Well folks, as I mentioned, I had 4 different ROKU boxes - two of them being the ultra versions, and the other two are older, yet still superb units. But with each one of those, the colors/audio/video qualities with Paramount + were unsatisfactory at best.
So I took a quick chance and ordered the ROKU Streaming Stick 4K (2020 version), praying that it would do much better (based on some replies I read about this device). The installation was simple, and then I held my breath as I loaded the Paramount + streaming channel.
I was in for a most pleasant surprise. The video and audio qualities were now absolutely superb, with rich colors, increased definition to the picture quality, and the audio qualities with my Dolby system were outstanding. Now how can a streaming stick like this, do better than the more expensive Ultra versions? Does anybody have any answers to that?
In fact, when checking all the streaming channels I currently pay for (Netflix, Prime, Paramount +, and FOX Nation), the picture qualities have been massively improved (and I thought they were great previously with all of them except Paramount +).
So I'm a happy camper now. If any of you are experiencing this, by all means get the 2021 version of the ROKU Streaming Stick 4K. You will be pleasantly surprised. Even the loading of the channels has been improved by 100%.
The only thing I don't particularly care for with this new remote that comes with the stick is that it has a built-in battery which you charge via a USB cable. I wish it retained the AA battery option because if the remote gets low in power, you have to plug it in somewhere to recharge (which takes it out of commission while it's doing so). Had it been powered by AA batteries (like previous versions), the change out would have been quickly done.
Oh well - not all is perfect.