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  1. DaveF

    Apple TV 4K official

    Rumors are AppleTV refresh is pushed to next year. https://appletrack.org/sources-agree-refreshed-apple-tv-likely-delayed-until-2021/
  2. DaveF

    Apple TV 4K official

    You’ve left out LoveToDream who rumors much less but has better accuracy than both Gurman and Prosser.
  3. DaveF

    Apple TV 4K official

    I don’t know what you’re asking. :mellow:
  4. DaveF

    Apple TV 4K official

    That is literally what that site tells you.
  5. DaveF

    Apple TV 4K official

    they tell you in the first sentence :D
  6. DaveF

    Apple TV 4K official

    Prime started going to a black screeen, no UI. Had to restart the aTV but that fixed it.
  7. DaveF

    Apple TV 4K official

    I haven't experienced that with my HD models.
  8. DaveF

    Apple TV 4K official

    I'd also wonder how Also, how are you controlling the rest of your system? TV, Receiver, blu-ray, etc.? Now might be a great time to improve your home tech with a universal remote to corral all that. :) Or, often TV or Receiver remotes are (limited) universal remotes and can control other...
  9. DaveF

    Apple TV 4K official

    Harmony 650 is often $50 at BestBuy. https://www.bestbuy.com/site/logitech-harmony-665-10-device-universal-remote-black/5852832.p?skuId=5852832 Here's a $25 remote that claims AppleTV compatibility. I expect any IR remote will work...
  10. DaveF

    Apple TV 4K official

    Any programmable universal remote will work. I use a Harmony Elite and a URC MX780 to control my two AppleTV's. You can also use the iPhone app, which works really well.
  11. DaveF

    Apple TV 4K official

    Who knows what’s happening with the AppleTV? There are rumors of new hardware coming. But now, it’s really unknowable if there’s a new device appearing next week or delayed until next year? I’ve got two HD AppleTVs (gen 4) and use them all the time. I’ve also got an Nvidia Shield, a Roku Stick...
  12. DaveF

    Apple TV 4K official

    After Apple buys directv, they can buy Verizon to get all its AOL dial-up customers! Imagine what an AppleTV would look like to replace those clunky modems! that article made no sense to me.
  13. DaveF

    Apple TV 4K official

    Infuse doesn't support Emby. (yeah, I'm a weirdo and don't use Plex ;) ) Emby support has been announced as an upcoming feature for Infuse! I'm intrigued and looking forward to checking this out in the future. I'll be following along via the Emby forum. :)
  14. DaveF

    Apple TV 4K official

    Ok. Maybe the 4K is better at it than the HD. I’m half remembering an argument about frame rate sync back in 2017, before aTV could do it. It might be specific to non-US frame rates like 25fps. I’ve had my AppleTV set to interpolate for a while without issue, for lots of Netflix and Prime and...
  15. DaveF

    Apple TV 4K official

    Yes. I’d read that aTV interpolation was really good. Is that specific to the 4k model? Or maybe I misremember, and that’s not so.
  16. DaveF

    Apple TV 4K official

    Different topic: what’s the deal with aTV frame rate matching and/or smoothing? Black Mirror on Netflix is 25 FPS, I’m given to understand. With frame-rate sync off (interpolation on?), it looks terrible: herky jerky non stop. Refresh rate sync on, all good, looks right. I tend to prefer...
  17. DaveF

    Apple TV 4K official

    A guy can wish. If the aTV did this, it would be really close to The One Box To Rule Them All. It has some other quirks with video playback— it can’t handle MPEG2 natively in my experience. So I’ve got a Shield for best-quality movie watching and the aTV for streaming services in the theater...
  18. DaveF

    Apple TV 4K official

    Thanks for the expansion on this. This gets back to the basic issue: AppleTV doesn’t support all Atmos formats. MAT isn’t the format used on blu-rays. It’s not what us DIY home-streaming enthusiasts want and need. “The Ultimate Dolby Atmos Guide | Nakamichi USA | True Surround Soundbar with...
  19. DaveF

    Apple TV 4K official

    It’s Apple. Nvidia Shield and other devices play Atmos just fine from arbitrary sources. Dude, we’re friends! :) Why insult me with such obvious nonsense? And besides, Apple has no qualms supporting what you call “piracy”. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/plex-movies-tv-music-more/id383457673...
  20. DaveF

    Apple TV 4K official

    Since AppleTV doesn't support TrueHD Atmos, only DD Atmos, those services don't provide it to an Apple device even if they have. But streaming services are fundamentally "lossy" and lower bitrates, even in perfect conditions, than physical media, it seems a given that no service is using a...
  21. DaveF

    Apple TV 4K official

    Yes. It’s only available for lossy sources like streaming sources. But given an MKV file with standard TrueHD Atmos, no app can output more than 5.1 ( or maybe 7.1). Here’s a bit on it. https://firecore.com/forum/topic/20983 As @JohnRice says, AppleTV supports lossy Dolby Digital (E-AC3)...
  22. DaveF

    Apple TV 4K official

    Thanks for the summary of Infuse. Since it didn’t / couldn’t add Atmos, I’ve ignored it. I should take a look though if it’s deinterlacing is good. Emby doesn’t do a good job with my Futurama rips.
  23. DaveF

    Apple TV 4K official

    AppleTV only supports a reduced form of Atmos that only works with streaming apps like Netflix. Apple doesn’t include full Atmos decoding that Plex, Emby, Kodi use to play back full bitrate HD and UHD media.
  24. DaveF

    Apple TV 4K official

    What does Infuse do? I’ve looked at it a little - and I know it has its fans - but I can’t figure out what it does that a standard Emby or Plex or Kodi doesn’t. Up until last week, I’ve used my TVs as monitors to display TiVo and AppleTV. But new smart tv apps are good, good enough for my...
  25. DaveF

    Apple TV 4K official

    “New Apple TV With A12 Chip or Later Uncovered in tvOS 13.4 Beta - MacRumors” https://www.macrumors.com/2020/02/06/new-apple-tv-uncovered-tvos-13-4/ A month ago, I’d be thrilled and eager for this. But having just bought a 2019 LG TV, I’m not sure how much I car now. I thought I’d need an aTV...
  26. DaveF

    Apple TV 4K official

    What I've seen around D.C. is that there's some competition in a big market, so the with the rollout of gigabit, lower speed tiers are being de-emphasized and even phased out. This brings free upgrades from say 25 to 50 Mbps. You might be seeing something in that vein.
  27. DaveF

    Apple TV 4K official

    Gigabyte data cap or Mbps speed?
  28. DaveF

    Apple TV 4K official

    Well played, sir. :)
  29. DaveF

    Apple TV 4K official

    This is an objectively wrong opinion. :) You may like it. But it’s a badly designed device, not meant for humans and their human hands.
  30. DaveF

    Apple TV 4K official

    @Mike Frezon The standard Apple Trailers app. It’s free. iTunes Movie Trailers by Apple https://apps.apple.com/us/app/itunes-movie-trailers/id471966214 It’s pre-installed on aTV I think.