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post #1321 of 1341 Old 08-31-2014, 09:14 AM
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It's about time! I have to admit though, I seldom use my TiVo for streaming. My Roku boxes are just so much easier, smoother and faster for streaming.

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In general I prefer my TiVo Roamio for Netflix and will use it or not for Amazon streaming depending upon what the UI is like (don't much like the current Roku one) and whether or not it can get the 1080p streams, which Rokus currently cannot.

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I can't seem to find a good list of which devices support Amazon Instant in 1080p. My Apple TV 3 is my main streamer for season passes, Netflix, MLB.tv, and HBO Go. I prefer Netflix to Prime but I've had it for free two day shipping since before the videos were added. Essentially I only use it for content like Hannibal that isn't available from Netflix.

I have a Roku 2XD that doesn't cooperate with my Onkyo AVR. Something with that combination causes a weird purplish tint with Netflix for me so it was replaced with an Apple TV. It sounds like Roku doesn't get the 1080p streams anyways.

I also have a PS4 and Xbox One hooked up to my main TV. Are either of these devices known for better Amazon Instant performance? Are either of them confirmed for Amazon 1080p streams? Since Amazon isn't used as often I'm more worried about 1080p and 5.1 sound than UI. We have a great, long thread on the best Netflix streaming devices but there seems to be much less information out there about Amazon.
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Amazon Fire TV gets 1080p streams. (but it's hit and miss depending on peak traffic) And Amazon will allow you to download your library videos to TiVo DVRs- and those D/Ls are 1080i.

As for the Roku 3, sometimes I feel it's 1080p, even though there is no way to quantify that.
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Amazon Fire TV gets 1080p streams. (but it's hit and miss depending on peak traffic) And Amazon will allow you to download your library videos to TiVo DVRs- and those D/Ls are 1080i.

As for the Roku 3, sometimes I feel it's 1080p, even though there is no way to quantify that.

Nothing against those devices but I already have an Apple TV and both new video game consoles hooked up to my TV. I'd rather not buy another device just for Amazon. I was hoping either the Xbox One or PS4 supported 1080p Amazon but if they don't I'll just stick with 720p.

Like I said, Roku doesn't work correctly with my Onkyo AVR. It tints everything purple. That was my original choice for a streaming device because it could handle all the services I regularly use (Netflix, MLB.tv, HBO Go, and Amazon Instant).

I used the Roku for a few weeks and then replaced it with the Apple TV and shifted my season passes over from Amazon to iTunes. I searched for fixes for a while and it turned out to be a widespread issue with Roku and my AVR. This was a few years ago before Fire TV existed or it would have been in the running. The Roku works great in another room but it's not an option on my main TV setup.
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I can't seem to find a good list of which devices support Amazon Instant in 1080p.
I was answering that question. I wasn't telling you what to buy.
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I was answering that question. I wasn't telling you what to buy.

Thanks. So basically we don't have much information about anything but the Fire TV.

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Amazon Fire TV gets 1080p streams. (but it's hit and miss depending on peak traffic) And Amazon will allow you to download your library videos to TiVo DVRs- and those D/Ls are 1080i.

As for the Roku 3, sometimes I feel it's 1080p, even though there is no way to quantify that.
The vast majority of my Amazon downloads to TiVos over the last four years have been in 1080P24, not 1080i. But my downloads over the years were just about all TV shows too.

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The Amazon app on my new Vizio P552ui-B2 is identical to the one on PS3; I thought that maybe they're standardizing on that interface, but then they didn't use it on Fire TV.

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The vast majority of my Amazon downloads to TiVos over the last four years have been in 1080P24, not 1080i. But my downloads over the years were just about all TV shows too.
It works for movies too. I picked up X-Men: Days of Future Past ($10 this week) yesterday and unintentionally downloaded to both my TiVos. The Roamio has it in 1080p. The TiVo HD has in 1080i.
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I also have a PS4 and Xbox One hooked up to my main TV. Are either of these devices known for better Amazon Instant performance? Are either of them confirmed for Amazon 1080p streams? Since Amazon isn't used as often I'm more worried about 1080p and 5.1 sound than UI. We have a great, long thread on the best Netflix streaming devices but there seems to be much less information out there about Amazon.

The Xbox One's player looks to be outputting 1080p, but unlike players on some other device (my TV and PS3 among them, as seen in this picture) there's no way to tell that it's 1080p. It outputs 5.1 sound for titles which have it as 5.1 channel LPCM which sounds great (of course it probably has aaronwt's most complained of problem).

The PS3 is supposed to do 1080p though I've never seen it get there, according to the indicator. My TV's Amazon app seems to start at 1080p for titles which have it.

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My PS3 apparently does Amazon in 1080p per my avr's video input info provision....

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My PS3 apparently does Amazon in 1080p per my avr's video input info provision....

In the PS3's Amazon app hit down-arrow or something and an info/scrub bar will pop up to show what resolution that you're getting--see the picture I linked to in my last post.

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The Xbox One's player looks to be outputting 1080p, but unlike players on some other device (my TV and PS3 among them, as seen in this picture) there's no way to tell that it's 1080p. It outputs 5.1 sound for titles which have it as 5.1 channel LPCM which sounds great (of course it probably has aaronwt's most complained of problem).

The PS3 is supposed to do 1080p though I've never seen it get there, according to the indicator. My TV's Amazon app seems to start at 1080p for titles which have it.

Cool. Xbox One it is then. I am going to check on the PS4 and see if I can get a similar resolution icon to pop up though. All else equal, I'll use the Xbox over PS4 because voice commands are pretty good and my harmony remote won't work with the PS4.

As for the LPCM, I have gotten used to that from the Xbox One taking over blu-ray duties from the PS3. I prefer bitstream because it's easier for me to look at the AVR screen and see what audio format I'm getting. It's pretty rare but some blu-rays like Batman Begins default to the standard Dolby Digital track instead of Dolby TrueHD. If you're using LPCM you might not notice that and think the movie just has underwhelming sound.
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Just check the track info to see which one is being played.
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Just check the track info to see which one is being played.

I do and it's not hard. It's just a couple button presses versus glancing at the Onkyo screen. I know it makes no difference in my HD 5.1 sound. I just like seeing the Onkyo show me what format the audio is in.
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I do and it's not hard. It's just a couple button presses versus glancing at the Onkyo screen. I know it makes no difference in my HD 5.1 sound. I just like seeing the Onkyo show me what format the audio is in.

Every activity on my Harmony One has "Audio Info On" and "Audio Info Off" buttons. The information comes up as an overlay except for the TV Smart apps, for which I can read it from the screen of the AVR.

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Regarding audio I noticed that my Yamaha receiver plays AAC audio imbalanced (stuff was too left channel) through HDMI from my Sonly BD player but switching to the SPDIF input it is balanced. Weird.
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