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rjrumfel
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I haven't tried Plex yet but I've seen it pop up in almost every forum/google search etc. I've just been attempting the default media player app that comes with the Roku. Seems like part of the problem is the support for ac3 is only pass-thru, and i'm not sure if the sound bar I have supports it. I haven't checked yet.

7/15/2016 8:14:23 AM

Doss2k
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I havent had any issues with playing any on my Roku 3 granted most of what I use it for are tv shows so its unlikely they have DD or DTS sound I would guess.

7/15/2016 10:32:21 AM

rjrumfel
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I want a reason to get a Roku 4, but it looks like some people have taken issue with the fact that it has a fan, and the better processor gets pretty hot.

7/15/2016 10:46:02 AM

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Quote :
"tv shows so its unlikely they have DD or DTS sound I would guess."


All my TV shows have DD or DTS. It's what they're broadcast in over cable, etc.

[Edited on July 15, 2016 at 11:17 AM. Reason : s]

7/15/2016 11:16:33 AM

Doss2k
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Well then my roku 3 plays them fine through plex

7/15/2016 7:32:39 PM

neodata686
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Well it depends what your audio is going to from the Roku and if that receiver/sound bar/etc can decode it. For example my Fire Stick and my parents Roku is hooked up via HDMI directly to the receive and so the receiver is the one decoding Dolby Digital HD+ and DTS as long as the source contains that format. Just make sure whatever you're playing the sound on can decode the right format.

7/15/2016 7:59:35 PM

StingrayRush
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So I’m debating on roku vs Apple TV. Everything I’ve read seems to indicate roku is superior unless you do a lot of iTunes purchasing (I don’t). We have iPhones, but if I can save $100 for the same or better experience, I will. Any reason to think to the contrary?

11/7/2017 7:51:36 AM

afripino
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Recently got a Shield TV. Hands down, the best out there.

11/7/2017 10:10:45 AM

jbrick83
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^^ I read recently that the new AppleTV will have 4k capability. Is that deal breaker? Will others follow suit?

11/7/2017 10:43:12 AM

Doss2k
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Roku has had 4k for a while now I am pretty sure

11/7/2017 12:29:26 PM

StingrayRush
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Yeah 4K is prevalent now. I’m just wanting maximum content without a lot of headache at a reasonable price

11/7/2017 1:20:53 PM

Doss2k
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I used an apple TV for a while but for what I wanted to do with it the Roku was much better but that has been several years so the Apple TV may be much better now I dont know

11/7/2017 1:58:18 PM

BigMan157
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i'll 90% be getting the updated fire tv around black friday, but i'm 10% curious about an nvidia shield

11/8/2017 8:07:59 AM

smoothcrim
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the shield is lightyears ahead in terms of performance and capability. they even just released the samsung smartthings usb dongle for it so you can use it as your hub

11/8/2017 8:45:01 AM

OmarBadu
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anything less than the shield is a mistake for the most part

11/8/2017 8:56:18 AM

neodata686
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Picked up a Fire Stick gen2 for $40 while traveling for the hotel. Going to swap it out with my gen1 at home and use that for travel. While I wouldn't mind something like the shield I haven't felt the need to upgrade. The Fire stick does everything I want it to and I have an HTPC with Kodi / Steam streaming that does everything else.

11/8/2017 11:19:16 AM

afripino
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holy shit....with the new Geforce Now shit....Shield TV is hands down the BEST BOX EVAR!!!! no...srsly…

I'm playing Tekken 7 on this fucker at 1080p 60fps with my Xbox controller like a goddamn boss. Fortnite, PUBG, etc. I got that shit.

7/13/2018 1:29:04 PM

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