Sam’s Club First To Offer Hitachi 4K UHD Roku TVs


Early adopters who wish to purchase one of three new 4k Ultra HD Roku TVs from Hitachi now have the ability to do so.

They’ll just need a Sam’s Club membership in order to make the purchase happen.

Hitachi America on Oct. 6 unveiled a 50-inch, 55-inch and 65-inch 4k UHD Hitachi Roku TV model, each of which include a quad-core processor and 2160p resolution.

MSRP pricing for the 50-inch model is $499, with the 55-inch selling at $599 and the 65-inch selling for $999.

Sam’s Club is presently the lone retailer offering the trio of televisions featuring the Roku operating system in the U.S.

One key benefit for owners of these particular TV models: Access to more than 3,500 streaming channels, including 350,000+ movies and TV episodes. There is also the availability of the 4K Spotlight channel, which offers curated 4K content designed to make the televisions stand out from standard HD models more commonly available.

Bill Whalen, Hitachi America’s Director of Product Development for the digital media division, said, “The fusion of the Roku OS into our television lineup enables us to deliver one of the best smart TV experiences in the industry.”

Hitachi Roku TV models feature an intuitive home screen that can be personalized with icons for users’ favorite entertainment choices, including over-the-air antenna, game consoles, and cable boxes, together with preferred streaming channels.