thu Aug 25, 2005 1:01 pm

SimonO wrote:
I'm not saying anything this week 8) ...


Too late.

You already jinxed it.
 
elephant911
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Thu Aug 25, 2005 2:48 pm

Toots Mutant wrote:
SimonO wrote:
I'm not saying anything this week 8) ...


Too late.

You already jinxed it.


I have it first hand from a guy that knows where RokuDon used to order pizza that the update was going to be this week until SimonO went and ruined it for the rest of us.
 
waynedunham
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Fri Aug 26, 2005 5:45 am

elephant911 wrote:
I have it first hand from a guy that knows where RokuDon used to order pizza that the update was going to be this week until SimonO went and ruined it for the rest of us.


Is that like the old "Watched Pot never boils", changed in this instance to "The asked for Beta dump never materializes"?

:lol:
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