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#232097 29-Mar-2018 18:01
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I had a read, and it says it uses its software to enhance the best possible image for your display.


If that display is a normal 55" 1080p with no HDR, is there any benefit in the Ultra over a normal chromecast?

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  #1985551 29-Mar-2018 18:17
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I wouldn't have thought so. 


Because your input resolution is the same as the output, any video processing effect would probably make the image worse (like with tv's). 


Maybe the ultra has a faster cpu / better wifi though. Thats what I'd be looking at. 


If you are viewing any SD content, potentially the ultra could have better (or worse?) 1080 upsampling.







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  #1985579 29-Mar-2018 18:36
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thanks, same thoughts, but thought it worth the ask.


strangely my TV does drop out, but so does the rest of the network so Im not sure its a device issue more a isp and copper issue.


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  #1985649 29-Mar-2018 20:17
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The ultra comes with the ethernet in the power brick, which the others need you to purchase seperately, so if your dropouts are wifi related that might help you out.


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  #1985665 29-Mar-2018 20:51
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thanks I just remembered that. i think i need a chromecast, unlikely im gettin another 4k tv and the sony 55 is 1080p. ill do some research on how to bump up the saturation as it feels flat. but mostly the software sucks. also would be nice to run from a phone etc.

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