Roku Officially Confirms HDR On New Models

The next generation of Roku players have been under intense speculation since information had leaked about the new naming structure for the streaming devices.

It looks like some of the speculation about HDR (High Dynamic Range) capabilities has now been confirmed. Roku says via their support page that the following models will have HDR:

-Roku Premiere (Model 4620)

-Roku Premiere+ (Model 4630)

-Roku Ultra (Model 4640)

According to Roku these devices will all support the HDR-10 format standard. This will leave the Roku Express as the only new model without HDR support.

If you aren’t up to date on current TV standards, you may be asking what is HDR? Roku explains it best, “(HDR) improves picture quality by expanding the range of both color and contrast of any image. In more simple terms, in any scene, details that are typically lost in the brightest and darkest areas in a scene will have more details.

Wide Color Gamut goes further to expand the number of shades for each color to provide richer color depth, resulting in colors that are more true-to-life.”

You will need a 4K UHD television with HDR (and generally at least 25mbs download speeds depending on channel) to enjoy the Roku HDR support. But even without a 4K UHD TV your device will work in the standard HDMI port.

William B. West

William B. West

William B. West has been an internet journalist since 1998. Writing for a total of 25 pro wrestling news sites at his peak, before retiring only to return to online journalism in 2011. Currently William is editor of WBWTV.com, a contributor to WrestleOhio.com, and editor in chief of PowYeah.com & Rokuki.com.

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