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How do I set up a Roku 2 XD model 3050?

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posted this on September 18, 2013 12:40

This article is applicable to the following models: 

 Models Roku 2 XD (model 3050)ProdTemp_Roku2G_XD.png

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Getting started

     Setup tips     Requirements for installation
  • Have your wireless network name and password handy
  • Remember which input on the TV used
  • Place batteries into remote before powering on Roku player
  • Have a computer nearby during setup for account creation and linking
  • Some channels require additional subscriptions
  • Broadband Internet
  • WiFi (802.11 b/g/n) wireless network
  • Wireless network name and password
  • Available input on TV
  • Roku account (it's free)
  • Optional (not included)
    • HDMI cable (if using HDTV)

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Follow these steps to setup your Roku player Show me the
Getting Started Guide

1. Connect to your TV

  • For best picture quality, use a HDMI cable.  Connect one end to the HDMI port of the Roku player, and the other end to an available HDMI input on your TV.
  • To use the provided A/V cable, connect one end to the composite video (yellow) and analog audio (red/white) ports on the back of your TV.  Connect the 3.5mm end of the cable to A/V port on the Roku player.
  • Make note of the TV input used.

2. Power up key components

  • Open the battery compartment and carefully insert the provided batteries into the slots, following the correct battery orientation.
  • Power up the Roku player by connecting the provided power adapter to the Roku player and to an available wall outlet.
  • Turn on your TV and select the correct TV input.

3. Connect to your network

  • Select "Wireless" as your network connection:
    • Select your network from the list of available networks.
    • Enter your wireless network password when prompted. (Note: passwords are case-sensitive)

4. Complete guided setup

  • Get the latest software
    • Your Roku player will let you know if there is a software update available, and will restart after the update is complete.
  • Link your Roku player from any Internet browser
    • A link code should be displayed on the TV screen after restart
    • Using an Internet browser, follow the instructions to link your Roku player to a new or an existing Roku account.

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Help for common setup mistakes and solutions

Symptom

Possible causes

Try these!

I don't see any picture 
on the TV
TV is OFF


Cable loose


Roku is OFF


Wrong TV input
Ensure TV is ON (it's more common than you think)

Check all connectors are snugly in place

Check power adapter is snugly connected, and wall outlet is working

Select the correct TV input
I can not connect to 
wireless network
Weak wireless signal


Wrong wireless name


Wrong wireless password

Wireless name hidden
Move Roku player location (even a few inches may help)

Ensure correct network name selected

Ensure correct password entered

SSID can be hidden, use "Add Network" from wireless network screen
My remote does 
not work
Not in line of site



Batteries weak
Get closer and ensure there are no obstacles between your remote and the Roku player

Try a fresh set of batteries

 

 

 
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