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I bought a Roku Express a year ago, established a Roku account, undoubtedly tried to set it up for use with my tv (Roku is plugged into electrical outlet and HDMI on tv) and have never used it because I think something went awry, probably with me. So, there is no indication that my tv recognizes the Roku and i am looking for help in setting it up. The instructions from Roku assume that I am doing an initial set up and describe how, when I plug the Roku in, set up will be initiated. Confused yet? I can provide more clarifying information if requested.
Unplug the power to the Express and plug it back in. You should see a light on the front illuminate and possibly flash. If you see a light, so far so good. Next ensure both ends of the HDMI cable are inserted fully. Now cycle through the inputs on your TV. The TV remote should have a button labeled Source or Input. or A/V or maybe something else. Rokus always output something even whether or not the setup was completed. Let us know how it goes.
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Thanks, renojim, for the quick and informative reply. Fortunately, with my wife’s input, we discovered that it was activated and usable and that what I hadn’t done was go to the source and find Roku. It works! Thanks, again