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stanmsilva
Level 7

What is the difference between Roku Ultra 2020 and Roku Ultra 2021??

I have two older Roku Ultra's (4660X2). I have them connect via ethernet for more solid streaming. Both work well, but I have purchased a new 80 inch TV that is 8K capable. My other TV is 4k capable. Since my present Roku's (Models 4660X2's) are older but have the 9.4 OS on them and I believe I will get the new 10 OS. What do I gain from moving to the newer Roku Ultra 2021? I can't seem to get very much information on it, and maybe just moving to the Roku Ultra 2020 is going to be just fine. Lovesome great feedback on my questions

Thank you!!

 

Stan

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StreamerUser
Level 16

Re: What is the difference between Roku Ultra 2020 and Roku Ultra 2021??

FYI, the 4800 is the 2020 Ultra, the 4670 is the 2019 Ultra, the 4660X2 is the 2018 Ultra, etc - there is no 2021 Ultra (yet - that would be released this fall most likely).

Regardless, you can see the full product specs for the 4800 here:  https://www.roku.com/products/roku-ultra

stanmsilva
Level 7

Re: What is the difference between Roku Ultra 2020 and Roku Ultra 2021??

Thank you for your quick response!! Okay, no new 2021 as of yet, Amazon needs to update their description on their Roku Ultra. As I did a search on Roku Ultra 2021 and a new unit came up for $187.00!! Said it was the latest even it was 2021. But you cleared that up for me thank you.

    In your humble opinion, what gains am I going to get coming from Roku 2018 to Roku 2020 and if there will be 2021 coming out do you know much about it and what gains will come from it? I do see the new remote that can be recharged and I love that. I will replace both my remotes.

 

Thank you, again!!

Stan

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Strega
Level 14

Re: What is the difference between Roku Ultra 2020 and Roku Ultra 2021??

Keep in mind that Amazon consists of Amazon and people selling through Amazon.  The latter may vary in pricing, integrity, fly-by-night-ness etc. Check who it is sold by in each listing.

atc98092
Level 21

Re: What is the difference between Roku Ultra 2020 and Roku Ultra 2021??

Assuming you are comparing your 4660 to the latest 4800, there's quite a few differences. 

First, the 4800 has a faster processor. It's noticeably faster than my 4640 and 4670 Ultras.  It also has much more channel storage and operational memory. Put together, the 4800 is much faster than older versions. It has built-in support for the AC-4 audio codec, which is beginning to be used with some Internet streaming sites. It adds MIMO to the WiFi radio for improved wireless performance. The final major improvement is support for Dolby Vision.

In the loss column, the 4800 does not have an SD cart slot for adding channel storage space. Since the 4800 has so much channel storage now, it's likely a non-issue. 

Yes, your 4660s will get OS 10.0. I can't see any benefit to upgrade them to the 4670, but moving to the 4800 would be noticeable. To be honest, unless Dolby Vision would be a major draw for you, I don't think I'd bother moving from the 4660 to the 4800. Yes, it performs better, but I still use my Ultra 4640 and have zero issues. Since my LG is a DV display, it made sense to add the 4800 to it. The 4670 is connected to a small 1080 TV, and the 4640 is in my suitcase for when I travel. 

Don't pay more than $99 for any Roku Ultra. That's the price on the Roku web site, and anywhere it's being sold higher is scalping. 

Dan
Ultra (4640), Ultra (4670), Ultra (4800), Premiere (3920), Insignia 720p Roku TV, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Nvidia Shield, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network.
dathead2
Level 10

Re: What is the difference between Roku Ultra 2020 and Roku Ultra 2021??

Since my LG is a DV display, it made sense to add the 4800 to it

Coukd you clarify that point?

 

Also i saw in another thread that 4800 would not read any drive greater that 2TB via the usb.  Tell me that's not so!?

Roku Ultra 4660X
RokuOS 9.4.0 build 4210
Sony Bravia 55A8G TV
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StreamerUser
Level 16

Re: What is the difference between Roku Ultra 2020 and Roku Ultra 2021??


@dathead2 wrote:

Since my LG is a DV display, it made sense to add the 4800 to it

Coukd you clarify that point?

 

Also i saw in another thread that 4800 would not read any drive greater that 2TB via the usb.  Tell me that's not so!?


His LG TV supports Dolby Vision, and the 4800 supports Dolby Vision, hence the good pairing/match.

The 2TB limit isnt so.

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