Originally Posted by tngiloy
If you program your Harmony to send the Ultra 'Home'/'Home' commands during the OFF macro command, it will take the Ultra out of any app and put your homescreen back to its original position.
This will stop streaming and reduce the screens/devices being used by one, which may be a problem with some apps that limit the number that can be used at the same time.
Thanks. I'll check this out once I have the Ultra set up.
Originally Posted by atc98092
With OS 9.2, Roku added a function that will stop streaming after 4 hours if the remote is not used. I believe it's a setting under network, but can't remember if it's enabled by default. Users should be aware enough to return to the home screen when done using it, but the bandwidth saver setting at least does stop streaming after a while.
Thanks -- this would probably be sufficient -- I don't mind 4 hours of wasted network -- 4 weeks would be bad (which could happen a lot since we don't use that system very often -- I will forget to stop the stream 80% of the time, my family 100%)
Originally Posted by rakstr
Ya, I too share your concern and only use Ultra's in places I know I'll stop the streaming (return to home) when "powering down the room".
There's been a feature request for a "return to home on power" on the ROKU forums for quite some time. Also, as noted, a recent changed has at least added a "return to home on timer".
One option I've seen people discuss (I've not used them) is a smart strip similar to this one. You plug the projector into the control outlet and the ROKU into the switched. The strip will power down the ROKU and all switched outlets when the projector is powered down.
That's excellent -- the "return to home on power" is brilliant -- better than a true power on/off (or the always horrendous power "toggle") because it prevents any occurance of power "sync" issues. That outlet is very cool also -- I was looking for exactly that on Amazon last night but wasn't able to find it. I will use that outlet if I can't find a setting/Harmony programming solution.
Originally Posted by ggw2000
Why would anyone not go back to the home screen when finished with the unit before powering their system down?
1. Because they are human
2. Because they have been shutting off TV's for decades without having to do anything on the cable box
3. Because sometimes they bounce between chomecast and ps3 and Roku and when they shut it off it's very easy to miss that something was left on
4. Because I have a Harmony remote that should be able to make everything dead simple without anyone having to think -- and then you have a manufacturer like Roku that makes something that should be trivially easy impossible.
Originally Posted by ggw2000
Sounds like an education problem, not a Roku problem
I know you are half-joking, but I have no patience for corporate apologies. A huge chunk of Roku's market is cable conversions, and for the "market disrupter" to require a behavior change for viewers to manually stop content before they turn off the TV, when no such requirement has ever existed people's decades of experience with cable, is about the stupidest thing Roku should do. Especially since adding it couldn't be more trivial, probably could be implemented in just a firmware update. It's just dumb.