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Ultra with older tv

Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:04 pm

I was using a Roku3 with my older tv connected through an hdmi to rca converter. It stopped working out of the blue one day, so I just bought an Ultra. It doesn't seem to work with the converter. Will the Ultra work at all this way? In other words, will a new converter or different kind of converter work? If so, which kind?
 
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Re: Ultra with older tv

Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:14 pm

Get a new TV. What you have is like trying how to figure out how hook an answering machine up to an iPhone. You're asking how to get a 4K streamer to work with a TV that only has RCA jacks? I'm not being rude, but you need to bring your TV at least a little up to par with the stuff you're plugging into it.
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Re: Ultra with older tv

Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:02 pm

Well, I saw that one coming, lol. I was trying to connect to a particular older tv in my house, a bedroom tv I haven't upgraded yet. I thought the ultra streamed regular hd also, which is why I thought my old set up might still work for now.
 
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Re: Ultra with older tv

Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:46 am

The last Roku that supported analog connections was the Express+. But that was last year's model, so finding one might prove difficult. Can't say why your HDMI/Analog converter won't work, but my guess is that it's also too old to support the 4K player. I just doesn't know how to handle 4K, and for whatever reason the Roku doesn't recognize that the adapter can't handle it and switch to a lower resolution. 
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I think it's more cost effective to replace your TV, rather than continuing to fiddle with converters. Depending on the TV size, it might not cost that much more than a quality HDMI converter, and then you'll have something that is capable of accepting anything with an HDMI connection. I bought a 43" 4K Roku TV for about $300 a year ago, and smaller sets are far less than that. Since you already have the Ultra, you don't need a Smart TV, reducing the cost more. 
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Re: Ultra with older tv

Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:06 am

Thanks for the explanation. Sometimes I like knowing why something doesn't work, and you're right, the converter is a little old. So, a new tv it is. Thanks again.
 
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Re: Ultra with older tv

Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:47 am

Tavstvissues wrote:
Thanks for the explanation. Sometimes I like knowing why something doesn't work, and you're right, the converter is a little old. So, a new tv it is. Thanks again.

Or, get an Express+ from Walmart. It’s $35. Not the Express, the Express+
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Re: Ultra with older tv

Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:11 pm

Tavstvissues wrote:
Thanks for the explanation. Sometimes I like knowing why something doesn't work, and you're right, the converter is a little old. So, a new tv it is. Thanks again.

The fact that a new Roku through the same converter doesn't work either makes me suspect the converter itself died, not the Roku.
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