Roku Mounting System with LT or HD (non-bluetooth)

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Roku Mounting System with LT or HD (non-bluetooth)

Postby onlytemporary » Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:48 am

When I add the Roku LT or Roku HD to my card, I am given the option of buying the Roku Mounting System. I'm interested in it to hide the Roku, but am wondering if it will really work with the LT or HD since they don't have bluetooth and there won't be line of sight between the Roku and the remote since the Roku will be blocked by the TV. Any info or experience on this would be appreciated (including on the mounting system generally).

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Re: Roku Mounting System with LT or HD (non-bluetooth)

Postby mikebdoss » Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:58 am

onlytemporary wrote:When I add the Roku LT or Roku HD to my card, I am given the option of buying the Roku Mounting System. I'm interested in it to hide the Roku, but am wondering if it will really work with the LT or HD since they don't have bluetooth and there won't be line of sight between the Roku and the remote since the Roku will be blocked by the TV. Any info or experience on this would be appreciated (including on the mounting system generally).

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The Roku Mounting System is probably just a couple pieces of Velcro or something similar. You will still need line of sight, though if the Roku is peeking out under your TV (or on top of it), it should be enough.
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Re: Roku Mounting System with LT or HD (non-bluetooth)

Postby castalla » Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:12 am

I don't think you need LoS because it's a RF remote - if I point my remote in the opposite direction to the box it still responds.
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Re: Roku Mounting System with LT or HD (non-bluetooth)

Postby mikebdoss » Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:31 am

castalla wrote:I don't think you need LoS because it's a RF remote - if I point my remote in the opposite direction to the box it still responds.


You absolutely need LoS - it's an Infrared, not Radio Frequency, remote. Sometimes the signal is strong enough (or your house reflective enough) for it to work, but if you put the box in a paper grocery bag and tried it, it most certainly wouldn't work.
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Re: Roku Mounting System with LT or HD (non-bluetooth)

Postby castalla » Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:23 pm

Ah well, you learn something every day! I would expect it'd work otherwise why would Roku sell an attachment?
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Re: Roku Mounting System with LT or HD (non-bluetooth)

Postby kc8pql » Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:03 pm

castalla wrote: I would expect it'd work otherwise why would Roku sell an attachment?

OP doesn't say he is ordering from Roku. There are some third party plastic gizmos out there that let you clip the box onto the back of the TV.
Roku doesn't sell them though, as far as I know.
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Re: Roku Mounting System with LT or HD (non-bluetooth)

Postby castalla » Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:09 pm

Yet again I stand corrected.
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Re: Roku Mounting System with LT or HD (non-bluetooth)

Postby kc8pql » Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:26 pm

I take it back. Roku apparently is selling them: https://shop.roku.com/accessories-all/
They're also on Amazon and ebay.
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Re: Roku Mounting System with LT or HD (non-bluetooth)

Postby castalla » Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:28 pm

No use to me - just another dust trap!
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Re: Roku Mounting System with LT or HD (non-bluetooth)

Postby kc8pql » Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:30 pm

I agree. The box is so small anyway, doesn't seem worth the trouble.
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Re: Roku Mounting System with LT or HD (non-bluetooth)

Postby mikebdoss » Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:10 pm

I added a Roku to the cart from the Roku site, and sure enough, Roku suggested the mount (and an HDMI cable). I was kinda surprised.
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Re: Roku Mounting System with LT or HD (non-bluetooth)

Postby gonzotek » Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:39 pm

$10 is better than the $25 it(or a similar one) was running for in February, and it's interesting that it's being offered directly from Roku. Still don't need it personally, but I might recommend it at the price, depending on the circumstances of the occasion.
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Re: Roku Mounting System with LT or HD (non-bluetooth)

Postby lingpanda » Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:47 pm

I could see using this for wall mounted television that has enough room to attach.
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Re: Roku Mounting System with LT or HD (non-bluetooth)

Postby RickRansom » Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:48 am

kc8pql wrote:The box is so small anyway, doesn't seem worth the trouble.

The only issue I got with the box is that the LED light at the front is a tad to bright when everything else in my mini theater room is dim. Got away with it using some electrical tape. :mrgreen:
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Re: Roku Mounting System with LT or HD (non-bluetooth)

Postby davezatz » Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:46 pm

I have two mounts, one for Apple TV (in the living room) and one for my Roku LT (in the bedroom). I've been very pleased and the IR has bounced fine off my walls. Here's a video I shot of the assembly. I think it's a fine deal for 10 or 15 bucks if you hate clutter (like I do).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppHQ0u36dFo
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