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Chazzman
Level 7

Update 3700X for $20 -- does my old Roku stop working?

I'm ready to take advantage of a new offer for an Upgrade as an owner of a model 3700X. For $20 I get a new, faster Roku. But the offer seems to imply that my old Roku could stop working -- it's an "Upgrade" and not simply a new Roku. There's nothing that implies I'd have to send in my old Roku.

Is there anything I'll eventually regret? Or am I just reading too much into it.

Thanks in advance . . .

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renojim
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Re: Update 3700X for $20 -- does my old Roku stop working?

You're probably reading too much into it.  You can keep your old device and it will keep working.  The 3700 is even on the list of devices that are still getting updates (unlike some older Rokus), but no one knows how long that will continue.

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Chazzman
Level 7

Re: Update 3700X for $20 -- does my old Roku stop working?

Thank you very much for the follow-up. I'm going for it . . .

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C_Eyak
Level 7

Re: Update 3700X for $20 -- does my old Roku stop working?

my 3700X is extremely unstable with Roku's latest software updates so i replaced it with their current "Roku Express HD Streaming Media Player" 3930X model ($22 bucks @@Amazon).  it's fast and works perfectly.  disappointing though that the 3700X model - released 2016 - became obsolete that fast?  whatever¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Mdforseth
Level 7

Re: Update 3700X for $20 -- does my old Roku stop working?

Planned obsolescence?

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DBDukes
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Re: Update 3700X for $20 -- does my old Roku stop working?


@Mdforseth wrote:

Planned obsolescence?


No, just newer technology outpacing older technology. The cheap devices are cheap for a reason. They don't have all the latest and greatest. As new technology and standards emerge, they fall by the wayside. The more expensive devices are often able to handle the new tech and standards.

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