Roku Ultra 2017 vs Roku Ultra 2016 – User Speed Test & Unboxing

I recently got my hands on the new 2017 Roku Ultra and decided to do a little unboxing and a head to head with the older 2016 Roku Ultra. The main question I wanted to answer is would it be worth upgrading.

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Here are the details of the Roku Ultra 2016:

  • Perfect for HD and 4K Ultra HD TVs, features fast quad-core processor and 802.11ac dual-band wireless.
  • Exceptionally brilliant picture quality. 4K Ultra HD at 60fps with four times the resolution of 1080p HD.
  • Vibrant HDR displaying an incredible range of colors, brighter whites, and deeper blacks.
  • Fully loaded with digital audio output, convenient point anywhere remote with voice search and remote finder, headphones for private listening, and gaming controls.
  • Dolby Audio over HDMI and optical

Here are the details of the Roku Ultra 2017:

  • 802.11ac MIMO dual-band wireless
  • 10/100 Base-T Ethernet
  • 4K UHD HDR TVs – Supports HDR10 technology
  • Power, HDMI 2.0a, Ethernet 10/100, microSD, USB
  • Audio features
  • DTS Digital Surround™ pass through over HDMI®
  • Night listening mode
  • microSD card slot for additional channel storage
  • USB port for local playback
  • Voice remote with TV power and volume buttons as well as voice search, headphone jack, and gaming buttons
  • Speaker for lost remote finder alerts
  • Player includes IR receiver, compatible with various universal remotes

After testing out the 2017 Roku Ultra would highly recommend upgrading. There is a noticeable speed improvement that makes the 2017 Roku Ultra well worth the price. Add in the new remote to control your TV and the Roku Ultra 2017 is a great buy for cord cutters.

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