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post #2131 of 2145 Old 04-08-2016, 12:14 PM
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I recently purchased an M series vizio 55 inch tv, and last night I tried the 2 minute UHD test for a couple movies using the integrated VUDU app, but I couldn't really discern any difference in picture quality between the HDX or the UHD version of the films despite being about a foot away from the screen. I don't think there were any problems with this test as my internet connection passed their test for UHD and the app reported the streams in the upper right as being UHD or HDX depending on my tests. I have watched some UHD content from netflix, and it really does look much better than the HD versions. Has anyone else been underwhelmed with UHD movies from VUDU?
VUDU uses Dolby Vision, your TV dose not supports it, so you are not getting the full UHD experience.
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I haven't paid $10 to rent a UHD title from VUDU, but the only 2-minute preview that I've been impressed with is that of the beginning of Man of Steel; it was so sharp as to appear nearly 3D. None of the rest moved me (as viewed on a Vizio P602ui-B3 from about 6 feet).

Not much of the 4K streaming content from Netflix or Amazon has impressed me either. I was initially blown away by The Blacklist but I can't remember anything else which made me go "wow!". Of course, none of these services uses bit rates anywhere near as high as UHD Blu-ray or downloaded UHD video from M-Go (which they claim averages 60 Mbps).

HDR on a WCG display is supposedly a much more impressive improvement to video than 4K; I get the impression that 1080p HDR would be superior to 4K w/o HDR. I want to upgrade my current television to a 2016 P-Series to get that.

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Watched Mad Max in UHD DV and it was pretty damn impressive. The colors are incredible and the detail was fantastic. The sandstorm scene was just epic.

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Watched Mad Max in UHD DV and it was pretty damn impressive. The colors are incredible and the detail was fantastic. The sandstorm scene was just epic.
Do you have a TV that supports HDR? That seems to be a bigger deal than the 4K part of UHD.
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Do you have a TV that supports HDR? That seems to be a bigger deal than the 4K part of UHD.
His link says he has a new Vizio P50, witch dose support HDR and DV.
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Watched Mad Max in UHD DV and it was pretty damn impressive. The colors are incredible and the detail was fantastic. The sandstorm scene was just epic.
Even the non HDR version of MAd MAx looks better from the UHD encode than the HDX encode. That is the only UHD UV title I own on Vudu that I can compare UHD and HDX.

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Even the non HDR version of MAd MAx looks better from the UHD encode than the HDX encode. That is the only UHD UV title I own on Vudu that I can compare UHD and HDX.
Im only using a Roku 4 and that is what I felt when I tested. I thought the UHD version just adds to what was already pretty good in HDX, regardless of HDR.

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I have tried to watch UHD titled videos on VUDU on my Vizio P75-C1 HDR compliant tv to no avail. I repeatedly get HDCP 2.2 errors. I have tried both using the vizio google cast app as well as on Roku 4k box. Any ideas or suggestions? I have been able to watch 4k videos on Youtube and Netflix. I have confirmed I am indeed seeing these videos in 4k by checking the resolution of the content on display by checking my settings to confirm. Why cannot I view Vudu in 4k baffles me and why the hdcp 2.2 error messages from 2 unrelated content sources ?
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I notice that VUDU added 5 free short clips to the UHD collection, Shun, The Flesh of My Lovers, Breathe, Frontman and Hidden. I bought them (free is free ) but have not watched them yet.

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Are there any quality differences from using a console (PS4, XB1) vs PC streaming through the browser? I have both but wasn't sure which one works best. I just read a couple pages back that the Vudu to Go app is not a good way to go on PC, so browser is better?
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Are there any quality differences from using a console (PS4, XB1) vs PC streaming through the browser? I have both but wasn't sure which one works best. I just read a couple pages back that the Vudu to Go app is not a good way to go on PC, so browser is better?
VUDU to Go is a conversion app. Not a streaming app.

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Are there any quality differences from using a console (PS4, XB1) vs PC streaming through the browser? I have both but wasn't sure which one works best. I just read a couple pages back that the Vudu to Go app is not a good way to go on PC, so browser is better?
I haven't tried lately but for the longest time many movies would stream only in SD on a computer, but in HD on a console and other stand alone players.

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The latest ep of Killjoys is already up on Vudu, usually there's a 24 hour delay for current shows. I hope this is a sign of things to come!

Has anyone else seen this with current TV shows?

I recently switched from Centurylink with 9Mbps service (tested at 7Mbps) to Comcast with 16Mbs (tests at 19Mbps). I now get 4 bars streaming and the picture looks much better. I still have connection issues, I usually start streaming on my computer to let the connection speed adapt, if it doesn't adapt quickly I just repeatedly run the VUDU speed test until the speed bumps up, then use my OPPO BDP-93 for viewing. If I use the OPPO to begin with it takes to long going back and forth restarting the show or the VUDU app on the OPPO to get the speed to negotiate higher.

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What Comcast tier do you have? 16M is odd. I thought 25/5 (30/6 in reality) was their normal Performance Tier, and that is often upgraded to 50/10 with bundles or packages.

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What Comcast tier do you have? 16M is odd. I thought 25/5 (30/6 in reality) was their normal Performance Tier, and that is often upgraded to 50/10 with bundles or packages.
16/3 Comcast Business internet, it's plenty fast for streaming VUDU HDX, 25 would be nice for UHD but I don't have UHD yet. Next step up is 25/10, then 50/10. No data caps.

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