Recently I got a Roku XD/S. I chose this model because it has Component Video connections. My TV is a 10 year old CRT type with Component Video connections, and I thought I would get better picture this way. Unfortunately, the Roku Comp Vid runs at 720p, and my TV needs 480i. So I ended up using the Composite Video outputs on the Roku.
1) does anyone have any suggestions, other than "buy a HD TV"?
2) can Roku modify the XD/S so that it will use the 480i Comp Video? There must be many of us with these kind of TVs out there.
Portland, Oregon USA
If you can't get the Roku to show 480i through component, there's really no point in fussing with trying to get it to work. You won't see much difference with 480i over composite as opposed to 480i over component. The difference would most likely be negligible anyway.. The component connection would yield a noticeable clarity difference doing 480p or higher, but since your TV apparently doesn't support 480p I personally would just live withe composite. What is the model number of your TV so we might just be able to check if it is progressive scan capable?