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You won’t have to spend a lot if you are looking for a versatile media player. Amazon Holds Multi-Roku Sale That Lowered Streambar Price To Right $ 100. That’s a massive $ 30 cut, and that might make it tempting if you need both an audio upgrade and a smart TV platform. If you are already audio ready, you can also buy the latest Roku Ultra for $ 70 (down $ 100) or the Streaming Stick + for 40 $ (a decrease of $ 50).
We enjoyed the Streambar thanks to its combination of solid sound quality for the money, its discreet design and its ability to double as a bluetooth speaker. It won’t satisfy your bass cravings and doesn’t support Dolby Vision (although there is HDR), but it might just be the ticket if you’re determined to upgrade an older TV with modern connectivity. Keep in mind that your speaker and smart TV tech come together at the hip – you may need to make two purchases if you decide you need more powerful sound in the future.
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