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Roku Ultra - Reviews, Prices, Specs and Alternatives
Roku has turned itself into the go-to guys for home TV entertainment by cleverly releasing products that fit all walks of life, from the college student in a dorm room to full blown home theater junkies. As its name implies, the Roku Ultra is the do-it-all model and this one pulls no stops.
While coming in a small, simple design like always, just the black hockey puck-ish style of Roku, the Roku Ultra claims to have it all. It offers 4K resolution, HDR support, digital audio, USB connectivity, a remote control with voice search and a headphone jack, and more than 3,500 streaming channels. It has power and HDMI ports, and there's also an Ethernet port, a digital audio output, a microSD card slot and a USB port. All inside a square-ish device, at 4.9 x 4.9 x 0.9 inches. Not to mention its classic, snappy, easy to navigate OS and media player is still working like a charm, it can even recognize even the most obscure media file extensions.
One thing this could have used is an HDMI cable to come with it. At around $110.00 this is expected. Even the inferior Roku 4 had an HDMI cable along with the box. The Controller has a fair bit left to go as it can get clunky at times, and otherwise be too responsive you end up all over the place.
But these shortcomings are bearable as all the features are given, and executed well indeed. The price is right, and you get your moneys worth and then some. The Roku Ultra is today's TV box to beat.
- Small, simple design
- Extensive channel selection
- Easy to use interface
- Cheaper than most
- No HDMI cable included
- Remote can be clunky at times
- Perfect for HD and 4K Ultra HD TVs
- Features fast quad-core processor
- 802.11ac dual-band wireless
- 4K Ultra HD at 60fps
- Four times the resolution of 1080p HD
- Dolby Audio over HDMI and optical