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Roku has unveiled its new range of streaming boxes, and there's a great budget offering as well as one for high-end streaming.

At the top of the range sits the Roku Ultra. This packs the 4K resolution and HDR – a technology that gives the image more depth – as well as an Ethernet port for hooking it up to the internet, a microSD card slot and an infrared remote control that has a headphone port for private listening.

roku ultra

It also comes with Dolby Digital and Digital Plus decoding, which will add some oomph to your sound if you have a surround sound setup. Plus an optical audio port lets you hook up a receiver or sound bar.

There's a USB port for playing back your own media, too.

We don't have UK prices yet, but in the US the Ultra will cost $130 (£100).

roku premiere+

Next is the Roku Premiere and Premiere+. These both stream in 4K, but only the Premiere+ has HDR support. Other than that, they're identical to the Ultra, only without the optical audio port or Dolby decoding. The Premiere costs $79.99 (£61) and the Premiere+ $99.99 (£77).

roku express

Finally, bringing up the budget end of the range, we have the Express and Express+. Both support 1080p HD streaming and 802.11 b/g/n wireless. Both have HDMI sockets, but the Express+ also has a composite jack and A/V cable for hooking it up to older tellies.

The Express costs just $29.99 (£23), and the Express+ $39.99 (£31).

The devices go on sale in the US on October 9th. We'll bring you news of a UK launch as soon as we have it.

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