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_z_
Level 8

How to Dim/Turn Off LED on Roku Ultra 4800X?

Is there a way to turn off or dim the LED light on the front of the Roku Ultra 4800X like there is for other Roku devices?  I didn't see the option in the menu and the secret menu didn't load for me on this device.

My current work-around is black electrical tape over it, but I was hoping for a more elegant solution.  Thanks

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RokuMary-F
Roku Employee
Roku Employee

Re: How to Dim/Turn Off LED on Roku Ultra 4800X?

Hi @_z_,

Thanks for the inquiry,

Currently, only selected Roku TV models to support local dimming (or local contrast). While the

option to turn off the status LEDs is only available to Roku TV, Roku Streambar, Roku Streambar Pro, or Roku Smart Soundbar.

Check out this link for more info:

How do I improve contrast using local dimming on my Roku TV™? | Official Roku Support

How do I turn off the standby LED on my Roku® device? | Official Roku Support

Let me know if you have any other questions, and have a good day!

Regards,
Mary

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makaiguy
Community Streaming Expert

Re: How to Dim/Turn Off LED on Roku Ultra 4800X?


@_z_ wrote:

Is there a way to turn off or dim the LED light on the front of the Roku Ultra 4800X like there is for other Roku devices?  I didn't see the option in the menu and the secret menu didn't load for me on this device.

My current work-around is black electrical tape over it, but I was hoping for a more elegant solution.  Thanks


Your Ultra uses a wifi direct remote, so it can be placed or oriented so you don't see the LED without hurting its operation.  Otherwise blocking the LED in some way is your only option.  I've blocked many an LED with black electricians tape myself.  To dim rather than block so that you can still check its operation, try using transparent tape and coloring it with a black marker.

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_z_
Level 8

Re: How to Dim/Turn Off LED on Roku Ultra 4800X?

Thanks for the reply, @makaiguy.  My preference is off, but I mentioned dimming in case that were an option but turning it completely off was not.  I was hoping someone knew how to get into the secret menu on this newer device, but apparently that information isn't publicly known yet.

Turning it around was my first thought, but then I'm looking at the power, HDMI, and USB cables, so that's when I decided to go the electrical tape route.  Your dimming work-around is pretty clever though.

OH_Streamer
Level 8

Re: How to Dim/Turn Off LED on Roku Ultra 4800X?

I have an Ultra 4660RX and noticed my LED wasn't working properly after the 10/15/21 update. This last update,  I think was 10/19/21 corrected this problem. My LED now turns off when Screensaver starts and when I turn off my TV (connected via HDMI). Thank you Roku for this last update. 

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_z_
Level 8

Re: How to Dim/Turn Off LED on Roku Ultra 4800X?

That's the opposite of what I'd want.  Well, what I'd want is for no LED at all, but I'd rather have it off while viewing so it's not a bright distraction.  The electrical tape works well... it's just ugly if you look closely at it.

There's no software update available for my model.  It shows it was last updated in June and when I manually checked it said there weren't any new updates.

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