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Iona-D
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Good Decision On Roku's Part?

Roku is entering the Smart TV biz in a full blown way.  Why?  Here are the reasons given in this article:

https://www.fool.com/investing/2023/01/11/3-reasons-roku-wants-to-make-its-own-tvs/

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.

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atc98092
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Re: Good Decision On Roku's Part?

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. 

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Tivoburkee
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Re: Good Decision On Roku's Part?

@atc98092 

You do know even though Roku tv remotes do not come with numeral pads they still respond to 0-9 commands from universal remotes?

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atc98092
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Yeah, but I like using the WiFi Direct remote. Roku needs to offer a remote with numbers. 

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Tivoburkee
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Re: Good Decision On Roku's Part?

Back 2020 Hisense released a Roku tv with remote with 0-9 keys in EU. 

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atc98092
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Re: Good Decision On Roku's Part?

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.  

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