I recently purchased a Roku 4 and have experienced some of the issues that many other users have. The main issues I've experienced are: lip sync off, SlingTV crashes or degrades in quality after a short while, difficulty waking up after screen savers have run for awhile (automatic shutoff is disabled). In my house we have a few game systems, Apple TV 3rd gen, and FireTV Stick that do not suffer from these issues. I have a high performance router with plenty of broadband speed to feed this machine so I'm confident these aren't factors.
I have a few days left before I can no longer return this unit. I've already returned one that would not sync to the remote or see any routers (bad wifi module is my guess). My question is, should I hold on to this unit and wait for software fixes or take this unit back and get the Roku 3?
This is my first Roku purchase and I specifically chose it over the 4th gen Apple TV. My household has plenty of Apple products, but I wanted something that is neutral in the streaming hardware market, has SlingTV, and is future proof. I really like the Roku interface and the amount of channels that are offered so I will continue to use a Roku streaming device, just not sure which one - 3 or 4?