Best Answer speechles , 11 December 2018 - 01:53 PM
No Roku model supports 7.1. The best you will get is 5.1(we can transcode 7.1 to 5.1) if the device on the other end of the HDMI (your TV or AVR) supports surround sound. In lack of such, the Roku will tell the app your device supports stereo. We read all capabilities directly from the device. So as you change your settings on the Roku the app will adapt accordingly.
The Roku supports downscale on device. So your 4K movies will still direct play on 1080p/720p televisions. If audio needs to be transcoded we copy the video stream whenever we can. We go out of our way to keep direct play/direct stream as much as possible.
Video Quality is sometimes dependent on the quality of your video. You can correct most of the quality problems with settings on the television. The Roku does appear dimmer than the same signal over HDMI from my PC HDMI port using the same "Standard" setting. So when watching Roku I use the "Movies" setting on my TV which makes everything brighter. Then when using the PC HDMI I choose "custom" where I set everything for gaming. I have a Vizio TV with a Roku Ultra #4640 attached.
Typical wattage for the Roku Ultra to consume is 4.5Watt (.0375 Amps). Far less than the Xbox. We also continually develop the Roku app, you will not be left hanging. There is a constant effort to move forward and keep things rolling. You do not need to worry Emby will leave you with a broken Roku app that becomes unusable and frustrating. We are your friends. We listen to your feedback. Your media, your way.Go to the full post