philsoft wrote: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-
ahintz wrote: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.
philsoft wrote:ahintz wrote: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 if you are using the Blu-Ray player? If so, then it seems like Roku could probably rip the code to add this functionality in just a few minutes, and if the streams are already available I can't imagine why they wouldn't add that.
If the streams are not available, then it wouldn't help to switch to a Blu-ray anyway, unless you are saying the signal is upconverted to 1080i through the BR player. But then it is not a true 1080 image anyway, and I have found Blu-Ray players to be fairly poor upconverters generally, especially when you add interlacing to the upconversion process.
In either case, the fact that a TV can not display 720p is a shortcoming of the TV, not the Roku player.
billc124 wrote:The ones that want 1080i would need the Roku to upconvert to 1080i, then they could watch the 720p stuff at 1080i. I don't know if the player has the capability to upconvert though.
Atom wrote:I have an older HD tv with 1080i on component only (no hdmi) and I'm still very happy with my Roku box. It is not as good as a conventional (no upconvert) dvd player, but still highly viewable and the convenience is hard to beat.