The audio available in most cases is device specific.On my Roku or PS3, I usually get DD 5.1 on Netflix streaming if it's HD content but on my Panasonic 3D Blu-ray player, it only provides 2.0 for most HD titles.This goes for Amazon streaming as well.
It seems it's a hit or miss with Netflix depending on your location.I've had similar long delay & issues getting discs for the past 2 years and I live in a major city!Now that Blockbuster is folding, I don't expect Netflix to really listen to their subscribers, especially this time of year when people give out Netflix subscriptions for gifts.
Since he has ambient light and what appears to be a window, the reflections from a plasma screen could be distracting unless it's a matted plasma screen.Also keep in mind that plasma TV's still use a more power once you hit +50" and need good ventilation.
The DD 5.1 audio isn't bad but it did sound like listening to a Celestion G12T-75(mid scooped) rather than a Celestion V30(full range) audio.For a $1.50, I find the value of 1080p and DD 5.1 pretty cheap for a watch it and think about buying it trial.The movie was fun and entertaining but it has no repeat value for me so the $1.50 was well spent.*The retail version does have HD audio.
I think all of here know there is a noticable improvement with a 4K display but viewing distance plays a big part.I assume since you are viewing image stills for a PC monitor, you probably sit closer than 1x the screen distance so you can really see the difference.As I pointed out, go to most peoples homes and they have their seats usually over 2x the screen size away from the TV, which really negates the benefit of 1080p.These people also typically stick with DVD and...