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jeffrok
Level 12

2017 Roku TV slower than 2013 Roku 3. WHY?

I don't get it. I have a 2017 TCL Roku TV.. the Roku navigation portion of the tv runs at a third of the speed of my Roku 3 that was released in 2013.. is the processor in the TV that much inferior to the Roku 3 professor that it runs that much slower? Doesn't Roku run new TV's thru an approval process before letting a company out the Roku "stamp" on their TV's? Shouldn't they have to meet a minimum performance requirement before being put on the market?

 

Not sure I'll ever buy a Roku tv again for this reason.

Yeah, I got some Rokus.
https://youtu.be/d1CSEeqWl10
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andyross
Level 12

Re: 2017 Roku TV slower than 2013 Roku 3. WHY?

Yet another reason why "all-in-one" products are money wasters. You are better off getting a basic "dumb" TV (or even just a monitor) and connecting your devices to it. You can cheaply update the devices. Updating the TV every 3-4 years is expensive.

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jeffrok
Level 12

Re: 2017 Roku TV slower than 2013 Roku 3. WHY?

Luckily the tv itself was inexpensive, and the picture is acceptable. I just won't be using the built-in Roku interface anymore..

Yeah, I got some Rokus.
https://youtu.be/d1CSEeqWl10
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makaiguy
Level 12

Re: 2017 Roku TV slower than 2013 Roku 3. WHY?

" is the processor in the TV that much inferior to the Roku 3 professor that it runs that much slower?"
Yep, the tiny PHD living inside the Roku 3 is a speed demon. Smiley Wink
Roku 3, 4200X, Ser 4124C7087583, wifi connected - Samsung UN55ES6100
Roku Streaming Stick, 3600X, Ser 5S56D8240827, wifi connected - JVC EM37T
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jeffrok
Level 12

Re: 2017 Roku TV slower than 2013 Roku 3. WHY?

Haha, good one 😄

Yeah, I got some Rokus.
https://youtu.be/d1CSEeqWl10
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twiceover
Level 11

Re: 2017 Roku TV slower than 2013 Roku 3. WHY?

The thing is, you can't really buy a "Dumb" TV anymore.  Pretty much every manufacturer has included some sort of smarts.  If I'm going to buy a TV, I'll buy one with Roku because I believe they will update their firmware longer than someone like Samsung who is known to just suck at it.  With a Roku TV you can tell it to just turn on to HDMI# and put a new Roku on there and bingo bango you have upgraded your TV.

 

FWIW I have 5 RokuTV units from TCL and the interfaces are all fine on them in terms of speed.

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jeffrok
Level 12

Re: 2017 Roku TV slower than 2013 Roku 3. WHY?

Which TCL TV's do you have? 

I have the 3 series 40 inch 1080p tv from 2017, and it streams fine, but navigating to get to those streams is painfully slow compared to my Fire Stick and my Roku 3. The YouTube Tv interface on the Fire Stick is so smooth and responsive, and the Roku 3 is just a hair slower. The TCL tv is awful in comparison, and by awful, I mean everything from moving the cursor to the content appearing once the Ok button is acknowledged by the device. And "ramp up" time to fill resolution is slow as well.

Yeah, I got some Rokus.
https://youtu.be/d1CSEeqWl10
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