[Private Channel] 1080p Showcase (1080p) - updated 1/1/2013

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[Private Channel] 1080p Showcase (1080p) - updated 1/1/2013

Postby evilmax17 » Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:18 pm

Introducing 1080p Showcase!

The sole purpose of this channel is to provide streams of 1080p videos, and ONLY 1080p videos. You won't find any 480p or 720p streams here. "Where can I find 1080p content on my Roku?" is a common question around here, and this channel is designed to be the definitive answer.

This initial release features 1080p "featured videos" from YouTube. Expect new features like Search + Favorites to be added soon. If you have any questions or suggestions, let me know! Development is active and ongoing, so check back often for updates.

1080p Showcase is currently a private channel. You can download it here: https://owner.roku.com/add/1080p
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Re: [Private Channel] 1080p Showcase (1080p)

Postby TheEndless » Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:15 pm

Nice add! Thanks for putting this together!

Unfortunately, my 1080p display doesn't seem to want to display any of them, but that's not unique to this channel...
Two suggestions..
1) I don't know if it's possible, but is there any way you can separate 1080p24 and 1080p30 content? Some displays support one but not the other, and vice versa (see above).
2) Right now, the channel doesn't appear to actually check to see if the Roku is set for 1080p. Might be worthwhile to add that, just to avoid the inevitable support requests.
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Re: [Private Channel] 1080p Showcase (1080p)

Postby evilmax17 » Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:58 pm

Thanks!

TheEndless wrote:2) Right now, the channel doesn't appear to actually check to see if the Roku is set for 1080p. Might be worthwhile to add that, just to avoid the inevitable support requests.

Yup, I was going to make a post about this in the dev forum later.

I already check to make sure that GetDisplayType() is "HDTV", and exit the channel with an error message if it isn't. I wanted to specifically check to make sure that the Roku is set to the 1080p display type, but there doesn't seem to be a way to do that.

GetDisplayMode() returns "720p" even if you're set to 1080p. I suspect that this is because the Roku displays all channels/menus in 720p, and only switches to 1080p to play video when the need arises.

I'll definitely look into your other suggestion as well.
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Re: [Private Channel] 1080p Showcase (1080p)

Postby evilmax17 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:30 pm

Search added!

Enter + exit the Channel Store to receive the update.
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Re: [Private Channel] 1080p Showcase (1080p)

Postby evilmax17 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:09 pm

Added a "More" button, so that you are no longer limited to the initial set of videos.

Press "More" to retrieve more 1080p videos. This is particularly useful when searching.

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Re: [Private Channel] 1080p Showcase (1080p)

Postby pnsrao » Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:24 pm

Just checked out the Planet Earth videos in the "Nature" section.
It was awesome enough to prod me to say thanks for the channel :-)

I don't have a BluRay and the cable transmission of the program is just 720p. Didn't know that 1080p made such a difference !

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Re: [Private Channel] 1080p Showcase (1080p)

Postby jjennings2510 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:03 am

I wanted to say thanks as well. I do have a Blu Ray player so I knew 1080p looked great but the quality of the videos on your channel still blew me away. Even though its streaming 1080p there is still a huge jump in quality. Idk why everyone has a misconception that 1080p streaming video isn't worth it.....in my opinion it is. I have a 40" Samsung HDTV and I'm planning on getting a 55" soon. When I do I plan to use this channel to help show off the tv after it is calibrated. Thanks again! Amazing channel.
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Re: [Private Channel] 1080p Showcase (1080p)

Postby DaveMcLain » Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:28 am

I tested the channel even though my TV is only 720p and it worked fine with no problems. I was curious what the Roku would do and it worked just fine.
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Re: [Private Channel] 1080p Showcase (1080p)

Postby deppeler » Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:57 am

Thanks for the channel, much needed. I have a Sony so I will see tonight when I get home if ANY of the clips work.
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Re: [Private Channel] 1080p Showcase (1080p)

Postby wchillman » Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:47 pm

I only get audio from the 1080p channel...no video. Any suggestions appreciated.
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Re: [Private Channel] 1080p Showcase (1080p)

Postby gotok » Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:31 pm

wchillman wrote:I only get audio from the 1080p channel...no video. Any suggestions appreciated.

