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Originally Posted by SSpectre
Is anyone else using a Fire TV 3rd gen or Fire TV Cube (they're apparently the same video hardware)? I just got a Cube in an attempt to simplify my setup but HDR from the Cube is dull and lacking in the color red especially. This is noticeable on both Prime Video and Netflix. I've been testing with The Grand Tour and Stranger Things 2; the LaFerrari in episode 1 is dull and orange and the Stranger Things intro is light orange.
HDMI UHD Color is on, and the Nvidia Shield I have looks correct with the same settings. I have played with the video options on the Cube including RGB vs YCbCr and 8 vs 10 bit color but the output from the Cube does not seem to change. HDMI Black Level also seems to be grayed out when the Cube is set to RGB; from what I remember that's what the option is for.
I have a Fire TV 3rd gen and not noticing these issues. Although it is possible I would if using it for more challenging tasks. I really only use it for Directv Now running though IPVanish. Because I live in "the middle of nowhere" it is a work around to get any local channels that works well.
Overall the Fire Tv is a mixed bag. The PQ is a step below a Roku Stick+ (or Ultra) but it has advantages in being more like android and is far cheaper than the Nvidia Shield. But to be honest, I've wasted too much time on it installing apps like Kodi that ultimately I remove because they are so lacking in PQ. Far prefer to purchase movies on VUDU and view them in HDR10 and "Atmos" on the Roku. That is about as close I can get to Blu ray on spur of the moment gotta watch something with my family decisions in the evening.
Samsung KS8000 TV, Samsung UBD-K8500 Blu Ray, Roku Streaming Stick+ (4K/HDR) 3810x, Amazon Firestick (4K/HDR), Denon AVR-S720W