Roku SD Player on an HDTV

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Roku SD Player on an HDTV

Postby wpmetts » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:52 am

In the process of shopping for a new TV that will be HD, but currently have the older Roku SD model. Will the SD play on the new HDTV until I have the chance to buy a newer Roku model????
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Re: Roku SD Player on an HDTV

Postby nnc3 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:54 am

Yes. Look for the yellow-red-white RCA input jacks on the TV. I'm pretty sure all TVs still have them.
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Re: Roku SD Player on an HDTV

Postby Robert99 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:18 pm

wpmetts wrote:Will the SD play on the new HDTV until I have the chance to buy a newer Roku model????
Assuming your TV still has a composite video input, yes. I think most (but not all) HD TV's still have this (older) input, as one of the available options.

Of course, the SD model will only display in SD quality, even when HD video is available. So while it would likely work, you would be limited by the total quality possible.
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Re: Roku SD Player on an HDTV

Postby mkiker2089 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:28 pm

Will the SD do 480p widescreen?

Hold on to that Roku. The wireless aspect means you can put the old TV anywhere and still have internet TV. It's nice.

Call me crazy but I've contemplated getting a Roku for the bathroom. A liesurly bath while catching up on House sounds like a plan to me.
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Re: Roku SD Player on an HDTV

Postby stratcat96 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:34 pm

mkiker2089 wrote:Will the SD do 480p widescreen?

Hold on to that Roku. The wireless aspect means you can put the old TV anywhere and still have internet TV. It's nice.

Call me crazy but I've contemplated getting a Roku for the bathroom. A liesurly bath while catching up on House sounds like a plan to me.



480p is considered to be "enhanced definition" and can only be carried by at least component cables, so if the unit has those it should be able to

Edited to add: I see it only has composite so 480i, although very respectable for a smaller screen, is all you get on the SD
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Re: Roku SD Player on an HDTV

Postby Crow550 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:55 pm

If you have the connection speed for HD. Then get a Roku HD or XD / XD|S for 1080P future content.
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