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Topic # 189112 17-Dec-2015 09:56
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So I got myself both a Roku 4 and a new FireTV which both support 4K and I can say that in 4K they both look very impressive. The issue I have is that all of the 1080p content I watch (streaming and Plex) now looks like crap. I suspect that the scaling in these devices is just not that great as the same content played via my inbuilt TV apps is stunning (Sony X1 up scaling).

To be honest the Apple TV 4 at 1080p using my TV's up scaling to 4K was a much better experience to the point that I'm thinking about going back to that set-up.

Some will say to just use the TV's inbuilt apps but they are just a bit flaky and Amazon doesn't do 5.1, but then I lose Amazon if I go back to apple. Might try the Roku set to 1080p output over the weekend and see how that goes.

Its a tough life trying to find the perfect streaming solution :-(

Anyone else noticed this with 4K capable streamers?




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  Reply # 1452769 18-Dec-2015 03:11
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Most people are saying with these new 4K Tv's to let them do any scaling not your Reciever or any other device. Seems to work well in my case. I have Roku 3 and AT3 connected to my new Denon Reciever and pass through all video signals. So my Samsung does the scaling.




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  Reply # 1452780 18-Dec-2015 06:00
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Yeah thats the problem, if the device is putting out a 4K signal already the TV doesnt scale. I've played with the Fire Tv some more and find online that it stays in 1080p mode until you start a 4K stream and then it changes to 4K which is a lot better and the 1080p image is way better then using the Roku (as my TV is now doing the scaling)




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