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post #1321 of 1724
I don't think the PBS channel has been updated since release.

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post #1322 of 1724
The PBS app is streaming fine for me. You were probably just encountering a temporary high load on their servers, or an internet slowdown.
post #1323 of 1724
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Originally Posted by amesdp View Post

The PBS app is streaming fine for me. You were probably just encountering a temporary high load on their servers, or an internet slowdown.

Thanks. I'll just reboot both units.
post #1324 of 1724
I don't even see Downton Abbey listed when I do a search in the PBS app.
post #1325 of 1724
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Originally Posted by Dominic26 View Post

Does anyone here use the PBS app on a 3? My wife likes to watch Downton Abbey. But it keeps trying to reload after a few minutes into an episode. We tried it on both Rokus and the same thing happens. Does not happen to any other apps. I am convinced it is on their end.

Thought I'd help out by testing on my system. I watch Downton (normally recorded from Directv) regularly myself. I launched the PBS channel and started playing Season 4, Episode 3. It's been on for about 10 minutes so far and going strong. Picture is great, but sound is unfortunately only 2.0 on the Roku PBS channel. I will let the episode run and let you know if it shuts down prematurely.
post #1326 of 1724
Downton Abbey is supposed to be 2-ch, that's the way its produced. Some providers may choose to wrap that in a 5.1 stream, but its still stereo audio.
post #1327 of 1724
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Downton Abbey is supposed to be 2-ch, that's the way its produced. Some providers may choose to wrap that in a 5.1 stream, but its still stereo audio.

Interesting. KERA here in Dallas broadcasts it in 5.1 so I just assumed that was how it was intended. Learn something every day! The audio format is indeed listed as "stereophonic" on the wiki.
post #1328 of 1724
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Originally Posted by rdgrimes View Post

Downton Abbey is supposed to be 2-ch, that's the way its produced. Some providers may choose to wrap that in a 5.1 stream, but its still stereo audio.

Interesting. KERA here in Dallas broadcasts it in 5.1 so I just assumed that was how it was intended. Learn something every day! The audio format is indeed listed as "stereophonic" on the wiki.

All of the season BD sets are in DTS MA 2.0. It's possible that the TV channels can't switch back and forth between stereo and 5.1 seamlessly.
post #1329 of 1724
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I don't even see Downton Abbey listed when I do a search in the PBS app.

Look under "Masterpiece". It is the 42nd icon to the right. My wife knows exactly where it is.
post #1330 of 1724
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The PBS app is streaming fine for me. You were probably just encountering a temporary high load on their servers, or an internet slowdown.

I wound up rebooting both 3s. My wife says all is well downton.
post #1331 of 1724
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Originally Posted by scirica View Post

Interesting. KERA here in Dallas broadcasts it in 5.1 so I just assumed that was how it was intended. Learn something every day! The audio format is indeed listed as "stereophonic" on the wiki.

A common practice amongst some cable and broadcast channels, they just leave the 5.1 stream on all the time but feed it stereo if that's the source. What you get is silence on the other channels.
post #1332 of 1724
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Originally Posted by rdgrimes View Post

A common practice amongst some cable and broadcast channels, they just leave the 5.1 stream on all the time but feed it stereo if that's the source. What you get is silence on the other channels.

I get sound out of all 5 channels as my signal in is 5.1. Must be the local PBS affiliate doing this.
post #1333 of 1724
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I wound up rebooting both 3s. My wife says all is well downton.
Nothing is ever all is well with Downton Abbey!

It's high drama. lol

I do love it though. I already watched series 4 as it aired in the UK with my UK iTunes account. A bit pricey though. The dollar doesn't convert well to the pound.
The Christmas special was £9.99 = $16.55 :0
post #1334 of 1724
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Nothing is ever all is well with Downton Abbey!

