Tuesday, June 18, 2019 07:08

Wrong about Roku

I have to backtrack on my complaint about the lack of an on/off switch on Roku boxes.  Since writing that, I’ve had reason to kill the power to one or the other of my Rokus.   (I currently own three and expect to add a fourth in not too long a time).

I realized that it takes quite a while for the device to sync up with the internet and present the home screen.  It’s not pretty while it’s happening and it’s not something I would want to wait for every time I want to watch a movie, check the weather, or listen to some music.

I should note that all my boxes are Roku HD-XR models, one generation back.  Maybe the newer ones boot up more quickly, but even if they do, it’s likely to take long enough that turning off power to the Roku is not something to take lightly.

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