Originally Posted by thomasfxlt
That would be my preference to the extent that iTunes gets the UHD releases. It has both HDR formats and so far, I’ve not had an interrupted stream and the quality is very high. Audio formats could be improved but for home use it’s great. If I was doing a Uber-enthusiast theater, I’d probably go disk but for a 75” Vizio, these iTunes UHD streams look awesome.
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This is exactly what I'm really struggling with. Really wanting to accept the conveniences and benefits of going all in on iTunes content use, but that little last mile of quality holding me back. Still, I really want to be done with discs and storing or messing with them.
So, it's more a question for me of maintaining my current home server setup and all the work and upkeep and cost required for that or mate a Kaleidescape perhaps with the Oppo. But K still has major deficiencies in their store content availability and no link yet to MA.
If/when ATV gets Atmos, that will help a great deal for me. I have the same 75" Vizio, but I hope I'm looking at an 85" perhaps next year. That extra 10" will benefit from more detail.
Still, the HD Test Youtube video is very telling. Lots of high praise for the ATV quality in there. There is a difference, but it's slight, and in motion/regular viewing perhaps non-perceptible. Their commentary mimics exactly what I've been telling my friends as I've A/B testing the ATV4k vs. my Oppo with UHD discs.
Gear: Vizio P75, Marantz AV7704, Emotiva XPA-11 Gen3 (coming), Triad Silver 7.2.4
Sources: Apple TV 4k, Oppo 203, Xbox, PS, Switch, PC
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