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September 2, 2022

Use Roku Smart TV for Digital Signage

OptiSigns is available for the most popular devices, and one of those is Roku. If you are starting in digital signage and are looking for a cost-efficient and quick way to set up digital signs for your business, Roku TV or Roku Stick are great devices to pair with OptiSigns.




The best Roku TVs are some of the most user-friendly smart TVs on the market, and typically some of the least expensive, too. They come stocked with a great selection of Apps, including all of the top streaming services, that rival any premium Smart TV on the market. And while all Roku TVs come with Roku's smart platform installed, there can be a massive discrepancy in picture quality between the various models. So it's worth getting the information on each individual model before making a buying decision.

To help you make the best decision,  we've rounded up the three best Roku TVs models:


1. TCL 6-Series Roku TV (R635)


Available Screen Sizes: 55, 65, 75 inches. It has an excellent QLED and mini-LED display. The 6-Series offers premium picture quality and a great smart TV experience for much less than its competition. The R635 also ups the ante with mini-LED backlighting in addition to a quantum-dot display. The result is impressive color and brightness.

Features like THX Certified Game Mode also help make the 6-Series one of the best gaming TVs available. It even has features such as auto low-latency mode and variable refresh rate, which are a boon for new consoles like the PS5 and the Xbox Series X. From the design's smart touches, like cable management in the stand, to the always-solid Roku TV platform, the TCL R635 is one of the best TVs you'll find right now.

Verdict

Excellent picture quality, colors, and brightness. A great option for digital signage if you are looking for a TV with all the right specs and quality at the right price.

Price

$649+


Size

55 to 75 inches

OS

Roku

OptiSigns Compatibility

All OptiSigns apps & features

Brightness

Peak brightness at just under 1,200 nits

Contrast

Contrast Control Zone technology maximizes contrast


View Angle

Wide viewing angles

Color Accuracy

Wide Color powered by QLED technology


Mounting

Easy to mount


Where to buy

BestBuy, Amazon and other retailers



2. TCL 5-Series Roku TV (S535)


Available Screen Sizes: 50, 55, 65, 75 inches. The TCL 5-Series Roku TV (S535) shows off what makes TCL TVs so value-packed, delivering a surprisingly great mix of picture quality and smart features at an affordable price. With even the largest model selling for less than $1,000, you get the superb color and brightness of QLED, as well as Roku's user-friendly smart TV interface, which puts thousands of apps right at your fingertips.

With the QLED display offering a wide color gamut and excellent color accuracy, the 5-Series is easily one of the best LCD TVs in its price range. It also offers top-of-the-line HDR support, with Dolby Vision in addition to basic HDR10 and HLG formats. With input lag clocking in at 13.1 milliseconds. And it's roughly half the price of Samsung's equivalent QLED TV, making it one of the best values in Smart TVs.

Verdict

Good picture quality and colors. A great fit for digital signage at the right price.

Price

$500+

Size

50 to 75 inches

OS

Roku

OptiSigns Compatibility

All OptiSigns apps & features

Brightness

Peak brightness at 466 nits

Contrast

Contrast control zones. Contrast is optimized across localized zones for striking differences between bright and dark areas of the image.


View Angle

Best viewing angle is center

Color Accuracy

Over a million colors. QLED lets you experience lifelike picture quality with vivid wide color and striking contrast.

Mounting

Easy to mount

Where to buy

BestBuy, Amazon and other retailers



3. Hisense R8F Roku TV


Available Screen Sizes: 55, 65 inches. If you’re in the market for a 4K set that delivers some solid wins but doesn’t break the $700 price barrier, we really like the Hisense R8F Roku TV, which delivers above-average picture quality along with the always-solid Roku TV platform. The R8F delivers solid picture quality for an affordable price, with particularly good handling of color. The colors are accurate, and Dolby Vision support makes HDR content really look great. It also handled fast action well, with consistently crisp detail and a minimum of smearing. For a basic TV, the Hisense R8F Roku TV checks all the key boxes: affordable, good picture quality, and easy to use.


​Verdict

Great picture quality, brightness, and colors. Good quality and overall specs for the price tag.

Price

$500+

Size

55 and 65 inches

OS

Roku

OptiSigns Compatibility

All OptiSigns apps & features

Brightness

Peak brightness at 750 nits

Contrast

Dolby Vision High Dynamic Range offers an incredible new vision for experiencing your favorite HDR games, movies and shows by adding dramatic color, contrast and brightness to every second of every scene.

View Angle

Best viewing angle is center

Color Accuracy

Wide Color Gamut, increasing the total array of colors on display. This means you can experience the full spectrum of colors with more intensity.

Mounting

Easy to mount

Where to buy

BestBuy, Amazon and other retailers



You can reliably use the OptiSigns App on a Roku TV or stick to display images, videos, and documents. Creating playlists and scheduling your content by days, weeks or even hourly will be a piece of cake. You can also use our canvas tool or our 750+ free templates to create your content, or one of the App integrations available, like Google Drive, Dropbox, or OneDrive apps, to display information or content you already own and share with your team.


But there is some limitation to the Roku platform, it does not support all other Apps such as Social Media, Youtube, News, Streaming videos, etc, and our SplitScreen display. Also, an important fact to be considered is that Roku has small storage, so be mindful of how much content you would like to cache on it.

Setting up Digital Signage is not complex or costly as you may think, to install OptiSigns on Roku, there are 3 simple steps:

  1. Install OptiSigns channel/app on your Roku
  2. Set OptiSigns as a screensaver so it will start automatically with Roku
  3. Pair your screen with OptiSigns portal and start assigning content to it

You can click here for a step-by-step on each point.

Here's a video on how to set up Digital Signs on Roku using OptiSigns.

OptiSigns is changing the digital signage industry with our software and App for computers, mobile devices, Screens, and Smart TVs. Making digital signage accessible and easy to use for everyone.

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