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Can you plug a new roku device into an older roku tv?

As with all devices that use software, newer updates eventually make older devices run sluggishly. So my 43” Sharp Roku TV is running pretty sluggishly. Lots Of hesitating, blank episode pictures, etc. So, my question is, could I plug a brand new external Roku device into my old roku tv without them freaking out and increase the speed and capability of the roku operating system? 

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Re: Can you plug a new roku device into an older roku tv?

Yes

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Re: Can you plug a new roku device into an older roku tv?

It should work. The only issue would be if the Roku device and TV tried to use the same remote codes. I think the TV's are usually a different code, though, so I don't think that would be a problem.

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Re: Can you plug a new roku device into an older roku tv?

As @andyross mentioned, if the new Roku uses an IR remote, you could have the remote attempting to control both devices. I used an Ultra connected to a Sharp Roku 4K TV with no issues, but the Ultra uses a WiFi Direct remote. But the two remotes never interacted with the wrong device. 

Dan
Roku Stick (3600), Ultra (4640), Ultra (4670), Premiere (3920), Insignia 720p Roku TV, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Nvidia Shield, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network.
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