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Can I play 1080p video content on my Roku player?

Roku Support
posted this on September 22, 2010, 17:56

Yes, if you have a Roku player that supports 1080p video playback. The Roku current XD and Roku XDS models are capable of 1080p playback, as well as the classic HD-XR via the most recent software release.  You will need to use a HDMI cable to connect the Roku player to your TV. 

Viewing 1080p video requires the following:

1. A 1080p capable HD television that supports 1080p24 and/or 1080p30.

2. A Roku XD, XDS or HD-XR player with the display type settings set to “HDTV 1080p.”

3. A HDMI connection between the XD, XDS or HD-XR player and your television.

4. 1080p video provided by a channel that supports 1080p playback. To date, there is very little 1080p content available for streaming playback on the Roku player. Major partners, like Netflix, Amazon and MLB, do not stream in 1080p.

NOTE: Only 1080p24 and 1080p30 playback is supported on the Roku player. 1080p60 playback is not supported. Also, 1080p is supported on video playback only, the Roku user interface will be displayed at 720p.

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