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Very happy! Much better than the Roku 4!!!
I am very happy with the Ultra so far! This is what the Roku 4 should have been. Just a few reasons: 1. Speed. The Ultra does not lag like the Roku...Read complete review
I am very happy with the Ultra so far! This is what the Roku 4 should have been. Just a few reasons: 1. Speed. The Ultra does not lag like the Roku 4 does. The menus are quick and responsive. Even loading and buffering times seem to be reduced! 2. The Ultra seems to handle high-bitrate video streams much better than The Roku 4. Dropped frames, lip sync problems, and other annoyances all seem gone with the Ultra. 3. Up-conversion from 2K to 4K seems to be much better. Example: Programming on HBO GO looks like it is being streamed in native 4k with the Ultra, even though it is not. This seems to apply to other 2K sources streamed through the Ultra as well. Of course, I should also mention that programming being streamed in native 4K (Netflix/Amazon/Vudu/etc.) looks amazing too! 4. The Ultra isn't constantly losing connection with the remote control. This was a big problem with the Roku 4. The 4 kept losing the remote connection at least once a day until the whole unit was rebooted. This happened on BOTH Roku 4 units I have in two different locations. So far, no problems with remote control connectivity with the Ultra! My *ONLY* complaint so far would be the moving of the OK button to the up/down/left/right buttons and putting the "Search" button where the OK button had been on previous remotes. I am finding myself (because I am used to the old remote) pressing the "search" button instead of "OK" button, causing it to kick me out of whatever app I was in and/or watching. This will take some getting used to, but It is not a deal breaker.
Most Liked Negative Review
Audio and Video do not sync
I received the Roku Ultra on 1/12/2017, connected it to my Pioneer VSX-1130-K which is connected to my Samsung UN55KU6300SXFA 4K Smart TV. I updated the software to the latest...Read complete review
I received the Roku Ultra on 1/12/2017, connected it to my Pioneer VSX-1130-K which is connected to my Samsung UN55KU6300SXFA 4K Smart TV. I updated the software to the latest version (7.5.1, build 4095). All worked fine until I tried to play a video from a connected USB flash drive. The video played well, but the audio was out of sync - totally worthless. I can play the same move via PLEX media server and everything plays perfectly so I know it is not the file. The reason I purchased this unit was because it could play just about every video and Audio format including Dolby Atmos and DTS or it would at least pass the audio stream through to a device that could decode the audio stream which the Pioneer unit can do. As it stands right now, this unit is useless to me. I can't watch a video where the audio and video are so far out of sync. IT NEEDS TO BE CORRECTED NOW, otherwise I will have to return the unit.
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from Elkhart , Indiana
Thanks to Roku I ended a long term relationship with cable and couldn't be happier .
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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By Lou V
from Vermont, United States
We upgraded from a Roku 2 to Roku Ultra and it has not disappointed. As always, I love the feel of the Roku remote compared to other streaming device remotes. Same easy to use interface we were used to, but now with voice search and point anywhere remote...which is HUGE when you have kids blocking the tv stand constantly.
from Chicago, IL, United States
I have had Roku 3 and 4, features and quality just keeps getting better. Wonder whats next.
Connection - Turn On
from Houston, TX, United States
Have two Roku Ultras. Sometimes I have to cycle the power to one of the units to get it to boot-up and connect to my Wifi network.
Easy to setup and performs as advertised
from Perrysburg, OH, United States
I bought 2 weeks and couldn't be happier. Highly recommend.
A must have option for your A/V system
By Doc Larry
from Lakewood, WA, United States
A lifetime audio/video fanatic. Bought the first Bose 901s, first Yamaha DSP, first HD tv, and so much more. It's been a great lifetime hobby. You will love this accessory. I have the Ultra.
from NC, United States
this is the best quality movies I ever seen Love the fish tank sleeping mode also.
great features and good ...
great features and good service. I don't have anything else
Daughter loves it
By Amy T
from Fort Walton Beach, FL, United States
I bought this a few months ago and my daughter is loving all the programming options
from Laguna Beach, CA
I'm glad that I bought it . It has a lot of great features.
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