Todd Erwin

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Following Amazon’s big product announcements last week, Roku announced their 2020 product lineup and software updates this morning. It was rather underwhelming – only two new products were announced.

Let’s start with the more frustrating announcement first, and that would be yet another hardware refresh to the Roku Ultra, which will now support both Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos. This is the first Roku streaming device to support Dolby Vision, which is in itself exciting, but is pretty much a slap in the face to anyone who purchased last year’s Ultra model that was nearly identical to the previous Ultra model with the exception of a newer CPU. This Ultra model should have been released last year. Roku also claims that this year’s Ultra has a new and improved Wi-Fi chipset that supposedly increases the range by...
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Scott Merryfield

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It's nice to see Roku finally release a device with Dolby Vision support. I will not be upgrading my Ultra, though, as the only display I have with DV is the Vizio in my main setup. My current Ultra is in that setup, but I also have an Apple TV 4K there. The Ultra rarely gets used. Our other 4K display is a Samsung, which doesn't support DV. I just have a less expensive Roku Premiere in that setup.
 

ArnoldLayne

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Yes all hardware should be ultimately complete when released and never upgraded. C'mon. 'slap in the face', other whining is ridiculous.
 
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