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I have an old TV and plan on getting Roku. Does the Roku come with the proper connections for me to plug in? Would that be the red, yellow and white? I have standard Definition (SD) and don't plan on getting HD right now so does 2.88 MB/s work or do I need 5Mb/s which I cannot get from my internet company at this time for my area? Just want to be sure on all of this before I purchase the Roku. Many thanks!
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The "red, yellow and white" is a composite connection, the yellow for SD video and the red and white for stereo sound. If your TV has these connections then a Roku will hook up to it.
Some older TV's have only a coax input. For these, you need to get an RF modulator to switch the composite connection to a coax connection. Or, some older VCR's will let you connect in too.
I originally started with Roku because I needed to hook up to an old tube TV and the AppleTV requires an HDMI in.
Tip: If you are watching on an old SD TV, you can save bandwidth by backing down your download speed to three dots. (Click 5 times on the top button of your remote, then three times on rewind, and twice on fast forward to pull up the interface.) On a tube tv, you won't see any difference.
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2.88Mbps is fine for SD.
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Another way to change your video setting is by going to my account on netflix.com. Then click on your account and help there is a option called Manage Video Quality and there are 3 options Good Quality (up to 0.3GB per hour) Better Quality (up to 0.7GB per hour) and Best (up to 1GB per hour 2.3GB for HD).
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I use 1.5MBPS and my SD Roku comes in just fine.
You should have no problem with your speed.
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