Does your TV support 1080p at 30fps? I beleive that is the only 1080p frame rate the Roku is currently capable of outputting.
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Re: [Private Channel] 1080p Showcase (1080p)

Postby kc8pql » Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:13 pm

gotok wrote:
wchillman wrote:I only get audio from the 1080p channel...no video. Any suggestions appreciated.

Does your TV support 1080p at 30fps? I beleive that is the only 1080p frame rate the Roku is currently capable of outputting.

The box supports !080p 24 and 1080p 30, but not 1080p 60.

From the FAQ:
NOTE: Only 1080p24 and 1080p30 playback is supported on the Roku player. 1080p60 playback is not supported. Also, 1080p is supported on video playback only, the Roku user interface will be displayed at 720p.
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Re: [Private Channel] 1080p Showcase (1080p)

Postby gotok » Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:34 pm

kc8pql wrote:
gotok wrote:
wchillman wrote:I only get audio from the 1080p channel...no video. Any suggestions appreciated.

Does your TV support 1080p at 30fps? I beleive that is the only 1080p frame rate the Roku is currently capable of outputting.

The box supports !080p 24 and 1080p 30, but not 1080p 60.

From the FAQ:
NOTE: Only 1080p24 and 1080p30 playback is supported on the Roku player. 1080p60 playback is not supported. Also, 1080p is supported on video playback only, the Roku user interface will be displayed at 720p.

I question the accuracy of the FAQ. My Sony KDL-46Z4100 supports 1080p at 60fps and 24fps but not 30fps. I have confirmed with my blu-ray player that it can in fact handle 1080p streams at both 60fps and 24fps. However, it can not display any 1080p videos from the Roku. There are other Sony models which don't support 30fps but do support 24fps, and some users of such sets have also reported not being able to get 1080p files to play on the Roku. A few owners of non-Sony sets which also do not support 30fps but do support 24fps have also complained of not being able to get 1080p. The issue of 1080p/24 support has come up a number of times before in this forum but Roku has so far declined from stepping in and setting the record straight. They need only to cite a video stream (e.g. from youtube, vimeo, etc.) that can be played to demonstrate 1080p24 output capability from the Roku. So far they have not done so.
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Re: [Private Channel] 1080p Showcase (1080p)

Postby jjennings2510 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:35 pm

From the FAQ:
NOTE: Only 1080p24 and 1080p30 playback is supported on the Roku player. 1080p60 playback is not supported. Also, 1080p is supported on video playback only, the Roku user interface will be displayed at 720p.
[/quote]
I question the accuracy of the FAQ. My Sony KDL-46Z4100 supports 1080p at 60fps and 24fps but not 30fps. I have confirmed with my blu-ray player that it can in fact handle 1080p streams at both 60fps and 24fps. However, it can not display any 1080p videos from the Roku. There are other Sony models which don't support 30fps but do support 24fps, and some users of such sets have also reported not being able to get 1080p files to play on the Roku. A few owners of non-Sony sets which also do not support 30fps but do support 24fps have also complained of not being able to get 1080p. The issue of 1080p/24 support has come up a number of times before in this forum but Roku has so far declined from stepping in and setting the record straight. They need only to cite a video stream (e.g. from youtube, vimeo, etc.) that can be played to demonstrate 1080p24 output capability from the Roku. So far they have not done so.[/quote]


I'm honestly not sure if there are any 1080p/24 videos on the Roku yet. Every video I have played has been shown as 1080p/30fps.....Now I'm not sure why the videos haven't been playing off of the usb port but I can say for sure every video I've tested on this channel has been encoded at 30fps.....I know there are supposed to be 24fps videos on there but I haven't found them yet.....even the videos on Vimeo that are 1080p are 30fps.....I'll keep looking and let you guys know when I find one.
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Re: [Private Channel] 1080p Showcase (1080p)

Postby gotok » Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:57 pm

Is it possible that the Roku is converting 1080p/24 streams and outputting them at 1080p/30? That may expain why it doesn't work on TV's that only support 1080p/24.
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