Received my Stream 4K's today..

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream 4K' started by buckweet1980, May 8, 2020.

  1. leiff

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    Dude this literally blows out my ear drums sometimes pausing the 1st time doesn't work I have to hit it over and over very loud high pitch they're trying to kill me...
     
  2. Steveknj

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    I've never once gotten any type of Atmos through ARC, whether it's lossy through DD+ (which is typically what Netlfix uses) or not. It's my understanding that ARC couldn't handle the metadata. The chart in your link is a bit weird in that it has Atmos and HDMI-ARC as options and not showing any intersection between the two. It looks like it's one or the other. Have you ever successfully gotten Atmos through ARC?

    This link says it's theoretically possible but less common that it actually works:

    Dolby Atmos over HDMI ARC

    My TV and my AVR in theory SHOULD support it, but as I mentioned I could never get it to work.
     
  3. mattyro7878

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    Are there any streaming services that offer DTS HD MA as an option ??
     
  4. aaronwt

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    It should work like other streamers with the ARC. Which allows lossy Atmos over the ARC.
    So Dolby Atmos is no issue over the ARC since it uses DD+. Assuming it's a TV that can handle DD+ over the ARC. Not eARC.

    My 2015 SOny UHD TV can accept DD+ on it's HDMi inputs, it trasncodes the DD+ to DD. And it only sends DD or DTS or stereo PCM over the ARC. While my 2018 TCL UHD TV can send DD+ over the ARC. As well as DD, DTS, and stereo PCM.
     
  5. smark

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    So far I haven't been able to get it to launch an individual episode on Amazon after I signed in. Perhaps I need to quit the Amazon app and try again. Netflix launched the direct episode just fine. Sling TV seems to work fine except that if you hit the guide button, you lose the video playing. Would like to see PiP.
     
  6. aaronwt

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    Other than the very expensive Kaleidescape, I don't think so.
     
  7. Steveknj

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    I have tried Netflix, Vudu and AP and none of them show Atmos over ARC. My TV is a 2019 model that supports Atmos otherwise.
     
  8. ebockelman

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    It may be your receiver on the other end. My 2016 Vizio could do Atmos over ARC to my Onkyo and later its replacement Marantz.
     
  9. cybergrimes

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    Sorry I think you're right, most TVs arent passing DD+ Atmos over ARC. Probably why eARC is getting the push now. I've been reading too much about the new Sonos Arc soundbar I think.

    I was really just intending to speculate if it would only pass lossy DD+ Atmos.
     
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  10. Steveknj

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    You might be right. Maybe it's improved. My AVR is a 2016 model and maybe with the newer ones it works better? Denon brand.
     
  11. moyekj

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    Guess we'll see how long before pre-roll ads show up on this if they are not already there from the jump. For $50 I ordered one, but very skeptical about it having up to date metadata information for all the services, and expect to be annoyed by pre-roll ads and tivo+ links all over the place.
     
  12. cybergrimes

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    Nah just thinking about Emby/Plex type users with disc rips.
     
  13. buckweet1980

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    In the audio settings, it says exactly that.. Dolby Atmos in Dolby Digital Plus..
     
  14. aaronwt

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    eARC is getting the push because it allows all the audio formats like you get when connected directly to a receiver over HDMI. DOlby True HD, DTS-HD MA etc.
     
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    My TV and ARC would not work until I changed out the HDMI cable I plugged into the ARC port. I was using a cheap "high speed with ethernet" cable I bought from Home Depot. Once I switched it out to the cable that came with the TV (Vizio P55-e1) it started working, but only for Amazon content (specifically Jack Ryan) to my Onkyo TR-NR777.
     
  16. jimpmc

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    So is the stream app basically the same format/content as the revamped tivo online in terms of browsing movies and TV shows?
     
  17. smark

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    Seeing some audio sync issues with Sling and MSNBC and CNBC. Didn't notice it on my iPhone. Not a great sign.

    Also noticed that there is no integration to Slings OnDemand content. Example, if I look at AEW: Dynamite and click Episodes, I get a blank screen. I have to click Watch on Sling and it brings me to their OnDemand menu.
     
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  18. Steveknj

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    I have the cables recommended over at AVSForum for Atmos use from Monoprice. They work fine for everything else. Netflix only supports certain devices for Atmos (I'm curious if it will support this device). Roku for example is not supported). I will have to try it with Vudu though or with Prime (though I tend to use a Fire TV device for Prime).
     
  19. aaronwt

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    Yes. I still don't understand why Netflix has not enabled Atmos from the stand alone ROkus and ROku TVs. Well at least my TCL Roku TV. Since those devices have no problem with Atmos audio from other streaming services.
     
  20. aaronwt

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    Has anyone tested HDR from Youtube? I see in the TiVo Stream 4K specs it's listed as supporting VP9 profile 2. Which is needed for HDR from Youtube.

    I think I might be getting yet another HDMi switch so I can use this with one of my HDMI inputs on my TCL TV. And switch between my TiVo Mini and the TiVo Stream 4K. Since it it also supposed to support HLG HDR and my Onkyo receiver was never updated to support HLG.

    So I need to connect a device directly to the TV to get HLG HDR. And the other two HDMI inputs on the TCL are used with the two HDMI outputs of my Onkyo. Now I wish my 2018 TCL 6 series had four HDMI inputs, like they added to the newer versions.
     

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