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Roku LT Composite A/V Cable

Postby browngeek » Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:04 am

Hi

Newbie here. So I bought a Roku LT via ebay second hand. Seller said it came with all original accessories, etc. However when I got the box, the seller had provided me with an HDMI cable, rather than the supplied composite A/V cable. Now, reason I need this cable is the Roku is going in my bedroom TV which doesn't have HDMI, but the standard Red/White/Yellow connectors.

Trying to get hold of this composite A/V cable seems to be quite hard. I know that Roku in the USA sells them directly:

https://shop.roku.com/accessories-all

However, I don't live in the USA (live in HK).

I've found the following sold at Deal Extreme:

http://dx.com/p/3-5mm-male-to-3-rca-mal ... 06?item=15

http://dx.com/p/4-pin-3-5mm-minijack-to ... 33?item=35

From various research I understand the most important thing is to make sure that the cable has three rings on the single connector side (please correct me if I am wrong). Based on this, would either of the Deal Extreme cables work. In general would any 3.5mm A/V cable with three rings on the single connector side work?

Thanks in advance for any assistance.
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Re: Roku LT Composite A/V Cable

Postby TheEndless » Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:37 am

browngeek wrote:In general would any 3.5mm A/V cable with three rings on the single connector side work?

They should. The colors (red, white, and yellow) on the RCA end may not match up to the colors on your TV (depending on how they're wired to the three rings on the mini-plug), but trial and error should get the contacts matched up.

EDIT: I just tested a cable here with a multimeter.. from the tip, it's white, red, yellow, ground.
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Re: Roku LT Composite A/V Cable

Postby Dick Drivel » Tue Oct 30, 2012 1:13 am

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Re: Roku LT Composite A/V Cable

Postby browngeek » Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:17 pm

Thanks for the assistance guys! Will hunt around this weekend.
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Re: Roku LT Composite A/V Cable

Postby browngeek » Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:33 am

Hi guys

Popped into a small computer shop today on my way home from work and found a cable. Was only US$5. The colours didn't exactly match, but it does the job.

Missus is a very happy lady.
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