I wanted a smart TV in a spare bedroom. Nothing fancy, I really just want Youtube app, Plex, Crackle, etc. Stuff that comes on a typical smart TV. Then I had the big idea to repurpose my old TH-50PH9UK which has not been used for over a year now, converting it to a smart TV seemed like the more economical choice considering they're apparently only worth $25 on CL. So I picked up a Roku Premiere for $20 which I just got today. I have an HDMI2HDMI+Audio box coming to take care of the sound part of things, but thought I'd test it out by connecting it to the PH9UK using an HDMI to DVI-D adapter (my PH9UK has the TY-42TM6D DVI board in it). Well, this didn't work. The Roku boot screen shows up, but with a pink background and it kept bootlooping (Roku boot screen is supposed to have a black background). I assumed it was trying to autodetect the TV and failing, causing the bootloop, so I plugged it into an old 2009 Sony 1080p LCD and that worked. I got through setup and made sure it's 720p, a resolution the PH9UK should support. Plugged it back into the PH9UK and boot screen still pink, and when it gets to the home screen, it's just solid pink with nothing visible. To test the HDMI-to-DVI adapter, I plugged it into a PC monitor and that worked fine. The Roku detects both the PC monitor and Sony TV as supporting HDCP 1.4. According to Google, the TY-42TM6D only supports HDCP 1.1. Is this pink screen an HDCP issue? Can I get this Roku to work on the PH9UK if I buy one of those $12 HDCP stripping splitter boxes?
UPDATE: Was not an HDCP issue. I got one of those splitters that strips HDCP and it didn't make any difference. TH-50PH9UK w/TY-42TM6D is simply not compatible with Roku Premiere. Roku Streaming Stick works just fine with it, using HDMI2HDMI+Audio box to get sound out of the Roku.
Last edited by GnatGoSplat; 01-27-2017 at 09:53 AM.