I have not. FWIW the people on the Kodi forum say the FireTV Stick 4K has better picture quality than the Shield. The low price ($25 during Prime Day) and feature set had me starting there since I got it mainly for Prime Video playback (this is my first foray into streaming).I've had pretty good luck with my Nvidia Shield as my streaming media player. Have you tried one of those?
The FireTV Stick 4K wouldn't be my choice for Kodi usage. I only got it for Prime Video. I'm not running Kodi on it nor do I have any plan to. I might try it just to see if Kodi has the same frame drop/repeat issue though. It can't do passthrough for any of the lossless video codecs. You can decode them to LPCM, but that kills of object based audio. Apparently I'm one of the only people to either have the dropped/repeated frame issue or one of the only to notice it with the FireTV Stick 4K. I posted on a few forums (got no confirmation of the issue) and did searching and found no one talking about it.I haven't followed any of the Kodi forum discussions and haven't tried a FireTV stick 4K to compare the video quality. Was their finding that the video quality is better in every app or just specific ones? Sounds like even with it's better picture quality it skips/stutters/dropped frames so it doesn't sound like better better picture quality to me. How is the FireTV for audio passthrough to a receiver/pre-pro? The Nvidia Shield passes through everything to my receiver so far...however I haven't tried Atoms/DTS:X so I can't compare that capability yet. That was one of my motivations to consider the Shield when viewing my mkv containerized movies with their original sound tracks. I wanted it to pass everything through. My Roku does not do that well.
Yes, typo. It works fine. It has Dolby Vision support for UHD discs. It's a little clunky in that you have to turn on Dolby Vision output manually in the menu. Then it stays on all the time whether what you're playing has DV or not (so the TV stays in DV mode). So basically you have to manually control it on a per disc basis. You can play back non DV HDR UHD discs in that mode without hurting anything, but SDR content gets messed up. Its file support is wonky. The biggest one of note is that it doesn't support TrueHD in MKV. It has some others that I don't remember off hand. I didn't buy it for file playback, so it's of no real concern to me. It does play downloaded UHD demo clips very nicely (as long as they meet the limitations of the player) from a USB stick, even UHDp60 ones.Did you mean the Sony UBP-X700 or is their a D variant of that player? How is it for UHD disc viewing?
I bought the panels I put up in my great room from AcoustimacHave you found any specific brand or type of acoustic panels for the walls/corners you prefer for acoustically treating a room?
Canvas probably is a better surface for painting on.Or you can paint on black velvet.
I didn't watch a single thing on cable in several months. I decided it was time to stop paying for it. The few shows I was watching I can buy on Blu-ray as seasons for way less than what I was paying for cable TV. I'll save ~$85-90 a month. The only streaming service I have at the moment is Amazon Prime. I currently don't plan to get any others.Makes sense these days. Now there are so many streaming services to pay monthly for and they are all making islands of their content to hook you in. I took the 2-year package deal and haven't yet watched anything from the TV service nor have I connected a landline phone. I'm lucky my town has a choice which makes it nice. That was one of the reasons I wanted to live here.
I started watching Bosch. I'm looking forward to The Expanse and Mr. Robot. Both of those I had been watching on cable. The former is now an Amazon exclusive. The latter is still on USA, but also Amazon. I enjoyed Jack Ryan as well.Part of the package I got through Verizon included 12 months of Netflix credit at their highest tier. When I applied it for the regular tier I subscribe to, I think it almost gave me 1.5 years of their service which was nice. The only other one I have is also Amazon prime which I don't use much. I recently watched The Boys and found it to be a worthy series. I don't watch a ton outside of those except for Star Trek Discovery which needs CBS all-access which I won't pay for.
You watch TV while you're shredding?I replaced the cable and phone with the internet Fibres. The speed is faster and I don't have all the cable problems with interference when running the secure shredders. My smaller shredder has a better cut pattern, but really makes the video blocky. The Fibre system is not affected by electric noise. There are some differences in the sports content and packages between Fibre and cable, but that probably varies regionally.