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Old 08-22-19, 05:10 PM
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I'm thinking of ditching my Firestick. What is the best Roku 4K device these days? The Stick+ seems pricey.
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Old 08-22-19, 05:23 PM
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I'm thinking of ditching my Firestick. What is the best Roku 4K device these days? The Stick+ seems pricey.
Isn't it only like $8 more than the equivalent Fire stick?
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Old 08-22-19, 05:57 PM
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Isn't it only like $8 more than the equivalent Fire stick?
Roku Stick+ is $58.97 on Amazon. I got the Firestick for $35 or so.
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Old 08-22-19, 06:00 PM
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Too bad you didn't get the Roku Ultra last Black Friday. It was only $50. Really solid 4K streaming. I'm sure they will discount it again this year.
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Old 08-22-19, 06:04 PM
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I can wait until this BF. It’s not urgent. I got rid of a cable box and was just going to move some of my other sticks around. So I was going to put something new in my theatre room.

Roku seems to be less affected by drama with the big corporations.
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Old 08-22-19, 07:47 PM
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Roku Stick+ is $58.97 on Amazon. I got the Firestick for $35 or so.
Put a CamelCamelCamel alert on it. It's been sub $50 a few times over the past few months.
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Old 08-22-19, 08:38 PM
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Put a CamelCamelCamel alert on it. It's been sub $50 a few times over the past few months.
Thanks. I’m aware of all that. It’s not really what I was asking. Unless the Stick+ is what you’re recommending?
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Old 08-22-19, 08:59 PM
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If it's going to be you main device for streaming, I say go for the Ultra. It's worth the price. I picked up another one last week because the Fire Cube is a cube of shit.

If it's not your main device, the Stick+ is a good purchase.
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Old 08-22-19, 09:22 PM
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Thanks. Iím aware of all that. Itís not really what I was asking. Unless the Stick+ is what youíre recommending?
You complained about the price. I was pointing out if you are in no hurry, out the watch on it and buy when cheaper. Yes, it is the best value of all their products. Hopefully that answers what you are asking.

Stick+ is my main streaming device and I have zero problems with it.
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Old 08-22-19, 09:24 PM
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If it's going to be you main device for streaming, I say go for the Ultra. It's worth the price.
I agree. Especially if you can run a cable to your router. It's the only model with an ethernet port. Even though I have a strong and fast wifi connection, I find that I have less problems when I use a wired connection.
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Old 08-23-19, 12:41 PM
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I agree. Especially if you can run a cable to your router. It's the only model with an ethernet port. Even though I have a strong and fast wifi connection, I find that I have less problems when I use a wired connection.
^This (the ethernet port) is why I have an Ultra on my main TV, and I'm going to buy another for my office TV.
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Old 09-04-19, 09:24 AM
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Roku is introducing a smart soundbar, as well as a subwoofer accessory: https://www.theverge.com/circuitbrea...setup-ifa-2019

The good news is it'll be for any TV, not just Roku TVs. I love the wireless Roku speakers I got on sale earlier this year. Granted, I'm not an audiophile, but they sound great to me. And pairing them with my TCL was a breeze. This soundbar seems pretty nifty if you don't already have a Roku.
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Old 09-04-19, 10:59 AM
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I was hoping the subwoofer would be a little cheaper ($100-$125).

Too bad you can't use the soundbar as a center channel with the current speakers as front L/R. Then add another pair of speakers for surround sound. With the subwoofer, that would give you a decent 5.1 system. It seems like that's something they could do with a software update.
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Old 09-04-19, 11:28 AM
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Oh, totally. It seems like a no brainer for them to do a whole system you could build piecemeal. Maybe they will in the future. I'd also like it if they made a cheaper version of the soundbar that isn't smart for those who already have a Roku.
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