starcat wrote:i have the tv hooked (via coax) into the RF modulator. then the RF modulator has the red, white, and yellow cables coming out of it, and the same red, white, and yellow cables going into the dvd/vcr.
i also have wireless internet throughout the house. its a standard linksys, and although i have it configured to NOT use the default ip address, i've connected an internet-ready blu-ray to it just fine.
that's all i have. someone, please, tell me if i am missing anything?
am i good to go? will i get both picture and sound? do i need to track down an older roku model?
thanks all (in advance).
hozedhead wrote:Don't plug the Roku into the VCR/DVD or you will get the macrovision problem.
renojim wrote:hozedhead wrote:Don't plug the Roku into the VCR/DVD or you will get the macrovision problem.
It depends on the VCR/DVD. I have two boxes connected through VCR/DVD combo units and both work without any problems.
mkiker2089 wrote:I know you didn't ask but I've just got to say it. If you are using an old RCA low end model like that you'd be better off upgrading the TV sooner rather than later. Just saying, compared to new TVs you picture will look like dog poo. It's one of those things you don't realize until it's done.
mkiker2089 wrote:I understand that, but a low end TV from the 90s and a Roku hooked up through a DVD player and RF modulator is going to really really look like dog poo. We aren't talking last gen CRT or an extended definition model. The wavy lines he mentioned would ruin it alone. What size is that TV anyway, 13? 19?
I speak from experience. I understand the money for content versus the money for clarity debate. I had an RCA Dimensia 37 inch console model and when I upgraded to a 32 inch newer model in the early 2000's the difference was night and day. The difference to LCD was even more, and that was from the newer 32 inch I had. Going from an XL100 to even a low end LCD is going to be the difference between listening to music played loudly from another room and wearing ear buds.
i'm fine with a simple cell phone, and I tolerate slow computers, but I've learned that if the TV isn't right the content isn't right either, well to a certain degree.