Anyone grab a Roku 4 yet?

Discussion in 'Roku' started by GeorgeB, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. GeorgeB

    GeorgeB Staff Member Community Manager

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    Thoughts? Experiences? I plan to pick one up this weekend. The goal is to replace our main TV roku 3, put that 3 on the one TV we have running a roku 2, then move the 2 down to the basement where we primarily use PS4 to watch TV.
     
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  3. Rob Lister

    Rob Lister Staff Member Community Leader

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    It sure is big, and almost a pound.
    6.5 x 6.5 x 0.8 inches, 0.9 lb.

    No complaints from me. The 3 is actually so light that the power and Ethernet cables tend to pull it off it's little shelf under my tv.

    Three times as heavy as a roku 3

    I bet most of that is heatsink. The 3 consumed 3.5W typical. The 4 will consume 12.4W

    802.11ac MIMO dual-band wireless according to the specs. Which is necessary if you're going to stream UHD.
     
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  4. LeoIrish

    LeoIrish Community Leader

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    I have not, but a neighbor has, and loves it. Of course, I consider Roku to have the most polished interface of the streaming boxes.
     
  5. Boise Jim

    Boise Jim Member

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    Got one shortly after it came out, and it replaced an AppleTV in the main room. Have two Roku sticks in other rooms, so I wanted to keep all rooms the same (keeps the wife happy!). Zero problems with it, and it works perfectly. Does get pretty hot, but that's to be expected.
     
  6. LeoIrish

    LeoIrish Community Leader

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    Any issues other than it getting hot?
     
  7. Boise Jim

    Boise Jim Member

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    Nope. Boots up quick and runs pretty snappy.
     
  8. lolmadbro

    lolmadbro Member

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    I currently own the Roku4. It does run warm. But nothing I'd be terribly concerned. Though I'm having an issue with SlingTV dropping connectivity after a certain amount of time. I'll be posting that in a separate thread though.

    Overall, I'm pretty happy with it.
     
  9. Boise Jim

    Boise Jim Member

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    Yeah, SlingTV really needs to get their act together. The only streaming service I have any issues with is them.
     

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