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Old Yesterday, 01:55 PM   #40981
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Shazam 2 was awesome! The Dolby Cinema presentation was great and the 4K disc should be great. Phenomenal Atmos sound! It's not tracking well in terms of making money, so this may be the only weekend you can catch it on a premium screen. John Wick 4 is next week and that's gobbling up all the premium screens.
I enjoyed it as well, though my expectations were extremely low going in. I thought it was better than the first one. Will definitely pick it up on disc.
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Old Yesterday, 03:51 PM   #40982
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FACT, I own my disc and they can not be altered, removed, charge more to continue to view them, etc. MA sent me an email recently saying I must re-link my MA movies to my other digital lockers which I did. Now my Apple iTunes via the ATV4K shows 4 titles rather than my several hundred, a glitch but an aggravation just the same.
I just went into my MA, and I'm connected to Amazon Prime, Vudu, Google, and Microsoft. All my Movies are there with no problems, but then I don't have AppleTV. I do have an Apple App on my Sony UHD TV to watch their Content, but I haven't used it.
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Here is a good Video from Jaremy talking about Streaming vs Disc. He puts together Bitrates for Video and Audio more along the lines of where I have been telling you guys it's up to around 20Mbps Average for Video. Especially if you have Fiber and Hardwired Ethernet the Quality is catching up to Disc Real Fast!

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Here is a good Video from Jaremy talking about Streaming vs Disc. He puts together Bitrates for Video and Audio more along the lines of where I have been telling you guys it's up to around 20Mbps Average for Video. Especially if you have Fiber and Hardwired Ethernet the Quality is catching up to Disc Real Fast!
You know blu rays generally have higher bit rates then 20mb. those numbers would actually be a rather subpar blu ray probably. All he really said was 4k stream is about 2/3rd of the way to a decent blu ray at least in terms of bit rate.
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Here is a good Video from Jaremy talking about Streaming vs Disc. He puts together Bitrates for Video and Audio more along the lines of where I have been telling you guys it's up to around 20Mbps Average for Video. Especially if you have Fiber and Hardwired Ethernet the Quality is catching up to Disc Real Fast!

Streaming vs. Blu-ray Disc for 4K HDR & Dolby Atmos Quality | Is Streaming Really That Bad? - YouTube
see https://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/eve...out-bit-rates/

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Blu-ray, the standard for high quality home cinema, has generally adhered to a maximum bit rate of about 40Mbits/s for 1080P movies. However, with the recently release of Ultra HD Blu-ray, which features 4K playback, movies can use bit rates as high as 128Mbits/s.
The best iTunes/Movies Anywhere UGD playback is 32 Mbits, most 4K streaming for say for Disney is about 18-20 Mbits/s, HD is 11 Mbits/s. A lot of HD streaming can below if it's only HD, vs Full HD. (720P vs 1080P)

Please note I am taking about combined A/V bitstreams. Thats the one thing that streaming lacks, lossless audio when audio can represent a lot of audio quality difference.

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You know blu rays generally have higher bit rates then 20mb. those numbers would actually be a rather subpar blu ray probably. All he really said was 4k stream is about 2/3rd of the way to a decent blu ray at least in terms of bit rate.
Maybe by the time 8K streaming is available they'll have caught up to 1080p Blu-ray.
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Some people can't have nice things. Others don't want the nice things.

If streaming is ever comparable to physical media that will be nice. Meanwhile, it is the best time to love physical media.

Lots of great new releases on the way to my theater.




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He puts together Bitrates for Video and Audio more along the lines of where I have been telling you guys it's up to around 20Mbps Average for Video.
What BS, show me ONE post where you have measured the data rates for streaming.

As to big improvements in streaming data rates, not happened. In 2016 Netflix was streaming at 16 Mbps as displayed on my Sony FMP-X10 media player.

As to digital lockers, there is a fair amount of difference between them for the same title. In general, Apple has the best but not always.

Funny how folks make a big deal about the difference between streaming at 15 Mbps vs 20 Mbps (1.3X, 33%) and make light of a 3X, 200% difference.
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Here is a good Video from Jaremy talking about Streaming vs Disc. He puts together Bitrates for Video and Audio more along the lines of where I have been telling you guys it's up to around 20Mbps Average for Video. Especially if you have Fiber and Hardwired Ethernet the Quality is catching up to Disc Real Fast!

Streaming vs. Blu-ray Disc for 4K HDR & Dolby Atmos Quality | Is Streaming Really That Bad? - YouTube
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They had a digital relationship meaning on again, off again.
This guy was never in a bad mood, he was in a bad mode.
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A poster at AVS (thread here) posted a chart of device type vs provider in terms of video and audio capabilities. Just shows what a CF streaming continues to be. As can be seen the ATV4K is the best all around. With the Refresh Rate app on the Shield I get matched frame rate on Prime and others.

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A poster at AVS (thread here) posted a chart of device type vs provider in terms of video and audio capabilities. Just shows what a CF streaming continues to be. As can be seen the ATV4K is the best all around. With the Refresh Rate app on the Shield I get matched frame rate on Prime and others.

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What causes streamed video to look itís playing back at the wrong frame rate? I noticed Pluto sometimes looks like the camera canít keep up with fast movement. is this frame skipping or is it more complicated than that do you think?

I wouldnít dream of watching films on it but I do watch repeats of tv series Gordon Ramsayís Kitchen Nightmares.
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What causes streamed video to look it’s playing back at the wrong frame rate? I noticed Pluto sometimes looks like the camera can’t keep up with fast movement. is this frame skipping or is it more complicated than that do you think?

I wouldn’t dream of watching films on it but I do watch repeats of tv series Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares.
Pluto and Tubi don't care about the quality of anything they use to sell you ads.

Aspect Radio ? Frame Rate ? ... Just watch these ads.

I do appriciate them for having all the bad shark movies ... I feel compelled to see them all.

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What causes streamed video to look itís playing back at the wrong frame rate?
Long story so will start with this article (which I have not read). In a nutshell, you have the source frame rate, device capabilities and display capabilities. An example, it was not until 2021 before Apple added integer frame rate to the ATV4K therefore prior to that 24 or 25 Hz content would drop frames (skip) because it only did 23.976. If a static shot you would never know but with horizontal pans it would be quite noticeable, well at least for some of us. Another would be a static shot with a car moving across the screen which would look like stop motion animation (well at least for some of us ).

CAUTION TO EVERYONE: Once you learn a how to spot a video aberration (or hear a audio aberration) you can not unlearn. So don't blame me.
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A poster at AVS (thread here) posted a chart of device type vs provider in terms of video and audio capabilities. Just shows what a CF streaming continues to be. As can be seen the ATV4K is the best all around. With the Refresh Rate app on the Shield I get matched frame rate on Prime and others.

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Wow, kind of ticked that the Shield doesn't support HDR in YouTube and Hulu considering how much I paid for the Pro. Another reason why streaming is inferior in my opinion.
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Wow, kind of ticked that the Shield doesn't support HDR in YouTube and Hulu considering how much I paid for the Pro. Another reason why streaming is inferior in my opinion.
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IMHO, without a standards body it will always be this way with streaming. Every streamer for themselves, been this way since the beginning and not likely to change.
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Best Buy closing a bunch of stores, further dwindling available physical stores for physical media.
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Ordered only two tiles from CC's flash sale today:

Dazed and Confused
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I would have bought more but most of the titles I wanted are still pre-orders.
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