It's high drama. lol

I do love it though. I already watched series 4 as it aired in the UK with my UK iTunes account. A bit pricey though. The dollar doesn't convert well to the pound.
The Christmas special was £9.99 = $16.55 :0

That's a real fan, willing to pay the premium to watch the UK release! No spoilers please!
post #1335 of 1724
Someone asked about the quality of the Refurb Roku 3s. (seems to be a lot of them out there) My refurb came with many, many, tiny scratches. Almost as if someone tried to polish it too much.



Brown box vs. retail packaging.


Inside the box, packed in loose polyethylene bags and hand-wrapped power supply cord. Remote and headphones looks unused.


No signs of wear on any of the back panel ports.



No issues with functionality after a week. It doesn't feel like a customer return or retail display unit. I'm guessing manufacturing defect.
Edited by calculon68 - 1/24/14 at 12:01pm
post #1336 of 1724
Got my refurb roku 3 yesterday. Looked almost like new. Same brown box packing.
post #1337 of 1724
Ignore the tiny scratches. The Roku 3 bezel scratches just breathing on it. It should have been a matted surface like the back is which is why it looks fine.

I used the softest cloths for eyeglasses, camera lenses even a feather duster made out of lambs wool yet it still caused tons of small scratches. I leave it behind next to my TV so I can only see them with a bright flashlight.

Besides leaving the plastic on is the only way to prevent scratches but then it might overheat as the Roku 3 gets quite warm.
post #1338 of 1724
Forgive me if this has been asked before but can Roku 3 stream 1080P/24 content ??
post #1339 of 1724
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Forgive me if this has been asked before but can Roku 3 stream 1080P/24 content ??

Roku can receive and output 1080p video from Netflix and VUDU. It receives the vast majority of that video encoded at 24p but it can only output 60p; it converts to 60p with 2:3 pulldown.
post #1340 of 1724
Re 5.1 audio.

My netflix app states two choices. 5.1 and stereo.

Like Dredd and Flight.

Why doesnt I get 5.1 in Roku 3 - only 2 ch?
Dredd in stereo is just daft smile.gif
post #1341 of 1724
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Originally Posted by dryasanne View Post

Re 5.1 audio.

My netflix app states two choices. 5.1 and stereo.

Like Dredd and Flight.

Why doesnt I get 5.1 in Roku 3 - only 2 ch?
Dredd in stereo is just daft smile.gif

You see 5.1 sound available for Dredd and Flight? On what platform? I just checked the Win8, TiVo Roamio and my Panasonic BD player's Netflix apps and those titles don't show up as having 5.1 sound on any of them. There's 5.1 sound on only a subset of titles (2700 of 10500, according to TVandMoviesNow).

I'd agree about Dredd, but Pro Logic surround matrix encoding is in the stereo mix and it sounds pretty decent. If you have Amazon Prime, Dredd's got basic DD 5.1 sound there.
post #1342 of 1724
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Originally Posted by dryasanne View Post

Re 5.1 audio.

My netflix app states two choices. 5.1 and stereo.

Like Dredd and Flight.

Why doesnt I get 5.1 in Roku 3 - only 2 ch?
Dredd in stereo is just daft smile.gif

Is the roku's audio output in settings set to surround?
post #1343 of 1724
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Originally Posted by archer75 View Post

Is the roku's audio output in settings set to surround?

You do have to set that properly now. The old Netflix channel (current on all Rokus except for Roku 3) pays no attention to that setting; the new channel won't offer the 5.1 sound option for titles which feature it if that system setting is set to stereo.

As I said above, Dredd and Flight do not have DD+ 5.1 surround, so you won't see the option for those titles regardless.
post #1344 of 1724
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Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post

First off I'm using the wired Ethernet connection on my Roku3. Then I changed my closest Ap to channel 161. I rebooted my Roku 3 and when it finished booting it was using channel 165. I then put my AP on channel 40. And so far the Roku 3 has stayed on channel 165 for theWiFI Direct. I shouldn't have an issue again until the box is rebooted. Then it will probably go back to using channel 40. Then I will just need to use the same procedure to get the WiFi direct on another channel.
Sorry for the mid-thread necro-bump lol.

