The New Roku Firmware Update Includes 1080p for XR owners.

Posted Tue Dec 14, 2010 at 09:00 AM PST by Dick Ward

Roku's latest firmware release brings plenty into the mix, but 1080p capabilities for older players is at the top of the list.

If you're using a Roku player, you're probably used to getting excited about firmware updates. The company has a strong history of updates that not only fix problems but add functionality to their devices. The latest patch is no different.

The biggest piece of news comes for owners of the Roku XR since the unit was updated to enable 1080p output. That means you're getting even better picture quality without having to buy a new piece of gear.

Every Roku device will take advantage of new optimizations to the Hulu Plus program that allow quicker navigation, playback and better performance on slow networks. There is also a variety of bug fixes and small tweaks to the user interface.

Roku (via Engadget

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