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post #2611 of 2660 Old 12-28-2018, 09:45 AM
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Yeah, I didn't expect anyone to get that!

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I ran across Corner Gas which is a light, character-driven Canadian comedy. Definitely not for everyone but has an offbeat charm that will appeal to some...

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I ran across Corner Gas which is a light, character-driven Canadian comedy. Definitely not for everyone but has an offbeat charm that will appeal to some...
Went on holiday vacation Dec. 20th. Stumbled upon Corner Gas and really liked it. Definitely Canadian. Finished the whole series yesterday. Oscar reminds me of my Dad. Karen is hot also.
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There's also "Corner Gas: The Movie" also on Prime.
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Forgive me if this has been covered. I went back a few months and didn't see anything.

I am streaming Amazon Prime Video from my TCL 65R617 (Roku) via HDMI ARC (6 ft certified premium) between my TV and receiver (Onkyo TXNR575). On a few separate occasions now, a couple times with Gymkhana Files and most recently with one episode of Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, the audio has come through defected with some sort of weird digitized popping sound (like a robotic android whose voice modulator is broken).

To note, one episode of Gymkhana Files was particularly bad. The instance it happened on Maisel, more recently, was less obvious but still noticeable.

Also noting, this cord setup also serves every other thing I stream on the TV including Netflix and OTA DirecTV, and Amazon is the only time this happens. This obviously leads me to believe it is an issue with the source stream, but it's just weird that it isn't consistent for all things I stream on Amazon. Or maybe it isn't weird. I don't know.

Curious if anyone else has experienced this. If it happens again, I may try to call their customer service, but for an issue like this I am highly doubtful anything useful could be accomplished.
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Forgive me if this has been covered. I went back a few months and didn't see anything.

I am streaming Amazon Prime Video from my TCL 65R617 (Roku) via HDMI ARC (6 ft certified premium) between my TV and receiver (Onkyo TXNR575). On a few separate occasions now, a couple times with Gymkhana Files and most recently with one episode of Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, the audio has come through defected with some sort of weird digitized popping sound (like a robotic android whose voice modulator is broken).

To note, one episode of Gymkhana Files was particularly bad. The instance it happened on Maisel, more recently, was less obvious but still noticeable.

Also noting, this cord setup also serves every other thing I stream on the TV including Netflix and OTA DirecTV, and Amazon is the only time this happens. This obviously leads me to believe it is an issue with the source stream, but it's just weird that it isn't consistent for all things I stream on Amazon. Or maybe it isn't weird. I don't know.

Curious if anyone else has experienced this. If it happens again, I may try to call their customer service, but for an issue like this I am highly doubtful anything useful could be accomplished.
I'd rule out the cable first by replacing it with a new one.
Then I'd try using an optical connect instead to rule out the possible ARC/CEC issues. Be sure to turn off CEC at both ends.
Calling Amazon support is likely to just increase your level of frustration while not solving anything.
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I'd rule out the cable first by replacing it with a new one.
Then I'd try using an optical connect instead to rule out the possible ARC/CEC issues. Be sure to turn off CEC at both ends.
Calling Amazon support is likely to just increase your level of frustration while not solving anything.
If it was the cable or ARC/CEC, it would not be selective to certain shows on Amazon or just Amazon. Other shows (in the same series) and movies on Amazon have been just fine. Also, no issues on Netflix or other streaming apps.
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If it was the cable or ARC/CEC, it would not be selective to certain shows on Amazon or just Amazon. Other shows (in the same series) and movies on Amazon have been just fine. Also, no issues on Netflix or other streaming apps.
Troubleshooting 101: don't assume, rule it out. For one thing, Amazon bit rates tend to be a tad higher. But stranger things have been reported about ARC problems.
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I noticed Amazon now has UHD titles to stream. Would those downscale on 1080p TV's? I ask because they list titles separately. 1080p and UHD. I thought UHD titles wouldn't even be available on 1080p devices?

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I noticed Amazon now has UHD titles to stream. Would those downscale on 1080p TV's? I ask because they list titles separately. 1080p and UHD. I thought UHD titles wouldn't even be available on 1080p devices?
They're not unless you are using a 4k streaming device.



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They shouldn't be listed then. Netflix doesn't show their 4K titles on 1080p devices. Here i'm looking 2 of the same movie, one has a UHD banner. Unless Amazon doesn't feel like making that differentiation with devices and just puts everything together.

