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post #2011 of 2026 Old 08-26-2016, 12:06 PM
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I am a big Kurt Sutter fan, so I started watching The Bastard Executioner with high hopes. Alas, despite how much I had wanted to like the show, I dropped it during the second episode. Sometimes even one of of the geniuses responsible for TV’s “Second Golden Age” gets it wrong. Think David Milch’s John From Cincinnati.
Actually I thought it was quite good, but probably not worth the budget spent on it.

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Actually I thought it was quite good, but probably not worth the budget spent on it.
Oh, I understand. I rather liked John From Cincinnati and hated to see it go.

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While strange, I too rather Liked John from Cincinnati. As for TBE, I think I lasted 3 episodes before the heave-ho.
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I just finished a documentary. "First Footprints: The Original Pioneers of All Humankind". It's about the aboriginal history of Australia, which goes back 50,000 years. Absolutely gorgeous video (watch on a TV, not phone or tablet.)
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I just finished a documentary. "First Footprints: The Original Pioneers of All Humankind". It's about the aboriginal history of Australia, which goes back 50,000 years. Absolutely gorgeous video (watch on a TV, not phone or tablet.)
Is that the one with a segment on the 19th century British anthropologist who studied the aborigines? That was one of the most interesting things I've ever seen - he collected tons of "scientific" research, but also collected "useless" hair samples simply to add a bit of color to his exhibits. At the time the gene pool was almost completely undiluted, and a century later that DNA turned out to be one of the most valuable resources in tracing human origins ever discovered.

Also fascinating that lower sea levels are what made their migration possible, and rising sea levels then isolated them from the rest of humanity for thousands of years...

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Is that the one with a segment on the 19th century British anthropologist who studied the aborigines? That was one of the most interesting things I've ever seen - he collected tons of "scientific" research, but also collected "useless" hair samples simply to add a bit of color to his exhibits. At the time the gene pool was almost completely undiluted, and a century later that DNA turned out to be one of the most valuable resources in tracing human origins ever discovered.

Also fascinating that lower sea levels are what made their migration possible, and rising sea levels then isolated them from the rest of humanity for thousands of years...
I don't think so. This is the full link to Amazon (I hope). This appears to be a 4-part TV series put together into a single documentary (about 1:43 long):
https://www.amazon.com/First-Footpri.../dp/B01J2BGAYM
This is a PDF of the press kit for the movie (couldn't find a more direct link.)
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...5K1wFA&cad=rja

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I just finished a documentary. "First Footprints: The Original Pioneers of All Humankind". It's about the aboriginal history of Australia, which goes back 50,000 years. Absolutely gorgeous video (watch on a TV, not phone or tablet.)
Thanks for the suggestion - watched it last night and it is well worth the the time - also includes excellent DTS audio - highly recommended!

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Thanks for the suggestion - watched it last night and it is well worth the the time - also includes excellent DTS audio - highly recommended!
On my Roku4, it was only DD 2.0 if I remember.

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On my Roku4, it was only DD 2.0 if I remember.
Was definitely DTS:Neural X on my Denon 6200 via Roku 3 - the soundstage was very enveloping, and it took me awhile before I checked the receiver to confirm the signal.

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Was definitely DTS:Neural X on my Denon 6200 via Roku 3 - the soundstage was very enveloping, and it took me awhile before I checked the receiver to confirm the signal.
Are you sure it was true DTS? Streaming is almost always some form of Dolby (DD or DD+). That sounds like it may have been a soundfield enhancement feature for 2.0. In reality, my receiver said "Dolby PL II Movie", which is the setting I use for 2.0 audio.
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Has anyone noticed there's no Prime overlay on Amazon video now? I've tested using Fire Tv and stick. Its really inconsistent too because the overlay is there on some titles (very few). It makes finding out what's on Prime and what needs a purchase impossible.
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I just finished a documentary. "First Footprints: The Original Pioneers of All Humankind". It's about the aboriginal history of Australia, which goes back 50,000 years. Absolutely gorgeous video (watch on a TV, not phone or tablet.)
This was excellent and extremely informative, thanks!
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Has anyone noticed there's no Prime overlay on Amazon video now? I've tested using Fire Tv and stick. Its really inconsistent too because the overlay is there on some titles (very few). It makes finding out what's on Prime and what needs a purchase impossible.
After I saw your post, I checked my Amazon app, the Android TV version. Every title that should have the diagonal “prime” indication in the upper left hand corner of the graphic for it seemed to have it. I looked at the titles listed in both the “included with Prime Originals & Exclusive TV” and the “included with Prime Recently Added Movies” sections. As noted every title seemed to say “prime” on its graphic.

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Thanks for the suggestion - watched it last night and it is well worth the the time - also includes excellent DTS audio - highly recommended!
I accessed First Footprints: The Original Pioneers of All Humankind on my Fire Stick and my Tivo Roamio Pro, both connected to my Denon 6200. In both cases, the 6200 reported receiving a stereo 48KHz PCM input signal. Of course, you can apply DSU or DTS Neural:X to the incoming PCM signal if you so choose.

I've had amazon video provide stereo PCM, 5.1 Dolby Digital, and 5.1 Dolby Digital Plus audio streams but never DTS.

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I watched First Footprints: The Original Pioneers of All Humankind last week and agree it was enjoyable and informative. This thread is so valuable in getting the most out Amazon Prime Instant Video.
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I accessed First Footprints: The Original Pioneers of All Humankind on my Fire Stick and my Tivo Roamio Pro, both connected to my Denon 6200. In both cases, the 6200 reported receiving a stereo 48KHz PCM input signal. Of course, you can apply DSU or DTS Neural:X to the incoming PCM signal if you so choose.

I've had amazon video provide stereo PCM, 5.1 Dolby Digital, and 5.1 Dolby Digital Plus audio streams but never DTS.
Yep -I let the 6200 apply DTS Neural:X and enjoyed the expanded sound stage along with the amazing video content

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