Roku Device Features, Settings & Updates

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I recently had to replace a 19 inch tv.  The new TV has a USB port for powering the Roku.  So I plug the Roku into the USB port, and everything is fine.  Except when the TV is turned off, power to the USB port is also turned off.  Every time I turn on the tV I get the dancing Roku letters.  Then after Roku is started I need to select HULU, and go thru the rigmarole of getting live TV on HULU.

I tried running a power cable to the Roku.  With this set up when the TV starts I get terrible static on the TV and doing a system reset gets everything to normal.  I have the original Roku transformer plugged into an outlet.  I'm not sure if the power cable (with the micro male connection that plugs into the Roku device) is a Roku cable.  It could be just a cell phone charging cable.  Do you think it would matter?  Do I need a higher capacity transformer?  The newer cell phones are being supplied with 25 watt chargers.>

Obviously not an emergency it is just bugging me.

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I ordered an original transformer and cable.   In the meantime someone recommended trying a new hdmi cable. I looked at the back of my TV.  There are 2 hdmi ports.   I switched the cable to the other hdmi port and the static is gone.  Thanks for everyones suggestions. 

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Well you shouldnt be seeing static every time you turn the TV on.

When you shut it off do you leave while on your Home screen?

Roku Ultra ---Ethernet rules---

From now on if people dont upvote me and do as I say I will consider holding my breath and selling my Roku's.
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Yes, the wire could matter, switch it out try another. 

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I ordered an original transformer and cable.   In the meantime someone recommended trying a new hdmi cable. I looked at the back of my TV.  There are 2 hdmi ports.   I switched the cable to the other hdmi port and the static is gone.  Thanks for everyones suggestions. 

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