Okay after freaking out and over reacting, I will admit that upon testing a bit more the main issue was the play back device. Playing back both on same device a PS3....showed them to both be a bit better and more comparable. Part of the issue I guess was the HTPC is not sending info as it should to receiver between the browser and the blu-ray....it did before so maybe that is partially on my end. Driver issue or some headache nonsense I now have to bug hunt. Instant video audio improved massively by playing it via ps3 but with that said..... it is definitely still noticeably inferior on surround sound and the "depth" of positional sound. I may not know the proper technical language here, but the position of 3d sound is on a much much smaller stage to my ears on instant "PCM"; vs the Blu-Ray "DTS HD Master" as it comes up on receiver when they play... However once on the PS3 at least the instant video range is more or less the same and I have my low and high frequencies back. I am not sure what is up with my HTPC, going to guess my last driver update, or a browser update, or heaven knows what. Not happy with my HTPC at all....but I will forgive Amazon for maybe not changing compression, I probably was wrong, it's probably the way it always was, but that is still not as good as the blu-ray.
Last edited by Sgt_Nick_Fury; 06-18-2014 at 05:08 PM.