None of the current models have S-video ports, although they do include composite. If you can only use S-video, you'll have to find a used N1000, XR or SD somewhere.
Ebay is probably your best bet.
Not true...the Roku HD has the S-video port. It is the original player "rebranded". I have the original player and the link I gave Willie shows the specs on the Roku HD. It should do for his analog TV.
You better look again. The current
HD model is not the old HD and does not have an S-video port. It has HDMI and composite only.
See the photo and specs. at the bottom of the page under HD here:http://www.roku.com/roku-products#2
You are correct. Apparently Roku doesn't know what it is doing. Part of what I said came from this article in wikipedia:
Digital video player
On May 20, 2008, Roku announced the first Netflix Internet video streaming receiver box, the Roku DVP. The NXP-powered device runs Linux. Three versions of the Roku DVP are currently available: the Roku SD, HD, and HD-XR.
The Roku SD which only streams standard definition (SD) content. The Roku HD is essentially the original player re-branded and it streams both SD and HD content. The Roku SD and HD both have an Ethernet connection and built in wireless g wifi support compatible with wireless b, g, and n routers.
Their third and most recent box is the Roku HD-XR which streams both SD and HD content, has built in wireless n wifi support, and has a usb port on the back. .
Mine is from 2008. Apparently in 2009 mine was rebranded as Roku HD with its S-Video port, etc. Then either in 2009 or 2010 looking at the Roku products link...it HAS been changed so that model no longer has all the goodies the original had. Probably figured they were giving customers too much at the new low end.
I also see that Amazon does not have any new boxes of the original N1000 renamed to Roku HD and now the Roku HD is not that exact box anymore. So your statement that the CURRENT Roku HD does not have S-Video is 100% correct.
So people now have either the original N1000, or the N1000 renamed to Roku HD, or the current Roku HD which is NOT the original renamed N1000. Good going, Roku. Getting reliable streaming is hard enough but playing with labels.....that's a customer no-no. Confusing the consumers with the same name for different actual models....what will you think of next?
Sorry, kc8pql, I have always seen you post such good advice..I should have known it was Roku that caused my confusion...and actually that is why I posted....hoping to see any opposing information...which you did provide.
I know I won't be recommending Roku boxes since I don't have the time to research what each name means on any particular year. I will leave that to others unless someone actually asks about the box I have, the N1000 only. It sure gives a lot of features but then I did pay the original $99 so I guess it should have more than any new "basic" box.