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stormy13
Level 7

Re: [Official] OS 9 Release Notes

Funny how my 4620 had night mode and is even advertised as such,



yet after the update to OS9, it isn't there anymore.
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crom99
Level 7

Re: [Official] OS 9 Release Notes

"stormy13" wrote:
Funny how my 4620 had night mode and is even advertised as such,
yet after the update to OS9, it isn't there anymore.

What’s the implication here? That it was removed in hopes that you would upgrade your hardware or buy their speakers? I hope that isn’t the case because that just screams class action lawsuit.
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iFrog
Level 8

Re: [Official] OS 9 Release Notes

I'm curious whether or not the people complaining about this have some kind of audio receiver or not, vs TV speakers.  The receiver probably has better options, then the Roku feature, and it's probably just as easy, if not more so to use then Roku's implementation.  I can understand if TV speakers are the only audio source here, but if you have an AVR / Sound bar with a night feature, does it really matter which device enables it?
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wildsprite
Level 9

Re: [Official] OS 9 Release Notes

"iFrog" wrote:
I'm curious whether or not the people complaining about this have some kind of audio receiver or not, vs TV speakers.  The receiver probably has better options, then the Roku feature, and it's probably just as easy, if not more so to use then Roku's implementation.  I can understand if TV speakers are the only audio source here, but if you have an AVR / Sound bar with a night feature, does it really matter which device enables it?

I use a soundbar and no it doesn't have the ability for night listening mode(or anything like it), it can do a rather lousy fake surround sound or regular stereo. I'm curious at this particular moment if you work for Roku or not and why it feels like you are defending their removal of this feature. it isn't like they decided to remove from a next model. they removed from a model a feature they used to sell it in their feature list. not to mention that the 2016 model premiere, premiere+ and Ultra are superior devices to their next gen models, asking us to downgrade while the devices still function is absurd
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iFrog
Level 8

Re: [Official] OS 9 Release Notes

"wildsprite" wrote:
"iFrog" wrote:
I'm curious whether or not the people complaining about this have some kind of audio receiver or not, vs TV speakers.  The receiver probably has better options, then the Roku feature, and it's probably just as easy, if not more so to use then Roku's implementation.  I can understand if TV speakers are the only audio source here, but if you have an AVR / Sound bar with a night feature, does it really matter which device enables it?

I use a soundbar and no it doesn't have the ability for night listening mode(or anything like it), it can do a rather lousy fake surround sound or regular stereo. I'm curious at this particular moment if you work for Roku or not and why it feels like you are defending their removal of this feature. it isn't like they decided to remove from a next model. they removed from a model a feature they used to sell it in their feature list. not to mention that the 2016 model premiere, premiere+ and Ultra are superior devices to their next gen models, asking us to downgrade while the devices still function is absurd

I don't work for Roku, nor was I defending their decision to remove the feature.  I just have some experience with home theater, and I also  post on the AVS forum thread for the Roku, and many people there have high end AVR units with features like this.  I personally have Vizio Sound bars that are true 5.1 and have the feature.  So, in those setups, it really doesn't matter if the Roku has the feature directly or not, since the sound device does. My intention on asking the question was to find out how technical people are here, and if they  had other options.
In my case the night mode for my sound bars turns off bass, so the subwoofer doesn't fire, and it reduces dynamic range so everything is more at an even volume.
Also understand, I usually deal with higher end products and companies such as Apple, and Google, Sony, to name a few.  So, I don't have the same expectations from a company such Roku as I do the others.
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wildsprite
Level 9

Re: [Official] OS 9 Release Notes

"iFrog" wrote:
nor was I defending their decision to remove the feature.

my apologies if I offended. it's just that they actually used "Night Mode" as one of the selling points of the 2016 Premiere, Premiere+ and, Ultra models. I used this feature frequently.
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Boneyjr
Level 7

Re: [Official] OS 9 Release Notes

Created an account to join the chorus of unhappy customers. Night listening was a critical feature for so many of us. This needs to be responded to. 
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Crow550
Level 7

Re: [Official] OS 9 Release Notes

"Boneyjr" wrote:
Created an account to join the chorus of unhappy customers. Night listening was a critical feature for so many of us. This needs to be responded to. 

Sure getting night listening back is one thing but really we should get all the features we were promised for awhile now and were waiting for the 9.0 update.
This is bogus.
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iFrog
Level 8

Re: [Official] OS 9 Release Notes

"wildsprite" wrote:
"iFrog" wrote:
nor was I defending their decision to remove the feature.

my apologies if I offended. it's just that they actually used "Night Mode" as one of the selling points of the 2016 Premiere, Premiere+ and, Ultra models. I used this feature frequently.

Not a problem, no you didn't offend me.  I  didn't intend to even come across that way.  I was just simply saying, that if people here had an audio receiver with a night mode, then having it removed from Roku, isn't a big deal because whoever had the feature in their audio hardware could still use it, and chances are it would probably do more / work better.
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Re: [Official] OS 9 Release Notes

"iFrog" wrote:
I'm curious whether or not the people complaining about this have some kind of audio receiver or not, vs TV speakers.  The receiver probably has better options, then the Roku feature, and it's probably just as easy, if not more so to use then Roku's implementation.  I can understand if TV speakers are the only audio source here, but if you have an AVR / Sound bar with a night feature, does it really matter which device enables it?

It matters first and foremost because Roku advertised the Night Listening Mode as a feature for these devices, and it worked perfectly fine for over a year until OS 9 came along. Clearly the hardware platform supports the feature, so there was no conceivable reason to remove it in the latest OS/firmware update.

It also matters because having more options is always better than having less options. Not everyone has an AVR or TV capable of its own native "night mode", and thus the Roku is likely the only way they can achieve that.

I happen to have my Roku connected to a Sony AVR, which does indeed have a native night mode. I choose not to use it for at least two reasons: 1) I generally only care about having the Roku in night mode, not other input sources, and 2) I hardly ever touch the AVR remote, and so I'd have to reach for it just to enable/disable the AVR's night mode. I use only the Roku remote when watching the Roku, which allows me to control the AVR volume, as well as easily enable/disable night mode.

People are "complaining" about this feature removal for valid reasons. While I don't believe you are defending Roku, and your tips for checking if the AVR/TV have their own native night mode might be helpful for some...the overall vibe you're putting out in this thread is more or less "I don't use it, so what's the big deal?" Please, don't be that guy.
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