Originally Posted by Dodge DeBoulet
I had a problem playing anything reliably from my P75-C1's SmartCast choices tonight. Netflix HD would downshift to a pixelated mess and many of the thumbnails would not load, Hulu was kicking out errors, and the SmartCast menu would simply do the throbber spin. I gave up and switched over to my XBox1X and had zero issues.
I checked the 5GHz wifi in the media room and got 170Mb/s downstream from Xfinity's Boston servers on my phone, so if it's a bandwidth issue it's not on my end.
I've normally been running on hardwired Gigabit Ethernet. Tonight I watched Sully on Vudu, my first-ever purchase from them. Everything was fine for about 45 minutes then I started losing audio (3 second dropouts happening regularly), and then the whole thing lost contact. Only shutting off the TV and restarting it got things going, but the audio problems persisted. After the second time it lost contact I disconnected the wired connection (Verizon FiOS, 75 Mbps throughput measured) and went on to WiFi. Same issue.
Any time I've used casting for DolbyVision on the P65-C1 in combination with a Denon AVR-X3300W and 18 Gbps cables I've had the audio dropouts. I get better results on my 2016 Roku Ultra, but without Dolby Vision or Atmos sound, which quite frankly is the whole reason I spent as much as I did on home theater gear. I'm not sure if this is an AVR problem or a problem with the display.
At last try (2:15am), still no 4k content on Amazon.
I'm about to give up (again) on streaming with the P65. Anybody know what's the best streaming box on the market right now? Must do Netflix, Vudu, and Amazon, 4k, DolbyVision and Atmos. Price is not an object, but I don't want to revert to physical media unless there's no choice.