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Old 06-18-2013, 11:39 PM   #31
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Roku has locked the new thread.

I would stay as far away from Roku as possible if you desire hd programming of any sort.

I have tried every avenue. If roku does not what like what they hear, they censor the feedback.

Wow. Here it comes.

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Old 06-21-2013, 05:22 AM   #32
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Thank you, Doug.

You saved me from buying a ROKU box.
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:34 PM   #33
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Thank you, Doug.

You saved me from buying a ROKU box.
zip2play You shouldn't let one person's experience sour you on a good product.
I own a Roku 2XS and it works very well.

If Doug had a problem with his unit then he should have returned it within the 30 day period-but HE CHOSE NOT TO.That's his mistake.Not Roku's fault.

Doug blames Roku for his unit not working with his Onkyo AVR,it could be the other way around.It could be that his AVR won't work with the Roku.Maybe he should dump his Onkyo instead of dumping on Roku.

Sometimes diff.electronic devices don't play nice with each other for no apparent reason.That can happen.

I don't remember reading anywhere that Roku guarantees 100% compatibility across all devices.Nor have i ever read that Onkyo guarantees that either.

Nor have i ever read of ANY consumer electronics manufacturer guaranteeing 100% compatibility across ALL other electronic devices that their product may interface with.Nobody can make a sweeping guarantee like that.

Doug has no legitimate grievance for the reason that he KNOWINGLY AND WILLFULLY REFUSED to take advantage of the 30 day return policy THAT HE HAD FULL KNOWLEDGE OF that Roku offers,which was completely 100% within his power to do.Thus the onus is on Doug not Roku.

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Old 06-22-2013, 09:00 AM   #34
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jr,

Does your ROKU 2XS flawlessly decode Closed Captioning for streaming English language Netflix recordings?
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Don't know,i've never needed CC.Sorry i can't be of any help there.

But AFA HD streaming quality(which will of course depend upon the service providers streaming speed and my down speed) is good. Decoding DD+/DD5.1 is done by the AVR.My Denon AVR decodes them beautifully.

I bought my R-2XS as a refurb.unit last July and i've never had any major problems with it. Once in a while i need to reboot it but i don't consider that to be a major problem.I just unplug it overnight when i'm done using it,then plug it in the next morning.

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Old 06-22-2013, 06:16 PM   #36
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Weird problem, I don't have that on my unit.
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Weird problem, I don't have that on my unit.
If you're referring to the occasional reboot,i don't consider that to be a problem at all.

Besides,there are enough real problems in daily life that i wouldn't let something as insignificant as an occasional reboot get my goat.
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During the first week of ownership, Roku admitted the problems were repeatable on their end (and others that reported the same issue). Roku csr's explained that the problems were being mitigated and a fix was in the works. The "fix" as it turns out, was to keep telling me that they would have a software release that would work, while in fact, they were building a new box that had the problems solved, the Roku 3.
30 days is the shortest return window I have ever seen with any electronics purchase.

In the meantime, I was trying to work with Roku as they said they were trying to fix the problem. Being that this was in the year 2012, I felt certain that a simple software fix would end the issue. Instead, Roku's lack of honest resolve to fix the r2 and then the release of the r3 which does not have the same issues as my r2 ( and many others with various avr's) leads me to believe that roku and jr for that matter, are less than honest.

A device that requires constant reboots has problems zip.

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The fact still remains that you chose not to avail yourself of the recourse open to you,and 30 day return windows are quite normal.
My R-2XS doesn't require"constant"reboots.Just once in awhile,and that is no problem.There are things in life that are a problem-my Roku isn't one of them.
And that is not dishonest.

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In the next ten days, find me five Home Theater components that have a 30 day return window.

They must be new products that are available for sale in the USA.

I will go as far as to say I was mislead by ROKU into BELIEVING that they SINCERLY were WORKING on a fix.

The fact that rebooting yours does not bother you does not mean that it will not bother someone else phil. And if you are not phil, ya gotta be his clone.

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