Product Overview: The Roku HD1000 is a
high-definition digital media player. Memory card slots on the front panel allow
you to view your digital photos in High Definition on your HD-compatible TV or
monitor, or listen to compressed audio files. The unit supports a broad range of
digital and analog A/V connectors so you can integrate the HD1000 into your home
theater or stereo system, or use it with your home Ethernet or Wi-Fi network. A
supplied wireless remote control lets you navigate through the menus and around
Memory Card Compatibility: The HD1000
features convenient front panel slots to accommodate most of the popular memory
cards. Slots are provided for: CompactFlash card (Type I and II), SD Memory
Card, MultiMediaCard, Memory Stick, and SmartMedia cards. You can also use xD
Picture cards with a simple adapter.
Built-in Memory: The unit has a 16MB
internal flash memory which includes 5 images.
Art Packs: Roku makes several optional
"Art Packs" available on CompactFlash. The Art Packs include still and "LiveArt"
images with the following titles: "The Classics", "Nature", "Aquarium", and
"World Maps and Clocks". Note: LiveArt images are HD MPEG2 video clips
that are "looped" to form a seamless, constant moving image.
Slideshow: Digital photos can be displayed
in a slideshow fashion at a selectable interval: 5 sec., 6 sec., 7 sec., 8 sec.,
9 sec., 10 sec., 15 sec., 30 sec., 1 min., 2 min., 3 min., 4 min., 5 min., 10
min., 15 min., 30 min., 1 hour, or No Delay.
Display Aspect Ratio: Most photos are
naturally 4:3. When displaying them in 16:9, you can choose to display them with
black bars on the side ("fit"), zoomed in so the picture is cropped on top and
bottom ("fill"), or choose the SmartDisplay which will automatically choose
between "fit" and "fill" depending upon the photo's size and aspect ratio.
Note: Generally the HD1000 supports wide-screen resolutions (1280 x 720,
1920 x 1080), but it also supports 1024 x 768 in standard 4:3 aspect ratio for
certain (primarily commercial) applications.
Digital Music: You can play your PC or Mac
library of MP3, WAV or AIFF audio files and playlists (M3U and PLS formats) when
you connect the HD1000 through your home network. Note: It is possible to
listen to music while viewing your slideshow.
Video Playback: The unit can play HD ATSC-compliant
MPEG2 transport stream video, which is the type of signal typically broadcast
over the air by a local digital television station. You can also use the HD1000
for displaying digital broadcasts that are recorded on a computer from a tuner
Screen Saver: The HD1000 has a built-in
screen saver to help reduce the risk of image burn-in on your TV screen. The
screen saver appears when the unit is being used as a source for displaying a
slideshow, or, when in the video pass-through configuration, the unit detects
when the video input source is still. In the Setup Menu, you can choose from the
following "timeout" settings: 15 seconds, 1 minute, 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 20
minutes, 30 minutes, or Off. You can also choose from the following patterns:
Roku Clock, Helix, or Logo Bounce. You can further configure the Logo Bounce
pattern by choosing "bounce", "fill", "wander", or "random."
Network Ready: You can integrate the
HD1000 with your PC or Mac home network, or go wireless with a Wi-Fi adapter.
The unit's built-in networking is based on Windows File Sharing or SMB, which is
a file sharing protocol built into Windows, Macintosh, and Linux computers. You
are not required to install any server software on your PC or Mac to access
networked media such as photos, music, and MPEG2 Transport streams.
System Requirements: The requirements for
file sharing (photo, video or music) from your computer are as follows:
- Operating System:
- Microsoft Windows 98, Windows 2000,
Windows Me, Windows XP Home or Professional with file sharing enabled.
- Mac OS X 10.2 or later (10.2.6 or later
recommended) with Windows File Sharing enabled.
- Other Samba-compatible operating systems
(including Linux) are supported.
- Wired 10/100 Ethernet network or
wireless network with optional adapter
- Networked HD video playback requires 100
Mbit wired network
Controls and Connections
Front Panel Controls: All of the HD1000's
controls are located on the front panel. The controls are as follows:
- Power: When the power is turned off,
the HD1000 goes into standby mode. While in Standby, any video fed into the
unit is passed through the video outputs.
- Menu/Exit/Select: These buttons allow
you to display the main menu, exit from the menus and screens, and choose a
highlighted on-screen item.
- Navigation: The 4 "arrow" buttons
allow you to navigate up, down, left or right through the menus or pan
around zoomed images.
Remote Control: The supplied remote
control includes the same controls as the front panel, plus the following
- Play/Pause: For starting, pausing and
restarting music or slideshow.
- Next/Previous: For skipping to next
or previous image or music track.
- Rotate: Each press rotates the
current image 90° (counterclockwise or clockwise--selectable).
- Info: Displays information about the
displayed image. One press displays a small box with 2 lines of information
for about 3 seconds. Two presses of the button displays 6 lines of
information for approximately 10 seconds.
- Zoom: A "rocker"-type switch lets you
zoom in and out of the displayed image to fit the screen or for multiple
Connection Methods: The HD1000 is designed
to connect to your audio/video system in one of two ways:
- Separate Audio/Video Source: The unit
is connected to a receiver and TV/monitor as you would a DVD player. The
video outputs are connected to the TV/monitor, while the audio outputs are
connected to an A/V receiver or directly to the TV/monitor.
- In Line/Video Pass Through: You can
connect the HD1000 "in-line" as the last device between an A/V source (DVD,
VCR, receiver) and the TV or monitor. When the power is on, the TV/monitor
displays what comes from the HD1000. When the unit is in Standby mode, the
video and audio signal from the connected device is displayed. The incoming
video signal is monitored and a automatically generates a screen save when
appropriate, decreasing the chance of burn-in.
Rear Panel Connections: The HD1000
features a wide variety of inputs and outputs for connecting the unit to your
TV/monitor, receiver, PC or home network:
- Audio In/Out: This unit features
gold-plated stereo RCA audio inputs and outputs.
- Video In/Out: This unit features
S-Video and component video inputs and outputs. You can also connect a TV or
monitor using a composite video cable by using the component video output's
green RCA jack labeled "Y". The compatible formats include 480i (composite,
S-Video, and component), 480p, 720p and 1080i (component).
- RS-232C: You can use the 9-pin
RS-232C interface to connect the unit to an external whole-house control
system, from companies such as Crestron.
- VGA: The 15-pin VGA connector lets
you connect the HD1000 to a monitor or display. Compatible formats include
480p, 720p, 1080i, and 1024 x 768.
- USB: The supplied USB connector is to
be used to connect the unit to compatible 802.11b wireless (wi-fi) adapters.
- Digital Audio Output: A coaxial
digital output connector is supplied for connecting the unit to an
amplifier, display or external speakers that has an S/PDIF-compatible audio
- Ethernet: The HD1000 can be connected
to your computer over your home network through the 10/100 Ethernet port
(10baseT or 100Mbps). The unit will automatically configure itself via the