If you have an older CRT Television that without an HDMI connection, you can still use the Amazon Fire TV device with it. All you need is an adapter. Use these steps to connect a Fire TV Stick or box to an old analog CRT TV.
Netflix has a rather annoying feature where a video preview of your selection will play whenever you make a selection. Fortunately, Netflix added a setting that allows you to enable or disable this setting.
My wife and I recently decided to break out the old SNES system and connect it to our new smart TV. We ran into an issue though when we found it only had HDMI ports. The SNES adapter has the 3RCA connectors.
I was happy to find out that there is an adapter you can purchase that will allow you to connect your SNES to an HDMI port. I will share the instructions in this post.
The HDMI-CEC feature on your television allows virtually any remote control to communicate directly with devices that attack to the HDMI port on your TV. It can allow you to use a remote with streaming boxes like the Roku or Chromecast.
Enabling HDMI-CEC on your TV can be confusing because manufacturers call the feature different names. You may have to check the documentation provided with your TV to see if it supports HDMI-CEC. If it does, these steps should turn the feature on.
Having a problem with the microphone button on the remote control of the Amazon Fire TV? I did too. Fortunately, I figured out how to fix the problem.
A common problem may occur with the Amazon Fire TV Stick where it throws an error when you’re trying to stream video that says:
“Home is Currently Unavailable – We are unable to connect to Amazon services. Please Check your Internet connection or try again later.”
It then provide a button to “Go to Network Settings“.
Use these steps to fix the problem.
Remember the days when MTV was actually a music television channel? Music videos would play night and day. You’d get to see what your favorite bands looked like while they expressed themselves via an additional artistic outlet. It was great! These days though, MTV is a reality TV network. VH1 has also followed suit, leaving very few options for viewers such as myself to fulfill their music video fix.
The Roku has amazed me with many of its features. It seemed only natural that I’d be able to connect a keyboard to its USB port and use it to navigate and type. That doesn’t work though. Nor is there a Bluetooth keyboard solution available. It’s the one missing feature that would make the Roku absolutely perfect. Typing using the standard remote control is sometimes aggravating. Fortunately, There are a few handy alternatives for people who absolutely must use a keyboard with their Roku.[Read more…] about 2 Roku Keyboard Solutions