Connecting ROKU to Sound System

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Connecting ROKU to Sound System

Postby SGTECH » Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:03 am

I'd like to know if there is a way of connecting ROKU to my sound system without having a PC or TV connected? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Re: Connecting ROKU to Sound System

Postby kc8pql » Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:10 am

There are a number of ways, but it depends on just what equipment you have. Need more information.
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Re: Connecting ROKU to Sound System

Postby stratcat96 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:25 am

if it's not connected to some sort of monitor or TV you won't be able to see anything like menus or navigation
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Re: Connecting ROKU to Sound System

Postby SGTECH » Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:43 am

I have a sound system in my home. I can turn on speakers in different rooms. Have the capabilities of adding an ipod and such. Is it true that I need a monitor?? Obviously I need help here, computers I can fix but this has me all thumbs.
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Re: Connecting ROKU to Sound System

Postby hozedhead » Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:49 am

Yes you have to have a monitor connected or you won't see which channel you're using. What are the makes and models of your TV and sound system and what Roku model do you have?
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Re: Connecting ROKU to Sound System

Postby dividebyzer0 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:05 am

I'm plugging the line output of my Roku XR to the Line Input of the PC.
The PC Line Out goes to a stereo amp with two 400watt Speakers.

This means I don't have to listen to audio thru the cheesy speakers
built into my RCA TV
The audio input is also switched for my HDTV converter Box.
when I'm watching over the air TV programs.

Thats just one way to do it.
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Re: Connecting ROKU to Sound System

Postby SGTECH » Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:27 am

I'm using the Roku2 XD. Using Yamaha equipment, don't know the model numbers offhand as I am at work now. If I HAVE TO use a laptop, how do I hook it up?
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Re: Connecting ROKU to Sound System

Postby hozedhead » Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:01 pm

You'd have to have some kind of video capture device installed in or connected to your computer. Depending on your sound system, you can connect HDMI for digital audio or composite for analog.
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Re: Connecting ROKU to Sound System

Postby blue_94_trooper » Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:24 pm

Sounds like you really want a Soundbridge. I have one and I love it.

Unfortunately Roku pulled the plug on those 2 or 3 years ago.
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Re: Connecting ROKU to Sound System

Postby SGTECH » Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:49 pm

Great news. So basically, I have to connect my laptop to make it work. Ok, thanks for all of your input I appreciate it
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Re: Connecting ROKU to Sound System

Postby agmark » Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:49 pm

You just need a monitor or tv with a video IN RCA connector. Run the yellow RCA plug to a small tv and the white and red plugs will go to your stereo inputs. Using a small tv located at the Roku would be the easiest and best solution.
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