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lvporta
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Closest to or Similar to Roku 3 4230

Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:40 pm

Of the latest Roku Models that are out there now, which one is equivalent to the Roku 3 4230.
Also, is the Roku Stick 3600 equal to or better than the Roku 3 4230.
I am interested in performance enhancement beyond the current Roku 3 4200 that I currently have.  TIA
 
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Re: Closest to or Similar to Roku 3 4230

Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:14 pm

This web page will show you the technical specs of all the Roku boxes, from the original to the latest models. Although I caution you about looking at the raw CPU processor speed. Newer CPUs might have the same rated speed, but in reality are significantly better than older ones. The closest I see of the current boxes is the Premiere +, as everything below it does not have an Ethernet jack or SD card slot. If these aren't critical to you, then the basic Express is comparable, but most likely more powerful.
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I will say that my 3600 Stick is almost as powerful as my 4, which is almost as powerful as my Ultra.
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Nvidia Shield, Roku Stick (3600), Ultra (4640), Premiere (3920), Insignia 720p Roku TV, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network.
 
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Re: Closest to or Similar to Roku 3 4230

Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:46 pm

Premiere+ doesn't have a USB connection for external storage nor does it have an optical S/PDIF port, so if you want all of the features of Roku 3 you have to go with the Ultra.  (I have a Premiere+ and if I'd realized the lack of USB I'd have gone with the Ultra, but no big).

By the way, here is a direct link to the comparison table in that Wikipedia article.
 
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Re: Closest to or Similar to Roku 3 4230

Thu May 18, 2017 3:26 pm

The new Roku 2(4210X) is basically a Roku 3.
 
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Re: Closest to or Similar to Roku 3 4230

Thu May 18, 2017 3:39 pm

crammy wrote:
The new Roku 2(4210X) is basically a Roku 3.

Hello:   
  That model is a R3 but shipped with a standard IR remote instead of WiFi Direct gaming remote.  This was done as a way to strip down features and costs.  When released, it was before the current lineup.  It was meant to be:  Roku 1/SE, Purple Roku stick, Roku 2 (stripped down R3), Roku 3 with built-in Mic and Roku 4 for that season of released hardware.
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Re: Closest to or Similar to Roku 3 4230

Mon May 22, 2017 8:58 am

I ran across a deal on the Roku 3600 stick at Fry's and purchased one.  I have not yet installed.  Not sure whether to switch with my Roku 3 4200 or Roku 2 in my office.  Decisions Decisions.

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