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Ewetwo
Channel Surfer

Does Roku work with Non Smart TV

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I bought Roku to use with our 16 year old non-smart Samsung LED TV but couldn't get Roku to work. So I returned Roku and was then told because out TV wasn't a Smart tv. That it wasn't compatible. Is that true? 

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Strega2
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Re: Does Roku work with Non Smart TV

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No that's not True.  Roku works just fine on my 2008 Samsung non-smart, Roku doesn't know whether a TV is smart or not. The TV needs HDMI and hopefully 1080p. 

There have been cases where Roku's autodetect has sent 1080p to 1080i-only sets and that doesn't work.  I think that can usually be worked around by setting the Roku to 720p instead of auto.

Banned but back. Because why not?

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Strega2
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Re: Does Roku work with Non Smart TV

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No that's not True.  Roku works just fine on my 2008 Samsung non-smart, Roku doesn't know whether a TV is smart or not. The TV needs HDMI and hopefully 1080p. 

There have been cases where Roku's autodetect has sent 1080p to 1080i-only sets and that doesn't work.  I think that can usually be worked around by setting the Roku to 720p instead of auto.

Banned but back. Because why not?
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