How to Connect Roku 3 to an Analog CRT TV

Back in January, I wrote about how the Roku streaming video player can make older analog TVs useful. I have a 17″ Sony in my bedroom that can display a 480i picture, and that’s fine enough for me. Since the Roku 2 can connect to older analog CRT TV sets, I currently run a Roku 2 on that TV and enjoy it immensely.

Now the Roku 3 has been released with support for connections via HDMI only. If you were planning on using the Roku 3 with an analog TV, this news is a bummer. You still have an option though. With these steps, you can connect the Roku 3 to an analog TV.

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$10 Universal Remote Control Works With Roku

I was using 3 separate remote controls for my TV, DVD player and Roku box and decided that I had to find a universal remote that could handle all three devices. I wasn’t looking for anything flashy. The Roku is a simple device, so I wanted a simple remote that didn’t cost too much money.

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Enable or Disable Auto-Play Next Episode in Netflix

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One of my favorite features is the ability to enable Netflix to auto-play the next episode when a a TV show episode finishes. It's great for people who have unlimited Internet access, but if you have a limit, or fall asleep to watching Netflix shows, … [Continue reading]

Why is Netflix Slow or Choppy?

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If Netflix Instant is slow or choppy, there are many variables that could be causing the problem. Here are a few troubleshooting steps you can use to see what's causing Netflix to display video poorly. … [Continue reading]

Review: Lilyhammer


With all the talk about "House of Cards", "Orange is the New Black", and other Netflix original shows, "Lilyhammer" was one that slipped under the radar. It has gained a lot of buzz though, now in its third season. … [Continue reading]

Google Chrome Now Tells You Which Tab is Playing Sound

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How many times have you had multiple tabs open and suddenly been irritated by a autoplay video? You ask yourself "Which of these 20 tabs could be doing this?". Well, once you upgrade to version 32.0.1700.72 m of Google Chrome, you will no longer have … [Continue reading]

Official YouTube App Now Available For Roku 3

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There once was a time when Roku owners had access to an official YouTube app for their enjoyment of cat videos. Suddenly, the app was pulled and was no longer available. Some Roku users were "grandfathered" in and were able to keep their YouTube app … [Continue reading]

Apple TV: Fix “An error occurred loading this content” on Netflix

Apple TV users may sometimes see an error displayed that says "An error occurred loading this content" when trying to use Netflix Instant. This is a common error. We'll help you solve it. … [Continue reading]

Netflix Instant, Hulu Plus and Amazon Instant Offer Fireplace Movies For the Holidays

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It's the time of year when family and loved ones gather around the fireplace for the holidays. What? You don't have a fireplace? Well, how about the next best thing?  Netflix Instant, and Amazon Instant once again are offering "Fireplace for Your … [Continue reading]

5 Movies to Watch on Netflix Instant for New Year’s 2014

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It's the season where everything becomes new again with the New Year. Keep warm and park yourself in front of the TV and enjoy these 5 New Year's Day related movies, available on Netflix Instant this season. … [Continue reading]