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Roku 3 (4230X) vs. Streaming Stick 2019 (3810R)

I have two Roku 3's (4230x) and don't really have any issues with either unit. Still, I had a chance to pick up the latest Streaming Stick + (3810R) when it was on sale around Black Friday 2019 but haven't opened it yet. Because the Roku 3 is an older device that is no longer sold or supported, I couldn't find a single comparison between the two models. My overall take is that while the Streaming Stick + doesnt have an ethernet port, it is likely faster and has greater wifi range than my Roku 3 - especially if my Roku 3 is connected via wifi rather than ethernet, which is, unfortunately, the case in my apartment. Also, the Streaming Stick + supports 4k, but neither of my TVs are 4k and I have no plan to upgrade anytime soon. Lastly, the Streaming Stick + doesn't support earbuds (I never use mine) and doesn't have MicroSD expansion (not sure how that might effect performance). In the end I'm not sure why I would or would not want to upgrade (downgrade?) to the Streaming Stick +. If it's significantly faster and more responsive and has greater range and a cooler interface, that would probably do it, but I'd love to get some feedback and advice from the community.

 

Thanks in advance...

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Re: Roku 3 (4230X) vs. Streaming Stick 2019 (3810R)

I had a Roku 2 for a few years which I was very happy with and just upgraded to an Ultra.

I didnt really need to but Im glad I did. Its more responsive and has a few extra bells and whistles.

One thing I'm noticing its not buffering at higher resolutions like the Roku 2 did occasionally.

I cant speak to your particular Models. But I'm pleased with the more expensive car, naturally.

Roku Ultra ---Ethernet rules---

From now on if people dont upvote me and do as I say I will consider holding my breath and selling my Roku's.
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Re: Roku 3 (4230X) vs. Streaming Stick 2019 (3810R)

Thank you. Had my timing been better, I might have grabbed an Ultra when it was on sale, rather than the Streaming Stick +. That said, chances are that by the time I'd actually be able to avail of the additional features, a newer model would be available anyway, so perhaps the Streaming Stick + is a smart stop-gap compromise until I require a higher end device. :-)

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Re: Roku 3 (4230X) vs. Streaming Stick 2019 (3810R)

I was perfectly happy with my Roku 2 and upgraded only because of the Xmas sales.

Plus the fact I only use Ethernet.

Roku Ultra ---Ethernet rules---

From now on if people dont upvote me and do as I say I will consider holding my breath and selling my Roku's.
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