Roku XR: New Firmware Update 2.9-b1509 – List of New Features

By Posted 13 Dec 2010, 19:50

We have spoken to you a couple of times about the Roku boxes, we asked you if you would recommend Roku players to any of your friends over the Google TV, we also told you about some deals that were around for it. Now for all of you Roku XR users who are out there and feel like you have been left out on the washing line to dry with your 720p things are about to change! As you probably know the newer Roku boxes are using full 1080p HD, well you XR users are about to receive an update to upgrade your box.

If you want to be pro-active and update it now then you can, all you need to do is go to the Settings, then Player Info and hit the Check For Updates. Tim Stevens over at Engadget.com said basically, if you aren’t that desperate to update it then don’t worry, just leave your box on over night and it will just go ahead and apply the update on its own.

Upgrading from 720p to full 1080p isn’t the only change that is hitting your box, let’s have a look at the others. Following the update you will be able to change the option menu action name from change order to change position when re-arranging channels, the bug has been fixed where if you tried to load an image that was too large the application would crash. The Hulu application now optimizes to give you improved playback for the type of networks that has a higher latency. They have also fixed the audio playback issue that was present when watching the UFC streams.

There are a few other changes, if you want to learn more about them then head on over to the Roku Forums by clicking here. If you don’t know what Roku is then why not head over to their official site where they have a demonstration video on their homepage by clicking here.

Have you got the update yet? Once you have got it let us know if the bug fixes are all complete or not. Also let us know of any addition issues that you have found since updating in the comments below.

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