Imp, you said:
Originally Posted by impetigo
One thing though, is there no way to have the TV display the source input resolution? I hate that hitting "display" doesn't show "3840x2160" or any source info, at least for when I have the Fire TV connected. At least that would be a little bit satisfying.
I have a 65X900A, and have recently connected the new Amazon Fire TV 4k to the HDMI4 input, grouped along with HDMI 1,3 at the bottom of the set.
When FIRE is connected to HDMI 4, if I am watching a streaming Amazon Prime UHD video, the Sony briefly displays a resolution of 3840 x 2160, after pressing the 'Home' button and selecting the input (4) where the FIRE is connected.
When I view the FIRE TV / NETFLIX home screen showing videos available, while I am in the selection menus this same button press shows 1080p on that input, and then after launching the 4k vid, the same button presses immediately indicate that the Sony is displaying a
UHD 3840 x 2160 4k source. Very nice.
As far as I can tell so far, the 'Display' function of the Sony remote does not function at all with the FIRE TV, thus requiring the use of the 'Home' button to see what is going on with the source the Sony thinks it is getting.
At the moment, doing the same steps as described, but using the FIRE TV's 'YouTube' app to play 4k vids (including Samsung/Sony 4k demo vids there), I can only get a 1080p indication from the Home/Input button presses, whether in the YouTube home selection screens or during the actual 4K vid playback.
Again, the 'Display' button does absolutely nothing with the FIRE.
However, IMO the FIRE TV/YouTube vids look great, even though it seems that they are 1080p, or at least the Sony thinks they are, as do I.
Tweaker you said:
Originally Posted by TweakerInWA
Does the Fire decode VP9? If not, then no..check the specs
Sent from my SM-N910T3
Here is a VP9 info page I found: http://www.tomsguide.com/us/what-is-...ews-18221.html
Here are the supported formats on the FIRE from Amazon: "Content Formats Supported Video: H.265, H.264, Audio: AAC-LC, AC3, eAC3 (Dolby Digital Plus), FLAC, MP3, PCM/Wave, Vorbis, Dolby Atmos (EC3_JOC), Photo: JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP"
I am wondering if, as you said, that is why I see no indication that the FIRE TV/YouTube app is playing 4k UHD, or is it something else? Does no VP9 on that list really mean that any 4k YouTube video is limited to 1080p?