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Posted 6/18/14
I saw an ad for a new Roku update with HD on the Roku early this morning, so I guess the new update got approved, but the update wasn't available yet though.
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Posted 6/18/14

bodyslam911 wrote:

I saw an ad for a new Roku update with HD on the Roku early this morning, so I guess the new update got approved, but the update wasn't available yet though.


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Posted 6/18/14
Still not hd yet . I wonder if my wife will notice the roku I "loaned" her is missing and my xbox 360 is in it's place... . I don't think I would survive it.....
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Posted 6/18/14 , edited 6/18/14
Shifting from side to side between the channel listing with the ad on the right and menu on the left on my Roku 3, I was able to change the ads. After about about 4 times I got the ad for the CR HD app update others have seen.

Sadly, the app itself still appears to be the same one (at shortly after midnight in my time zone), but we now have good reason to expect that to change soon.
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Posted 6/19/14
I hope they don't just allow hd on the roku 3 only . For some reason I just feel they (roku) might try to do it to boost 3 sales . Hope I'm wrong ...
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Posted 6/19/14
Its not available on the roku 3 either. I think it was a mistake they thought they were going to approve the last submission but it has been posted elsewhere it was rejected again. I have not been able to pull the ad up after dozens of tries.
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Posted 6/20/14

klmjr22 wrote:

Its not available on the roku 3 either. I think it was a mistake they thought they were going to approve the last submission but it has been posted elsewhere it was rejected again. I have not been able to pull the ad up after dozens of tries.

It was also stated they were going to be resubmitting it within a week or two of that rejection this time (vs. an average interval of 3.5 months in the past), which would coincide with the appearance of the ad.

I have my doubts about CR paying for an ad placement on faith that an app that had been rejected 3 times before would be accepted the fourth time.

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Posted 6/20/14 , edited 6/20/14

SirGorilla wrote:

I hope they don't just allow hd on the roku 3 only . For some reason I just feel they (roku) might try to do it to boost 3 sales . Hope I'm wrong ...


They originally said the updated app would work on the original roku still (which is what I have), so unless the roku company has somehow pressured them to change it or they realized it just wouldn't be possible, then I expect it to work in HD on all roku platforms that support HD. We shall see though. Here's hoping
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Posted 6/20/14
There are technical reasons some channels are not able to play on older sets. The two big reasons are processing power and there is a type of code the newer Rokus can run the older ones cannot. Roku has repeatedly stated that it does not make their profit from device sales but from shared and sold ad revenue. In an interview with the founder he stated that he wants to always keep Roku boxes up to date with the latest software for as long as possible.

Even if you assume that ad showing up is a sign the new channel has been approved it does not mean Crunchyroll would not sit on it for any number of reasons. Reasons could be technical, logistical, or marketing. Do not forget the biggest anime event in the western world, Anime Expo, coming up in less than 2 weeks. If it were me calling the shots at Crunchyroll I would probably wait until then to make the announcement and officially roll it out for maximum exposure.
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Posted 6/20/14
If Netflix can stream 1080P on my 2 Rokus (XS & XD) , then CR shouldn't have any problem . Roku was also reluctant to put YouTube on the "older " players because they couldn't run them ... yet they do now .
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Posted 6/21/14
I haven't seen the ad. Anyone seen it in the last day or so? As far as I can tell its been pulled.
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Posted 6/21/14
I haven't seen it in the last day or so either.
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Posted 6/24/14
I guess I can't wait any longer to watch the shows this season with the new app because it's taking a while!

I just want the app to come out before or around the time the new Summer 2014 anime start. I wouldn't mind watching Sailor Moon or Free! in HD on the Roku...
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