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Roku Plus Series 4K QLED TV Review

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The Roku Plus Series 4K QLED TV has impressive HDR, intuitive Roku smarts, and a sleek design. While lacking advanced gaming features, its smart interface is seamless, and voice control is handy. Overall, it offers good display performance at a reasonable price.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Roku Plus Series 4K QLED TV is an option in Roku’s first line of TVs launched in 2023. It’s positioned as a midrange option and competes against other 4K Ultra HD QLED offerings, appealing to consumers looking for enhanced picture quality and smart features without breaking the bank.

For a look into more great options, check out our best TVs guide. Like some of the best 4k TVs , it has a QLED display and full-array local dimming, delivering impressive HDR performance and supports Dolby Vision, HDR10+, and HDR10 formats.

The TV’s sleek design with slim metallic bezels and intuitive Roku smart TV interface is a user-friendly choice. For a review of a similar product, check out our Insignia F50 TV review.

It has a 60Hz refresh rate and comes with the Roku OS and a Roku remote for hands-free functionality. It also has multiple HDMI ports and supports Apple Airplay.

Best For

  • Roku

  • Smart TV

Consensus

our Verdict

The Roku Plus Series 4K QLED TV has a great display, offering uniform blacks and peak brightness tested at 825 nits. The QLED display and full-array local dimming produce a great contrast ratio of 439.3 nits/0.095 nits, and it handles reflections well.

Unfortunately, the TV has a narrow viewing angle, and the motion handling and off-axis viewing performance also are also disappointing. The Dolby Vision, HDR10+, and HDR10 both contribute to a dynamic visual experience. The controls are satisfactory but simple.

Gamers will miss advanced features like Variable Refresh Rate and 120Hz support. The LG only has a 60 Hz refresh rate but has a fair 45.6ms input lag when in game mode. Also, it has four HDMI ports, and unfortunately, none support HDMI 2.1.

Reason to Buy

  • Outstanding Roku interface and remote
    • Users experience seamless navigation and a wide range of great streaming apps and games, given the TV offers Roku’s much-praised OS. Additionally, users enjoy hands-free commands, as the voice controls have a great microphone.

  • Impressive HDR features
    • Enjoy heightened HDR quality with the TVs HDR10+, Dolby Vision, and HLG High Dynamic range support.

  • Plethora of high-performance inputs
    • Connections are stable and fast due to its four HDMI 2.1 plug-ins, which is especially useful for high-intensity gaming.

Reason to Avoid

  • Mediocre image quality
    • While the TV delivers average contrast and has features to boost HDR performance, its brightness handling, low refresh rate, slow response time, and subpar brightness result in a below-average 4k display.

  • Low peak brightness
    • Image degrades in bright rooms and experiences a dulling effect, given its peak brightness tests in at 727 nits, which is display is mediocre among 4k TVs.

  • Mediocre motion handling and some motion blur
    • Slow response time means that during fast-paced scenes, sports, or games, there will be image blurring and a lack of smooth motion

Roku Plus Series 4K QLED TV Specs

Backlight TypeBacklight TypeFull-Array
Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs4
HDR FormatDolby Vision, HDR10+, HLG
LED Panel TypeLED Panel TypeQLED
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Refresh Rate60 Hz
Screen size55", 65", 75"
Smart PlatformSmart PlatformRoku TV
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyNo
VRRVRRNo

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Test Results

Color Gamut % (DCI P3 xy)95.9467
Color Gamut % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 xy)81.27
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 uv)0
Color Gamut % (sRGB)0
Color Gamut % (Rec 709)95.44
Color Gamut % (BT.2020)81.3
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB)0
Color Gamut % (BT.709)0
Contrast Ratio (x:1)42,750
SDR Brightness (nits)537
HDR Brightness (nits)576
Input Lag (ms)9.5
Response Time (ms)10.5
Color Washout (Degrees)21
Color Shift (Degrees)0
Brightness Loss (Degrees)0
Reflections (%)4.7
Low-Freq Extension (Hz)0
Freq Response StdDev @ 70db0
Freq Response StdDev @ 80db0
Weighted Total Harmonic Distortion @80db0
Intermodulation Distortion @80db0
EOTF (600 nit delta)0.0064
EOTF (1000 nit delta)0.0063
EOTF (4000 nit delta)0.0063

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Market Context

The Roku Plus Series 4K QLED TV is an option in Roku’s first line of TVs launched in 2023. It’s positioned as a midrange option…

The Roku Plus Series 4K QLED TV is an option in Roku’s first line of TVs launched in 2023. It’s positioned as a midrange option and competes against other 4K Ultra HD QLED offerings, appealing to consumers looking for enhanced picture quality and smart features without breaking the bank.

