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Old 02-24-16, 09:26 AM
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Originally Posted by printerati
I'm experiencing the same issue with my 2 XD on build 9044, although I don't believe it started as early as November. I have yet to try steps 2 and 3 (and I have always used a different screensaver and enabled menu sounds), but following the "5 second rule" in step 4 seems to be doing the trick...for the past few days, at least. We'll see if I can get everyone else in the house to remember to count to 5 on the home screen.
As a follow-up, merely following the "5 second rule" didn't work, so I ended up disabling menu sounds and using the default screensaver about two weeks ago. It hasn't locked up since, but it's still pretty ridiculous that this has been going on for three months without a fix/firmware update.
Old 02-24-16, 04:07 PM
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Re: The Roku Thread

Originally Posted by printerati
As a follow-up, merely following the "5 second rule" didn't work, so I ended up disabling menu sounds and using the default screensaver about two weeks ago. It hasn't locked up since, but it's still pretty ridiculous that this has been going on for three months without a fix/firmware update.
I believe that in Roku's eyes that IS the fix. Worked for me too.
Old 04-05-16, 08:14 AM
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Roku has re-designed their Streaming Stick



Roku's new $50 stick fits a quad-core CPU in a smaller frame


Roku's last Streaming Stick was plenty of things: Compact, inexpensive and perfect for bringing on vacation. But you wouldn't call it fast, per se. That's something Roku aimed to fix with the latest version of the Streaming Stick, which packs in a quad-core CPU to deliver eight times the processing power of its predecessor. Even more impressive, this new Stick is almost as small as a USB flash drive and it's still $50.

http://www.engadget.com/2016/04/05/r...smaller-frame/
Old 04-08-16, 12:51 AM
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Re: The Roku Thread

Pornhub just released a Roku channel:

http://gizmodo.com/pornhub-just-laun...and-1769233934
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Re: The Roku Thread

Originally Posted by TheBigDave
Pornhub just released a Roku channel:

http://gizmodo.com/pornhub-just-laun...and-1769233934
There's going to be a lot of homes with sticky remotes soon.
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There's a similar channel that's available on this site:

http://www.thenowhereman.com/roku/

Scroll all the way to the bottom and click on the little icon in the lower left corner.
Old 04-11-16, 10:26 PM
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Re: The Roku Thread

Originally Posted by TheBigDave
There's a similar channel that's available on this site:

http://www.thenowhereman.com/roku/

Scroll all the way to the bottom and click on the little icon in the lower left corner.
A pretty decent channel I would say it's almost comparable to X Hamster,Pornhub,X Video's,Spankwire Etc websites. Ton's of full scenes from NA,Brazzers paysites but just like pornhub,spankwire etc decent scenes are uploaded then removed for copyright infringement but then ulploaded again in an endless cycle.
Old 04-11-16, 11:14 PM
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Sugar Instant is still the best value (and thanks to whoever on this forum recommended it) - $7.99 per month for all the porn you can watch, all complete, uncut and uninterrupted. After I get a raise I might switch to Adult Empire Unlimited, which costs more but has a bigger selection including a lot more classic films.
Old 04-12-16, 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Alan Smithee
Sugar Instant is still the best value (and thanks to whoever on this forum recommended it) - $7.99 per month for all the porn you can watch, all complete, uncut and uninterrupted. After I get a raise I might switch to Adult Empire Unlimited, which costs more but has a bigger selection including a lot more classic films.
Pfft, you'll bash Netflix left and right, and then totally support a company that cuts the credits off entirely.
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Originally Posted by Alan Smithee
After I get a raise


Hey Beavis, the porn guy is gonna "get a raise." Huh uh huh.

Yeah, heh! A raise in the pants. Boing-oing-oing! Heh.

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Old 04-12-16, 10:15 PM
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Sugar doesn't cut anything off- are you talking about AdultEmpire? I tried Videobox and cancelled that right away because everything is broken up into scenes- when one scene ends you have to click the next one, you can't watch anything straight through. Yes, I actually care about the plot! The credits on porn are always funny too since nobody uses their real name!
Old 04-13-16, 04:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Alan Smithee
Sugar doesn't cut anything off- are you talking about AdultEmpire? I tried Videobox and cancelled that right away because everything is broken up into scenes- when one scene ends you have to click the next one, you can't watch anything straight through. Yes, I actually care about the plot! The credits on porn are always funny too since nobody uses their real name!
Videobox has the watch complete movie feature if you watch it on a computer. There are ways(screen mirroring,HDMI line) to get the picture on your tv set.

I think it also has watch stash in order(one at a time) feature,also on the computer but have never tried it.

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Old 04-16-16, 12:25 AM
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I have my computer hooked to my big screen and sound system, but video and audio quality is never as good as the Roku. I kept my SugarDVD (now called "Sugar Instant", as if DVD was a bad word all of a sudden) account mainly because I was impressed that they could actually show a number of 80s and 90s shot-on-video titles at the RIGHT FRAME RATE! I had never seen that through online video before and didn't think it was even possible til seeing them do it. Netflix and Vudu still can't show 80s sitcoms at the right frame rate, and they probably have tons more money than SugarDVD does- yet most people don't even seem to notice this anyways (to me it's like night and day. If YouTube could ever show video material at the right frame rate I'd be VERY happy.)

