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Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   08-25-2016, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2,007
Views: 188,099
Posted By michaeltscott
Netflix used to have a fixed bit rate ladder like...

Netflix used to have a fixed bit rate ladder like VUDU (which also doesn't appear to use variable bit rate), but lately have been analyzing titles and individual TV episodes to create custom bit rate...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   08-24-2016, 03:50 PM
Replies: 2,007
Views: 188,099
Posted By michaeltscott
I'm a bit shocked that Amazon sells Shield TV. I...

I'm a bit shocked that Amazon sells Shield TV. I suppose that the fact that it's not dedicated to streaming video mitigates it being a streaming device which doesn't play Amazon (their fault). They...
Forum: Xbox Area   08-23-2016, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3,333
Views: 65,130
Posted By michaeltscott
Yeah--I was thinking that next time I'd go with...

Yeah--I was thinking that next time I'd go with my MIDA and Titan Striker. (The maximum auto aim stat on the MIDA makes it almost like cheating in PvE :D). My usual loadout is a longer range Scout...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   08-23-2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8,413
Views: 665,180
Posted By michaeltscott
Searching around due to another conversation in...

Searching around due to another conversation in another forum, I ran across "Test Patterns (https://www.netflix.com/title/80018499)" a series with multiple relatively static patterns at various frame...
Forum: Xbox Area   08-23-2016, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3,333
Views: 65,130
Posted By michaeltscott
I thought that the only Crucible games available...

I thought that the only Crucible games available to be played on any given day were the two located on the destination map in the lower left-hand corner. I was willing to give single player...
Forum: Xbox Area   08-22-2016, 09:42 PM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 51,965
Posted By michaeltscott
Denying that you're trolling doesn't mean that...

Denying that you're trolling doesn't mean that you aren't. If you've been following this thread then you know the status quo of this issue. So why post a complaint nearly identical to 50 others...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-22-2016, 09:26 PM
Replies: 3,150
Views: 269,829
Posted By michaeltscott
Sounds like a bug to me. Read this...

Sounds like a bug to me. Read this (https://forums.roku.com/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=44685), then report it on Roku's site forums. Such reports are definitely read by their engineering team.
Forum: Xbox Area   08-22-2016, 01:44 PM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 51,965
Posted By michaeltscott
As has been pointed out, the BDA doesn't require...

As has been pointed out, the BDA doesn't require direct bitstreaming of Atmos; if they did, they'd not have certified this product, which they had to have done for it to be licensed to play UHD BDs. ...
Forum: Xbox Area   08-22-2016, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 51,965
Posted By michaeltscott
Searching around due to another conversation in...

Searching around due to another conversation in another forum, I ran across "Test Patterns (https://www.netflix.com/title/80018499)" a series with multiple relatively static patterns at various frame...
Forum: Xbox Area   08-22-2016, 11:49 AM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 51,965
Posted By michaeltscott
This seems almost like trolling. If you'd...

This seems almost like trolling. If you'd followed this thread at all you'd know that you currently cannot get Atmos or any other direct bitstreamed audio encoding out of any version of the Xbox. ...
Forum: Xbox Area   08-21-2016, 05:54 PM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 51,965
Posted By michaeltscott
Ah, Tuesday--I was considering cancelling my...

Ah, Tuesday--I was considering cancelling my pre-order and getting it later, since I'm going to have to move at the end of next month. To make Tuesday, Amazon will probably ship tomorrow; better...
Forum: Xbox Area   08-21-2016, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 51,965
Posted By michaeltscott
I hadn't heard that; I see stated on HDMI.org...

I hadn't heard that; I see stated on HDMI.org (here (http://www.hdmi.org/manufacturer/hdmi_1_4/hdmi_1_4_faq.aspx#15)) that ARC only supports the same audio formats supported by S/PDIF. Searching now...
Forum: Xbox Area   08-21-2016, 01:40 AM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 51,965
Posted By michaeltscott
Grossly simplified, the Google Cast platform...

Grossly simplified, the Google Cast platform provides engines for streaming files via any of three adaptive video streaming systems: MPEG-DASH, Microsoft's IIS Smooth Streaming and Apple's HTTP Live...
Forum: Xbox Area   08-20-2016, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 51,965
Posted By michaeltscott
Amazon's deal with Google is strange. They...

Amazon's deal with Google is strange. They decided not to sell any dedicated streaming video device which does not feature an Amazon Instant Video app and therefore do not sell Chromecast. They do,...
Forum: Xbox Area   08-20-2016, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 51,965
Posted By michaeltscott
Not true. Instead of going with an installed app...

Not true. Instead of going with an installed app platform (like the now defunct Yahoo TV in my 2014 P-Series), this year's Vizio 4K TVs have embedded Google Cast (they call it "SmartCast" and ship...
Forum: Xbox Area   08-20-2016, 11:05 AM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 51,965
Posted By michaeltscott
The app is Amazon's business; whether they update...

The app is Amazon's business; whether they update it to 4K is up to them. They haven't done it for TiVo Bolt in almost a year since release, but Roku 4 launched with it. Xbox is a much larger...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-20-2016, 10:47 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 9,705
Posted By michaeltscott
While viewing TV, press the INFO button; hit DOWN...

While viewing TV, press the INFO button; hit DOWN once and it will display what the other tuners are doing.
Forum: Xbox Area   08-20-2016, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 51,965
Posted By michaeltscott
"Getting"??? I think that it got there a while...

"Getting"??? I think that it got there a while back :D. Thanks for an expert voice of reason.
Forum: Xbox Area   08-19-2016, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 51,965
Posted By michaeltscott
I don't believe that there are any UHD BDs which...

I don't believe that there are any UHD BDs which only have object based audio; they all have English tracks in 7.1 channel lossless, which can be accurately rendered into LPCM and output as such by...
Forum: Xbox Area   08-19-2016, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 51,965
Posted By michaeltscott
Their FAQ says that the average size of a file is...

Their FAQ says that the average size of a file is 60GBytes, aka 480,000 Mbits. If the average length of a title is 2 hours (7200 seconds), that's 66.66 Mbits/sec.

From FandangoNOW's VIDITY™ FAQ...
Forum: Xbox Area   08-19-2016, 02:55 AM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 51,965
Posted By michaeltscott
Until Atmos and DTS:X, it wasn't necessary; they...

Until Atmos and DTS:X, it wasn't necessary; they always wanted to present UI sounds, like notifications of communication from your friends. It is primarily a device for playing video games and that...
Forum: Xbox Area   08-18-2016, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 51,965
Posted By michaeltscott
I'd like a citation of proof of the existence of...

I'd like a citation of proof of the existence of object metadata in a DD+ stream. In DD+ (aka E-AC-3), the metadata is all concerned with the encoding of sound and not audio objects and their...
Forum: Xbox Area   08-17-2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 51,965
Posted By michaeltscott
Did you look at the forum response that I quoted...

Did you look at the forum response that I quoted (http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=212289369&postcount=907)? He (Albert Penello) was answering this question:
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-17-2016, 01:05 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 9,705
Posted By michaeltscott
I only enable the 2160 resolutions (I'd like to...

I only enable the 2160 resolutions (I'd like to enable 480p and up but doing that drives Netflix nuts). Sometimes it'll work beautifully for several hours and sometimes I just have to throw up my...
Forum: Xbox Area   08-17-2016, 12:33 PM
Replies: 3,333
Views: 65,130
Posted By michaeltscott
Good point--I hadn't thought of that.

Good point--I hadn't thought of that.
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