Try as I might to find Carnival Row, a new Amazon series, in a non-streamable 4k format, I failed.
And as it sounded to be just up my row, an extremely dark, fabricated world – I discovered a methodology that worked.
It’s called “streaming.”
Somehow, Amazon, along with a couple of other services, attaches a presumably long cord to one’s modem, and literally pours in the requested data.
Having now viewed all eight episodes, I’ve come away loving the series, as well as streaming. One must understand that there’s a tad more compression than on 4k discs, so there is a slight downside, but when something is only streamed, there’s nothing to lose.
The world takes a bit to understand, and become the veritable norm, but one quickly becomes knowledgable in the various creatures and their histories.
Imagery works nicely. Audio likewise, although Atmos would have been nice. The series is 5.1, and it works fine.
Casting is superb, along with cinematography, direction and writing for the series.
Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne are the leads, with Ms Delevingne out fairying even Tinkerbelle. Her look and demeanor are perfect for the role. I do have a single complaint. I believe it was episode three, a lead-in to a love scene between Rycroft and Vignette (a Fey). Possibly the worst I’ve seen. Took me out of the story.
For those who may also be seeking the excitement of Carnival Row, all one needs is a Prime account, and some app or device via which to view.
I selected Apple TV 4k, as I’m an Apple completist, and it functions beautifully. Initially hiccup or two – presumably based upon data throughput. But the moment I upgraded to about 900 mbs, things cleared up nicely.
I’m told that there are other items to stream.
Image – 5
Audio – 5
Pass / Fail – Pass
Upgrade from DVD – What DVD?
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