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edemge
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Older Tv

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Can I use a Roku express with an older tv or do I have to have a Roku express+?
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Tivoburkee
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You need the 2018 express+, an express or newer express + won't work with non-hdmi tv.

 

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Tivoburkee
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You need the 2018 express+, an express or newer express + won't work with non-hdmi tv.

 

Edmund
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edemge
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Thanks

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Jjobrien29
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The Express + is out of stock everywhere.  Are there any other options for older TVs without HDMI? 

 

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Tivoburkee
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Buy converter to change hdmi into composite(RCA), but do not just get a just a cable with different connectors on each end, it needs a box with circuitry to change the signal from one to another. Like these:

 

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=hdmi+to+rca+converter&crid=3H94KV583PXM0&sprefix=hdmi+to+rc%2Caps%2C168&r...

 

Make sure it can change from hmdi to rca, and not other way around. 

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Jjobrien29
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Thanks!  That’s exactly the info I needed!

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amwallace03
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Did it work? If so which Roku did you use?

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amwallace03
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Tivoburkee:  Which Roku did you use to get the older tv to work?

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