I have to say, as one who recently had to go through the grief of clicking on ‘unfavorite’ in TIDAL over 5,000 times so that I could fix multiple versions of albums from showing up within Roon - and having my patience severely tested, this Displays feature is giving me nothing but love for Roon. I even went out and bought a second Chromecast so that I could take advantage of this on another television. Additionally, prior to this I did not know that users could change an artist photo, so I’ve been taking advantage of that by finding better pictures online, cropping them and changing the aspect ratio to widescreen, and voila, I’ve got an awesome display, via Displays.
If I could ask for one thing, and maybe it has been requested already, a little “Up Next” text featuring which song and artist are next in the queue when there are about 10-15 seconds left in a track would be pretty cool.
Regardless, thanks for this feature. It seems kind of trivial, but I can’t stress how much I love it.
Bigger album art, larger fonts, more metadata (year, track, album, etc) would be lovely and make the 10-ft experience better. Since one size does not fit all, a limited number of layout choices would be great. The media player kodi, for instance, has “view types” (e.g., list, icon, wall) that emphasize different aspects of the data.
I’m a big fan of an “elegant solution” – such as a universal display format – IF it works universally.
But, in my case too, the 10-foot experience is lacking. Some fonts too small, plus the known artwork issues and a lot of wasted real estate.
AND NO COMPOSER TO BE SEEN. Having no composer to describe a classical piece is, quite literally, impossible.
“Queue up the Symphony, dear.”
“Which one, hon?”
“Why, the Symphony No. 4, dear.”
“Which one, hon?”
“Oh, dear, the one in D flat minor! You know, whozzzit wrote it.”
“Hon, you’re starting to get on my nerves.”
“Dear, he was Russian, I’m pretty sure.” …
“Hon, I want a divorce.”
(The truth is out there but not necessarily here)
I’m quite surprised that Roon didn’t immediately roll out at least a quick fix for the image scaling problem. It’'s really embarrassing to try to show off Roon to my friends when a substantial portion of the display is artists with their heads cut off. It’s been months. Perhaps the intelligent, permanent fix does take some time, but at least crop from the bottom!
I started to use the display feature when my new LG OLED TV arrived earlier in january. It’s nice and everything works as it should. I think many of the ideas mentioned in this thread would be nice to have to make the display feature more attractive.
The only thing which I found out is that the content is “static” for my LG TV (eg. even if lyrics are moving the TV). This behaviour causes the screen saver of the TV to be turned on after a few minutes.
I don’t want to turn off the screen saver because I want to avoid burn-in issues on the new TV (this is also one of the reason it would make sense to change the content more frequently as some users suggested in their feedback).
I also don’t want to change the screen saver settings on the TV every time I want to use the display feature.
I don’t know if there is a way to make Roon resyncing with the display every minute or so even if the content doesn’t change.