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Originally Posted by caryt
This may be the wrong Forum to ask...
I have a KDL52XBR4 that I bought in early '06 and its still working great.
I've been thinking about getting a ROKU or something like it but unsure if the Sony's HDMI inputs will have any issues. Thinking about the Ultra. Can't find any info on the HDMI spec.
I believe it can be set to 1080p and should work directly into the Sony.
Or Hook it to my Onkyo TX-NR809 then to the Sony, Its HDMI 1.4
I should also add that we get our internet wirelessly so right now my download speeds:
Ping is 80ms
Dn load is 6 Mpbs
Upload is 1 Mbps
Not sure how that will affect using a Roku?
The only issue with your speed is it might be tough to maintain a 1080 stream from some sites. 720 should be no problem. As far as a Roku, the Ultra is certainly overkill for your current TV. But it does have a couple of things that you might prefer, such as a USB connection and an optical out. You won't have any issues connecting it via HDMI 1.4 connections. You can't get 4K HDR through that, but your TV doesn't support it anyway. I currently have a Roku 4 connected to an older Panasonic plasma via 1.4 HDMI and experience no issues at all. The Ultra would of course provide some amount of future proofing, since it supports 4K HDR, for a future TV purchase. But for your current TV and Internet speed, a Roku 3 would work just as well, and cost far less.
Samsung JU7100 4K TV, Yamaha RX-V583, Nvidia Shield, a number of Roku players and TVs, Windows 10 media server with Serviio and Plex. Other players and TVs as well.