Roku is entering the Smart TV biz in a full blown way. Why? Here are the reasons given in this article:
1. Undercut the competition on price
2. Push television innovation forward
3. A revenue boost
What do you all feel about this latest foray into an ever more crowded field? Is this a wise choice on Roku's Part?
I prefer my own television to be dumb as He*l/The Other Place (you can & permitted to say He*l/The Other Place or the Opposite-Of-Heaven on Broadcast Television for a very long time. Why not here? Does that signify Roku is behind the times?) with an Ultra box attached to it.
Roku, you better add a numeric keypad on the remote, or there's going to be a lot of potential buyers that choose something else. It's the main reason my last two TV purchases were not Roku TVs.
You do know even though Roku tv remotes do not come with numeral pads they still respond to 0-9 commands from universal remotes?
Yeah, but I like using the WiFi Direct remote. Roku needs to offer a remote with numbers.
Back 2020 Hisense released a Roku tv with remote with 0-9 keys in EU.
I just read the blog post. I first thought a 75" TV for $999 was going to be a killer. But then I looked on Best Buy and see how many 75" sets are available well under that amount. Man, big screens have really dropped in price over the last 5-7 years. Hisense even offers an 85" set for $999, although it's a Google TV OS, not Roku. That could be a good or bad thing. The Shield runs a version of Android TV, and it has its pros and cons.
Today, the day that these babies go on sale, At best buy. I did notice that a model that I was looking at does have wireless 6 adapter!
Looks like the Roku branded Plus Series 4k models support wifi6. https://www.roku.com/products/roku-tv/roku-made-tvs?utm_source=organic_social&utm_medium=rokublog
Be sure to let us know how these new models work if you do get one. Especially useful to know how they compare to the traditional manufacturer RokuTV models if you have had one of these also.
Looks like my local Best Buy has them in stock so may stop off and get a glimpse of them. Really want to see if they navigate any smoother than the Insignia RokuTV that I have currently. (more so interested to see how the Select series perform).
Currently I have 2 westinghouse Roku TVs and 1 Sharp. The oldest is the Sharp that is 4 years old. The westinghouse are both 2 years old. All TVs are fast to respond to the remote commands.