Homerun and Roku

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Homerun and Roku

Post by Davemanfl » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:53 am

Hello just ordered a Duo need the easiest way to hook it up to my roku to watch local OTA ?

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Re: Homerun and Roku

Post by GetMatt » Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:01 pm

Most Roku devices do not support MPEG2 so there is no nice way to watch Live OTA TV on a Roku. SD does not have an app for Roku. If it's a Roku TV I believe there is a clunky way to do it using DLNA, but that provides no guide.

The best option for using a Roku would be Plex or Emby, but you need a server powerful enough to handle the transcodes. If you don't have that then it might be cheapest to get a MiBox or AirTV Player instead of the Roku as those support the SD app.

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Re: Homerun and Roku

Post by nateb » Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:40 pm

Easiest way is to use the Roku Player and DLNA.

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Re: Homerun and Roku

Post by 21hawk » Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:51 am

nateb wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:40 pm
Easiest way is to use the Roku Player and DLNA.
How's that Roku app coming along?

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Re: Homerun and Roku

Post by ACraigo » Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:23 am

nateb wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:40 pm
Easiest way is to use the Roku Player and DLNA.
Until you actually use RMP and DLNA (that won't work with MPEG2 on "Most" Rokus), then almost any expense is warranted building a Plex/Emby system to display TV on your Roku properly - don't spare the horses 'cause ur gonna need 'em (read: powerful server machine... NAS stands for "Not A Server", among other things).
21hawk wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:51 am
How's that Roku app coming along?
It's not and you can stop waiting for it.
"Some" Rokus will work with MPEG2 video streams.
"Most" Rokus will NOT work with MPEG2 video streams and the LAST thing SD wants is to open that can of worms - if designing a new UI isn't hard enough just wait until they try to design one that'll work on a Roku (ain't gonna happen soon, or anytime else).

In 20 years, when it's reasonably safe to assume 'Most' of those Rokus that won't work with MPEG2 are gone an app for Roku may be in the cards, but by that time TV will arrive via some other means <---that probably won't work on a Roku.

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Re: Homerun and Roku

Post by 21hawk » Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:17 am

ACraigo wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:23 am

21hawk wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:51 am
How's that Roku app coming along?
It's not and you can stop waiting for it.
"Some" Rokus will work with MPEG2 video streams.
"Most" Rokus will NOT work with MPEG2 video streams and the LAST thing SD wants is to open that can of worms - if designing a new UI isn't hard enough just wait until they try to design one that'll work on a Roku (ain't gonna happen soon, or anytime else).

In 20 years, when it's reasonably safe to assume 'Most' of those Rokus that won't work with MPEG2 are gone an app for Roku may be in the cards, but by that time TV will arrive via some other means <---that probably won't work on a Roku.
Someone should tell their Twitter feed that an app isn't ever going to happen. They have been acknowledging development for a while now.

This forum is so helpful sometimes, but the propensity of some who feel a need to annialate any post they feel counter to their thoughts is so uncooth. It's 2019, offer something constructive, or just take a pass.

Edit to add my recent reference from HDHomerun twitter.

https://twitter.com/HDHomeRun_US/status ... 75905?s=09

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Re: Homerun and Roku

Post by GGRussell » Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:56 am

I don't do Facebook or Twitter and never see any of those sales or promotions via email. SD could be missing out on potential sales by not sending out more emails.

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Re: Homerun and Roku

Post by ACraigo » Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:05 am

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Re: Homerun and Roku

Post by nickk » Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:59 am

We are in the process of submitting a Roku app with support for Live TV from ATSC.

The app requires a Roku TV or a Roku Ultra connected to a TV / home theater system with AC3 support via HDMI. Most TVs other than Samsung support AC3 via HDMI.

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Re: Homerun and Roku

Post by 21hawk » Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:34 am

Thanks for the update! To clarify, Ultra direct HDMI to Samsung TVs is not an option?

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Re: Homerun and Roku

Post by nickk » Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:38 am

21hawk wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:34 am
Thanks for the update! To clarify, Ultra direct HDMI to Samsung TVs is not an option?
Samsung TVs don't seem to support AC3 via HDMI so to use a Roku Ultra with a Samsung TV you need to have a sound bar or home theater system for the audio.

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Re: Homerun and Roku

Post by 21hawk » Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:30 pm

nickk wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:59 am
We are in the process of submitting a Roku app with support for Live TV from ATSC.

The app requires a Roku TV or a Roku Ultra connected to a TV / home theater system with AC3 support via HDMI. Most TVs other than Samsung support AC3 via HDMI.

Nick
Would the user be able to listen using the private listening feature via the Roku Android app, work around the AC3 issue?

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Re: Homerun and Roku

Post by nateb » Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:06 am

21hawk wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:30 pm

Would the user be able to listen using the private listening feature via the Roku Android app, work around the AC3 issue?
I don't believe this has been tested, but probably not. Something in that chain needs to decode AC3, and I'm guessing the Roku app on Android is just as unlikely to decode as the Roku itself. You can always test using the DLNA player right now though.

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Re: Homerun and Roku

Post by 21hawk » Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:03 pm

You are correct, private listening through Roku Android app doesn't have audio when using DNLA Roku player for HDHomerun , however my Samsung JU7100 does, Roku Express via HDMI to tv, audio is listed as Dolby Digital

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Re: Homerun and Roku

Post by nateb » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:41 am

21hawk wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:03 pm
You are correct, private listening through Roku Android app doesn't have audio when using DNLA Roku player for HDHomerun , however my Samsung JU7100 does, Roku Express via HDMI to tv, audio is listed as Dolby Digital
Oh, that's great news! So perhaps it's a weird case by case situation with Samsung TVs.

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