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by philsoft
Sun May 10, 2009 4:21 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: 1080i Discussion thread
Replies: 364
Views: 279990

At that cost, you might as well buy a Blu-Ray player with the Netflix/Amazon functionality built-in. I love my Roku Player, but if you want HD and you have a 1080i-only TV, there are far to many other options to jump through hoops like this to get HD. Are there 1080i streams available from Netflix ...
by philsoft
Thu May 07, 2009 8:33 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: 1080i Discussion thread
Replies: 364
Views: 279990

Way too many posts in this thread to see if this has been posted already, but if your TV has a DVI input you can go this way-
http://www.amazon.com/Gefen-GTV-HIDEFS-Gefentv-High-definition-Scaler/dp/B0013LYMT0/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1241753129&sr=8-6
by philsoft
Thu May 07, 2009 11:14 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: HULU content
Replies: 21
Views: 12954

A broadcast and an internet stream are entirely different. Agreed, but they are both streamed. The current business model in television is based on ratings and the better the ratings the more they can charge for advertising. And the ratings system is flawed. Broadcast streaming does not allow for p...
by philsoft
Thu May 07, 2009 10:10 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: HULU content
Replies: 21
Views: 12954

What people don't realize is that the networks don't want their online stuff to be watchable on TV. I'm not sure I agree with this. The networks are basically streaming over the air broadcasts already. These broadcasts can be easily copied, and it is impossible to accurately determine how many view...
by philsoft
Wed May 06, 2009 6:33 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: some gripes with netflix Roku Player
Replies: 2
Views: 2758

I have seen that others (as well as a friend of mine that does not visit this forum) have been having connection issues since the most recent firmware upgrade. That might be the issue that you are having. I noticed that in my friends' case, it started with a slower and slower connection speed. Went ...