Finally got the Roku hooked back up yesterday. It's been out of my AV rack for quite a while, but with TvPlay plus the updates to Mplay allowing the reading of .my files for descriptions of my SageTV recordings I have been wanting to put it back for a while now.
The latest update to TvPlay that works with the latest firmware for the HD Homerun was the clincher.
I had some issues with just plain having too many pieces of equipment in my AV rack. (2 ReplayTV's, DVD recorder/VHS, MediaReady 5000, plus all my stereo equipment) and not enough/right inputs on my AV Pre/Pro (Outlaw 950).
Well just before Xmas my DVD player died, so I bought a new DVD Recorder/VHS which allowed me to open up a slot by getting rid of the separate VHS and DVD player and using the new unit.
I did have some issues getting the Roku to put out proper video. I've never been able to use the method of waiting for it to boot and then scrolling through the modes via the right arrow on the console. At least not in the upgraded firmwares. But I knew there was another way that I'd used in the past and finally dug out the manual and used that (page 30 of the Roku manual).
This is going to require me to rethink/rewire my entire AV rack since the only input on the AV receiver I had open only had Svid or Composite. I need to move things around so I can use the Component out on the Roku allowing me to get better resolution on my HDTV. I mean, what good is playing HD video if you're only outputting at 480p?
TvPlay worked great for the most part. I did experience a few rare audio glitches like the other user described. My problem didn't sound anywhere near as bad as his though. Very rare in my limited viewing so far.
The new additions are great!
A couple questions on the new additions for my intended use. Right now I plan on setting one of the tuners up in SageTV and leaving the other one for TvPlay use on the Roku and my HDTV in the living room.
With that in mind:
Does the "Specify Device ID" options allow for drilling down to a specific tuner, or only both tuners on a decive with that ID?
If that can't be done, is there a way to limit TvPlay to only using one of the tuners? I.E. manually editing the .tv file to remove all channels for say tuner 1, a command line switch?
We need something like this for those of us dedicating a tuner to MythTV, SageTV, etc and wanting the other one for TvPlay. We can't rely on just "is the tuner busy" because Sage/Myth etc may want to use that tuner in 5 minutes.
Also, I was just looking at the .tv file and noticed several of my channels had "#", and "@" symbols in front of them. I'm assuming that one of those is for the channels we've removed via the browse feature, but what's the other one for?
Hmmm, I may have just guessed it? There multiple #'s, but only one @ symbol. Maybe the #'s are for those channels removed from the channel surf and the @ is the last channel used?
Anyway, GREAT WORK!! I'm off now to visit that donation link on your website!