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.
Huh. I've never had a problem with streaming, just rebooting. After my random rebooting problems with TiVos, I'm not gonna put up with much more. I just ordered another Panny BD65 today. Streams NetFlix seamlessly. $103 on Amazon. I just paid about $140, with tax, a couple months ago for one and it's really an easy BD player to use.
I think something is going on with Roku's capacity to stream, that is caused by a higher number of subs using the boxes for streaming programming. I think WD's got a box out that has an HDD on it, or at least the function to add an external drive. That set needs a 1.4 HDMI setup of some sort, if I read it right. To get 1080p, I think it was. I'm not sure what that means.
But you've got the new models, right? I've got the older XRs and I think that might be why some of you don't see the issues we do.
I'm pretty bummed out about the Rokus at the moment. Spent an eternity on the phones yesterday with their tech support. Got nowhere except for a replacement for one box that I've always had problems with. If they're having a problem and know about it, they're not saying much.
Yeah I have the new XDS.
It's currently out of stock on Amazon and says 'will ship in 2 to 5 weeks'
I love the Roku so far, especially the ability to stream off my external hard drive. I have a bunch of Pawn Stars Season 3 episodes in 720p I downloaded. Only thing that irritates me is the fact videos must be in mp4 format
So now I have to convert all my .mkv and .avi files to .mp4 in order for them to work
I hope Roku takes care of this soon.
As for the streaming, it more or less has to do with my crappy internet speed: up to 3mbps down, ~550 kbps up
I read an article the other day on Yahoo finance that stated Netflix has the highest amount of bandwidth used in the United States for the evenings, like 6pm-10pm............ insane!
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9 receivers: (2) HR20-700s *1 Owned, (1) HR24-500 *Owned, (1) HR24-200, (1) HR24-100 (1) HR22-100, (1) HR23-700, (1) H21-700, (1) H24-100