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# 181273 8-Oct-2015 18:10
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Just got an email from Roku about the new Roku 4 

Its got support for 4K (up to 60 fps according to this blogpost) and only costs USD 129.99. And it also got an optical output, so in that regard it would be a better streaming device than both the new Amazon TV and Apple TV.

It does require a HDCP 2.2 capable TV, as far as I can understand.




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  # 1402655 8-Oct-2015 19:49
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Techcrunch has an extensive article about Roku 4 as well.




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  # 1402739 8-Oct-2015 21:59
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It does require a HDCP 2.2 capable TV, as far as I can understand.


Only to *stream* 4k content. Your regular, garden-gnome HDCP HDMI 1.0-1.4 spec monitor will be fine for everything else, including non-streaming 4k.

 
 
 
 


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Got the same emails. I'm fighting my tecnology fetishist impulse to ORDER ONE NOW!!!!!!  Will wait until there's more reviews on offer, but probably get one as a Xmas prezzie. To me. :)



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  # 1405280 13-Oct-2015 22:05
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jawnbc: Got the same emails. I'm fighting my tecnology fetishist impulse to ORDER ONE NOW!!!!!!  Will wait until there's more reviews on offer, but probably get one as a Xmas prezzie. To me. :)


Been holding off looking at 4K screens because there was nothing to use them for. Seems like that is changing. But will only be interesting when the cost of LARGE UHD TVs start coming dow.




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  # 1405335 14-Oct-2015 01:32
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Just get the 4k screen. Lack of content is a BS reason not to. It looks better without the easily visible pixel structure that only 1080 gives you.

I was all set to get the new fire TV till I saw the 30Hz only problem. Looks like roku will be it then. But the chromecasts have used my crap I dont need budget for a while till the dollar sorts itself out.




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  # 1405340 14-Oct-2015 03:26
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richms: Just get the 4k screen. Lack of content is a BS reason not to. It looks better without the easily visible pixel structure that only 1080 gives you.


What are you watching on your 4K that shows off the difference. I mean on a daily basis.

The 65" I would be interested in (of todays 4K screens - a non curved Samsung 8000-series) costs around $5500, so I am not in a rush to upgrade. Very happy with that I have at the moment.




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  # 1405341 14-Oct-2015 03:39
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jarledb:
richms: Just get the 4k screen. Lack of content is a BS reason not to. It looks better without the easily visible pixel structure that only 1080 gives you.


What are you watching on your 4K that shows off the difference. I mean on a daily basis.

The 65" I would be interested in (of todays 4K screens - a non curved Samsung 8000-series) costs around $5500, so I am not in a rush to upgrade. Very happy with that I have at the moment.


PS4, Xbox one, movies etc. I only got a 55" in 1080 because all the bigger ones were offensivly bad with the visible grid over the image looking like a screen door. Even the 55" with its weird lets light only half the pixel up thing that samsung do was noticible when 2m away from it. the 65" 4k looks like a smooth image without pixels. It was the last year model of LG when I got it so has the old webos stuff on it. From what I have seen of the new ones they dont really work any better for the browser and the netflix app seem the same.




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  # 1405733 14-Oct-2015 15:08
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richms: 
PS4, Xbox one, movies etc.


On a 4K screen? So all of it is being upscaled from 1080 then...




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  # 1405742 14-Oct-2015 15:19
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jarledb:
richms: 
PS4, Xbox one, movies etc.


On a 4K screen? So all of it is being upscaled from 1080 then...


Obviously or it would be 1/4 the screen used. I can't even find a 1:1 option on this tv so everything is up scaled. One of the aspects shows the entire 1080 picture with none cut off so I assume they think a real 1:1 mode isn't needed.




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jawnbc: Got the same emails. I'm fighting my tecnology fetishist impulse to ORDER ONE NOW!!!!!!  Will wait until there's more reviews on offer, but probably get one as a Xmas prezzie. To me. :)


Same boat - our Roku 3 is fine - nothing world changing in the 4... but I'll probably buy one.

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Hi,

Can someone help please as I have a few questions on the Roku as looking at the Roku 4 as about $220 NZ to get here. 

1. Did any of you have a problem with setting up and the credit Card on set up.

2. Can you add channels like CBS and just pay for it from the Roku account or do you have to pay direct?

3. If you already have an account with a channel can you just log on direct from the Roku.

Any other info would be great.

Thanks for your help.

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How are you getting in to New Zealand. At the moment I will probably order via Amazon and send to Youshop?
You can't seem to use Youshop straight from Roku as they don't accept numbers in Real names.

I have a HDMI 2.2 4K TV (and Receiver)  and this is Probably the 1st HDMI 2.0 Media Player out. (Apart from the Sony X1/X5/X10 which are horrible to set up in NZ)

Thanks


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LennonNZ: How are you getting in to New Zealand. At the moment I will probably order via Amazon and send to Youshop?
You can't seem to use Youshop straight from Roku as they don't accept numbers in Real names.

I have a HDMI 2.2 4K TV (and Receiver)  and this is Probably the 1st HDMI 2.0 Media Player out. (Apart from the Sony X1/X5/X10 which are horrible to set up in NZ)

Thanks




Yes I am going to go thru Youshop as Amazon has free shipping to them, but as you know will not ship to NZ.

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Just Received my Roku 4 this morning via Amazon -> Youshop.

Just be aware the power adapter is 100-120V 0.8A In and Output 12V 2A so I will have to find another Power Adapter for it.



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LennonNZ: Just Received my Roku 4 this morning via Amazon -> Youshop.

Just be aware the power adapter is 100-120V 0.8A In and Output 12V 2A so I will have to find another Power Adapter for it.


Ahh, that sucks. It was 100-240V on the Roku 3.




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