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sugarburn
Level 7

Connect Roku 3 to DVD receiver

Hi there!

I'd like to hook up my Roku 3 to my Samsung HTQ70 receiver. The TV we have is a Samsung HLS5086WX/XAA. I was wondering if something like this would work to hook the Roku to the receiver:

https://i.postimg.cc/GhVfqgFX/samsung-htq70.jpg
And the TV: https://i.postimg.cc/bYMLhDZJ/samsung-hls5086wx-xaa.jpg
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trekkeriii
Level 10

Re: Connect Roku 3 to DVD receiver

Nevermind, you don't have a component input at all on your Receiver. You need something that splits and outputs the optical port and then plug directly into the TV via HDMI. '


https://www.amazon.com/ViewHD-Extractor-Optical-Toslink-Converter/dp/B00KBHX072 

You'd still only get Stereo sound, but this would work for your situation
http://trekkeriii.com/Roku_PHP_list.php
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atc98092
Level 13

Re: Connect Roku 3 to DVD receiver

Why don't you just connect the Roku directly to the TV, set the audio to stereo, and send the audio back out of the TV via optical to the Samsung? No external device should be necessary. 
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However, I suggest it's time for an equipment upgrade. The TV has HDMI in, and you have speakers that you can connect to an AVR with HDMI support. Then you can get a nice Blu Ray player to experience a vastly improved picture and audio. Although chances are your subwoofer isn't a powered unit, and no AVR has a power amp for the sub. So yeah, you'd have to get a new sub. 
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I finally found your TV specs online, and it's native resolution is 720p (1280x720). It accepts a 1080i signal input, but not 1080p. So I suggest for best image, make sure you use 720 as your display setting on the Roku. 
Dan
Nvidia Shield, Roku Stick (3600), Ultra (4640), Premiere (3920), Insignia 720p Roku TV, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network.
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Chicken
Level 7

Re: Connect Roku 3 to DVD receiver

"atc98092" wrote:
Why don't you just connect the Roku directly to the TV, set the audio to stereo, and send the audio back out of the TV via optical to the Samsung? No external device should be necessary. 
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However, I suggest it's time for an equipment upgrade. The TV has HDMI in, and you have speakers that you can connect to an AVR with HDMI support. Then you can get a nice Blu Ray player to experience a vastly improved picture and audio. Although chances are your subwoofer isn't a powered unit, and no AVR has a power amp for the sub. So yeah, you'd have to get a new sub. 
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I finally found your TV specs online, and it's native resolution is 720p (1280x720). It accepts a 1080i signal input, but not 1080p. So I suggest for best image, make sure you use 720 as your display setting on the Roku. 

I vote for this ^^^  It's a good idea.
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