BUT- the weird thing is, these videos only display at the full frame rate on the Roku 1 and Roku SE (which are both the same unit.) I also have a Roku Stick and Roku XD, and both of those show those videos at the usual lower frame rate, even though they're supposedly more advanced models than the Roku 1! I emailed Sugar's tech support people about it but they just said they'd "look into it". They must not get too many inquiries about technical quality.
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Re: The Roku Thread

Roku just added the SyFy Now app. Like all the other TV Everywhere apps, it requires signing-in with a provider for full access.

It looks pretty awesome. There's a couple full seasons:

The Magicians: Season 1
Killjoys: Season 1
Defiance: Season 3
Dominion: Season 2
Face Off: Seasons 1-10

And currently airing shows like Wynonna Earp, Hunters, 12 Monkeys: Season 2, and Bitten: Season 3 have a handful of the latest episodes.

https://channelstore.roku.com/details/86398/syfy-now
Old 04-23-16, 04:32 AM
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When is Direct TV going to have a streaming channel on Roku? Hopefully it will be free for current subscribers.

They seem too be behind in the times because Charter already has a free streaming channel for current subscribers and at last count it had 116 current channels.
Old 04-23-16, 10:23 PM
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Is there a direct link for SyFy Now/Roku? Can't find the place too enter the code.
Old 04-23-16, 10:50 PM
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Originally Posted by dvd-4-life
When is Direct TV going to have a streaming channel on Roku? Hopefully it will be free for current subscribers.

They seem too be behind in the times because Charter already has a free streaming channel for current subscribers and at last count it had 116 current channels.
AT&T is rolling DirecTV out as a standalone streaming service in the not too distant future from what I've been told. I'm sure current subscribers will be fine.
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The WatchESPN app just added a bunch of content from ESPN Classic.

My favorite stuff is the old Harlem Globetrotter specials from ABC's Wide World of Sports. There's 24 shows from 1973-2014. I loved watching those as a kid.

ESPN Classic On-Demand Launches on WatchESPN for AppleTV and Roku

Nostalgic fans wishing to relive and share their favorite sports moments can now access more than 600 hours of events from ESPN Classic on-demand, anytime through the WatchESPN app on Apple TV and Roku. Customers who currently receive ESPN Classic as part of their video subscription will be able to access VOD content on WatchESPN.

Archived programming of memorable moments available to fans nationwide through the new service will follow the seasonality and relevancy of each sport year-round. Events currently available to view include classic college football and college basketball games, ESPN Films and E:60, X Games, Indy 500, boxing matches featuring Muhammad Ali, poker main events, outdoor sports and more.

http://espnmediazone.com/us/press-re...letv-and-roku/
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Re: The Roku Thread

Originally Posted by TheBigDave
Roku just added the SyFy Now app. Like all the other TV Everywhere apps, it requires signing-in with a provider for full access.

It looks pretty awesome. There's a couple full seasons:

The Magicians: Season 1
Killjoys: Season 1
Defiance: Season 3
Dominion: Season 2
Face Off: Seasons 1-10

And currently airing shows like Wynonna Earp, Hunters, 12 Monkeys: Season 2, and Bitten: Season 3 have a handful of the latest episodes.

https://channelstore.roku.com/details/86398/syfy-now
I'm begging people to give The Magicians: Season 1 a chance. Trust me, you won't be disappointed.
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Originally Posted by PhantomStranger
I'm begging people to give The Magicians: Season 1 a chance. Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

Bookmarked.
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Re: The Roku Thread

If i'm in the market for a Roku box for a spare bedroom, which model would you guys suggest?
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Originally Posted by edytwinky
If i'm in the market for a Roku box for a spare bedroom, which model would you guys suggest?
probably the Roku 3
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Originally Posted by edytwinky
If i'm in the market for a Roku box for a spare bedroom, which model would you guys suggest?
If you're also buying a TV for that bedroom, I'd recommend one of the TCL Roku TV models. I got the 40-inch for under $300, and I love it. The 28 & 32 inch models are around $150-$175.

http://www.amazon.com/TCL-40FS3800-4...dp/B00UB9UJFQ/

If you just need a Roku box, I'd recommend the Roku 3 ($85-$90). It has a wifi direct remote, so you don't have to point it directly at the box, which is convenient. And it has the remote headphone jack which can be useful in bedrooms.

If you're looking for the cheapest option, you might want to check out the new Roku Stick ($50). It's been getting great reviews (CNET review below). They made some big improvements over the original, with a quad core processor and dual band wireless. I prefer the boxes because I like an ethernet port. But the new stick sounds really good.

http://www.cnet.com/products/roku-st...-stick-review/
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If you're okay with wifi only, the new Roku stick is great. Just as fast as the 3, and as long as you have the Roku app on your smartphone, you can use your phone as a remote or plug your headphones in to it for sound (the sound is kinda crappy though.) It does pretty much everything the 3 does for about $40 less.
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Another vote for the Roku 3. Does everything that I need it to do. Does have a USB port to play files off a drive. Nice remote that is easy to use and has a headphone jack. The only "benefit" to the 4 that I see is it does 4k. Why they didnt include gigabit ethernet on the 4 is anyones guess.

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