Originally Posted by goofytek
I've gotten Vudu to stream HD movies with Dobly Atmos from my Sony Blu-ray Player so i know its possible over a decent internet connection. It wouldn't need to be that fast of a connection, maybe a good 30-40mbit should be more than enough i would think. I would say the biggest chunk of data is from the video side of the movie anyways, and most streaming sites would compress the video down enough to be streamable with HD Audio.
On paper the Mi Box should be able to do it just fine but I just gotta wait until the Mi Box is officially launched maybe before seeing some fixes to my issue.
1) I don't have Atmos. I don't know a whole lot about Atmos. But I'm under the impression there are two "flavors" of atmos:
a) A "lossy" version, the atmos equivalent of Dolby Digital plus.
b) A "lossless" version, the atmos equivalent of Dolby TrueHD.
And I don't believe any of the streaming services, including Vudu, include the LOSSLESS variety of Atmos. Again, that's "AFAIK
", so "TIFWIW".
2) Totally agree, 30-40 mbps is about "max bitrate" for uncompressed blu ray video with lossless HD Audio. In theory, should be totally doable. In practice? I have 155 mbps internet from Comcast, I routinely test around 166-172 on my phone and my tablet, in just about every room of my house, and yet *perfectly smooth* flawless playback of COMPRESSED MPEG-2 live tv, much less lossless bluray, often eludes me... I could speculate as to why, but for practical purposes, what matters (for me at least) is that, unlike Netflix, which works great over WiFi (but also is using much beefier hardware on their end then my own personal PC is, and is using much newer/more advanced compression formats than Live TV's MPEG-2), if I'm trying to stream blu rays or live tv in my house, wired > wireless...