Better performance than standard units and helpful wireless remote control.
Excellent video quality (color shading and gray scale appears to be slightly better than the Roku Express+). The wireless control is much appreciated as the remote does not need to be lifted into line-of-sight with base Ultra unit. The unit operates faster on commands than the standard units, as promised, which is a pleasant improvement.
The reason for a "4" is twofold: (1) the remote can only control the TV through the HDMI connection, so it cannot be programmed to control an associated audio amplifier system, and (2) the unit has no SPDIF (TOSLINK) optical output for the audio amplifier, requiring the purchase of an additional device in the HDMI line to intercept and output the audio.
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