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Slouch
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Current Player Models with Ethernet and/or Composite for Standard Definition TV?

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Hello Community!

Are there any current players which have Ethernet ports and output for standard definition TV?

My mother has only SD TV's in the house and wired Internet, and she's looking to replace a "Roku 2 XS model 3100X" due to some menu glitches.

Thank you!

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MilesT
Level 14

Re: Current Player Models with Ethernet and/or Composite for Standard Definition TV?

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Hardwired Ethernet: ultra, streambar, streambar pro.  Some require you to buy a wired Ethernet to USB dongle, cost about $15 from Amazon or eBay, other posts on this site will explain what to look for.  My streambar is set up with one, just plug in and select wired connection.

No HDMI port is more tricky.  Need to buy a HDMI to composite converter, which will cost 30%-50% of the Roku device on top, and can be a bit hit and miss for working. Get from a retailer who has a good open box return policy.

That said, above will cost a significant % of a basic Roku TV, which would be a simpler solution.  Maybe a second hand Roku TV.

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MilesT
Level 14

Re: Current Player Models with Ethernet and/or Composite for Standard Definition TV?

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Hardwired Ethernet: ultra, streambar, streambar pro.  Some require you to buy a wired Ethernet to USB dongle, cost about $15 from Amazon or eBay, other posts on this site will explain what to look for.  My streambar is set up with one, just plug in and select wired connection.

No HDMI port is more tricky.  Need to buy a HDMI to composite converter, which will cost 30%-50% of the Roku device on top, and can be a bit hit and miss for working. Get from a retailer who has a good open box return policy.

That said, above will cost a significant % of a basic Roku TV, which would be a simpler solution.  Maybe a second hand Roku TV.

Not a Roku employee
renojim
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Re: Current Player Models with Ethernet and/or Composite for Standard Definition TV?

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So basically the answer is that there is no current Roku model with those features.

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Slouch
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Re: Current Player Models with Ethernet and/or Composite for Standard Definition TV?

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Yes, only the ethernet port is on some models, but not both features, without a bit of jury-rigging Smiley Happy

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Slouch
Level 8

Re: Current Player Models with Ethernet and/or Composite for Standard Definition TV?

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Thank you, very helpful info!

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