After my Roku 3 Model 4200 updated to the 7.5 build 4096 firmware, the time it takes to start playback or resume playback after FF has significantly decreased. Glad to see a Roku firmware update has improved things for once.
This was separate from the recent Tablo firmware update.
Neither my wireless 4200 or my wired 4210 seem to show any improvement. It appears to me that resuming a paused show that is long, such as football game, where the resume point is toward the end might actually be a little slower.
This observation wasn’t made after the election and you live in a state that recently legalized marijuana?
The original question was about FF load times not Live TV load times. I have 2 tablos that are approximately 2 years old. For Live TV if no tuners are busy load times average 13-16 seconds. If all tuners are busy, via channel surfing, selecting a new channel still takes 18-24 seconds. Probably because a busy tuner needs to be selected, data freed up and re-tuned to the new channel.