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[ale] OT: Roku



I've had my Roku for a month or two, now. Had problems close to what you
describe. Turned out to be heat issues. I moved the Roku a few inches
away from my dvd player(which for some reason is putting out a lot of
heat) and turned the Roku on its side. No probs since then.

HTH
Cy Kurtz

On Tue, 2010-06-01 at 19:19 -0400, Chris Fowler wrote:
> Has anyone had any problems from their Roku device?  Last July I bought
> one to stream Netflix.  For about 8 months it worked flawlessly then the
> wireless stopped working.  Last week I received the replacement but I
> can't really watch anything on it.  We tried to stream a video from
> Amazon and Netflix but it felt as if the device had problems playing
> back the video.  One time the device restarted itself.   Today I tried
> Netflix streaming on my Wii and my BD player and both of those work
> fine.
> 
> I'm thinking these Roku devices may have a serious issue that is rearing
> its ugly head after several months of usage.  Just before the wireless
> on mine died I had horrible problems streaming Pandora.  At first I
> thought that maybe my wireless signal was weak in the part of the house
> but an HP laptop next to the Roku had no problem streaming Netflix.
> 
> Chris
> 
> 
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