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eapples
Level 8

Using An "Old" TV With Co-Ax Cables

I have an "old" TV that is not smart, i.e. it uses co-ax cables as opposed to any HDMI or similar connections.  Is there a way that I can use the Roku player on this TV?

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StreamerUser
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Re: Using An "Old" TV With Co-Ax Cables


@eapples wrote:

I have an "old" TV that is not smart, i.e. it uses co-ax cables as opposed to any HDMI or similar connections.  Is there a way that I can use the Roku player on this TV?


Not directly, no.

If it has Composite (RCA) or S-Video input ports/connectors, you could get an HDMI>Composite/S-Video adapter fpr $10-15 and connect it that way.

e.g. https://www.amazon.com/s?k=HDMI+composite+adapter&ref=nb_sb_noss

or https://www.amazon.com/s?k=hdmi+to+s-video+adapter

There are HDMI to coaxial adapters, but they are more expensive ($40-60)

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=hdmi+to+coaxial+adapter

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atc98092
Community Streaming Expert

Re: Using An "Old" TV With Co-Ax Cables

No current model Roku player has analog outputs. Some people have had success using an analog-HDMI adapter. But apparently not all are capable of converting the signal properly. 

This is an example of what I am referring to. I make no claim that this specific model will work with a Roku player. But based on its specifications, it should.

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