You should bear in mind, that one of the purposes of Amazons devices is to encourage you to buy amazon products/services etc, hence the need for a credit card on sign up. Although if I'm not mistaken, creating a Roku account also requires a credit card
So I can not blame the store or it's salesman for, after my statement of "I only need 1080P", selling me the Express.
Well, yeah, the sales person fell into the same trap, thinking of the resolution and not considering codecs. So I blame them a little, but since most don't know any more than what the box says, you're right that's a limitation. . The page I linked actually is pretty easy to find with a simple web search for Roku media playback. But even that could be something that many Roku customers never think of. I completely agree that the supported codecs should be posted clearly on their main web pages. While many Roku users have no interest in playing local media, there certainly are a fair number. Of course, you find the same lack of information with an Amazon Fire TV player. You have to dig even deeper than with Roku to find out what codecs are supported.
Dan Roku Stick (3600), Ultra (4640), Premiere (3920), Insignia 720p Roku TV, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Nvidia Shield, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network.
Each of my Roku accounts has a name, an email address and a password. That is it. If I log in to the account (providing I can remember which name and email address and password I used !!!!), there is an option to 'add a payment method' should I wish to
I have just noticed that according to Amazon the regular "Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote" will handle H265 @ 1080P. That would cost £25 instead of £80 for the Roku https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01ETRIFOW/ ... _cc_smp_ta under "Technical Details" "Content Formats Supported"
Each of my Roku accounts has a name, an email address and a password. That is it. If I log in to the account (providing I can remember which name and email address and password I used !!!!), there is an option to 'add a payment method' should I wish to ...
Yeah, after it's set up, it's easy to remove, change, or add one (if there isn't one). It's just not that easy to not have one to begin with. Possible, just not very intuitive on how to avoid it. Roku really wants you to provide one.
DBDukes http://www.dbdukes.com/Roku Ultra (4660) Roku Premiere+ (3921)