thank you for your response. I was not aware that the Roku Ethernet jack was limited to 100MB. I have a gigabit network so it seems that going to hard wire would slow things down (good to know) but would probably keep any interference lower.
The Roku model I have its about 3 years old now and is about 3 inches square.
As for using direct play, is that a permanent setting that can be set once for all H.265 files or do you have to choose it for each playback?
Does anyone know (Roku folks if you are listening) if Roku units will upgrade the Roku Ethernet connection to handle gigabit connections?
Once again Dan, thanks for your help.
thanks again Dan. I decided to upgrade to the Roku Ultra despite not having HDR or 4K TV now (Kuro FD111) but providing for the future. Definitely supposed to handle H.265 encoding so will see.