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Old 09-22-16, 10:58 PM
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Here's the Roku Premiere+. It'll replace the Roku 3. There's an Ethernet port and a MicroSD slot.

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Old 09-22-16, 11:02 PM
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Here's the Roku Ultra. It replaces the Roku 4. In addition to the Ethernet & MicroSD, it has an Optical Audio port and a Remote Finder button.

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Old 09-23-16, 02:12 AM
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Optical out but no analog video out? Whatever. Just hope for whoever uses that, it doesn't downconvert Dolby Digital Plus as badly as my Sharp TV does.
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Old 09-23-16, 04:26 AM
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Optical out but no analog video out? Whatever. Just hope for whoever uses that, it doesn't downconvert Dolby Digital Plus as badly as my Sharp TV does.
Amazon has(eberry) HDMI to RCA Cables for 6.99.
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Old 09-23-16, 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Alan Smithee View Post
Optical out but no analog video out? Whatever. Just hope for whoever uses that, it doesn't downconvert Dolby Digital Plus as badly as my Sharp TV does.
HDMI out w/ Optical is not uncommon. Analog video out is, kind of sucks the Express model doesn't still support it though for older TVs.

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Amazon has(eberry) HDMI to RCA Cables for 6.99.
Unless the Roku has a built-in Digital-to-Analog video converter, HDMI to RCA cables would do absolutely nothing.
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Old 09-23-16, 10:08 AM
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HDMI out w/ Optical is not uncommon. Analog video out is, kind of sucks the Express model doesn't still support it though for older TVs.



Unless the Roku has a built-in Digital-to-Analog video converter, HDMI to RCA cables would do absolutely nothing.
I used a Roku with the HDMI out to RCA cables in to hook up into an older tv set. No problems. Also works with a PC into an older tv set. Laptops don't work as well.

I made the mistake of buying the cable at Radio Shack (before I checked Amazon) and paid a lot more for it.
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Old 09-23-16, 11:42 AM
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So no more USB ports? That certainly sucks.
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Old 09-23-16, 12:53 PM
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I love XTV. Thank you for whoever turned me onto that.
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Old 09-23-16, 01:26 PM
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So no more USB ports? That certainly sucks.
Only on the Ultra.
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Old 09-24-16, 06:55 AM
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Got my first Roku (a Roku 4) so not that familiar with it (previously dealt with the abominable Fire TV). Anyone know why--when I first start it up--I always get a flashing menu saying there's a CEC 100 error, but if I just wait it out for a minute, everything works normally and the flashing error disappears?
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I see the new Rokus still have the dedicated channel buttons. I really wished they would drop that.
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Old 09-24-16, 01:10 PM
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I see the new Rokus still have the dedicated channel buttons. I really wished they would drop that.
The remote for my new Vizio UHD TV has those, too. I like the premise, but I wish they were user-assignable.

In fact, I'll be doing that with my Harmony One universal remote.
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Old 09-25-16, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by RichC2 View Post
Only on the Ultra.
Still on the side, I assume, as it isnt shown in the pictures.
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Old 09-25-16, 03:20 PM
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Got my first Roku (a Roku 4) so not that familiar with it (previously dealt with the abominable Fire TV). Anyone know why--when I first start it up--I always get a flashing menu saying there's a CEC 100 error, but if I just wait it out for a minute, everything works normally and the flashing error disappears?
Depends on your TV manufacturer.

CEC is the auto control so that the Roku can control the TV, it's been an on-again off-again issue with multiple revisions of the Roku but for some reason they never added a disable HDMI-CEC to the menu. So if you aren't using the feature on your TV, disable it.

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Still on the side, I assume, as it isnt shown in the pictures.
Presumably so, still USB 2.0 but I guess that doesn't matter a whole lot.

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Old 09-25-16, 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by RichC2 View Post
CEC is the auto control so that the Roku can control the TV, it's been an on-again off-again issue with multiple revisions of the Roku but for some reason they never added a disable HDMI-CEC to the menu. So if you aren't using the feature on your TV, disable it.
My Roku stick has a Control Other Devices setting with a 1-touch play option that can be enabled or disabled which I believe is the HDMI-CEC stuff.
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Old 09-26-16, 12:15 PM
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Depends on your TV manufacturer.

CEC is the auto control so that the Roku can control the TV, it's been an on-again off-again issue with multiple revisions of the Roku but for some reason they never added a disable HDMI-CEC to the menu. So if you aren't using the feature on your TV, disable it.
Thanks for the info. I've searched all the various options on my TV but don't see anything related to enabling or disabling HDMI-CEC. Maybe my set is too old (Pioneer Kuro 6020). Not a big deal, just an annoyance. Guess I can live with it. I do appreciate the info, though. Eased my mind that it wasn't anything really important.
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I see the new Rokus still have the dedicated channel buttons. I really wished they would drop that.
Totally agree. Especially since one of the buttons on my remote is for a now-defunct service (rdio).
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Old 09-26-16, 07:33 PM
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The new models have officially been announced.

https://www.roku.com/products

Roku Express - $29.99
Roku Express+ - $39.99
Roku Premiere - $79.99
Roku Premiere+ - $99.99
Roku Ultra - $129.99

Check out how tiny the Roku Express is:



The Express+ model has Composite A/V Out for older model TVs.
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Old 09-26-16, 07:41 PM
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I'm tempted to buy one of these new models. But without a 4K TV, I don't see much reason to upgrade from my Roku 3.
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Old 09-26-16, 07:53 PM
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That's just too many SKUs.
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Old 09-27-16, 01:49 PM
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That's just too many SKUs.
You can literally count them on one hand.
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Other than price, is there anything that makes the Express better than the Stick? I'm in the market for a device. I like the portability of the stick, but I also like saving money.
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Old 10-02-16, 07:35 PM
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I'm liking the updated Red Bull TV app. They've been streaming Austin City Limits Fest live all weekend across 3 different channels/feeds and are airing the Fourth Phase (the follow-up to The Art of Flight) at 9.

Pros: All free, no real ads
Cons: Video quality isn't the greatest, 2.0 audio.

Still really cool though. But I think they're really close to their bandwidth capacity heh

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Old 11-19-16, 07:39 PM
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So umm... I can't remember if it was here or another site, but I can't find it...

Someone mentioned a Roku app (possibly a private app) that lets you stream a bunch of TV channels live, including some cable channels. Any idea what that app my be?
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Old 11-19-16, 08:14 PM
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Someone mentioned a Roku app (possibly a private app) that lets you stream a bunch of TV channels live, including some cable channels. Any idea what that app my be?
You're probably thinking of XTV.

http://streamfree.tv/roku-channels/p...96-thread.html

Here's an unofficial Facebook page with info and updates:

https://www.facebook.com/X-TV-Movies...1013500314195/
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