RE: [RokuDigitalVideoPlayer] Computer direct to TV, 5.1
There is no reason why you can’t get 1080p (1920x1080) resolution from a standard vga (db15) cable. Check your drivers or perhaps it is a restriction on your TV set.
Hi - I wanted to weigh in on the VGA to TV set-up. As mentioned, its cake to run a VGA cable from your laptop or desktop computer to a TV input, don't expect 1080P resolution, it's only 640X480 resolution. I would recommend MCM Electronics on the web at http://www.mcmelectronics.com/. I purchased a 15' foot long VGA cable for about $10.00, don't pay more, and avoid the chain electronics stores. The "New" televisions will do all this interconnection wireless, so with last years model you are able to hard wire, there's no difference that I am able to discern. With the VGA cable you will also be able to view all the bizarre YouTube videos you downloaded to your computer on your flat screen. The animal stunts are even cuter.
Previous posts discuss the Dolby 5.1 difficulty and that's a problem for me too. I enjoy the 5.1 sound field over the 2-channel system that Netflix and Roku presently use. Too bad all I receive is 2-channel PCM with my Roku XDS.
I read the posts and am interested in private channels also, Thanks to the Group.