Yeah, I figure the cable company may up the internet only people but that is ok
, I am still saving a lot compared to the hd dvr stuff I had.
Well, I signed up for Hulu+ and cannot get DD audio on anything even though I am selecting the HD only stuff in searches, so seems we have the same problem, just reversed. I have also setup my ps3 w/ the netflix and hulu apps and going through the ps3, I still get the DD from netflix and only 2 ch from hulu+. The apps on the tv and ps3 for the hulu seem to be identical - i thought it was slow on the tv and figured on the ps3 it would speed up, but no such luck, still very laggy on the ps3. I haven't messed around enough w/ the netflix app on the ps3 to see how it compares to the tv as I just checked it really quick to see if DD would come through. One thing I do notice is that in the hulu apps when on the tv or ps3, I can only select 2Mb/s video, and not 3.2Mb/s like on my computer, so it looks like I definitely may need to make a new cable for the tv. Also what I cannot understand is when I do a network test on the ps3, I cannot get a speed reading for it although I have it setup correctly, and have tried it both as more of an automatic setup vs a hard setup in the network areas of the ps3 with the same results. This may be why I only getting 2ch audio - for some reason not enough bandwidth getting to the tv/ps3.
You are correct how hulu is much more TV related vs movies, for my searches for the movies I have looked for I am getting about a 1:5 ratio of stuff I find on hulu vs netflix.
I did see the roku 4, but I honestly do not plan on getting a 4k tv, well for as long as I live in this condo which will probably be for quite some time. My sitting distance from the 50" display is 8-9' which seems to be very good and the way the room is setup, the TV has about 1" on each side of it - the 55" version would not have which I was going to go for when I got this one but after measuring it was a no go.
I will keep this updated as I go through my learning curve, hell maybe there is some setting in the hulu app for audio I have not found....
There is always the option of getting a new receiver, but again, the way the room is set up, I can't utilize anything more than 5.1, only 5.2 at the most but honestly volume is not the problem as I can get over 100dB (cannot remember what I maxed out as, will have to look for my old threads as I did a dB test as I borrowed a friends dB meter. Will update if I can find the accurate SPL readings I had from back when I first got everything set up.
Good luck to you too,
Originally Posted by Noonin
I watch on our TV for the most part, but would assume what I watch on the computer is the same (I don't stream to my smartphone). As far as sound, I only have Stereo on the computer so no audio test there.
Amazon's Prime selection is similar to Xfinity's On-Demand system - some movies are free, some you have to pay for.
Just remember, when you drop Cable, you still have to pay for the pipe, AKA broadband or something from AT&T, and with all the cordcutting going on, wouldn't be surprised if they eventually raise the rates for Internet only subscribers :-(.
Have fun with your new entertainment options! I don't know what the interface is like on your TV, but found the "Smart" part of my Panasonic's was really poorly executed, compared to the Roku. BTW, my Roku 3 only outputs HDMI, so not even any analog L/R RCA jacks, if that matters to you. The new Roku 4 that just came out DOES have an Optical Audio Out, but don't know if it would convert DD+ to DD for your Denon to read if you stream from Netflix.