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So. Bought hisense Roku tv. Bought Phillips dvd / blu ray player.

Everything seems to work... Roku finds WiFi, DVD player turns on, Remote appears to work..,

Except when I select my DVD player which is in hdmi 2

It looks like it will bring it up, but stalls at select your language. I cannot get past that...

I tried pairing the remote but I must be dumb. I cannot find any button at all inside remote battery compartment.

I don’t know what to do ack!
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@Greengiraffe wrote:
So. Bought hisense Roku tv. Bought Phillips dvd / blu ray player.

Everything seems to work... Roku finds WiFi, DVD player turns on, Remote appears to work..,

Except when I select my DVD player which is in hdmi 2

It looks like it will bring it up, but stalls at select your language. I cannot get past that...

I tried pairing the remote but I must be dumb. I cannot find any button at all inside remote battery compartment.

I don’t know what to do ack!

You can't find a pairing button because the remote is most likely IR only, which doesn't require pairing. It only controls the TV.

That is the DVD asking for a selection, not the Roku. You have to use the DVD remote. The TV's remote will not control the DVD player. 

Dan
Roku Stick (3600), Ultra (4640), Ultra (4670), Premiere (3920), Insignia 720p Roku TV, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Nvidia Shield, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network.

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@Greengiraffe wrote:
So. Bought hisense Roku tv. Bought Phillips dvd / blu ray player.

Everything seems to work... Roku finds WiFi, DVD player turns on, Remote appears to work..,

Except when I select my DVD player which is in hdmi 2

It looks like it will bring it up, but stalls at select your language. I cannot get past that...

I tried pairing the remote but I must be dumb. I cannot find any button at all inside remote battery compartment.

I don’t know what to do ack!

You can't find a pairing button because the remote is most likely IR only, which doesn't require pairing. It only controls the TV.

That is the DVD asking for a selection, not the Roku. You have to use the DVD remote. The TV's remote will not control the DVD player. 

Dan
Roku Stick (3600), Ultra (4640), Ultra (4670), Premiere (3920), Insignia 720p Roku TV, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Nvidia Shield, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network.

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Doh!! I feel dumb. Well I had tried using dvd remote and it didn’t do anything.

So now I tried again but made sure I was right next to the thing so no doubts About aim...

Bullseye! Thanks a ton for answering the dumb question!
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Convert your DVDs to MP4 format using Handbrake, WinX DVD Ripper, MakeMKV, or other DVD rippers. Stream the MP4 video to Roku directly.

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@Daraclark wrote:

Convert your DVDs to MP4 format using Handbrake, WinX DVD Ripper, MakeMKV, or other DVD rippers. Stream the MP4 video to Roku directly.


Handbrake is not a ripping tool. MakeMKV rips into the MKV container, which is supported by all Roku devices, so it's my ripper of choice. However, depending on the disc you are ripping (DVD, Blu Ray, UHD Blu Ray) you might end up with an audio track as the default that isn't supported by Roku. With MakeMKV you can pick and choose what audio and caption tracks to include, so if there's a DTS track (and you aren't using an AVR/soundbar that supports DTS) you can exclude it and use the alternate DD track. 

When ripping Blu Ray discs, you have to watch for the occasional disc that uses VC-1 video. Roku devices will not play that video codec, so in that case you'd need to use something like Handbrake to convert the video to H.264 (and newer Roku players support MPEG-2). 

Dan
Roku Stick (3600), Ultra (4640), Ultra (4670), Premiere (3920), Insignia 720p Roku TV, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Nvidia Shield, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network.
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