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#51 OFFLINE   Mark L

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 01:40 AM

Just ordered my Roku XDS on Amazon, it'll be here tomorrow.

Couple questions:

When the USB streaming option becomes available, what formats are acceptable?

MKV? AVI? WMV? MPEG4?

I just need to know, as I have many 720p downloads on my external HD and want to be able to play them over the Roku.

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 07:38 AM

I just ordered the Roku HD XR from Amazon for 59.99 with free shipping(5-8 day delivery). It's one of their Amazon Gold deals. I think there is about 2 hours left on the deal. Link below if you're interested.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/goldbox

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 07:50 AM

I just ordered the Roku HD XR from Amazon for 59.99 with free shipping(5-8 day delivery). It's one of their Amazon Gold deals. I think there is about 2 hours left on the deal. Link below if you're interested.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/goldbox

Good deal but that's the older model.

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 07:55 AM

Good deal but that's the older model.


And there's supposed to be an update for them this month so that they can do the same things as the newer ones. I gotta call them later. If the update is coming, it's a great deal. The XRs have HDMI, optical out, component out, all the same connections as the newer ones, but I think they are waiting for the HULU+ to come out.

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 07:58 AM

And there's supposed to be an update for them this month so that they can do the same things as the newer ones. I gotta call them later. If the update is coming, it's a great deal. The XRs have HDMI, optical out, component out, all the same connections as the newer ones, but I think they are waiting for the HULU+ to come out.

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I don't think it does 1080p but not sure about that.

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 08:05 AM

I don't think it does 1080p but not sure about that.


I called them when the new models came out and they said the XRs would be updated so that they would have the same features. Gotta remember to call them today.

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 09:56 AM

I called them when the new models came out and they said the XRs would be updated so that they would have the same features. Gotta remember to call them today.

Rich


Just had a live chat with Roku CSR. The text follows:

Dhana:
Hello Rich. How may I help you?

Rich:
I have three Roku XR units. When the new models came out I called Roku support and was told that an update would be issued so that the XRs would have the same ability to stream 1080p as the new models do. When will we get this update?

Dhana:I would like to inform you that it will available later in this fall

Rich:
And the XRs will have the same capabilities that the new models have?

Dhana:
Yes XR player will have the capabilities

Rich:
They have the capability to play streaming 1080p now, don't they?

Dhana:
Yes it has the capability for 1080P

Rich:
So, all we are waiting for is NetFlix to start streaming in 1080p and HULU plus to be added to the available channels?

Dhana:
Yes you are correct

Rich:
Thanx, Dhana you've answered my questions.


So, I guess the XRs are ready and waiting for the content to arrive. That's a great buy on Amazon.

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 08:30 AM

Just checked the New Channels box and HULU+ is in there labeled as "coming soon."

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 09:37 PM

Any word on the update for USB on the XDS?

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 11:51 PM

Well to answer my own question, the USB funtion is working :D

Unfortunately it only accepts mp4 video, mp3 audio, and jpeg/png picture files :nono2:

That means to view my videos, I'll have to convert every avi, mkv, mpg, etc to mpeg4:mad:

Link: http://support.roku....-usb-hard-drive

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 01:22 AM

a waste of money. glad I got my uebo M200 streamer which does exactly what I need. roku is a joke as far as I am concerned and it appears that the boxee box will kill it too. might have to get in on the discount for pre order very soon.
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Posted 04 November 2010 - 01:29 AM

a waste of money. glad I got my uebo M200 streamer which does exactly what I need. roku is a joke as far as I am concerned and it appears that the boxee box will kill it too. might have to get in on the discount for pre order very soon.


How is it a joke?

I love mine.

Had it for less than a week and I'm going to order another one.

I love how I can hook up my external drive and play videos off it, something Apple TV cannot do.

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 02:46 AM

Has anyone had experience using the Roku to stream MLB.tv? I got mine this week with the thought that I might go with MLB.tv instead of the MLB EI package from D* next year.