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Maybe Amazon is doing you a favor saying you might want to switch to your 4k setup.
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Speaking of streaming on Amazon Prime.
We just started watching the Jack Ryan 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Series.
Guys it is Killer with the video as well as Kick-Butt audio.
I am so looking forward to when the greater majority of streaming matches this series for Video & Audio.
Very-very impressive guys so if you have not yet taken a look I recommend doing so.
And the reason above ^^^ I say that is so you can also see and hear what streaming can be.

https://www.audioholics.com/news/jac...on-prime-video

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Maybe Amazon is doing you a favor saying you might want to switch to your 4k setup.
Guess so because i just did some comparisons and i think it is the 4K versions? Color timing in one movie is completely different. Sharpness is handled better through streaming compression.

Anybody with a 1080p device can check yourselves.

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Amazon Prime Video shows the Major Crimes TV series available for viewing along with individual episode synopses for each season. But, they also show a notice that the series is not currently available.

Why does Amazon go through the trouble to set up this series and hold it back?
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Anybody watch Informer yet? I'm still working my way through Corner Gas - S2 was kind of dull but S3 has been pretty good so far. Also started Silent Witness and not crazy about it but it's lasted 20 years so how bad can it be?

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Why does Amazon go through the trouble to set up this series and hold it back?
At some point it was available but the agreement expired. It may well be back at some point.
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At some point it was available but the agreement expired. It may well be back at some point.
Major Crimes being a Warner Bros Television product WBT might be starting to claw back content for use on its own upcoming streaming service.
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MGM did this with Stargate. Pulled it from Amazon to run it on their own service. Now its back on Amazon.
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And all the while it's was on the MGM channel on Hulu.

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Anybody watch Informer yet?
Finished it off a few days ago .. great stuff .. and, as a Vet myself, I also really enjoyed "Homecoming" .. a chilling story yet very much possible ..
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Took a break from Silent Witness to watch Informer - didn't really like it that well and probably wouldn't have stayed in if more than 6 eps. Looking forward to seeing Jessica Raine (the wife) in Baptiste - starts next week on BBC so hopefully not too long until it's out here.


Also ran across Flashpoint apparently about an elite Toronto police unit - anyone watched that?

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Took a break from Silent Witness to watch Informer - didn't really like it that well and probably wouldn't have stayed in if more than 6 eps. Looking forward to seeing Jessica Raine (the wife) in Baptiste - starts next week on BBC so hopefully not too long until it's out here.


Also ran across Flashpoint apparently about an elite Toronto police unit - anyone watched that?
Watched several years ago when it was on CBS.


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Finished "White Dragon" last night, 8 episodes over two nights, it's very binge-worthy. Beautifully shot in one of the world's most iconic locations, Hong Kong, with a great cast and a very decent story with politically topical components mixed in. Looked excellent in 4K HDR.
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Discovered Flashpoint in early 2017 on Prime- We both liked the show & watched many seasons/episodes of this canadian series- Interesting entertaining episodes-
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Drat! Been watching Inspector Lewis on Amazon Prime. It was included in Amazon Prime.

When we tuned into Episode 4 (Magnum Opus Part 2) of Season 8, there was a note at the bottom of the screen that said this series was available on PBS Masterpiece subscription for $5.99 a month, buy episode for $2.99 or buy season for $7.99.

Just a little distressing to see our 'Included with Amazon Prime' series getting picked off like this.
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Drat! Been watching Inspector Lewis on Amazon Prime. It was included in Amazon Prime.

When we tuned into Episode 4 (Magnum Opus Part 2) of Season 8, there was a note at the bottom of the screen that said this series was available on PBS Masterpiece subscription for $5.99 a month, buy episode for $2.99 or buy season for $7.99.

Just a little distressing to see our 'Included with Amazon Prime' series getting picked off like this.
For me it says "Included with PBS Masterpiece on Amazon for $5.99/month after trial" not included with Prime.
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Drat! Been watching Inspector Lewis on Amazon Prime. It was included in Amazon Prime.

When we tuned into Episode 4 (Magnum Opus Part 2) of Season 8, there was a note at the bottom of the screen that said this series was available on PBS Masterpiece subscription for $5.99 a month, buy episode for $2.99 or buy season for $7.99.

Just a little distressing to see our 'Included with Amazon Prime' series getting picked off like this.

It's disappointing when they drop off the service but at least in the case of Lewis I'd bet my house, my car and my mother that your local library will have the DVD's. The real disappointment is that no Inspector Hathaway series ever materialized...

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The BBC series Dickensian looks like it might be interesting - anyone watching?

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It's hard to tell when Amazon really gets it's content though I do check Instantwatcher for listings. I stumbled into "Informer" which is an excellent UK series from the BBC that launched in the UK back at the start of the year and shown in 4K. Clicking on what "costumers also watched" gave me a list of other foreign productions also in 4K and similar genre. Amazon seems to run it's service just like it does apps in that anyone can submit something and as long as it falls within guidelines it becomes available. There's lots of interesting ideas that are amateurishly produced.
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