For a look into more great options, check out our best TVs guide. Like some of the best 4k TVs , it has a QLED display and full-array local dimming, delivering impressive HDR performance and supports Dolby Vision, HDR10+, and HDR10 formats.

The TV’s sleek design with slim metallic bezels and intuitive Roku smart TV interface is a user-friendly choice. For a review of a similar product, check out our Insignia F50 TV review.

It has a 60Hz refresh rate and comes with the Roku OS and a Roku remote for hands-free functionality. It also has multiple HDMI ports and supports Apple Airplay.

Compared to the LG UQ9000, the Roku Plus Series 4K QLED offers a better contrast ratio, producing better black levels in dark rooms. Additionally, the…

Compared to the LG UQ9000, the Roku Plus Series 4K QLED offers a better contrast ratio, producing better black levels in dark rooms. Additionally, the Roku has a better response time, while the LG has issues with suffering motion blur. Roku also supports a wider range of HDR features, such as Dolby Vision, and even has a Dolby Vision Dark setting to increase performance in dark rooms. If you want to learn more, check out our full LG UQ9000 review. Or to look at another QLED, feel free to read our Samsung M4500 TV review.

The LG C3 OLED TV far surpasses the performance of the Roku Plus Series 4K TV. To start, the black levels and peak brightness are…

The LG C3 OLED TV far surpasses the performance of the Roku Plus Series 4K TV. To start, the black levels and peak brightness are better. It also boasts a faster refresh rate and more options when it comes to HDR content, such as Dolby Vision. Likewise, the LG boasts 4 HDMI 2.1 inputs, whereas the Roku TV has none. For another great look into a QLED option, check out our Samsung Q60B QLED TV review. Additionally, we have a great Hisense R6G (R6090G) TV review.

The TCL 6-Series 8K Roku TV was the closest thing to a true Roku TV before they launched their first-ever series in spring 2023. The…

The TCL 6-Series 8K Roku TV was the closest thing to a true Roku TV before they launched their first-ever series in spring 2023. The TCL is a great QLED screen with a refresh rate that beats out the Roku Plus Series 4K QLED, given it only has a 60Hz refresh rate. The TCL also gives off a better peak brightness. Additionally, the TCL has 2 HDMI 2.1 ports, whereas the Roku Plus has none. We also have a great Element G Series review for anyone interested.

Backlight Type

Full-Array

Direct Lit

No

Display Type

LED

LED

OLED

HDMI Inputs

4

3

4

HDR Format

Dolby Vision, HDR10+, HLG

HDR10, HLG

Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG

LED Panel Type

QLED

Standard LED

WOLED

Max Resolution

3840 x 2160 (4k)

3840 x 2160 (4k)

3840 x 2160 (4k)

Refresh Rate

60 Hz

60 Hz

120 Hz

Screen size

55", 65", 75"

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Expert Score

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Customer Score

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True Score

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Expert Score Breakdown

  • Rtings
    101.4

    Category Trust Score

    73
    The Roku Plus Series TV is decent overall. It has excellent contrast and adequate HDR… read more

    By:

    By Samuel Breton + 2 More
  • PC Mag
    91.4

    Category Trust Score

    80
    The Roku Plus Series is the company’s first attempt at making its own Roku TV…. read more

    By:

    Will Greenwald
  • Tom’s Guide
    77.8

    Category Trust Score

    90
    The Roku Plus Series 4K QLED TV is one of the least expensive TVs on… read more

    By:

    Matthew Murray
  • CNET
    89

    Category Trust Score

    78
    PROS Affordable, Good picture quality thanks to local dimming, Great smart TV system CONS Lacks… read more

    By:

    Sarah Lord
  • Techradar
    56.6

    Category Trust Score

    80
    After supplying its smart TV interface to other brands for many years, Roku has finally… read more

    By:

    Al Griffin
  • Business Insider
    61.2

    Category Trust Score

    NR
    The Roku Plus Series TV delivers solid performance, but it’s not worth buying at full… read more

    By:

    Ryan Waniata

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