Is the new Soundbar Pro driven by the same processor/performance features as the Roku Ultra (4800 series) product? Features like fast channel launch and the best wireless range in the product line would be nice to have in the top end of the Roku Streambar Pro line.
No, I don't think it's the same hardware as the 4800. Mostly because the Soundbar Pro doesn't support Dolby Vision. It wouldn't make sense to have the same hardware and not the same features. Looking at the hardware specs on the developers web site, the CPU is the same as the previous version of the Ultra (4670). I have both versions of Ultra, and there's a definite difference between the 4670 and 4800. Not substantial, but there's no question the 4800 is the better performer.
Dan Ultra (4640), Ultra (4670), Ultra (4800), Premiere (3920), Insignia 720p Roku TV, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Nvidia Shield, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network.