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Roku will add 4K streaming support in upcoming models

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 04 Jan 2015 22:51 User comments (3)

Roku will add 4K streaming support in upcoming models Roku has announced today that upcoming models will include streaming 4K Ultra HD support, meaning the set-tops will be the first in the industry with native support for the high resolution video.
Additionally, the company signed up Chinese manufacturing heavy hitter TCL as its first partner for 4K TVs that run Roku's Roku TV platform.

Netflix was announced as Roku's first 4K streaming content provider, which is unsurprising given Netflix's "huge" 4K library of about 20 movie and TV titles including the full seasons of AMC's hit "Breaking Bad."

Besides the 4K announcements, Roku also announced more partners for its Roku TV platform: Insignia and Haier. Insignia is Best Buy's house brand and Haier is a well-known low-cost TV maker.

Source:
Engadget

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3 user comments

15.1.2015 12:37

4k is such a dead technology that it doesn't even know it yet.

By the time the next tech arrives (i.e. "8K"), 4K will be a memory.

No one gives a crap about it and even w/TVs side-by-side (1080,4K), it's a negligible difference.

26.1.2015 10:48

If anything, I think 4k stands a better chance than 8k because the internet infrastructure can't / purposely won't catch up quick enough to handle 8k streaming. Masses won't adopt if they're going to constantly be hit with isp bandwidth overage charges month after month.

But yeah, I do agree that the tech is outpacing it's adaptability, although I disagree with your 1080 vs. 4k negligible difference.

I have 2 different monitors I game on; a 24" 1920x1080 144hz I uses for multiplayer and a 27" 2560x1440 ips I use for single player (eye candy). The difference between the 1080 vs. the 1440 is night and day. And that's just 1080 vs. 1440 in a 24" to 27" size range.

So when you're talking about stretching that 1080 to a 50" to 60" and larger screen, comparing it to the same size at 4k resolution, and saying the difference is negligible, well that's just nonsense.


36.1.2015 15:59

The reason it's negligible is because there's no video content in 4k. Hardly any in 1080p unless you're going with Blu-Ray or premium streaming services. Almost all broadcast TV is 720p or 1080i at best.

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