Announcing the Roku Channel and Screensaver

What’s a Roku?

Check the latest prices for a Roku on Amazon — they are cool. They’re little devices that hook up to your television and connect to your wireless internet. You can use them for our channel below, to watch Netflix, to watch rented movies off Amazon, see the TWIT channel, see Geekbeat.TV on Revision 3, and tons of other things.

You might be interested to know that we got rid of cable last year… we just use Roku now.

Announcing our new Roku Screensaver and Channel!

Roku contacted me a long time ago to talk about a partnership. After just a short talk, we quickly decided that people needed a good screensaver for their home televisions! We’ve been working hard with the team at Roku to make a custom Stuck In Customs channel. It’s both a channel where you can see all the best portfolio images by category, or you can set it as a screensaver to randomly show the images. I wanted to get this to people as cheaply as possible, so the subscription cost of 99 cents a month — pretty good!

Here are some photos below. For more information, see the “Roku Channel” page here on the site!

ROKU stuck in customs

After you are in the channel, you can flip through thumbnails before zooming in or starting the screensaver.

ROKU stuck in customs

Once it goes full screen, everything is in highdef and looks beautiful. From this page, you can either see the full size image or start a slideshow.

ROKU stuck in customs

The photos are categorized a few different ways. If you want to see the whole shootin-match, just pick the World Photography category.

ROKU stuck in customs

And here it is in screensaver mode... hi-def and looking sharp!

The Skeletons at Sunrise

You might have seen this photo before… and I hate to take a photo of it on the television, because it looks so bad on there! It’s hard to take a photo of a photo on a television… and, well, it just didn’t do it justice, so here it is, fit and proper!

High Dynamic Range Photography

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  • casusan

    Love this photo Trey – it’s one of my favs! I will check out Roku – sounds fun!Thanks for the tip!

  • http://www.kelleybard.com Kelley Bard

    cool idea! thanks for sharing it. I wish I had half your inventive, new-techy ideas for expanding photography into new realms… it’s great to see.

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  • Simon Morris

    Roku sounds great… viewing quality HDR from the comfort of your sofa, perfect!
    I like todays image for it’s simplicity and calmness… yet it also has an element of eeriness at the same time, nice work Trey :-)

  • Patrick Ahles

    Great scene, Trey!

    Is this a one exposure HDR? I always get in trouble using multiple exposures when shooting trees, as the least of wind will make the trees move resulting in ghosting and chromatic aberration around the branches.

  • http://graysgluons.wordpress.com/ Dayton

    Very nice misty look to this shot! Wouldn’t a photo like this at a very narrow aperture usually give a sharp looking sun with lots of rays shooting out of it? Did f/22 really give such a diffused look, or did you add that in post-processing?

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/coolhdr/ Chris

    Great looking shot!

  • http://scottwyden.com Scott

    NIce job Trey! Totally going to install this on my Roku!

  • Gail in Montana

    Love this photo of Yellowstone, I remember it well. As for Roku, since our HD TV is in our livingroom and our computers our out here, where I watch my old Sharp tv with a built in VCR, and the DVD player hooked to it, I wouldn’t be able to use it. But it sounds like a great idea! My little TV has been a real trooper, lasting many years. I hate to think of replacing it, lol. Thanks for sharing the info, though. Have a wonderful Friday!! ;-)

  • Gail in Montana

    so sorry, our computers are*, ugh, should have proofread first, lol. :-(

  • http://www.stuckincustoms.com Trey Ratcliff

    Thanks!

    Gail – you sound like my mom with her TV – I’ve been trying to get her to upgrade for years… I finally showed her how to get Netflix and watch shows/movies on her laptop! hehe

    Dayton – this shot worked out just because of the fog… that was what made the rays look so nice.

  • http://www.lightasmagic.com Justin

    That is awesome! We’re not Roku enabled yet, but have been considering it. This just might the be the straw that breaks the camel’s back…in a good way! Very cool Trey.

  • http://katierowland.theworldrace.org katie

    if only I had a nice huge flat screen TV for which to put up your gorgeous photos via Roku! haha! sorry :)

  • http://www.nickrosephotography.com Nick Rose

    Great shot again Trey!

  • http://www.stuckincustoms.com Trey Ratcliff

    Cool – thx yalls

  • http://www.emptiful.com Iain

    I wish Roku and similar solutions were as widely available and popular in Australia.

    BTW Trey, potentially offensive typo in the second large paragraph: “I wanted to get this to people as cheaply ass possible”… :)

  • http://www.stuckincustoms.com Trey Ratcliff

    Iain – Wups! Hehe fixed that

  • http://www.photosedge.com Erin – Kansas City Photographers

    WOW!!! I wish that I could travel as you do. But I am glad that you do so that I can see the world.

  • Phil

    Roku is amazing. I have 3 of them and would love something like this, however would never pay $1 a month. The problem is most people that are at the stage where they are using these types of devices already have some sort of way of doing something like this already and wouldn’t really want to pat some sort of monthly fee. That being said, a one time charge wouldn’t be out of the question for something nice like this on the screen. I thinking you would get many more costumers since this technology is gaining more speed as more consumers are catching on to the money they can save. We are talking thousands of entertainment dollars a year and you can control what you want to watch. Beautiful work here….good luck to you.

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