Looked through the forum and pretty much lost...
I currently have an Xbox one S and smart apps like Vudu and Fandago dont support dolby Atmos support.
What is the best device on the market to be able to use Vudu and Fandago etc. for Atmos and 4k support?
Its unfortunate that the Samsung TV cant output Atmos to my receiver through ARC or Optical ..
When comparing the picture and audio quality of the Roku Ultra and the 2nd gen Shield, were they indistinguishable? Which of the two best handles 4k Netflix and Amazon at 24hz?
I had them both (but not at the same time). Can't say I really noticed a difference in picture quality. Both handled Netflix/Amazon 4k/HDR fine. But the Roku was flakier than the Shield. It needed to be rebooted often (for example, to get Netflix 4k/HDR to work) and I could never get Vudu to work properly.
The Shield is not without its quirks as well (sometimes the display only shows 1/4 size, but that seems to resolve itself. Also, the order in which it displays the recently-used apps seems pretty random) but in general it seems to work much better than the Roku.
For local files, it's no contest in favor of the Shield.
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Another vote for the Shield running SPMC. Bit streaming Atmos and DTS-X without problems so far.
It can be set to be very appliance like: autoboot into SPMC, running Amazon Video and Netflix straight
from SPMC main menu. After Amazon Video, or Netflix exits, it returns to SPMC.
So it's about time for Apple to show up and "get it right" so that is "just works" because the incumbents haven't got it right yet
Here's hoping I am wrong and that well before the UHD version of AppleTV is released with new release UHD content (insiders say later in 2017) these other providers (hardware and software) beat them to it with a set top box solution.
Does the NVidia Shield have the Vudu application? and if so does it pass Dolby Vision to your Dolby Vision enable TV and Dolby Atmos to your A/V. I see Vudu has 4K with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. I have a 2016 LG OLED which does not pass Atmos through ARC so I cannot use the Vudu app on the TV for Atmos.