Originally Posted by aaronwt
I watched an episode of BlindSpot from Vudu last night on my Shield.
What FW version is your Shield on?
As I've mentioned previously, the Vudu app on Shield is putting out video levels that are low, manifesting as darker video. This on the current 6.3 FW, with current Vudu app.
I'm curious if you have the same issue - I didn't know I had it until I compared Vudu output from my Roku Ultra (which I don't use for other reasons / issues), and Sony x700/x800 units (stutter at 24p output...)
I think it is a recent issue - I had been holding at FW 5.2 on the Shield, and just within the last week updated, holding my breath. Fortunately, 6.3 fixes the video stutter that was there in the older FW, and doesn't require kludges or fixes to sidestep, but the Vudu app - the one I really need - has got issues now.
It is independent of HDMI mode - Vudu video level is low no matter which settings you choose for HDMI, whereas if you play the same movie from Google Play, or Amazon (on the Shield) it isn't dark.
Interestingly, if I "Cast" to the Shield via the Vudu app on my phone, the video levels are correct - no changes to Shield HDMI output etc... But play same movie again through the App, and its back to darker.
I prefer Vudu for the extended surround on some titles, and Atmos on the UHD titles.
, Vudu is unique in this.