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huntmarv
Level 8

USING CABLE OR ANTENNA WITH A ROKU TV

Sorry if I'm in the wrong section to post. My question is can you use cable or an antenna (for ota free channels) on a roku TV? If so does this work on all Roku TVs select brands? 

Thanks 

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DBDukes
Level 16

Re: USING CABLE OR ANTENNA WITH A ROKU TV

Yes. A Roku TV is a TV. 

DBDukes
https://www.dbdukes.com/
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Roku Streambar (9102)
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atc98092
Level 21

Re: USING CABLE OR ANTENNA WITH A ROKU TV

Just remember that some (most/all) cable companies will require an external cable box to view the majority of the programming offered. While most TVs today can tune "cable" channels, they can only do so if the channel is not encrypted. Only a cable box can decrypt those channels. But for OTA stations, no problem.

Dan
Ultra (4640), Ultra (4670), Ultra (4800), 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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