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Hi there, thanks for the question, rokus are compatible with almost all tvs, but give me just a moment to confirm the specs on your jvc, and I'll let you know for sure, as well as explain the best way to hook everything up for you.
so far it looks like it is partially compatible,
the limitation is that this is an older tv,
Do you use the tv only?
Or do you have any kind of a/v receiver, sound bar, surround sound system, etc?
i was afraid of that answer
the tv is hooked up to a dvr from at&t
The real issue here is that your tv does not have hdmi inputs.
It only has DVI. The roku only has HDMI output available.
You could theoretically use a hdmi to dvi adapter, but that would give you only video, you wouldn't have any sound.
Your best bet would be to return the roku, if possible, and exchange it for a different model roku that has alternate ports available which would be compatible with your tv.
i was hoping there was a converter of some sort that i could buy to update my old high def tv
There are converters, but they don't work well. You'd be better off investing that money in a new tv, or just buy the older model roku.
do the older model rokus work just as well as the new ones?
Yes, they do, all the same functions,
and because of the resolution limitations of the tv, you wouldn't see any difference between old and new anyway
ok but i don't know which roku model would work with my tv
I'm sending you a link, so that you may order the proper one.
Roku LT Streaming Player (click for link)
This is the one you want. As a bonus, it is about $30 cheaper than the roku3
You'd use the red/white/yellow rca cables to plug from the back of the roku:
into the corresponding ports on the JVC.
i'll go and look now for the ports on the jvc because i don't recall off the top of my head seeing red white and yellow ports
the ones i have seen are already used by the cable box
They should be there, and labeled something like AV or VIDEO
there should be more than 1 set
ok i'll go and check be right back
i think i have found what you are looking for
i mean what you were talkinga bout
So what you would do is plug the red/white/yellow cords in from the roku, then bring up the proper input mode on the tv. For example if the ports you plug into have a label near them for AV1, you'd use the SOURCE/INPUT button on the jvc remote to call up the AV1 mode, and it would then show the roku
ok sounds doable
i have to return the roku first
As long as it is new, most retailers will have no problem with letting you return/exchange it.
i got it fro roku directly so do you think they will exchange it?
Yes, I'm sure they would, especially based on the circumstances. The one you have is not compatible, and you would be buying a new one that is.
just a shame that i didn't know this until now...not blaming you
ok i think i need to call roku and start the exchange
thanks for your help