The Raspberry Pi is a neat little gadget which is hooked up to my HDMI port on the new television set. But what about RPi in the bedroom? How to connect Raspberry Pi to an old style TV? Is this possible? A simple adapter is required: Parts Express 3.5mm Plug (4 Pole) To 3 RCA A/V Cable 6 feet. The answer is a confirmed yes as observed by me personally, that the adapter works as stated.

The red and yellow wires may have to be switched.

2/22/17 UPDATE CONFIRMED: The adapter does work with Raspberry Pi and Kodi. At first, the technical problems seemed hopeless. Turns out that it was just a settings issue; edit the configure file in both Raspbian and OpenElect, or LibreElect. It will take some leg work for someone not easily intimidated by a tech challenge and it’s not a quick process, but very achievable.

Raspberry Pi with Kodi is fully functional on an old TV screen. Obviously, there will not be HDTV on the old dinosaur but who cares.

For the remote I am experimenting with this option: Shadow SH T16 Mini 2.4GHz Wireless Touchpad Keyboard. We’ll see how it goes.

What you have is a 3.5 mm jack, similar to the headphone jack, and this adapter plugs right into the Pi. On the opposite end you’re using RCA jacks, the red, white and yellow. These will plug into the old CRT type TV. The 3.5 mm supplies the audio and video feed. And you may have to switch the wires, which are marked by colors.

Obviously if you have access to the new style television, then you will need the HDMI cable.

There’s one more thing to mention. A memory card will be necessary in order to transfer the software to the Pi box. Here’s the link: SanDisk Ultra 32GB microSDHC UHS-I Card with Adapter, Grey/Red, Standard Packaging (SDSQUNC-032G-GN6MA).

Yes you can score the latest of technology in the den, kitchen, or bedroom, and enjoy the latest programming that’s on the market.

How much entertainment can you handle?