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hahniv
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Need to use IR remote

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I know the Roku sticks only use RF remotes like the Firestick.  I want to use a Roku box as part of a whole house distribution system.  I have 4 TV all using Harmony remotes.  I need to be able to program the IR codes into the Harmony remotes so that the Roku can be controlled at all 4 Tvs.  I think the Ultra has IR capabilities?  Is this true?  Does the Premier have IR capability?  In other words what Roku models, if any, can be controlled by an IR remote?

Thanks in advance.

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atc98092
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@hahniv wrote:

Wow, thank you for the quick reply.  Great news.  Now next question.  Can you dumb down the 4K boxes to just output 1080P?  That is the capability of the distribution system.  All the Tvs have a separate 4K device.  AppleTV on the main screen and then  Firesticks at all the others.  The purpose of the distribution system is when I want multiple Tvs showing the same thing while moving around the house.  I'm cutting the cord with Dish but I'm under contract till this summer.  They're in a never ending pissing contest with the regional Fox sports network and baseball season is about to begin (hopefully).  I want to install the Roku box into the system so I can run the Fox Sports app (I can use a family members Directv log in) to my Tvs.  Then I'm going to go with YouTube when I can dump Dish.  If the Roku box is spitting out 4K it may not work.


Yes, I originally used my Premiere on a 720p set that accepted 1080p signals. I've since switched that to to a new Ultra, and the Premiere is in my suitcase for travel. I just used it a few weeks ago on a hotel TV without an issue. And you can manually set the resolution, so if 1080 is what you want out, that's what you'll get. 

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atc98092
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All Roku players other than the Stick(s) are IR capable. Some, like the latest Premiere, come with an IR remote, but support the WiFi Direct remote as well. Yes, I have the latest Premiere, and it came with an IR remote. 

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hahniv
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Re: Need to use IR remote

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Wow, thank you for the quick reply.  Great news.  Now next question.  Can you dumb down the 4K boxes to just output 1080P?  That is the capability of the distribution system.  All the Tvs have a separate 4K device.  AppleTV on the main screen and then  Firesticks at all the others.  The purpose of the distribution system is when I want multiple Tvs showing the same thing while moving around the house.  I'm cutting the cord with Dish but I'm under contract till this summer.  They're in a never ending pissing contest with the regional Fox sports network and baseball season is about to begin (hopefully).  I want to install the Roku box into the system so I can run the Fox Sports app (I can use a family members Directv log in) to my Tvs.  Then I'm going to go with YouTube when I can dump Dish.  If the Roku box is spitting out 4K it may not work.

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atc98092
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Re: Need to use IR remote

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@hahniv wrote:

Wow, thank you for the quick reply.  Great news.  Now next question.  Can you dumb down the 4K boxes to just output 1080P?  That is the capability of the distribution system.  All the Tvs have a separate 4K device.  AppleTV on the main screen and then  Firesticks at all the others.  The purpose of the distribution system is when I want multiple Tvs showing the same thing while moving around the house.  I'm cutting the cord with Dish but I'm under contract till this summer.  They're in a never ending pissing contest with the regional Fox sports network and baseball season is about to begin (hopefully).  I want to install the Roku box into the system so I can run the Fox Sports app (I can use a family members Directv log in) to my Tvs.  Then I'm going to go with YouTube when I can dump Dish.  If the Roku box is spitting out 4K it may not work.


Yes, I originally used my Premiere on a 720p set that accepted 1080p signals. I've since switched that to to a new Ultra, and the Premiere is in my suitcase for travel. I just used it a few weeks ago on a hotel TV without an issue. And you can manually set the resolution, so if 1080 is what you want out, that's what you'll get. 

Dan

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hahniv
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Re: Need to use IR remote

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Thanks, looks like this is the solution.

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