Originally Posted by CNeufeld
I should be able to bypass the potential HDMI/HDCP issue by using the optical audio connection, right? Just not quite as fully featured...
As far as Canada being ahead of the US in 4K broadcasting, I think you're mis-informed. Shaw (my provider) doesn't have ANY 4K boxes, much less any 4k channels. Not sure about the rest of Canada, but there's only one company out West that does 4K broadcasting with limited channels, and when they were first introduced, they had tons of compatibility issues. I was thinking of upgrading my hardware, but all I'd get is a snazzy new interface and the same outputs. So I'll wait till they upgrade the hardware (again) in the next year or two, I guess.
And the US is far ahead of us (I think) in terms of on-demand 4K broadcasts. You might have to pay for it, but at least you can enjoy it!
But I'll be looking around to see what I can find. At least if I can find an Android App to make it work, I won't have to buy another box, I guess...
I thought Rogers (see below) had 4K sports content as well as other 4K offerings. Maybe it's not available in all areas of Canada? I know of no American sports team that broadcasts anything in 4K, period. And yes, there are streaming locations in the U.S. like Netflix (my number one choice for 4K/HDR) and Netflix is in Canada, as well. Google Play Movies are great with the internal apps (IMHO). I like their .99 cent specials. I don't purchase any $4.00 or $5.00 rentals -- I'd rather rent from Redbox or use Google Play Movies instead.
Lastly - yes, an optical output would work for you, as well. But since you do NOT have any 4K content from your provider right now, I wouldn't worry about it and I'd connect everything through your AVR. It will upscale any 720p or 1080i content you have. Then, use ARC back to your receiver for audio from internal apps. ARC will let you pass DD+ which will ensure 5./7.1 & if available, Dolby Atmos audio versus some streaming sites that only deploy dolby stereo (two channel) for their audio streams.
Rogers 4K TV FAQs
What is 4K TV?
4K TV is the new generation of high definition TV. It delivers a theatre-quality experience with four times the resolution of HD, virtually putting you in the middle of the action. You can clearly see the emotion on faces from a distance and get super high definition zooms for extreme close-ups without motion blur.
How does Rogers deliver 4K TV?
4K and NextBox 4K PVR digital boxes allow 4K TVs to display our wide variety of 4K channels.
What 4K content does Rogers offer?
In 2017 we’ve continued to bring our customers even more 4K content, including:
- All 81 Toronto Blue Jays 2017 home games, live on Sportsnet™ 4K
- 4K Movies
- 24/7 coverage of popular music festivals on Festival 4K
- Stunning Ultra HD with 4K coverage of hockey and baseball on TSN 4K
- Exciting Pay Per View events
- Marquee MMA and boxing match-ups
- Extraordinary shows from around the world
- Plus more 4K content coming soon!
Last updated: December 11, 2017
Home Theater Setup
SONY 75X900F & 49X900E, BenQ W1080ST, Denon X5200 & Emotiva XPA-3
AudioSource 100VS, OPPO 103 & Samsung K8500, 9.1.4 Setup - Speakers - Studio 60's,
V.2 (FL/FR), CC-690 (C), V.5, ADP 590 V.5 (SS), MilleniaOne 2.0 (BS) - Velodyne 810 Sub,
Cornered Audio (FH/RH), Definitive Technology (Front Wides)
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