Are you still gathering information? Might I suggest you purchase a Roku tv and plug any soundbar into it? That should provide all the I formation you need, and I think that would save all of us a lot of time.
@Bsmall72 wrote: Might I suggest you purchase a Roku tv and plug any soundbar into it? That should provide all the I formation you need,
Your post reminded me of a SlashGear article I saw yesterday. Roku bought Quibi some months ago, and is now hiring a Production [word not allowed by Roku Community]. Apparently, getting into original content production to compete with Amazon, Netflix, et. al.
This thread's a year old. Amazon's $22 Firestick Lite has a setting to adjust audio/video sync. It seems like Roku is shooting in the dark, shifting priorities, always some new thing that will make it great. Never perfecting what it thought would make it great ("so last year.").
By 2022, the original content idea will probably be passé. And, we'll still be talking about this lip sync problem. (The original content will probably have lip synch problems too, straight out of the can.).
Too many irons in the fire. An identity crisis. Jack of all trades, master of none. The stock price and earnings report could suggest all is fine. But, it's hard to fail when you have an apocalyptic plague driving everyone to at-home entertainment. Another way to view this: there's that many more people being exposed to Roku's mediocrity. I anticipate this will be reflected in forward earnings. Essentially cannibalizing tomorrow's customers today.
I think it's sad. I love competition. I'm not in love with Google. If CEO Woods had been serious about being Android on TVs, instead of trying to be Google, that could have been great. But, he has butterfly syndrome. "Oooh! I wanna be...." I don't see it working out. Maybe the hardware/software (original Roku) will become a non-thing, and Roku will just become another "channel" we watch on real tvs and streaming boxes (stuff that's really supported and taken seriously by the people who make and sell them).
"People are often amazed at how much we’ve done with the number of engineers we’ve got." (Roku CEO Anthony Wood, Austin Statesman, Oct 4, 2019). "Amazed" is one way of putting it.
What I'm not clear on is, if you plug the Roku into an audio receiver, how do you get the picture on your screen? Does it pass through the receiver somehow?
If it's an audio only receiver, then there's no way to connect a Roku to it. There are some older Roku players with an optical output, but except for the Roku Streambar 9102R nothing current has one. But if you have a receiver with HDMI jacks (referred to as an Audio-Video Receiver, AVR), then you connect the Roku directly to the AVR, which then has an HDMI video output that feeds video to the TV. This is also the way to get the highest quality audio output, such as Dolby Digital+/Atmos from providers that offer it.
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