I'm wondering if this solution (more like workaround) remained viable for you. I have two Roku 3 units, currently wireless but more than happy to spend the time to get them on the physical network if that would help. Interference on the home network is significant when one or both are turned on, to the point where some devices simply won't work (Apple Airport Express) or the ability of x+1 clients able to connect is significantly reduced (as in once you hit X number of wireless clients, any beyond that can see the network but can't connect - usually by not being able to pull an IP address from the router). My current workaround is to unplug the Roku 3 units when not in use ... not a preferred solution but better than having media devices make the network less usable by everything else.
post #1345 of 1724
That is my work-around - to unplug the Roku (I have two) that is not in use. I recently had house guests and our IPhones would not connect to my network until I found the cause of the problem - the Roku.
post #1346 of 1724
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Originally Posted by Lupine View Post

Sorry for the mid-thread necro-bump lol.

I'm wondering if this solution (more like workaround) remained viable for you. I have two Roku 3 units, currently wireless but more than happy to spend the time to get them on the physical network if that would help. Interference on the home network is significant when one or both are turned on, to the point where some devices simply won't work (Apple Airport Express) or the ability of x+1 clients able to connect is significantly reduced (as in once you hit X number of wireless clients, any beyond that can see the network but can't connect - usually by not being able to pull an IP address from the router). My current workaround is to unplug the Roku 3 units when not in use ... not a preferred solution but better than having media devices make the network less usable by everything else.

What channel width are you using for your router?

Also please download the amped wifi analytics tool for both the android and the laptop and then use that to see if there's a lot of congestion on the network causing the issues.
post #1347 of 1724
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Originally Posted by dryasanne View Post

Re 5.1 audio.

My netflix app states two choices. 5.1 and stereo.

Like Dredd and Flight.

Why doesnt I get 5.1 in Roku 3 - only 2 ch?
Dredd in stereo is just daft smile.gif

Netflix doesn't offer legacy Digital Dolby 5.1; they use Digital Dolby Plus (DD+). How are you routing, direct to TV or through an AVR first. If your chain can't decode DD+, it downgrades to stereo; many TVs and older AVRs don't support it. Amazon Prime uses legacy DD5.1 and Dredd is available with it, as others have noted.

DD+ can only be transported over HDMI, not Toslink or coaxial digital audio.
post #1348 of 1724
My routing is all out hdmi

Roku 3 - Marantz 5006 - Benq w 1070

I dont regard either netflix or amazon as a reliable HD streaming service. I use Vudu when I want a decent movie streaming, then getting true 5.1
Sorry about dread, of course no 5.1, I remembered wrong.

Of course, I buy the blurays to get supreme quality, but I usually rent them at Vudu or watch them for free at Netflix first, to decide wheter that bluray is worthy a purchase....
post #1349 of 1724
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Originally Posted by dryasanne View Post

My routing is all out hdmi

Roku 3 - Marantz 5006 - Benq w 1070

I dont regard either netflix or amazon as a reliable HD streaming service. I use Vudu when I want a decent movie streaming, then getting true 5.1
Sorry about dread, of course no 5.1, I remembered wrong.

Of course, I buy the blurays to get supreme quality, but I usually rent them at Vudu or watch them for free at Netflix first, to decide wheter that bluray is worthy a purchase....

Netflix and Amazon both have true 5.1 audio, just like Vudu does. Of course all three services have titles that are in stereo too. But in my watching of content on all three services, most of them have been in 5.1 for me.
post #1350 of 1724
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Originally Posted by 72.9.159.100 View Post

What channel width are you using for your router?

Also please download the amped wifi analytics tool for both the android and the laptop and then use that to see if there's a lot of congestion on the network causing the issues.
Channel 6.

I'll check out the analytics tool this evening, thanks!
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