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#1 Cheesegeezer OFFLINE  

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 05:07 AM

I've been using the Roku Client now for about 4 months now and I have to say it's excellent in all ways shape and form.

 

So Thank you Grant for all your hard work.


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Posted 30 January 2014 - 05:32 PM

+1



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Posted 30 January 2014 - 07:12 PM

completely agree.. this is a great client and ive been tempted to replace a full scale bedroom htpc setup with just another roku 3.. probably will once i have any basic solution for live tv either from a fios channel or from gw doing his magic with the new live tv/swmc stuff

 

thanks for all your efforts!



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Posted 30 January 2014 - 08:18 PM

Thanks guys. Great to hear positive feedback. Glad you are enjoying it.



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Posted 30 January 2014 - 09:09 PM

Definitely agree on this. It has made accessing a lot of media easier to access for my family. My stepson is an adult child with Autism. We're looking into buying him his own Roku for his room so he can access MediaBrowser on it. The simple interface makes it easy for him to get around.

 

 

Thanks for your effort.


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Posted 30 January 2014 - 09:41 PM

I agree with this as well. I got one for my mother-in-law and she loves it. It's so simple to use, and unlike an HTPC it's basically "fool-proof", making it a good option for someone that isn't tech-savvy, since there really isn't any way for the user to "break" it like I do on my HTPC all the time lol. Thanks for your efforts and a great product!

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 09:15 PM

I also agree.  I've already replaced 2 htpcs.  It's so much faster, and it also runs Netflix and Hulu, plus other Apps.  If only it had Airplay...



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Posted 05 February 2014 - 09:47 PM

I also agree.  I've already replaced 2 htpcs.  It's so much faster, and it also runs Netflix and Hulu, plus other Apps.  If only it had Airplay...

 

If you have the Roku app installed on your device it allows you to send media to the Roku. At least it does for my iPhone. Can't send Roku content to an AppleTV though. If the latter is what you meant by Airplay.



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Posted 05 February 2014 - 09:07 PM

I also agree.  I've already replaced 2 htpcs.  It's so much faster, and it also runs Netflix and Hulu, plus other Apps.  If only it had Airplay...

 

There is twonky beam for the roku which does include airplay support (it's clumsy, but not as clumsy as using the roku remote app to do this like described above). You can have mediabrowser3 on android use twonky as the external player and this works (but you hear alot of beep beep beep as it switches into play mode on the roku after you beam content to it).

 

The roku3 is my primary method to watch on tv. I have no interest in live-tv support as my goal is to have a personal netflix locally. Having internet ability isn't even required for me either. The limited abilities of the roku at the present time seem to give enough functionality for me to consider it more than acceptable in it's present version. It isn't required to have all this eye candy really (the backgrounds, full posters), as long as what is required works: the synopsis, title/episode/season, last-watched/resume indicators, newly added, etc. Not to mention the remote, i love the simplicity of the remote to control mb3 compared to beaming anything over twonky (unless I have to ;) )

 

edit: forgot to mention, thanks for such a great roku client that supports my rather large library of stuff..


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Posted 10 February 2014 - 08:50 PM

I picked up a Roku 3 a little over a week ago, and I am thoroughly impressed.  The interface is simple, but it works quite well.  For 90% of rooms the Roku is totally sufficient.  The only reasons why it may "fall short" are do to limitations of the Roku itself.  The limited surround support (only Dolby Digital 5.1, AC3 format), and the inability to direct play very high bit rate BD MKV rips are the main issues.  The good thing is that these things will only be missed if the user has invested A LOT of money in a dedicated theater room.  

 

I think that the Roku has one of the best music interfaces of all of the current MB3 clients, and I use it daily.  I just wish I could browse the library while music is playing.  Adding a play cue like the web client has would be awesome.

 

 

Thank you for all the hard work, and the excellent client you have provided.



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Posted 10 February 2014 - 09:15 PM

I think that the Roku has one of the best music interfaces of all of the current MB3 clients, and I use it daily.  I just wish I could browse the library while music is playing.  Adding a play cue like the web client has would be awesome.

 

 

Thank you for all the hard work, and the excellent client you have provided.

Yeah I do think that can be improved. Hopefully the server eventually adds support for queuing up a playlist. Right now I just load all the songs of an album into the audio player and play one at a time. The only problem I haven't come up with a fix for is how to stop playback when your currently playing something in the background. For instance you queue up an album then go browse the rest, how do you stop it once leaving that area. That is a design problem I just haven't figured out yet. But yes I agree it would be better if you could browse while playing music.


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Posted 10 February 2014 - 09:40 PM

And if I might add, I think everyone agrees with the sentiment in this thread:

 

http://www.roku.com/...3/media-browser

 

A great job done by gcw07.



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Posted 11 February 2014 - 09:53 AM

Yes completely agree.  I have been using Media Browser for about a week and it just makes me happy every time I open it up.   I've been able to organize my media files finally on my server and access them easier and even have cover art and nice stuff to look at.   Fantastic, thank you!


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