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How to limit the data rate of the Roku Box, thus reducing the bandwidth demands of streaming video.

How to limit the data rate of the Roku Box, thus reducing the bandwidth demands of streaming video.

 

Now you can reducing the bandwidth demands of watching streaming video.

You may have notied that when you search any search engine using any of the terms in this topic's title comes up dry.  So I'm posting this new right up on the topic in the hope that people will be able to find this helpful hack.

 

AT&T limits me to 150 Gigabytes per month.  Normally that is just fine, but I like to watch TV and so does my elderly father.  So, we gobble down the gigabytes like there is no tomorrow.  One way is to limit my bandwidth usage though a little setting I discovered after much trial and error. 

 

Using this method I can watch more movies and TV shows at a lower bit rate of 0.3 Mbs ( most older shows are either 512 x512 or 320x240 pixel that was produced before 2006 as were most movies shown on analog TV sets.).  Most of the time I use 0.3 Mbs on almost everything.

 

The data rate that is required for uninterrupted streaming is dependent on the quality of the program is dependent upon both your Intenret provider's data steam and bottlenecks anywhere thoughout the World Wide Web.

 

There is a hidden Bit-Rate Override menu that allows you to change your Roku's bit rate from Automatic (stream at the highest possible quality) to a specific rate.  You can select from one of the following streaming speeds (Mbps) (which changes your Roku to a corresponding bit rate):12, 7.5, 5,3.5, 3.0, 2.5, 2.0, 1.5, 1.2, 1.0, 0.6, and 0.3 respectively.

 

If you don't have a high-speed Internet connection, you will want to change from Automatic to a lower speed that is more compatible with your network.  By selecting a lower speed, you can reduce – or even eliminate –  the program interruptions that occur each time the buffer needs to be replenished.

 

Intructions:

 

Step #1:  Press the Home Key 5 times.

 

Step #2:  Next press press the rewind key ( << ) 3 times.

 

Step #3:  Next Press the fast foward key ( >> ) 2 times.

 

Step #4:  Scroll up or down to the bit rate you wish to use.  Notice: most old programs do just fine at .3 Mbs.

The Roku Box


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Click the Home Button 5 times

Click the Rewind Button 3 times

Click the Fast Forward Button 2 times

Scroll up or down to MANUAL SETTINGS

Secret menu screen 2:
Press Home five times, Up direction, RW twice, FF twice.

This will reboot your Roku device.


Secret menu screen 3:
Press Home five times, Up, Down, Up, Down, Up.

This code will bring up a secret Wi-Fi menu to see things like signal strength.


Secret menu screen 4:
Press Home five times, FF, Down, RW, Down, FF.

This will give you access to a hidden antenna menu.


Secret menu screen 5:
Press Home five times, RW three times, FF twice.

This will bring up a bit rate menu where you can see quality settings and set bitrates.


Secret menu screen 6:
Press Home three time, Up twice, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left.

This code will give access to the channel info menu.


Secret menu screen 7:
Press Home three times, Up twice, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right.

This will give you access to developer mode.


Secret menu screen 8:
Press Home five times, Up, Right, Down, Left, Up.

This hidden screen will allow you to remove auto-pair, cycle screen shot, cycle ad-banner, log theme info.

You may have notied that when you search any search engine using any of the terms in this topic's title comes up dry.  So I'm posting this new right up on the topic in the hope that people will be able to find this helpful hack.

 

AT&T limits me to 150 Gigabytes per month.  Normally that is just fine, but I like to watch TV and so does my elderly father.  So, we gobble down the gigabytes like there is no tomorrow.  One way is to limit my bandwidth usage though a little setting I discovered after much trial and error. 

 

Using this method I can watch more movies and TV shows at a lower bit rate of 0.3 Mbs ( most older shows are either 512 x512 or 320x240 pixel that was produced before 2006 as were most movies shown on analog TV sets.).  Most of the time I use 0.3 Mbs on almost everything.

 

The data rate that is required for uninterrupted streaming is dependent on the quality of the program is dependent upon both your Intenret provider's data steam and bottlenecks anywhere thoughout the World Wide Web.

 

There is a hidden Bit-Rate Override menu that allows you to change your Roku's bit rate from Automatic (stream at the highest possible quality) to a specific rate.  You can select from one of the following streaming speeds (Mbps) (which changes your Roku to a corresponding bit rate):12, 7.5, 5,3.5, 3.0, 2.5, 2.0, 1.5, 1.2, 1.0, 0.6, and 0.3 respectively.

 

If you don't have a high-speed Internet connection, you will want to change from Automatic to a lower speed that is more compatible with your network.  By selecting a lower speed, you can reduce – or even eliminate –  the program interruptions that occur each time the buffer needs to be replenished.

 

Intructions:

 

Step #1:  Press the Home Key 5 times.

 

Step #2:  Next press press the rewind key ( << ) 3 times.

 

Step #3:  Next Press the fast foward key ( >> ) 2 times.

 

Step #4:  Scroll up or down to the bit rate you wish to use.  Notice: most old programs do just fine at .3 Mbs.


 
#1
#2
#3

Click the Home Button 5 times

Click the Rewind Button 3 times

Click the Fast Forward Button 2 times

Secret menu screen 2:
Press Home five times, Up direction, RW twice, FF twice.

This will reboot your Roku device.


Secret menu screen 3:
Press Home five times, Up, Down, Up, Down, Up.

This code will bring up a secret Wi-Fi menu to see things like signal strength.


Secret menu screen 4:
Press Home five times, FF, Down, RW, Down, FF.

This will give you access to a hidden antenna menu.


Secret menu screen 5:
Press Home five times, RW three times, FF twice.

This will bring up a bit rate menu where you can see quality settings and set bitrates.


Secret menu screen 6:
Press Home three time, Up twice, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left.

This code will give access to the channel info menu.


Secret menu screen 7:
Press Home three times, Up twice, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right.

This will give you access to developer mode.


Secret menu screen 8:
Press Home five times, Up, Right, Down, Left, Up.

This hidden screen will allow you to remove auto-pair, cycle screen shot, cycle ad-banner, log theme info.