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Old 05-28-2020, 03:56 PM   #1
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I had done a general AV video that covered over the air, cable, satellite and the HDMI matrix. We seemed to still get some questions about that HDMi matrix, so I figured I would do a little more "in depth" look at it to clear up any confusion.

As well as show the Roku stuck plugged into the back, turning every TV into a SMART TV.

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Old 05-28-2020, 04:10 PM   #2
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I had done a general AV video that covered over the air, cable, satellite and the HDMI matrix. We seemed to still get some questions about that HDMi matrix, so I figured I would do a little more "in depth" look at it to clear up any confusion.

As well as show the Roku stuck plugged into the back, turning every TV into a SMART TV.

Thanks, Brian. Just about to set up our own Roku. Now we know how. And it is in our own rig!
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Old 05-28-2020, 04:11 PM   #3
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So you say..... ???
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Old 05-28-2020, 05:14 PM   #4
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Yea, I've given up on the built-in AV thing, I Use a PC with a 3 screen splitter as my A/V multiplexer. And best of all I already know how to work it.
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The hardest thing to do was decipher the AV wiring as the speakers and AV/Amp are already in place.

I don't want to learn another piece of technology,
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Old 05-28-2020, 09:30 PM   #5
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Thanks Brian!
For all of us that have older models...
Is the HDMI Matrix installed on a 2017 I5 36 DS ??
If not can it be retrofitted ?
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I had done a general AV video that covered over the air, cable, satellite and the HDMI matrix. We seemed to still get some questions about that HDMi matrix, so I figured I would do a little more "in depth" look at it to clear up any confusion.

As well as show the Roku stuck plugged into the back, turning every TV into a SMART TV.

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Thanks Brian!
For all of us that have older models...
Is the HDMI Matrix installed on a 2017 I5 36 DS ??
If not can it be retrofitted ?
I wanna say it was a late 2019 MY add as we waited for supply.

Can it be added? Well, anything is possible. Just depends at what phase your coach was built. Back then, I think we ran the coax and HDMI to the bedroom cabinet. So the bedroom TV is easy.

Then i thought there was one that ran from there to the living room TV, not sure about the outside. In any event, there is the possibility of running another HDMI cable...or even wireless HDMI.
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Thanks for the video Brian...I added the Roku a while back and it works great.
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Great video Brian. Thanks for the info. We have Netflix, Disney+ and HBOMax, so I'm going to invest in the Roku.
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Good timing for the video. We are going out this weekend on our learning trip. Plan on trying Everything out and getting familiar with our Isata. Glad you posted it as I was looking at how it all worked.
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Great video Brian. Thanks for the info. We have Netflix, Disney+ and HBOMax, so I'm going to invest in the Roku.
I might actually prefer the Amazon Firestick....only because my house runs on Alexa. So when watching TV, I can also tell the remote "Alexa, add beer to the shopping list" and that adds it to the list that is on my wife's phone.

And then she'll do stuff like "Alexa, add don't forget to buy your wife flowers to the shopping list" and than that shows up on my phone as well....and the Amazon Show in the kitchen.

I'll be doing a video on that one in the fall.

I have a Roku, Firestick and an Apple TV. They all have their pros and cons. Firestick is the easiest in my book. Followed by Roku, then apple TV.
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We've been pretty happy with fire stick as well. We brought our FireTV box from home actually and its worked great. Set my wifiranger router up with the same SSID and everything works like it did at home. Havent used Roku since like 2008. It was pretty clunky then. Assume its smoothed out by now.
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Old 05-29-2020, 01:43 PM   #12
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Roku is pretty slick and has gone voice activation. My son uses that...and really I'm not sure why (as an Alexa house) we haven't gone Firestick throughout. We just always replace his dated rook with a new one...and now it has voice command as well.

Or maybe we've learned to keep Alexa away from the kids....as my oldest son thought it would be funny to add strange things to the Alexa Shopping list all the time. So my wife is not in aisle 6 asking where she can find the "black tar heroine"
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"black tar heroine"
No concerns over the very specific type of heroine he is requesting!?

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