@homesrock wrote: I'm open for any fix ideas.
See my post here, starting at the bolded "solution." To me, this was a solution for the larger degradation of antenna tv (slower channel changing, loss of favorites, loss of continuous up/down channel changing). And, honestly, Roku's lack of trustworthiness in treating customers with care.
I came to this forum in January after my tv was largely degraded by the 9.4 update. What I've seen is complete lack of care (the update keeps being pushed out. Customers come last. There's no freedom to roll back to a prior update, or opt out of updates the way Android TVs have). When I saw the network-less version of the software had a much better antenna tv interface, I wanted that. And then, the prospect of keeping Roku (the Comcast of streaming") out of my house forever, it was a no-brainer. I'd already experienced one night-long slow "guide" causing channel changing to take 10 seconds.
The one downside to my solution: You won't have any guide. If the guide is unstable (as it appears to be), then that's not really a downside. For me, I always viewed titantv or zap2it from my phone or laptop. I never used Roku's on-screen guide. Just a matter of habit from my old tv. I didn't feel like I lost anything. But, that could be a different calculation for others.
You have to weigh your wants/needs. I saw everything I needed to see on this forum to know I wanted out of my relationship with Roku. It's not a healthy relationship. Roku doesn't care about its customers. (We're not customers, as far as I can tell. We're a commodity to sell to streaming providers as "impressions" and paid subscriptions. Revenue sharing. We're the product being sold. Not the tvs sold to us.).
It's really stunning when you stop and think how Roku was the edgy, "peoples' champion" during the "cord cutting" craze. Roku was the the "go to" leader for that. Today, it's as bad as any cable company we cut the cord from. Comcast treated its customers just this badly. So, I look at my solution as "Cut the Cord 2.0." Protect your tv from someone who doesn't feel any obligation (responsibility) to treat it with consideration. Modularize your investment (tv & external streaming stick) instead of having all your eggs in one basket. To me, going this direction is like a breath of fresh air. I don't want any relationship with Roku whatsoever (just like they've shown they don't want one with me).
That factory reset without internet was a blessing, to be honest. Better antenna tv (in many ways), and no more drunken developers breaking my tv without any accountability, blaming TCL for it, etc.
"People are often amazed at how much we’ve done with the number of engineers we’ve got." (Roku CEO Anthony Wood, Austin Statesman, Oct 4, 2019). "Amazed" is one way of putting it.