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We have an older 'non' smart tv, and are trying to get a

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We have an older 'non' smart tv, and are trying to get a Roku 3 stick to work with the tv. We have very basic AT&T service/box.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Nathan replied 1 year ago.

Hello, I’m Nathan, and I’ll be assisting you today. My livelihood depends on your positive feedback, so your satisfaction is my highest priority.

Sorry to hear you’re having trouble.

Expert:  Nathan replied 1 year ago.

Unfortunately, what you are trying to do simply is not possible.

A roku stick (or any other hdmi based device) is not compatible with your older tv.

That hdmi port on the cable box is an output only, meant to connect to a hdmi capable tv.

It won't work as an input or to connect to any other device except for a tv.

There are other options here, but you'd have to buy an analog capable roku model, which are now discontinued and expensive because of it. You may be better off just buying a new tv at this point. You can get a brand new 32" flatscreen tv for $200 these days. I can recommend some tvs for you, or the other roku model (though they can cost nearly as much as a new tv).

Let me know.
Nathan

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