4K Roku 4 - $130

Kaido

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http://techcrunch.com/2015/10/06/ro...e-discovery-features-and-upgraded-mobile-app/

Explains Lloyd Klarke, Roku’s Director of Product Management, “when we say ‘4K’ we mean full 60 frames per second. We mean full support for HDCP 2.2, which is the security protocol that makes sure 4K stays true all the way through,” he says. “It’s 4K done right.”

Good summary here:

Basics:
Quad-core processor, up to 60 fps 4K streaming; HDCP 2.2
Optical Audio Out
1080p home screen and user interface
802.11ac MIMO Wi-Fi
1.5 GB RAM
Wi-Fi Direct-enabled remote control with voice search, headphone jack and “Remote Finder” function
Dimensions: 6.5″ x 5.5″ x 0.8″
Weight: 0.9 lb.
Companion app for iOS and Android with full device control

Pros:
4K support and features to highlight 4K video
More 4K channels at launch than competitors
Clean, easy-to-use interface and simple remote with buttons for favorite channels like Netflix
Faster than older Roku models
Lots of content: 300,000 movies and TV episodes; over 3K channels
Can now plug in stereo or sound bar
New reset button and Remote Finder
Supports nearly all major video services (e.g. Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video, Google Play, Hulu, etc.). Not involved in anti-competitive measures as it’s an independent third party.

Cons:
Price increase to $129.99 from the $99.99 Roku 3
No update to casual gaming catalog/features to rival Apple TV’s new App Store
Bigger! (Con for some!) Roku 4 is 6.5″ x 5.5″ x 0.8″ vs. 3.5″ x 3.5″ x 1″ for Roku 3
Voice support is available for search, but it’s not a “smart” assistant like Apple TV’s “Siri,” or Amazon’s “Alexa”
HBO NOW (so far) is still missing
Without a 4K TV, not enough features to encourage current Roku owners to upgrade their hardware

HOWEVER:

Also new is the “Remote Finder” button. By pressing a button on the top of the Roku 4 box, the remote will beep to help you dig it up from where it’s buried in your couch cushions. You can also customize the sounds this feature uses.

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itpromike

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Looks intriguing but I think for the money I'm still getting an Apple TV. I don't have a 4k TV yet and the features and UI of the new ATV were really compelling to me. Heck I might get both since I'd like to put something on my main TV as well as the bedroom and basement. So far I have nothing in the main room (I use my PS4 for netflix etc...), I have a Roku on the bedroom, and a FireTV (awful mistake) in the basement. The FireTV is a mess UI wise. I'd probably replace the bedroom Roku with new one and put an ATV in the mainroom.
 

Kaido

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Looks intriguing but I think for the money I'm still getting an Apple TV. I don't have a 4k TV yet and the features and UI of the new ATV were really compelling to me. Heck I might get both since I'd like to put something on my main TV as well as the bedroom and basement. So far I have nothing in the main room (I use my PS4 for netflix etc...), I have a Roku on the bedroom, and a FireTV (awful mistake) in the basement. The FireTV is a mess UI wise. I'd probably replace the bedroom Roku with new one and put an ATV in the mainroom.

I'm leaning towards the ATV for light gaming, but I love my Roku 3's. I have 3 of them setup & my family is trained on using them pretty well at this point :p
 

slag

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Looks intriguing but I think for the money I'm still getting an Apple TV. I don't have a 4k TV yet and the features and UI of the new ATV were really compelling to me. Heck I might get both since I'd like to put something on my main TV as well as the bedroom and basement. So far I have nothing in the main room (I use my PS4 for netflix etc...), I have a Roku on the bedroom, and a FireTV (awful mistake) in the basement. The FireTV is a mess UI wise. I'd probably replace the bedroom Roku with new one and put an ATV in the mainroom.

I had an apple 2. I like it until it died and I bought a roku 2. Loved it so much more than the apple offering that I also bought a roku 3 for the bedroom. I like the roku interface, snappiness, external USB connectivity, and remote with more than just a couple buttons...
 

Tegeril

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Such a seamless loop. I must have stared at it for 5 mins trying to see where the clips starts and ends.

Basically the guy moving across the front is full-height so he basically is a fancy-rekt-screen-wipe. Look at the top right of the gif, and compare the movement of the tree up there to the tree along the top left as he goes by :)
 

s44

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Actually, the Nvidia Shield is 4k done right. It's also the only 4k Chromecasting target.