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rwilley
Level 8

Can the new 4k Express be mounted behind tv or must it be within sight of the remote?

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I am considering pre-ordering the new 4k express plus, but need to know if I can mount the unit behind the tv or does the unit have be in sight of the remote?  Thank you.

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makaiguy
Level 21

Re: Can the new 4k Express be mounted behind tv or must it be within sight of the remote?

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The announcements I've read say it comes with a point-anywhere Voice Remote, which connects via wifi direct, same as with the current Streaming Stick+.   This would permit placing the receiver behind the tv set.  Walmart will have a $5 cheaper version that comes with a line-of-sight infrared remote that must be pointed at the Roku.

  • Roku Streaming Stick +, 3810X, Ser YH0059427035, wifi - Samsung UN55ES6100
  • Roku Streaming Stick, 3600X, Ser 5S56D8240827, wifi - JVC EM37T
  • TCL Roku TV 43S425/C107X, Ser X000001R60KV, wifi

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DBDukes
Level 16

Re: Can the new 4k Express be mounted behind tv or must it be within sight of the remote?

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There's the Roku Express 4K which comes with an IR remote. It's a Walmart exclusive. The model number, 3940, end with the Walmart retail suffix (RW).

There's the Roku Express 4K+ that comes with a WiFi Direct remote. It's coming soon, and will be available from Roku and other retailers. That's model 3941. The suffix will be R or X or something, depending on the distribution channel. The model number is what's important.

The Roku Express 4k+ does not have to be line of sight.

EDIT: I see now that I simply repeated what @makaiguy said. I included the model numbers, but that's about it. What @makaiguy said is correct, and probably makes more sense than what I wrote.

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makaiguy
Level 21

Re: Can the new 4k Express be mounted behind tv or must it be within sight of the remote?

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The announcements I've read say it comes with a point-anywhere Voice Remote, which connects via wifi direct, same as with the current Streaming Stick+.   This would permit placing the receiver behind the tv set.  Walmart will have a $5 cheaper version that comes with a line-of-sight infrared remote that must be pointed at the Roku.

  • Roku Streaming Stick +, 3810X, Ser YH0059427035, wifi - Samsung UN55ES6100
  • Roku Streaming Stick, 3600X, Ser 5S56D8240827, wifi - JVC EM37T
  • TCL Roku TV 43S425/C107X, Ser X000001R60KV, wifi

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DBDukes
Level 16

Re: Can the new 4k Express be mounted behind tv or must it be within sight of the remote?

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There's the Roku Express 4K which comes with an IR remote. It's a Walmart exclusive. The model number, 3940, end with the Walmart retail suffix (RW).

There's the Roku Express 4K+ that comes with a WiFi Direct remote. It's coming soon, and will be available from Roku and other retailers. That's model 3941. The suffix will be R or X or something, depending on the distribution channel. The model number is what's important.

The Roku Express 4k+ does not have to be line of sight.

EDIT: I see now that I simply repeated what @makaiguy said. I included the model numbers, but that's about it. What @makaiguy said is correct, and probably makes more sense than what I wrote.

DBDukes
https://www.dbdukes.com/
Roku Ultra (4660)
Roku Streambar (9102)
Roku Streaming Stick+ (3810)

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rwilley
Level 8

Re: Can the new 4k Express be mounted behind tv or must it be within sight of the remote?

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Thank you...one more question.  Will the 4k+ have an ethernet port?

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rwilley
Level 8

Re: Can the new 4k Express be mounted behind tv or must it be within sight of the remote?

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Thank you!!!

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DBDukes
Level 16

Re: Can the new 4k Express be mounted behind tv or must it be within sight of the remote?

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@rwilley wrote:

Thank you...one more question.  Will the 4k+ have an ethernet port?


No. The Ultra has the Ethernet port

DBDukes
https://www.dbdukes.com/
Roku Ultra (4660)
Roku Streambar (9102)
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makaiguy
Level 21

Re: Can the new 4k Express be mounted behind tv or must it be within sight of the remote?

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@rwilley wrote:

Thank you...one more question.  Will the 4k+ have an ethernet port?


I was surprised to read it will have support for Micro USB Ethernet adapters.

See this article on ArsTechnica: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/04/new-roku-express-4k-plus-voice-remote-pro-announced/

  • Roku Streaming Stick +, 3810X, Ser YH0059427035, wifi - Samsung UN55ES6100
  • Roku Streaming Stick, 3600X, Ser 5S56D8240827, wifi - JVC EM37T
  • TCL Roku TV 43S425/C107X, Ser X000001R60KV, wifi
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Tivoburkee
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Re: Can the new 4k Express be mounted behind tv or must it be within sight of the remote?

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I seen that mentioned on video that it will accept usb to ethernet adapter but how is it going power the roku if usb adapter is plugged into the usb port on the roku? 

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makaiguy
Level 21

Re: Can the new 4k Express be mounted behind tv or must it be within sight of the remote?

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May require use of a USB hub to connect two USB devices (??). 

Or maybe it actually comes with a USB Ethernet adapter with a power pass through (which I sincerely doubt).

Or maybe the report was in error.

  • Roku Streaming Stick +, 3810X, Ser YH0059427035, wifi - Samsung UN55ES6100
  • Roku Streaming Stick, 3600X, Ser 5S56D8240827, wifi - JVC EM37T
  • TCL Roku TV 43S425/C107X, Ser X000001R60KV, wifi
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