Originally Posted by eljr
roku stick, accessory question
if i buy the roku stick from oppo can i simply remove it from the 105 and put it in a tv on the side of the house or is it somehow married to the oppo?
what is the experience you may have had with roku and
The Roku stick that Oppo sells is the MHL version.
In order to use it, it has to be plugged into an MHL capable HDMI socket.
The attributes of MHL is that it provides audio/video AND POWER from the device and socket working together.
So, yes you can plug that stick into another player or tv, BUT... that device or tv must have an MHL capable HDMI socket.
If it is just a normal HDMI input socket, it won't work.
Having said that, Roku does also make a different streaming stick... an HDMI version.
With that version, you will need to use a separate power source to power the stick.
That mean plugging it into a wall socket or possibly a USB input for power.
That streaming stick can then be used in almost any HDMI port of modern displays.
The reason that Oppo sells the MHL version of the Roku sick has 3 main points.
1) It gives you access to apps that the player doesn't have.
2) The MHL version of the Roku is integrated with BDP-10x players and allows you to use the player's
remote control to operate the Roku and the player together.
If you use any other version of Roku or streaming device, you will then need to use a separate remote.
3) Thirdly, it is just very convenient and aesthetically pleasing to use the MHL stick by plugging it in the front MHL port
and not have separate power cables and such cluttering up your setup.