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Level 7

Testing in SD Mode

Upon inquiry, I learned that testing my channel for SD mode compliance can be done by placing my Roku device into 4:3 mode via Home -> Settings -> Display type... Unfortunately my 4200X - Roku 3 does not appear to have a 4:3 mode.

Which Roku device would you recommend that I purchase in order to test my channel for SD compliance?

--Gil
--Gil
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Re: Testing in SD Mode

I use a Roku 2 Model 2720X. Allows you to switch to 4x3 standard, 16:9 widescreen, 720p HDTV, and 108p HDTV
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Re: Testing in SD Mode

I thought "every" Roku could do SD mode. Maybe Roku 3 is the only one that doesn't?
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Re: Testing in SD Mode

"Komag" wrote:
I thought "every" Roku could do SD mode. Maybe Roku 3 is the only one that doesn't?

The Roku 3, Roku Streaming Stick, and Roku TVs are all limited to HD resolutions. I'm not sure about the new Roku 2, but I suspect it might be as well.
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Level 7

Re: Testing in SD Mode

Thanks, Imarder. I appreciate the recommendation.

--Gil
--Gil
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Re: Testing in SD Mode

"TheEndless" wrote:
The Roku 3, Roku Streaming Stick, and Roku TVs are all limited to HD resolutions. I'm not sure about the new Roku 2, but I suspect it might be as well.


Ah, those others make sense. And yes, reviews of the new Roku 2 confirm it only has HDMI just like Roku 3
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Re: Testing in SD Mode

This question was posted when the Platform Secret Screen feature supported the ability to fix the vertically stretched image, and it was called “Select all resolutions” or “Enable selecting all resolutions”.

Anyways, there is no way to have a 4:3 SD resolution on an HDMI only Roku model, not even when using the Bleiden HDMI to RCA converter, as that resolution seems to have been unsupported from the Platform Secret Screen feature, and the Bleiden HDMI to RCA converter might literally only convert the signal to the analog RCA outputs.

~Jordan

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