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Roku Employee

Re: Roku API hooks to "Enable selecting all resolutions"?

I'll shake that tree, though no guarantee of success.
Thank you for having described well your use cases. 
Other people with the same need, please post here explaining why.
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renojim
Level 10

Re: Roku API hooks to "Enable selecting all resolutions"?

I think it's a nice feature for developers. You can do most of your development for SD displays using an HD display by setting the Display Type to 4:3. Then you only have to do a final check using an actual SDTV to make sure everything is ok. It may be less of an issue these days since there appears to be more and more autoscaling provided by the firmware, but for game development I'm not sure how much that applies or if specifically using two coordinate systems doesn't provide better results. I'll know more once I start converting my image canvas stuff to roScreen (assuming that doesn't go away).

-JT
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greenbunny
Level 7

Re: Roku API hooks to "Enable selecting all resolutions"?

As a viewer, I would like that capability too, since I enjoy seeing old 4:3 movies on an old 4:3 TV without the black, empty sides of a 16:9 monitor.  Also, some 16:9 monitors caution against watching a lot of 4:3 with black left/right borders because of possible burn-in issues.  Simply piping 16:9 into an old 4:3 monitor causes people to look squished, thin, and unnatural.  Please provide an output setting for 4:3 monitors.  Thanks.
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destruk
Level 10

Re: Roku API hooks to "Enable selecting all resolutions"?

This feature would be useful if only to test Roku certification for SD mode which is required, on a device that doesn't currently have it as an option.
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tmat1075
Level 8

Re: Roku API hooks to "Enable selecting all resolutions"?

I got rejected from certification because of SD positioning issues... and I have no idea how to fix them. I've got an office full of tvs and monitors, and none of them do 480.
Being able to force the resolution would be perfect.
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Roku Employee
Roku Employee

Re: Roku API hooks to "Enable selecting all resolutions"?

Anybody else missing the "Enable selecting all resolutions"?
Speak now or forever hold your peace, for the fate of this feature hangs in the balance.
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destruk
Level 10

Re: Roku API hooks to "Enable selecting all resolutions"?

I don't think that is fair -- is there a specific reason you can use to justify removal of the feature?  Without it, developers will need to buy an SD-capable roku unit and an SD TV, so I suppose generating more money for Roku off the backs of developers is a good reason?
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renojim
Level 10

Re: Roku API hooks to "Enable selecting all resolutions"?

I miss it and would like to see its return especially since I have a slew of channels I'm going to have to update to the dreaded roSG in the near future. Unless Roku is planning on abandoning SDTVs, as destruk said, what is the reason for its removal?

-JT
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Komag
Level 9

Re: Roku API hooks to "Enable selecting all resolutions"?

I think it's a useful feature and would like to see it, but it's not high priority for me.
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gracej2
Level 7

Re: Roku API hooks to "Enable selecting all resolutions"?

I didn't find out that this option no longer existed until after I bought my new Roku Express. I am using the HDMI to Composite adapter and found out about the secret menu but was very disappointed to find that the option was not there. I would definately be in favor of restoring it.
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