How was the PQ? And any idea how much internet usage a single 3 hour game would use? The cable internet we use has a limit on usage for the month. It's 150G a month I think, but 20 bucks more for every 20G after that. I don't want to end up spending more using MLB.tv than I would have if I just bought the EI package.

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 12:16 AM

How is it a joke?

I love mine.

Had it for less than a week and I'm going to order another one.

I love how I can hook up my external drive and play videos off it, something Apple TV cannot do.


how is it a joke? did you follow the link. roku cant touch the uebo M200. period. sort of like the yankees vs the rangers this year in the playoffs. all hat and NO cattle
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Posted 05 November 2010 - 12:19 AM

how is it a joke? did you follow the link. roku cant touch the uebo M200. period. sort of like the yankees vs the rangers this year in the playoffs. all hat and NO cattle


Well I can see we have a genuine M.A.S.S.hole on our hands here :lol:

It's such a joke that it's selling like hot cakes.


Hey, how did the Sox do this year in the playoffs? I forgot

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 12:22 AM

Well I can see we have a genuine M.A.S.S.hole on our hands here :lol:

It's such a joke that it's selling like hot cakes.


Hey, how did the Sox do this year in the playoffs? I forgot


youre a clown which is obvious. I am not a red sox fan. you're a Californian. no more need be said about you. you want to trade insults that's your thing. you want to be right try harder.
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Posted 05 November 2010 - 12:23 AM

youre a clown which is obvious. I am not a red sox fan. you're a Californian. no more need be said about you. you want to trade insults that's your thing. you want to be right try harder.


Funny, I thought the clown was your avatar

LOL, yeah I live in the best state. You might want to learn proper grammar and punctuation before you trade insults with someone.

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 12:41 AM

FYI - version 2.8 now up. Downloaded already. Channel store has a new layout.

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 12:42 AM

FYI - version 2.8 now up. Downloaded already. Channel store has a new layout.


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Posted 05 November 2010 - 07:37 AM

FYI - version 2.8 now up. Downloaded already. Channel store has a new layout.


Thanx for the tip. I gave up trying and was waiting for someone to tell me it was finally there. Just downloaded it and I see that HULU+ is still not available. Nuts.

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 01:45 PM

The USB streaming function is awesome!

I've been playing around with it the last 2 days.

I just hate how most of my videos are AVI and MKV, now I have to covert them all to MP4 just to get them to play

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 08:55 PM

I didn't know if this was mentioned (didn't see it here) but this may be of interest to Roku users who have iPhones / iPods and Android devices looking for a different remote.

$2.99 iPhone version
http://claytongrafix.../apps/DVPRemote
(and the product support page)
http://claytongrafix..._-_Support.html

$__.__ Android version
http://www.greggreno.com/rokuremote

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 10:42 AM

So I got my Roku box yesterday and had a question for those of you with the devices. Twice now, the box has rebooted on its own while it was playing a Netflix video. Both times, the video had just started and was maybe 5 minutes or so into the movie. It also seemed to reboot a couple of times while I was adding apps. Do you think I got a dud? It did a firmware upgrade when I first plugged it in, so it's running the latest firmware.

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 10:54 AM

So I got my Roku box yesterday and had a question for those of you with the devices. Twice now, the box has rebooted on its own while it was playing a Netflix video. Both times, the video had just started and was maybe 5 minutes or so into the movie. It also seemed to reboot a couple of times while I was adding apps. Do you think I got a dud? It did a firmware upgrade when I first plugged it in, so it's running the latest firmware.


No, you didn't get a dud. I've got three Roku boxes and they all do the same thing as yours. Doesn't matter what I'm watching, the damn things keep rebooting. I've sent an email to Roku asking them to acknowledge the problem and fix it. This started before the 2.8 update came out.

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 11:04 AM

ugghhh, seems like it's a pretty common issue.

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