Solution to blurry playback picture: In your Roku settings, go to "display types" and change to 720.
Background from non-tech guy: [...] The problem turned out to be the signal from the station. [...] but if the signal isn't strong enough, it doesn't matter.
Same problem here with my Roku SS+. This is my second Roku streaming device. And it is the 2nd one that will go in the TRASH. I will buy an Apple TV and leave my Roku problems where they belong.......... in the trash!
I've had a ROKU since 2013. I was starting to have trouble with the old one on YoutubeTV Live, so I replaced it with a new express. Problem I have now is that I have to restart it when I turn it on after it has been turned off. I've never had to do this before so it is a little frustrating. I just wondered if I was doing something wrong. hopefully this won't continue to happen.
I had a 2016 Roku Stick. No problems whatsoever. I got an email from Roku saying, we see you are using a "classic roku player that is many generations behind", and basically told me to get a new one because after Nov 15 there would be no more updates or support. There was a link to "upgrade" to a 2019 Roku Express for a discounted rate. The total was $24. I have had great experiences with Roku so I bought it and plugged it in. I also threw away the box (big mistake!). This thing is GARBAGE. Completely unwatchable between the pauses for buffering and the blurry, pixelated picture quality. I have tried setting it to 720 with zero change. I am so pissed that I can't return this piece of trash. The problem is NOT my connection or the channels. If I plug in my stick it once again works perfectly except for not allowing me to have Apple TV. I don't know what to do. Do I throw even more of my hard earned cash at a more expensive Roku product, or cut my losses with the company and go with an Apple or Amazon product? Roku definitely led me to purchase this piece of poo. I was naive enough to trust the company's recommendation , and the trust is kind of broken.
I'm having the same issue with a Roku Express +. I have a fast internet connection and I can tell the difference with blurriness that comes from slow internet at the blurriness that seem to be associated with image processing in the Roku hardware. Grainy, pixelly images. I can switch back to my Sony Blu Ray Player that also streams, queue up the same film on Netflix and it looks much better. Switching to 720p didn't help. Pretty disappointing. I'll wrestle with it a bit more, but prob gonna have to return it.