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JimG19
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Hooking up RokuHD to 2 televisions

Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:01 pm

Hi,

I am considering buying a Roku HD for my home-office but would like to hook it up to 2 televisions, one an sd and the other a small hd. Depending on what I am doing in the room, I sometimes watch the sd and other times watch the hd.

Does the roku hd come with hdmi output as well as composite output? And if so, does any one know if there is any problem with having both hooked up and watching through one or the other?

Thanks in advance for your time. MLB is a huge consideration for me purchasing the Roku. Of course, I use Netflix as well so that would be nice not to tie up the computer to watch either application.

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Re: Hooking up RokuHD to 2 televisions

Sun Apr 25, 2010 5:54 pm

The HDTV my ROKU is connected too can do PIP so I can set it up to have a split screen with both pictures showing but it will allow only one audio to play thru.
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Re: Hooking up RokuHD to 2 televisions

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Re: Hooking up RokuHD to 2 televisions

Sun Apr 25, 2010 6:50 pm

Thank you. That answered my question. Looking forward to the Roku arriving.

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Re: Hooking up RokuHD to 2 televisions

Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:04 pm

What you will run into however is the video setting. You'll probably have to leave it on SD mode to keep the SD tv happy. If you put it on HD what will come out of the composite jacks? Has anyone tried it? Composite can't output 720 so will it output widescreen 480 that will look squished? Will it output anything at all? Also what sound will you get? There's two sound outputs, 1 via HDMI and one via RCA jacks. Keep the sound set to stereo. :?:
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Re: Hooking up RokuHD to 2 televisions

Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:02 am

mkiker2089 wrote:
What you will run into however is the video setting. You'll probably have to leave it on SD mode to keep the SD tv happy. If you put it on HD what will come out of the composite jacks? Has anyone tried it? Composite can't output 720 so will it output widescreen 480 that will look squished? Will it output anything at all? Also what sound will you get? There's two sound outputs, 1 via HDMI and one via RCA jacks. Keep the sound set to stereo. :?:


It will output widescreen 480 that will look squished?
 
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Re: Hooking up RokuHD to 2 televisions

Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:40 pm

Got the Roku today. Hooked it up in about 10 minutes. Activiated MLB and Netflix. Works great. My connection (ethernet cable, not wireless) seems strong and I am very happy with my purchase. With all the negativity here lately, thought I would provide a positive reply.

Long term, I suspect any problems with the MLB stream on the Roku will be cleared up. Unless I am mistaken, the NexDef technology is fairly new so a few bumps along the way is not shocker.

Would be nice if the NFL would provide a channel similar to the NBA channel with highlights. Maybe they will. Roku rocks.

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