Background information: I have an open unencrypted 802.11n wifi network on a Buffalo Nfiniti AirStation (WHR-HP-G300N) router connect to TWC Roadrunner Turbo. I have a PS3, desktop pc, laptop, iPhone, iPod touch and a Roku XR connecting fine without any issues. Along comes a new Roku XD I have added to this mix which is behaving badly by stalling during the inital buffering of any Netflix movie. It takes as much as 5 minutes (if ever) to get to the video playing. then almost immediately starts buffering again and will continue to do this indefinately. I thought I had purchased a bum unit from Best Buy so I exchanged it and made sure the next unit had an entirely different lot# so I didn't get one from the same batch.
Upon installation I had the same stalling issues so I tried the fowllowing things:
- swapped the new XD with my old XR and it the XR worked fine.
-Back to the XD and I tried a new hdmi cable (dynex with a generic one) and it still stalled.
- I tried the included rca cables and it works with no stalling. huh?
- So I went back to hdmi and changed the display setting from 1080 to 720 and it stalls.
- I changed the display setting to 480. No stalling. Then widescreen. No stalling. Netflix, Mymedia, Crackle. No stalling.
- Back to hdmi 1080. Stalling. Stalling. Stalling on everything.
I did some searching and found nothing so here I am. What is going on here? Why would the hi-def display settings on the Roku XD have any effect on the wifi connection?