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Disney+ Streaming Service (Official What? No! Thread)

Discussion in 'Streaming and Digital Media' started by DaveF, Aug 8, 2017.

  1. Brian L

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    Just finished EP6. Outstanding. The tech they are using in Galaxies Edge for both the Falcon ride and Rise of the Resistance is very impressive.
     
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  2. Scott Merryfield

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    Interestingly, when viewing on an iPad you get the credits taking up the full screen and the "up next" window is a small window on the bottom left of the screen. I just got done watching three episodes of Clone Wars on my iPad and got this each time. So the experience is not identical across all platforms.
     
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    Good video on why Disney should not be claiming that the Star Wars OT is in HDR:

     
  4. Sam Posten

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    This is such a dumb argument. Just because it doesn't hit 700 nits doesn't mean it's not HDR. It's just a new way for stupid people to argue over meaningless designations in HomeTheater.

    This release matches what Disney wants it to look like, it isn't a reimagining of the movie. Deal with it.
     
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  5. Todd Erwin

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    Then there's this moron:

     
  6. Edwin-S

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    Vincent Teoh at HDTVTest has always been about the numbers and meeting specifications, not perception, so, no, his explanation isn't dumb, because he is basing it on whether Disney's claim of the films being in HDR are being met from strictly empirical measurements. Also, Vincent Teoh is anything but stupid.
     
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    I seriously hope that you are not comparing Vincent Teoh to a guy spouting half-assed theories while wearing a mask.
     
  8. Edwin-S

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    On another note, the Disney+ LG TV app has been updated so the audio is now coming through as ATMOS over the ARC connection for films with ATMOS designations. If anyone else is using the TV app, I would like to know if you are experiencing audio dropouts of about a 1/2 to 1 second long at random times.
     
  9. DaveF

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    Sparkshorts “Smash and Grab” is great! If you’re into sound design as cinematic language, this is especially delightful.
     
  10. TonyD

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    I haven’t had any issues getting the Atmos until now.
    Watching Noelle which is Atmos but not playing the Atmos track.
    Restarted Atv and That didn’t do anything.
     
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    Apple TV has a known glitch with Atmos tracks. What I’ve observed is that all original Disney+ content doesn’t play back with Atmos, but theatrical movies DO play in Atmos. Not sure why original content Atmos tracks are somehow different than the others.
     
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    I've noticed this on The Mandalorian especially. Apple TV and Fire Stick playback in 4K HDR10/DV and DD+ 5.1, while Roku plays back in 4K HDR10 and Atmos. I spoke with customer service at Disney+, and they are aware of the issue and are supposedly working on it. The rep even agreed with me that Disney should have rolled this service out more slowly so they could deal with these bugs before such a large launch - public beta to D23 members, then public beta to DMR (now DI) members, then full open launch.
     
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    Is anyone else having issues where the written language and the audio language changes on its own? I’ll not use it for a few days on my LG and then I’ll come back and the written language will be like Dutch and the audio will default to Spanish.
     
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    No issues with this using my Apple TV 4K or Roku.
     
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    No. The LG app has been pretty solid for me. 4K, Atmos and DV. There was a glitch where the audio would drop out randomly fora 1/2 second after the ATMOS fix, but it seems to have fixed itself. The Apple 4K TV box plays TV shows like The Mandalorian in PCM while the LG plays back In DD+. I have not seen any odd language issues.
     
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    What's Coming to Disney+ in 2020:


    The big news in that video for me is that "WandaVision" has apparently been moved up from 2021 to this year.
     
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    I think that the reality of "WandaVision" being moved up to 2020 is that it was originally planned to debut in early 2021 (Jan/Feb) and now it will probably debut in late December.
     
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    Didn't take Disney long to lie about not removing stuff. I know that had mention some Netflix deal in 3 years that will cause some content to leave temporarily but, I guess they have other deals with other services (although they are not saying anything so we are left to guess).

    These have been removed from D+:

    Home Alone

    Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

    The Sandlot

    Dr. Dolittle

    Flicka

    The Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

    Strange Magic

    The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration

    I'm disappointed because I was one of the ones constantly quoting Disney's line about not going to remove stuff. Why say crap like that before the launch if you know you have a number of license contracts that will cause stuff to leave only months after later? I wonder how far in the future they have licensed content to third parties, how long are we going to have to deal with this stuff?
     
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    It has already been reported on other sites that contacting Disney gave them the answer that those titles had problems with their encodes and will be re-encoded and returned.

    Re-lax.
     
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    If I were programming Disney+, I'd add An Affair to Remember for February; it just seems so perfect. And probably more Rodgers & Hammerstein, Breaking Away, Lucas, Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines, My Bodyguard, some Shirley Temple movies, etc.
     

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