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michhancock
Level 7

Connecting Roku Express to a Samsung Smart TV

I have an 8 year old Samsung Smart TV that does not support many streaming channels. I'd like to get a Roku Express, but am wondering if an HDMI to HDMI cable will work. The Samsung has a USB connection. Is there an adapter that would work? 

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Strega
Level 17

Re: Connecting Roku Express to a Samsung Smart TV

HDMI to HDMI is the default.  If you mean HDMI to USB - no.  Then again, I think it's very unlikely that an 8-year-old TV wouldn't have an HDMI port (or 2, or 3 or 4).  Do you have the model number?

My Roku is connected to a 11-12 year-old Samsung "dumb TV".    This TV has HDMI and USB ports on the side, as well as more HDMI ports on the back, so look all around...

 

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michhancock
Level 7

Re: Connecting Roku Express to a Samsung Smart TV

Hi @Strega thank you for responding! Here is a picture of the back, there are not any ports on the sides, top or bottom. Weirdly, it says HDMI, but I do not see an HDMI port? Amy I missing something?IMG-0150.jpg

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Strega
Level 17

Re: Connecting Roku Express to a Samsung Smart TV

From what I'm seeing here:

https://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/EM/201609/20160909144807520/KS8500_ZA_QSG_BN68-07834G-02_...

That "one connect" cable on the right side of your picture goes to another box that that has 4 HDMI ports, an antenna port, and an optical port.

 

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michhancock
Level 7

Re: Connecting Roku Express to a Samsung Smart TV

Thank you so much for this info - I apparently need to take a better look. Very much appreciate your time!

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Strega
Level 17

Re: Connecting Roku Express to a Samsung Smart TV

You're welcome! I've never seen one like that. It didn't occur to me when I said to look all around that you even had to look in places other than the TV itself!  It's a cool design – it must make neat wall mounts easier with most cables going to that other box.

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