Roku HDR Setup Guide
Roku is one of the country’s favorite streaming device available in the market. The thing that makes Roku stand out from the rest of the devices is the fact that it has got a diverse product line up. There is a product for everyone, that’s the motto. You can select a Roku device at the lower end and can pick one with the higher end with no slack in performance on both these devices. Many things like the top-notch video quality – the HDR capability makes this one hell of a device. Go through this blog to find out how to setup Roku for HDR.
What is HDR?
HDR stands for high dynamic range. It simply means that the same picture, when viewed without the HDR mode, will lack the precision of the picture and also the color reproduction of the picture.
When you are using an HDR-compatible Roku player the picture mode will shift automatically to the HDR mode. There are two types of HDR formats available,
- Dolby vision
But for the most part of it, the streaming of the HDR contents depends upon the type of TV that you are using. Obviously, you need an HDR-compatible TV to stream the HDR contents, be it HDR10 or Dolby.
To put it this way, all Roku HDR Roku TVs can play the HDR10 whereas, for Dolby vision, a dedicated feature or capacity to stream in that state is required. You should check your TV if it supports Dolby video format or not.
Even though the devices that incorporate these technologies increases daily, the physical media under this HDR category are limited.
If I have a Roku TV that Supports HDR Format, can I view Everything on my TV in the HDR format?
Unfortunately no, but most of these things are under the development stage. If you wish to see a movie in HDR content, that particular movie should already be in either HDR10 or Dolby vision. Only then your TV can convert your picture into the high dynamic range ones instead of the standard ones.
You can identify if your TV is playing the particular content in HDR or not by looking at the right corner of the screen. You can see a small logo that says HDR or Dolby at the corner, so you can identify if it is playing in the high dynamic range.
How can I find the HDR contents on Roku?
You can use the 4K spotlight channel on your Roku TV to find the HDR contents on your Roku device. This can be found in the Roku channel store, so you don’t have to break a sweat searching for it.
You can even specifically search for the Dolby vision or the HDR mode when you try finding the contents.
How to Setup Roku for HDR devices?
You need the following things to complete the HDR-compatible device to your Roku TV.
- A device that can stream HDR content.
- A Roku TV that has HDMI 2.0 connection.
- A high-speed HDMI cable.
Simply connect the devices to the HDMI 2.0 port that can enable you to stream the HDR content.
How to Setup Roku for HDR Streaming?
If you are having an HDMI compatible Roku player and the HDR-compatible TV, then you can follow the steps below to complete the HDR connection.
- Connect your Roku device to the HDMI 2.0 port on your Roku TV or any other TV.
- Now launch the Roku device.
- Once you launch the Roku device, you can see the logo filling up your screen.
- After this, you have to select the language among the list given.
- You can change the language if you want to do so from the settings page of the streaming interface.
- Now your device will proceed to establish an internet connection. If you are using an Ethernet cable, no problem. But if you are using a wireless network, you have to select the network you want to connect to and also type in the right security key for the network.
- After you connect the device to the network, it will proceed with the software updates.
- Allow the updates to complete.
- After the updates are over, you have to choose your display type. You can choose the auto-select option. This will analyze the HDMI 2.0 ports and provides you with suggestions of the supported video quality.
- If you don’t see the display type despite completing the setup with HDR enabled devices, check your cables to the ports.
- Make sure they are all connected the right way and your ports support HDCP 2.2 also.
- After you set the display type, the process is as same as activating any other Roku device.
- Use the 4K spotlight channel on your Roku channels tore to find the HDR contents.
Do not hesitate to call our customer support @ +1-844-839-1180 or visit Roku.com/link if you have any queries regarding HDR streaming or how to setup Roku for HDR – compatible devices. They are more than happy to help you with the situation.