You tested on the exact same Roku, TV and input?
The only way there could be any playback differences between the two versions of the app is if one of them is direct playing while the other transcodes. The player is the same.
As mentioned in my post, I was going to do further testing with a standalone Roku Ultra. I was able to test on that device and I did NOT experience the issue with the beta Emby app.
Since I have multiple TCL Roku TVs (various sizes and models) in the kids' rooms...I tested on the other TCL Roku TVs and experienced the same video line noise at the top of the screen. The beta app caused a line of video noise at the top and the non-beta Emby version worked fine. So...in summary, I am only experiencing the issue with the TCL Roku TVs and only when using the beta app. This also occurred in the previous beta as well. The previous beta was the first beta used on these TVs (they're all new TVs as of a couple weeks ago) so I don't have a reference of which beta potentially introduced the problem.
Lastly, I know you mentioned Direct Play, but I am not able to get ANY of my Rokus to Direct Play Live TV from my HD Homerun Prime. It always transcodes due to unsupported container (MPEGTS). However, on my Nvidia Shield and FireSticks, Live TV always Direct Plays.
Let me know what else you need from me to help pinpoint the issue. I'll keep hunting for any other clues.
Edited by datanet, 12 March 2019 - 12:57 AM.